• Issue of
  • Dec 5-11, 2012
  • Vol. 39, No. 14
  • Cameras in court
Digital Edition


  • Where in Arkansas, Dec.
  • Eye on Arkansas
  • Where in Arkansas, Dec.

    Know where this slice of life in Arkansas is? Send along the answer to Times photographer Brian Chilson and win a prize. Once a month in this space, he'll post a shot from a relatively obscure spot in Arkansas for Times readers to identify. We also invite photographers to contribute submissions of both mystery and other pictures to our eyeonarkansas Flickr group. Write to brianchilson@arktimes.com to guess this week's photo or for more information. Last month's photo was taken on Hwy. 65 at St. Joe. The winner was Sandra Jackson.
  • A black hole of subsidized health coverage for Arkansas
  • The Big Picture
  • A black hole of subsidized health coverage for Arkansas

    The health-insurance exchange coming to Arkansas as part of the Affordable Care Act features subsidies to help folks making between 100 percent and 400 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL) buy insurance. There are no subsidies for folks making below 100 percent of the FPL because they were supposed to be covered by the Medicaid expansion. If the legislature says no to Medicaid expansion? Folks aged 19-64 making below 100 percent of FPL but above Arkansas's stingy income max for Medicaid will be left out in the cold.
  • The Insider
  • Doorbusters

    Part of the deposition of Little Rock Police Department Officer Donna Lesher, who after a brief struggle shot and killed 67-year-old Eugene Ellison in his apartment near Asher Ave. on Dec. 9, 2010, is now part of the public record as one of the filings in an ongoing federal civil rights lawsuit, and contains some doozies.
  • Letters
  • On Whirlpool

    Thanks for this article. The testimonials of the people left behind by capitalism should break anyone's heart. The fact that nearly half, and more than that in Fort Smith, sucked hook line and sinker the conservative tripe that capitalism and the free market, if only let loose from pesky regulations like a livable wage, or safe working conditions, or environmental protections, would restore America should scare the hell out of us all.


  • Jay Barth
  • The era of big(ish) government is back

    In 1978, the voters of California overwhelmingly ratified Proposition 13, the so-called "taxpayer revolt" measure that sharply limited property tax increases in that state. The ramifications of Prop 13 went well beyond property taxes and well beyond California.
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  • Editorials
  • Give us that old-time religious freedom

    One is reluctant to write about Florida's proposed Amendment 8 for fear of stirring up the Arkansas Family Council, always eager to import bad ideas. But the defeat of Amendment 8 calls for recognition.
  • Editorials
  • Howl

    The Razorbacks' dreary season is finally over, they having managed to avoid a bowl game, which is difficult these days. Yet Arkansans still have reason to cheer.
  • Bob Lancaster
  • If not fewer, better

    I know you people mean well but really, honestly you need to get over this annual urge to shower Ol' Moi with Christmas presents as your way of saying thanks for the uplift that the weekly ruminations in this column have brought into your otherwise drab and dreary lives.
  • Words
  • Native confusion

    A public-library newsletter referred to a certain writer as a "native Arkansan." As this was a person I know is not a native Arkansan, the reference reminded me that native is much misused.


  • Pinkish Black to Downtown Music
  • To-Do List
  • Pinkish Black to Downtown Music

    Also, a Schlafly Pub Crawl, Eric Church and Justin Moore at Verizon, Eric Sommer at Midtown, the Alchemy Songwriting Contest at the Ford Theater in Conway, Trans-Siberian Orchestra at Verizon and the White Water Holiday Hangout.
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  • A toy show for grown-ups
  • Art Notes
  • A toy show for grown-ups

    The first hint I got that the Arts Center's 38th "Toys Designed by Artists" exhibit was a notch more mature this year was the fact that so many toys were protected behind boxes of Plexiglas. There was no guard with white gloves stationed in the gallery to turn cranks and pull knobs and so forth, as in yesteryear.
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  • What Bret Bielema means for Arkansas
  • Pearls About Swine
  • What Bret Bielema means for Arkansas

    Jeff Long has now gone against the grain both times he has had to fill the head coaching vacancy. Bobby Petrino was an NFL coach in his first year, with three games left, and Long willingly embraced Petrino's overtures to leave Atlanta. This time, Bielema's name had never been so much as whispered when likely candidates were being bandied about.
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