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Abbi's tearoom is steeped in warming atmosphere
Tea and empathy. /more/

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An Arkansas blues crossword puzzle

November 7, 2018
An Arkansas blues crossword puzzle
Whether it's the gospel blues, the jump blues, Delta blues, electric blues or otherwise, Arkansas has been a vital incubator for the sound. /more/

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Max Brantley

For the teachers and for Kurrus

Events in the Little Rock School District prompt me to say more about the Little /more/

Gene Lyons

Addled

Among other eccentricities, I do not possess a smartphone and have never wanted one. It's bad enough that I spend my working hours flitting around the internet like an over-caffeinated sparrow without carrying Google in my pocket. /more/

Pearls About Swine

Any better?

November 7, 2018
The dismissal of Bret Bielema mere minutes after Arkansas Razorbacks' 2017 season finale was neither surprising nor totally unwelcome across the Razorback landscape. Fans had grown weary of what they perceived to be a coach well out of his so-called element, this godforsaken Yankee lummox who couldn't manage tight games and espoused a football philosophy that was completely incongruous with conventional "norms" of the Southeastern Conference. /more/

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 18:45:00

State approves new agreement with LR teachers, includes waiver of dismissal law UPDATE

click to enlarge JOHNNY KEY: Declares victory in LR teacher negotiations. - BRIAN CHILSON
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  • JOHNNY KEY: Declares victory in LR teacher negotiations.
State Education Commissioner Johnny Key, who's controlled the Little Rock School District for four years since state takeover for deficiencies in test scores in six schools, announced this evening that he'd approved a contract agreement between the district and the Little Rock Education Association that includes a path to waiver of the teacher fair dismissal law that he'd sought over teacher objections.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 17:09:00

Medical Marijuana Commission responds to complaints, hears progress on dispensary permits

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The Medical Marijuana Commission issued responses today to questions raised at a recent public session and formally approved denials of cultivation permit applications that could clear the way for further court action.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 16:56:00

Our House announces partnership with UAMS on new behavioral health program for pregnant and new mothers

click to enlarge NEW PARTNERSHIP: Our House Executive Director Ben Goodwin announces the organization's partnership with UAMS on the new Home Together program - BRIAN CHILSON
  • Brian Chilson
  • NEW PARTNERSHIP: Our House Executive Director Ben Goodwin announces the organization's partnership with UAMS on the new Home Together program
Our House will partner with UAMS on a new program to provide access to behavioral health services for homeless and near homeless pregnant and new mothers with young children, Our House and UAMS officials announced today.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 18:30:00

The Rep to reopen its doors with "Chicago"; names alley after founder Cliff Baker

click to enlarge BAKER'S ALLEY: The Rep, in partnership with the City of Little Rock, honored its founding director Cliff Fannin Baker with a sign designating the alley behind the theatre in Baker's name. - BRIAN CHILSON
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  • BAKER'S ALLEY: The Rep, in partnership with the City of Little Rock, honored its founding director Cliff Fannin Baker with a sign designating the alley behind the theatre in Baker's name.

In an announcement ceremony featuring song, dance and homage, the Arkansas Repertory Theatre revealed to a packed house Tuesday night that “Chicago” will be the opening show of its 2019-20 “Rebuild the Rep” season. Bob Fosse and Fred Ebbs’ jazz age feat of razzle-dazzle marks the return of The Rep to a regular season of theatrical programming 10 months after it suspended its operations in April due to funding shortages.

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Friday, November 9, 2018 - 14:34:00

No Small Talk, Ep. 32: Charlie Hunter

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This week, we make some recommendations and talk with Charlie Hunter,

a brilliant jazz and blues guitarist whose long career has led him to a modified seven-string guitar, and his approach to collaboration means his live recordings are often peppered with the sound of his own laughter. He’s at the CALS Ron Robinson Theater tonight as part of the Arkansas Sounds series, that’s at 7 p.m., admission is $10, and you can find tickets at arkansassounds.org.



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Friday, November 9, 2018 - 11:34:00

Verizon Arena to be renamed in 2019

click to enlarge STADIUM CROWDS: Fans wave hands and cell phones at a Keith Urban concert at Verizon Arena earlier this month. - BRIAN CHILSON
  • Brian Chilson
  • STADIUM CROWDS: Fans wave hands and cell phones at a Keith Urban concert at Verizon Arena earlier this month.

Verizon Arena announced today that the naming rights to the 18,000-seat venue in North Little Rock have been secured by Simmons Bank. The arena will be renamed in 2019.


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Looking for a hot and a cot in Little Rock

November 7, 2018
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Is Arkansas's work requirement rule working?

November 5, 2018
Is Arkansas's work requirement rule working?
Federal Medicaid agency says Arkansas needs better plan to evaluate work requirement. /more/
 

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