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Now, Lounge in Lakewood

June 21, 2018
Now, Lounge in Lakewood
Seafood spot adds to dining scene. /more/

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Max Brantley

Where's the outrage?

Am I the only person, apart from federal prosecutors, outraged about the criminal enterprise that inveigled itself into a privileged position as an Arkansas taxpayer-financed human services provider to the tune, today, of $43 million a year? /more/

Ernest Dumas

Inhuman America

Our history has included some evil passages — slavery and white supremacy, the forced removal of Native Americans from their homes, the imprisonment and dispossession of Japanese Americans during World War II, the torture of prisoners in latter-day wars — but it is also a part of our history that we came to officially regard them all with shame, as offenses to the human rights that were our original values. /more/

Gene Lyons

Trump doctrine

Let's face it: President Trump enjoys hurting and humiliating people, and that's the thing some of his loudest supporters like about him. Making women and children cry makes him feel manly and powerful. The more defenseless, the better. He particularly enjoys punishing racial minorities. /more/

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'Ocean's 8' runs the jewels

June 21, 2018
'Ocean's 8' runs the jewels
And the future of sequels is female. /more/

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Hogs hook Horns

June 21, 2018
Arkansas waited patiently for three years to get back to Omaha, so when the downpour there started just as the Hogs were getting their sea legs beneath them, what's another three hours? /more/

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Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 10:57:00

State Supreme Court reverses Griffen on marijuana growers, allowing commission's licensing awards to stand

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The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday morning reversed Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen's March ruling that declared the state's awarding of five marijuana cultivation permits null and void, saying the circuit court had no subject-matter jurisdiction in the case.

That means the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission is back to where it was in early March, when it first announced five winning applicants. Scott Hardin, a spokesperson for the Department of Finance and Administration (which serves as staff to the commission) said DFA was appreciative of the court's order and was reviewing it to determine next steps.

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Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 08:05:00

Rutledge opponent hits her socializing with corporate interests

MIKE LEE: Raps Rutledge on special interest fetes.
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Mike Lee, the Democratic candidate for attorney general, has criticized Attorney General Leslie Rutledge over recent reports of her participation at private meetings where corporate interests make big contributions to a political group she heads for access to state legal officers.

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Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 07:48:00

At least two sites under consideration for immigrant housing in Arkansas

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  • WHAT IF? A proposal to use this facility in 2016 for holding immigrants produced a furor. Might it figure again in plans to place detainees in Arkansas.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson revealed yesterday that a second unnamed location in Arkansas, in addition to Little Rock Air Force Base, was being considered for immigrant detention facilities.

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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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Health care exec put on leave

June 21, 2018
Health care exec put on leave
Matches description of anonymous person described in Cranford guilty plea agreement. /more/
 

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