A federal judge stopping the state from cutting off Medicaid reimbursement to Planned Parenthood, the federal government imposing a fine for the break of ExxonMobil’s pipeline in Mayflower in 2013, Mike Huckabee disappearing candidacy, the Little Rock School District’s building plans, the end of the Little Rock Film Festival and more — all covered on this week's podcast.
Donald Bobbitt, the University of Arkansas System president, has selected three finalists for the chancellor's position at the UA campus in Fayetteville. They are top officers from state universities in Kansas and Ohio.
Federal Judge Kristine Baker has issued a preliminary injunction to stop Arkansas from cutting off Medicaid reimbursement to Planned Parenthood for Jane Doe plaintiffs in a lawsuit challenging Gov. Asa Hutchinson's directive that the support be stopped.
We couldn't make the Clinton Library installation today of an Anne Frank memorial with a sapling taken from a tree outside the diarist's hideout from the Nazis in Amsterdam, but Alexis Hosticka of Arkansas Business was on hand for the former president's remarks.
It didn't take a genius to predict that Mike Huckabee, his presidential race in the toilet, would try to capitalize on the Oregon massacre and in the most predictable way possible: He'd play gun politics by accusing others of playing gun politics, the hated black President Obama particularly.
State tax revenue in September was 1.4 percent less than the same month last year, but $13 million, or 2.3 percent above forecast. Not a lot of room for more tax cuts and big increases in highway spending.
Social media mining has begun in the search for understanding (as if) in the mass shooting yesterday at an Oregon community college. A sample here of what's being unearthed about the young man identified as the shooter, who died in an exchange with police.
Look for news this morning on layoffs in the executive offices at Walmart headquarters in Bentonville. Media reports have varied on the number, with the Wall Street Journal predicting fewer than 500 job cuts.
Baker Kurrus' announcement this afternoon that the district is moving forward with two new facilities projects is among the most significant development in the LRSD since the district was taken over by the state in January.
A federal regulatory agency has issued a final order in its review of the break of Exxon Mobil's Pegasus pipeline that spewed 5,000 barrels of heavy crude on a Mayflower subdivision and into nearby wetlands in March 2013.
Nothing so became U.S. Rep. John Boehner's tenure as speaker of the House as his manner of leaving it. Subjectively speaking, he has never appeared to believe very much of the nonsense his position required him to utter. An old school politician who literally grew up working in the family bar, his conservatism is of the traditional Midwestern kind — more Bob Dole, say, than Ted Cruz.
A certain morbid curiosity about crime is one of the few silver linings of living in a place where the per capita crime rate rivals even the shystiest hellhole corners of the country. So that’s our topic for the week, crime reporting.