FOOTBALL SEASON RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER: Twelve high school teams and seven junior high teams competed in the inaugural Garrett Uekman Memorial 7-on-7 Tournament this past weekend at War Memorial Stadium. Proceeds from the tournament benefit the Garrett Uekman Foundation. Uekman, a former tight end at Little Rock Catholic and the University of Arkansas, died in November because of an enlarged heart. The foundation raises money to support heart disease research and education and provides scholarships to student athletes.
Occupy Little Rock spokesman Greg Deckelman was arrested along with three others last Wednesday when they refused to leave the parking lot at Fourth and Ferry Streets that had been home to the Occupy Little Rock camp before their camping permit from the city had expired. Deckelman has said he'll file a civil rights lawsuit.
Chelsea Clinton speaks Sunday at the Clinton Presidential Center as her parents look on. The Clintons were in town to debut an exhibit honoring Bill and Hillary Clinton's mothers, Virginia Clinton Kelly and Dorothy Howell Rodham. The exhibit is open until Nov. 25.
Denise Ennett rings the bell in Mount Holly Cemetery on Tuesday, April 14, commemorating the 150th anniversary of Arkansas's ratification of the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution outlawing slavery.
HBO's "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, which premiered last April, has consistently shown itself to be a Daily Show-level contender for the humor-news crown. Up for discussion on the show last night: the myriad ways major poultry producers exploit chicken farmers. Also featured in the video: Arkansas Republican Rep. Steve Womack, who gets plucked and roasted for placing a rider on the agriculture appropriations bill that forbids the USDA from enforcing already-written protections for the nation's poultry farmers.
In Touch magazine reports that it has obtained a Springdale police report containing allegations of sexual misconduct against an unnamed teen that it says it has confirmed was Josh Duggar, a minor at the time and now a prominent lobbyist for the Family Research Council and a leading voice for legal discrimination against gay people.
The Bentonville Film Festival, launched this year by actress Geena Davis and held earlier this month from May 5-9, earned a number of largely positive notices from major outlets like the Huffington Post ("At the Bentonville Film Festival, Women Are Playing in the Major Leagues"), the L.A. Times ("Bentonville Film Festival pushes diversity message from year one") and the New York Times ("Bentonville, Ark., Hosts a Film Festival Without a Movie Theater"), most of them centering on its unique and vital agenda — promoting diversity and gender equality in filmmaking — and its celebrity cache (e.g. an acting workshop taught by Robert De Niro, a softball game led by Rosie O'Donnell, etc.).
Rhana Bazzini and Paul Spencer lead a march to a rally in support of a ballot initiative that would overturn the Citizens United ruling by which the U.S. Supreme Court gave corporations freedom to spend unlimited amounts on elections.
On Tuesday, May 5, John Mark Byers walks away from the podium after speaking at the Justice for 6 rally for his son Christopher Byers and two other boys who were murdered on May 5, 1993, in West Memphis. He urged the Gov. Asa Hutchinson to push for an investigation into other suspects who may have committed the murders.
Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson stood in the White House Rose Garden to announce the creation of Head Start, a federal program that would ensure at-risk children across the nation received access to a quality early childhood education.