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Nacho's world

June 14, 2018
Nacho's world
Votanitas la moreliana looks out of place among the strip malls of the south end of Central Avenue in Hot Springs. /more/

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The play's the thing

June 14, 2018
The play's the thing
"Our producing artistic director, Rebekah Scallet, works very hard to give each season a theme," AST Executive Director Mary Ruth Marotte said. "This year it is 'Transformation' — the ways that our experiences shape who we are and who we become through our interactions." /more/

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Bill Frisell Trio in Fayetteville

June 14, 2018
Bill Frisell Trio in Fayetteville
Argenta Art Walk and Stifft Station PopUp, too /more/

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Max Brantley

The Arkansas swamp

The Arkansas Capitol is a fetid swamp of corruption and the bipartisan lack of concern tells you plenty. /more/

Ernest Dumas

Legislative boodlers

Which sounds like the best use of your taxpayer dollars: helping pay for medical care for unemployed people, or bribing and lobbying legislators and other government officials to bestow millions of your tax dollars on a corrupt organization that claims it helps poor people who have drug problems or disabilities? /more/

Gene Lyons

Him, again

Now that President Trump has brought us peace in our time, can we all get back to stoning Bill Clinton? Because no Christian doctrine is so universally ignored among the influential tribe of Pundit-Americans as Jesus' admonition against sexual self-righteousness: "He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her." (John 8:7) /more/

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The world is not you

June 14, 2018
The world is not you
'Kaala' a revolution unto itself. /more/

Pearls About Swine

Power surge

June 14, 2018
During that weird — and frankly, dull — era of college baseball where composite bats were being championed as the universal cure-all for player safety woes, Arkansas went to Omaha with a rather moribund offense but a considerably stout pitching staff. /more/

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 07:45:00

Homeland Security chief decides to eat Mexican; gets an earful from protesters


Protesters heckled Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen when she dined out at a Washington restaurant Tuesday night. Not from The Onion: A Mexican restaurant.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 07:30:00

The border crisis: Nine governors say no to Trump; reports arrive from baby concentration camps

click to enlarge STILL LYING: Trump continues to blame Democrats for his policy of separating children, including infants, from parents seeking asylum in the U.S.
  • STILL LYING: Trump continues to blame Democrats for his policy of separating children, including infants, from parents seeking asylum in the U.S.
Nine governors — two Republicans and seven Democrats — are refusing to send National Guard troops to "border protection" duty requested by Donald Trump. Gov. Asa Hutchinson is not among them. News of concentration camps for babies might grow the list today.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 07:15:00

Steve Womack's budget is bad news for the old, poor and sick. Also: Tax-cut report card shows straight Fs.

click to enlarge BRIGHTER FUTURE? Not if you are poor, old or sick under Rep. Steve Womack's plan.
  • BRIGHTER FUTURE? Not if you are poor, old or sick under Rep. Steve Womack's plan.

Rep. Steve Womack,
as chair of the House Budget Committee, took the lead yesterday in introducing a Republican budget plan aimed at fixing growing deficits. "A Brighter Future," the GOP is spinning it.

He didn't mention that rising deficits were made worse by the tax cut for the rich he supported. Nor did he mention the pain his budget will cause millions of Americans.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 15:52:00

Another alley, another party, on Thursday

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The Downtown Little Rock Partnership, which has been throwing parties in alleys downtown as a way to attract people to the neighborhoods, will host a party from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 21, in the alley next to the Museum of Discovery on President Clinton Avenue. The party is on a gravel lot accessible by the bridge to the Witt Stephens Jr. Nature Center.

CDI Contractors co-hosts the event, where you can purchase draft beer from Stone's Throw Brewing, wine and Adobe to Go food. DJ Mike Poe will provide music.

Parking is on Clinton or in the River Market deck ($2 an hour). To park on Clinton, hunt down a "Pay and Display" meter that will dispense a ticket ($1.25 an hour before 6 p.m.) to put on your car's dashboard.

 

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 15:39:00

Morsels: Restaurant and food news

Oki Sutanto, who operated the Two Brothers Hibachi food truck, is remodeling a storefront at 301 N. Shackleford Road for a noodle bar to be called Aji Ramen Bar. Sutanto hopes to have Aji open by the end of July. The restaurant, at an intimate 1,200 square feet, will seat 40. The menu will include a noodles in rich broth with a variety of toppings. Sutanto noted the rise of ramen restaurants in bigger cities and thought, “OK, let’s give it a shot,” he told the Times. He expects to add appetizers and apply for a liquor license after he has been open for a while.

It looks like the building under construction at 2815 Cantrell Road, where Shogun Japanese Steakhouse once stood, will be a Starbucks Coffee, according to a plumbing permit application to the state Department of Health.

 

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 14:23:00

No Small Talk, Ep. 20: Mutants of the Monster, "Unforgiven"

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This week, Omaya and Stephanie chat with Christopher Terry (C.T.) of Rwake about the upcoming heavy music micro-festival, and take a look at the next film in the Arkansas Times Film Series, "Unforgiven."



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On June 1, with the blessing of the Trump administration, Arkansas became the first state in the 50-year history of the Medicaid program to impose a work requirement on certain beneficiaries. /more/

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June 14, 2018
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Greg Johnson's Little Rock Boat Builder Supply can make it happen, no experience needed. /more/
 

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