Arkansas Blog

U.S. attorney announces federal gun, drug charges that involve gangs blamed for Power Ultra Lounge shooting

U.S. Attorney Cody Hiland has scheduled a 2 p.m. news conference, along with numerous local officials, to announce efforts to curb violent crime, including multiple arrests related to gangs involved in a July mass nightclub shooting.

Thursday's open line and the day's headlines

The open line and the daily news roundup.

Arming teachers? Really? What would Asa do?

Arm teachers to improve school safety? We thinki it's a bad idea. And there was a time when the Republican governor of Arkansas, Asa Hutchinson, saw it the same way.

Rock Candy

No Small Talk Ep. 6: Point Break and even more Musicians Showcase

This week's No Small Talk features even more coverage of the ongoing Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase plus a preview of "Point Break," the next movie in our film series at Riverdale.

Sabine Valley wins round three of the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase

And Round 3 of the 2018 Arkansas Times Musician's Showcase goes to: Sabine Valley!

Arts Center to reveal architectural plan — finally

The architectural firm designing the renovated Arkansas Arts Center will reveal its concept at the Arts Center starting with champagne at 6 p.m. and the presentation at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27. Jeanne Gang, whose Studio Gang Architects of Chicago have been working on the design, and Arts Center Director Todd Herman will preside.

Columnists

Max Brantley

Meanwhile, back in Arkansas

Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin got some glowing coverage in Sunday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for arranging an award from the national association of secretaries of state for the Little Rock Nine and their brave desegregation of Central High School 60 years ago. /more/

Ernest Dumas

Russian trump

Read the Russian indictments. It is a civic duty. Likewise, Donald Trump's tweets on the matter. /more/

Gene Lyons

Unqualified

Amid the shock and horror accompanying yet another mass shooting of schoolchildren in Florida, an anonymous White House official exhibited the sheer moral squalor of Trumpism. /more/

Dining Review

Head to Hoots

February 22, 2018
Head to Hoots
When traveling through Southeast Arkansas. /more/

Dining Search

A&E Feature

Q&A with Ashlie Atkinson

February 22, 2018
Q&A with Ashlie Atkinson
On 'Black Klansman,' calling the Hogs and the 'Jon Lovitz principle.'

/more/

Movie Reviews

Wakanda for the win

February 22, 2018
Wakanda 
for the win
'Black Panther' is thoroughly, joyously, unabashedly black. /more/

Cover Story

Bitter pill

February 22, 2018
Bitter pill
Arkansas is second in the nation when it comes to opioid prescription rates. Those numbers are edging down, but some say the worst of the epidemic may be yet to come. /more/

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Arkansas Reporter

Righting Governor's School

February 22, 2018
Righting Governor's School
Summer program at Hendrix targeted once more. /more/

 

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