• ARKids turns 20

    ARKids turns 20

    March 23, 2017
    Medicaid expansion in 1997 brought huge change for children's health. What will the next 20 years bring? /more/
  • Cover Stories

    Best restaurants of Arkansas 2017

    March 16, 2017

    Readers Choice 2017 results

    March 16, 2017
    Soup to nuts, restaurant-wise. /more/

    Grow the dough

    March 16, 2017
    How a Wall Street hotshot chased a childhood memory to a pizza career. /more/

    Arkansas Reporter

    Bid to eliminate corporal punishment in schools fails

    March 23, 2017
    But another school discipline bill advances. /more/

    Arkansas Made Arkansas Proud Locally Made Market

    March 23, 2017
    A crafty festival with a little bit of everything for sale. /more/

    Choice bill passes

    March 16, 2017
    Governor now supports amended bill to create education savings accounts. /more/

    The Observer

    Steamrolled

    March 23, 2017
    Levy says goodbye to The Gettin' Place, a mom and pop store and deli. /more/

    Nibbles

    March 16, 2017
    As winter turns to spring, The Observer finds again the urge to get our fishing pole and tackle box, dig some worms out in the backyard, and go fishing. /more/

    The Week That Was

    The River Valley Culture War

    March 23, 2017
    Road tax rejected, voucher proposal reborn, Trump's budget cuts /more/

    Letters

    Traditional schools

    March 23, 2017
    As a student who has attended Little Rock public schools since pre-K, I have gotten a firsthand look at what makes public schools great. /more/

    Cartoon

    Orgy of executions

    March 23, 2017

    Looking for a cheap campus?

    March 16, 2017

    Jay Barth

    Worse than N.C.'s bathroom bill

    March 23, 2017
    SB 774 extends birth certificate requirement to bathrooms in all public facilities, and that's an original birth certificate, too. /more/

    Autumn Tolbert

    Mere anecdotes

    March 16, 2017
    "Are we now going to govern by anecdote?" the late Sen. Paul Wellstone (D-Minn.) asked in 1995 in response to stories of a small number of women on welfare "gaming" the system in a manner similar to the so-called "Welfare Queen" President Ronald Reagan warned us about. /more/

    Max Brantley

    Don't cry for Robert E. Lee

    March 23, 2017
    Congratulations are in order for Governor Hutchinson. He decided this year to devote the weight of his office to end the state's embarrassing dual holiday for slavery defender Robert E. Lee and civil rights hero Martin Luther King Jr. /more/

    Ernest Dumas

    Attack the poor

    March 23, 2017
    If there is a unifying motif to the labors of Congress and the Arkansas legislature this spring it is to make life harder and existence more intolerable for the poor. /more/

    Gene Lyons

    More on pits

    March 16, 2017
    Some years ago, I visited the local Boys Club early one morning. There had been a break-in. /more/

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    Max Brantley

    Don't cry for Robert E. Lee

    Congratulations are in order for Governor Hutchinson. He decided this year to devote the weight /more/

    Ernest Dumas

    Attack the poor

    What do Pope Francis and the Republican Party have in common? I'm waiting. Let's make /more/

    Gene Lyons

    More on pits

    Some years ago, I visited the local Boys Club early one morning. There had been a break-in. /more/

    Arkansas Blog

    Senate's big party leads the freebie list this week

    A fancy dinner for the Senate president pro tempore is among the social events for legislators this week.

    The price of discrimination: In North Carolina, it's in the billions

    An Associated Press report puts the economic damage to North Carolina from its laws discriminating against LGBT people at more than $3.76 billion over a dozen years. Arkansas, with several anti-discrimination laws and more in the way, is at risk of similar fallout.

    Bill to strengthen dyslexia intervention runs into opposition in Senate committee

    A passionate group of parents and reading advocates left the state Capitol disappointed but determined not to give up last week when a bill that would give teeth to a law that requires dyslexia screening and intervention in public schools failed to pass out of a Senate committee.

    Rock Candy

    TheatreSquared asks Fayetteville A&P Commission to match city's $3.1 million commitment

    The Fayetteville Flyer reports that TheatreSquared Artistic Director Bob Ford and Executive Director Martin Miller met with the Fayetteville Advertising & Promotion Committee Monday morning, asking for a $3.1 million match to the city's pledged funding in the same amount as part of a five-year economic development plan, Fayetteville First.

    Arkansas Times Film Series presents 'Bunny Lake Is Missing' tonight

    In concert with Film Quotes Film and Riverdale 10 Cinema, Arkansas Times Film Series presents Otto Preminger's 1965 suspense “Bunny Lake is Missing."

    The art of the book, Cuban-style, at UA Little Rock's Ottenheimer Library

    The University of Arkansas at Little Rock's Ottenheimer Library has opened an exhibition, "Binding Communities: Cuba's Ediciones Vigia and the Art of the Book and Entrpreneurism," from the handmade collective in Matanzas, Cuba. Book artist Steven Miller of the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa will give a talk on the show, which includes works by 71 artists, at 5 p.m. tonight, May 17, in the Fine Arts Building, Room 161.

    Eat Arkansas

    Heights Corner Market (nee Terry's) is open

    Heights Corner Market, in the space occupied by Terry's Finer Foods since time immemorial at 5018 Kavanaugh Blvd., is open and selling fresh flowers, produce (including locally grown food), meat, seafood, organic bath and body products and organic pet products from Stella's Barkery.

    Ahoy! Blue Sail launches Saturday on Main Street

    Blue Sail Coffee Roasters opens its shop Saturday, March 25, in the Little Rock Technology Park, 417 Main St. The grand opening announcement says the shop will be in business at 7 a.m. and stay open until 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

    Arsaga's at The Depot a hit for coffee and breakfast anytime

    Fayetteville spot serves up good coffee and a unique menu.

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