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Monday, September 18, 2017

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 16:24:00

Sierra Club touts benefits of solar power

The Sierra Club in Arkansas says the state Public Service Commission should not change rules in a way that could discourage people who use solar power for electricity.

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Monday, September 18, 2017 - 15:05:00

Inmate death in single cell in East Arkansas Unit referred to State Police

Another inmate death has been referred to State Police for investigation. Anthony Howard was found unconscious in a single-man cell at 10:17 p.m. Medical staff attempted emergency treatment, but Howard was pronounced dead at 10:35 p.m.

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Monday, September 18, 2017 - 14:59:00

Wendell Griffen calls for rejection of 60th school crisis anniversary events

Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen wants no part of the planned observance of the 60th anniversary of the Central High crisis. He refuses to be 'pimped' by white supremacists, he said in a Sunday sermon..

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Monday, September 18, 2017 - 14:14:00

Monday's open line and the daily news roundup

Here's your open line, plus the daily dose of news and comment.

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Monday, September 18, 2017 - 13:55:00

Sidney Moncrief aims to be a 'game changer' for young people

Former Razorback basketball star Sidney Moncrief will celebrate his 60th birthday with events this weekend tied to a launch of the Moncrief Institute for College and Career Readiness, said to be a nonprofit aimed at professional development for young people.

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Monday, September 18, 2017 - 12:47:00

Latest Obamacare repeal bill would hit Arkansas treasury hard

The latest effort to undo Obamacare, the Graham-Cassidy legislation, would shift federal support for health coverage to a block grant system to the states. Bad news for Arkansas.

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Monday, September 18, 2017 - 10:32:00

Girl struck by arrow in Allsopp Park

A 14-year-old girl was shot in the leg by an arrow while playing soccer with her father and brother about 7 p.m. Friday near the Cedar Hill Road entrance to Allsopp Park.

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Monday, September 18, 2017 - 07:36:00

Trump's strangulation of Obamacare

If he can't kill it outright, Donald Trump will do all he can to cripple Obamacare. Vox has detailed reporting on deep cuts in federal spending that support nonprofit agencies that help people sign up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

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Monday, September 18, 2017 - 07:25:00

Deadline arrives for medical marijuana permit applications

Today's the deadline for filing applications for permits to grow or dispense medical marijuana in Arkansas and KARK reports that a line began forming Sunday night at the state office where applications are filed.

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