Cover Stories

A stadium. A park. A plan? War Memorial

May 17, 2018
Uncertainty about the Hogs, the zoo's infrastructure needs stir call for a Little Rock Central Park. /more/

Battling to retake Arkansas's 2nd Congressional District

May 10, 2018
Combs, Dunkley, Tucker and Spencer battle to take on Republican incumbent French Hill in Arkansas's 2nd Congressional District. /more/

The Big Picture

Inconsequential News Quiz: Billionaires on the March! Edition

May 17, 2018
Play at home, while considering how much you love it when a plan comes together. /more/

Inconsequential News Quiz: Eureka Murderama Edition

May 10, 2018
Play at home, before taking your $6,501.33 drug test! /more/

Arkansas Reporter

Pushing back in Harrison

May 17, 2018
An Indivisible group takes hold. /more/

The Observer

The dreamer

May 17, 2018
It's 5 a.m. as The Observer writes this, and we're still shaking a bit from the adrenaline of the dream. /more/

Mystery

May 10, 2018
The Observer's pal Mr. Photographer is the hardest working man in show business, a one-man operation who handles photography for not only the Arkansas Times but several other publications publicated by the Arkansas Times, plus freelancing and concerts and product photography and probably a secret trove of brilliant and soon-to-be-world-renowned mime portraits that will only be discovered when they lay him in the clay. /more/

The Week That Was

Justice sues to stop dark money ads from running

May 17, 2018
Also, irony of the week and DHS ordered to stop using algorithm. /more/

Letters

Allow comfort dogs

May 17, 2018
I was dismayed to read of Judge Wendell Griffen's recent ruling against allowing comfort dogs for child sexual abuse victims in criminal court proceedings. /more/

Cartoon

Queen Leslie

May 17, 2018

The right voters

May 10, 2018

Billy Fleming

A new centrism

May 10, 2018
As early voting began this week, economic issues remained the top concern among Arkansas voters. /more/

Jay Barth

Ways to serve

May 10, 2018
Last Friday, the statewide newspaper included two prominent headlines about former Arkansas state senators. On the front page was the story of former Sen. Jon Woods' conviction on 15 of 17 counts in a federal public corruption case in Fayetteville, a trial masterfully reported throughout by the veteran Arkansas journalist Doug Thompson. On the front of the Arkansas section was a celebratory obituary observing the death of former Sen. Jim Argue (D-Little Rock) from an aggressive kidney cancer. Two very different headlines about two very different men who happened to hold the same public office. /more/

Autumn Tolbert

Bad law

May 17, 2018
Ideally, every addict would have free access to excellent inpatient treatment immediately and could obtain leave from work and financial obligations so they could take advantage of that opportunity. But that isn't the reality of the world we live in here in Arkansas. /more/

Ernest Dumas

Flooding the swamp

May 17, 2018
It became clear the first week of his presidency what Donald Trump meant with his repeated campaign pledges to "drain the swamp," the moneyed culture of Wall Street and corporate lobbyists who dictate the laws and rules of governing in Washington. /more/

Guest Writer

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May 10, 2018
If you are a regular reader of the Arkansas Times online, you will have noticed a change. The Times, like most other publications, has adopted a strategy to help us stay in business: We've extended our paywall. We now limit free views of articles and blog posts in the Times to three a month. /more/

Gene Lyons

Talking baseball

May 17, 2018
"God bless America!" I exclaimed to nobody, as the dog and cat watching the Red Sox game with me were napping. /more/

Trump under oath? No.

May 10, 2018
The ongoing made-for-TV spectacle of the Trump administration has more shocks and plot reverses than the most elaborate professional wrestling extravaganza. /more/

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Ernest Dumas

Flooding the swamp

It became clear the first week of his presidency what Donald Trump meant with his repeated campaign pledges to "drain the swamp," the moneyed culture of Wall Street and corporate lobbyists who dictate the laws and rules of governing in Washington. /more/

Gene Lyons

Talking baseball

"God bless America!" I exclaimed to nobody, as the dog and cat watching the Red Sox game with me were napping. /more/

Arkansas Blog

Judge Griffen temporarily halts DHS emergency rule on home care hours

The judge granted the temporary restraining order requested by seven disabled plaintiffs who are suing DHS over the agency's allocation of attendant care hours and scheduled a hearing for Wednesday, May 23 at 10 a.m.

More suits filed against Rutledge over failure to approve ballot initiatives

Robert Reed, who's tried repeatedly without success to get Attorney General Leslie Rutledge's approval of a ballot initiative to decriminalize marijuana, sued Rutledge in circuit court today for violating the law and Arkansas Constitution in her blanket denail of

Building debris creates hazard on Second Street

Crumbling facade fell from an upper floor of an office building at 319 West Second Street this afternoon and the Fire Department soon was at work trying to shake loose some other parts that seemed likely to fall, too.

Rock Candy

No Small Talk, Ep. 16: Bash-O-Bash, McElroy House

This week, Omaya and Stephanie talk with Bryan and Meredith Martin-Moats, the parents behind the Bash-O-Bash cast of animated characters and behind McElroy House, a rural community organization for cultural resources in Dardanelle.

3rd Friday in Argenta means Art Walking

There's new public art in Argenta that celebrates the North Little Rock's once-hated, now-embraced moniker "Dogtown." The sculpture was designed by Terry Bean and fabricated of steel. The Argenta Arts Foundation provided the photo above, plus information on tonight's art offerings, 5-8 p.m. on Main Street:

Walton grant creates Delta youth program

The Delta Cultural Center in Helena/West Helena will offer a yearlong program for youth, the DCC Arts and Cultural Education Program, thanks to a grant from the Walton Family Foundation.

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