CALLING FOR CHANGE: Immigrant-rights advocates held a candle-light vigil on the steps of St. Edward's Catholic Church this past Sunday to raise awareness of poor conditions in immigrant detention centers in the U.S.
WHERE IN ARKANSAS?: Know where this slice of life in Arkansas is? Send along the answer to Times photographer Brian Chilson and win a prize. Once a month in this space, he'll post a shot from a relatively obscure spot in Arkansas for Times readers to identify. We also invite photographers to contribute submissions of both mystery and other pictures to our eyeonarkansas Flickr group. Write to email@example.com to guess this week's photo or for more information.
Good piece in Politico from Stanford sociology professor Doug McAdam on the roots of our modern partisan divide. McAdam tells the familiar story of how the South flipped, as yellow dog Democrats in the old Confederacy abandoned the party in the wake of the Civil Rights movement.
The owner of The Gun Cave Indoor Shooting Range in Hot Springs, Jan Morgan, announced yesterday that she is banning the presence of Muslims in her business. Her reasoning: "Why would I hand guns and ammunition to people whose religion commands them to kill me and my non-muslim patrons?" OK, let's get that lawsuit rolling.
The Pulaski County Sheriff's Department is currently searching for a North Little Rock real estate agent whose husband reported her missing after she apparently disappeared while showing a house in Scott.
After three years, this half-sunken houseboat in the Little Maumelle River, visible from the I-430 bridge, is being cleaned up by the Commissioner of State Lands office. The cost of removal will be between $30,000 and $35,000, some of which will be footed by the houseboat's owner.