Mike Huckabee's entry into the 2016 presidential campaign has renewed some familiar themes from his 2008 run, including reminders of his record on granting executive clemency and his work in behalf of the release from prison of rapist Wayne Dumond, who went on to murder in Missouri, where he died in prison.
At its regularly scheduled meeting tonight, the Little Rock School District (LRSD) board approved a major facilities plan for the district. It's previously been a point of major contention within the LRSD.
Andy Allison, the former Arkansas Medicaid director who served as the principal policy architect and manager of the private option, has taken a job as a Senior Expert with McKinsey & Company, the prominent multinational consulting firm. Allison began last week, a little over six months after he left his post at the Arkansas Department of Human Services.
One surprise in Gov. Asa Hutchinson's speech today on the private option: While he's setting up a task force to look at major changes to the design of the health care coverage expansion in 2017, he's not going to to be seeking immediate tweaks or additional "conservative reform" wrinkles.
Another Thursday release of Arkansas Supreme Court rulings and another week passes with no word from the court on the status of the appeal of Circuit Judge Chris Piazza's ruling striking down the state ban on same-sex marriage.
Faculty members at Arkansas State University are complaining that their input was ignored in the school's decision to begin offering an education doctorate in education leadership as an on-line course.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson has asked the legislature to continue funding the private option through 2016. He'll set up a task force to examine future policy changes in 2017 and beyond. Here's all the liveblog notes and analysis.
Chris Heller, lawyer for the Little Rock School District, has prepared a memo outlining for the state Board of Education what the district intends to do to correct academic deficiencies at six schools and, not incidentally, preserve local control of the district.
"March: Book One," the best-selling collaboration between North Little Rock native Nate Powell, Congressman John Lewis and co-writer Andrew Aydin, was one of 2013's best-received graphic novels, and today the follow-up, "March: Book Two," has been released by Top Shelf.
Judge Leon Holmes has awarded $1.25 million in damages in a default judgment against a company doing business as thedirty.com, a gossip website operated by Nik Richie. The company that operates the website later said the Little Rock attorney sued the wrong company.