Favorite

It was a good week for Tom Cotton 

It was a good week for ...

MORRIL HARRIMAN. Gov. Mike Beebe appointed his longtime friend and chief of staff to the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees.

U.S. REP. TOM COTTON. He got married to Virginia lawyer Anna Peckham.

It was a bad week for ...

JUDGE MIKE MAGGIO. The Arkansas Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission is reviewing circumstances of campaign contributions made to Maggio's aborted race for Arkansas Court of Appeals. The panel already was investigating comments Maggio made under a pseudonym to an LSU fan website, including remarks about women, race and sexual orientation, as well as his revealing information about the confidential adoption of a child in Faulkner County by actress Charlize Theron. Since then, reports have emerged noting the coincidence of timing in creation of political action committees by Little Rock lawyer Chris Stewart. All the PACs got initial contributions from the nursing home empire of Michael Morton of Fort Smith. He also controlled a nursing home on the losing end of a $5.2 million jury verdict in Maggio's court. Maggio ultimately reduced the verdict to $1 million.

SHERIDAN HIGH SCHOOL. School officials ordered the school yearbook to scrap six planned student profiles rather than include one on Taylor Ellis, a gay student who talked about his experience.

ARKANSAS'S 12-WEEK ABORTION BAN. Federal Judge Susan Webber Wright completed the job she'd started with an earlier injunction: She struck down the 2013 law that prohibited most abortions beginning with the 12th week of pregnancy.

JACK GILLEAN. The former University of Central Arkansas chief of staff was convicted by a jury in Clinton of six burglary charges in supplying a student with a master key to gain access to professors' offices to obtain copies of tests.

PULASKI TECHNICAL COLLEGE. A proposed 1.9 property tax millage to support Pulaski Tech was soundly defeated at the polls.

GARY MEADOR. The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality fired Meador, a 34-year veteran landfill inspector in Baxter County, because he'd placed an RV for hunting on a landfill he inspected.

Favorite

From the ArkTimes store

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Readers also liked…

  • Eligible voters removed from rolls

    Arkansas Times reporters contacted election officials around the state to see how they had handled flawed felon data from the secretary of state. Responses varied dramatically.
    • Aug 11, 2016
  • Real Republicans don't do pre-K

    Also, drifting away from trump, Hudson's downfall at ASU and more.
    • Aug 11, 2016
  • Asa on pre-K

    • Aug 17, 2016

Most Shared

  • So much for a school settlement in Pulaski County

    The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's Cynthia Howell got the scoop on what appears to be coming upheaval in the Pulaski County School District along with the likely end of any chance of a speedy resolution of school desegregation issues in Pulaski County.
  • Riverfest calls it quits

    The board of directors of Riverfest, Arkansas's largest and longest running music festival, announced today that the festival will no longer be held. Riverfest celebrated itsĀ 40th anniversary in June. A press release blamed competition from other festivals and the rising cost of performers fees for the decision.
  • Football for UA Little Rock

    Andrew Rogerson, the new chancellor at UA Little Rock, has decided to study the cost of starting a major college football team on campus (plus a marching band). Technically, it would be a revival of football, dropped more than 60 years ago when the school was a junior college.
  • Turn to baseball

    When the world threatens to get you down, there is always baseball — an absorbing refuge, an alternate reality entirely unto itself.

Latest in The Week That Was

  • Riverfest calls it quits

    Also, deseg saga continues, Cotton targets legal immigration and more.
    • Jul 20, 2017
  • Martin dumps data

    Michael Reed interview, Hutchinson announces aid to LRPD, Candidates announces for mayor
    • Jul 13, 2017
  • Wrong people

    Power Ultra shooting, Asa on the Senate health plan, Rapert on the media and more.
    • Jul 6, 2017
  • More »

Event Calendar

« »

July

S M T W T F S
  1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31  

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation