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2015 spring music preview
Concerts from Steve Earle, Sturgill Simpson, Sheryl Crow, Girl Talk and The Roots on the horizon.

Arkansas theaters packed with variety
From 'Mary Poppins' to 'Million Dollar Quartet.'

Kehinde to Basquiat to Rothko
Big names on gallery walls this spring.

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Spring film festivals in bloom.

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  • The death penalty fight goes on

    April 29, 2017
    The organized group working against the death penalty in Arkansas and elsewhere continues its campaign today with more statements from a public relations effort that has been busy since the beginning of Arkansas's planned burst of state killings. /more/
  • Calls for investigation follow execution of Kenneth Williams, observed 'lurching' and moaning during lethal injections

    April 28, 2017
    Calls for an investigation followed the execution of Kenneth Williams in Arkansas Thursday night. Body movement, sounds, labored breathing and a moan indicated something was amiss to several witnesses, though supporters of the death penalty called the movements "involuntary" and termed the killing "flawless." /more/
  • Group hopes to move giant telescope to Northwest Arkansas

    April 25, 2017
    A non-profit group devoted to science education has announced their plan to move one of the largest refracting telescopes in the America to Northwest Arkansas. They are currently fundraising to cover the moving costs for the vintage telescope, which they hope to make the centerpiece of a science and technology center. /more/
  • UPDATE Attorneys for Ledell Lee argue they should be allowed to locate, test DNA evidence collected in 1993 as part of innocence claim

    April 18, 2017
    In a hearing this afternoon before Pulaski County Circuit Judge Herbert Wright, attorneys for death row inmate Ledell Lee argued that they should be allowed to locate evidence collected prior to his arrest in 1993, including a single hair and a Converse shoe with a pinhead-sized spot of human blood on it, for modern DNA testing. They hope testing can prove Lee's innocence by showing that the African-American hair found at the crime scene belongs to someone other than Lee, and that the speck of blood found on Lee's shoe does not belong to the victim in the case. /more/
  • What Asa's Executionpalooza has wrought

    April 16, 2017
    Appearances count. I was struck by a single sentence this morning in a full page of coverage in the New York Times devoted to the killing spree in Arkansas, beginning with a front-page account of yesterday's flurry of legal filings and continuing inside with an interview with Damien Echols. /more/
  • State files argument to resume executions

    April 15, 2017
    The Arkansas attorney general's office this evening filed a 27-page brief with the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals asking it to lift federal Judge Kristine Baker's temporary injunction against all scheduled executions in Arkansas. /more/
  • Death penalty demonstration at Capitol today

    April 14, 2017
    The Arkansas Coalition Against the Death Penalty is demonstrating at the Capitol today against the scheduled state killing of seven men beginning Monday. They were met by a demonstrator on the other side of the issue. /more/
  • State drug dealing at issue as executions near

    April 14, 2017
    Drug companies object to use of their drugs in the seven state killings scheduled to begin Monday. The head of the Correction Department is unwilling to say much about the claim as a decision nears on a federal case to stop the executions. /more/
  • Death row inmates' federal lawsuit, day four

    April 13, 2017
    Attorneys and experts ventured deep into the weeds of the available medical literature on the drug midazolam today in federal court, where they are arguing for and against a federal lawsuit brought by Arkansas death row prisoners seeking to make the case that the state's abbreviated execution schedule — which would see seven men executed this month — would violate the Eighth Amendment and their right to effective counsel. Midazolam is a sedative that is the first of a three-drug cocktail the state plans to use to execute seven inmates this month. Today is the final day of four days of hearings in the matter. /more/
  • Damien Echols on returning to Arkansas

    April 13, 2017
    Damien Echols doesn't relish the visit, but he'll be in Arkansas Friday to protest coming executions, a punishment he faced for years before being freed in 2011. /more/
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