• The health of a hospital

    The health of a hospital

    May 25, 2017
    The Medicaid expansion helped Baxter County Regional Medical Center survive and thrive, but a federal repeal bill threatens to imperil it and its patients. /more/
  • Cover Stories

    Health care policy FAQ

    May 25, 2017
    What proposed state and federal changes mean for the future of health care policy in Arkansas. /more/

    Hope, help and a whole lot of water in flooded Northeast Arkansas

    May 18, 2017
    Dispatches from the deluge. /more/

    Eye on Arkansas

    In tropical Little Rock

    May 18, 2017
    Photographer David Snoddy reminds us this week that there is cool stuff to see at the Little Rock Zoo, including this peacock pheasant. /more/

    The Big Picture

    Inconsequential News Quiz: Elijah and Ava edition

    May 25, 2017
    Play on the bus! /more/

    Inconsequential News Quiz: The 'You're out of your element, Jason' Edition

    May 18, 2017
    Play at home, if you have secured the necessary permits from the city. /more/

    Arkansas Reporter

    Abuse again at Arkansas juvenile lockup

    May 26, 2017
    A guard was fired after choking a child at the Alexander Juvenile Assessment and Treatment Center. It’s the latest in a long history of mistreatment at the facility. /more/

    High school MVP

    May 25, 2017
    An Academic All-Star who approaches perfection. /more/

    Arkansas ticks wanted

    May 18, 2017
    UA lab is researching pathogens, raising awareness. /more/

    The Observer

    Summer resolutions

    May 25, 2017
    The Observer likes making resolutions at New Year's. We don't manage to keep any of them other than the one we always start with — "Stay Above Ground" — but we do like making them. /more/

    More bad news

    May 18, 2017
    As we write this, the Little Rock City Board is readying an ordinance to make it exponentially harder for charities to feed poor and homeless people in city parks. /more/

    The Week That Was

    Court feud

    May 25, 2017
    Jerry Jones and ethics, low employment and more. /more/

    Letters

    On the transgender crisis

    May 25, 2017
    I find it ironic that the UAMS offers this but University of Arkansas insurance does not cover any form of gender dysphoria. /more/

    Cartoon

    Kill 'Em All rally

    May 25, 2017

    Convictions

    May 18, 2017

    Jay Barth

    Arkansas's GOP factions

    May 18, 2017
    One clear takeaway from the 2017 legislative session is that, for the first time, stark factional divisions within the state's Republican Party are now shaping the winners and losers in Arkansas's public policy debates. /more/

    Autumn Tolbert

    Not leaders

    May 25, 2017
    As soon as I saw the Notre Dame graduates walking out of their own commencement ceremony as Vice President Mike Pence began to speak, I thought, "Oh no, here we go again." /more/

    Max Brantley

    Virgil, quick come see

    May 25, 2017
    There goes the Robert E. Lee. But the sentiment that built the monument? It's far from gone. /more/

    Ernest Dumas

    Real reform

    May 25, 2017
    Arkansas voters, once perversely skeptical of complicated ballot issues like constitutional amendments, have become almost comical Pollyannas, ratifying the most shocking laws. /more/

    Gene Lyons

    Conspiracy theorists

    May 25, 2017
    Back in 2000, I interviewed Rev. Jerry Falwell on camera in connection with a documentary film of "The Hunting of the President," which Joe Conason and I wrote. /more/

    Trump unfit

    May 18, 2017
    Even as an oligarch, President Trump turns out to be breathtakingly incompetent. Is there any reason to suppose he's even loyal to the United States? Does he even understand the concept? Trump is loyal to Trump, and to his absurdly swollen ego. Nothing and nobody else. /more/

    Archives

    Columnists

    Max Brantley

    Virgil, quick come see

    There goes the Robert E. Lee. But the sentiment that built the monument? It's far from gone. /more/

    Ernest Dumas

    Real reform

    Arkansas voters, once perversely skeptical of complicated ballot issues like constitutional amendments, have become almost comical Pollyannas, ratifying the most shocking laws. /more/

    Gene Lyons

    Conspiracy theorists

    Back in 2000, I interviewed Rev. Jerry Falwell on camera in connection with a documentary film of "The Hunting of the President," which Joe Conason and I wrote. /more/

    Arkansas Blog

    The Sunday open line, plus announcement of a Trump protest

    Here's your Sunday open line. In my in-box today is a note about an event at noon Sunday, June 4 at the Pinnacle Hills Cross Church in Rogers.

    Eight, including deputy, killed in Mississippi family dispute

    Eight people are dead, including a deputy, in shootings at three places in Mississippi. A suspect is in custody. Clarion-Ledget posts video of comments by suspect.

    He's back. And tweeting up a storm

    Trump returns to Twitter and a favorite topic — fake news.

    Rock Candy

    White Water Tavern named among Esquire's "24 Best Bars in America"

    Along with Austin's Half Step, NYC's Slowly Shirley and D.C.'s Columbia Room, Little Rock's favorite railroad dive gets a shout-out from Esquire this morning.

    Molly McCully Brown named inaugural Jeff Baskin Writers Fellow

    Molly McCully Brown has been named the inaugural recipient of The Oxford American Literary Project’s Jeff Baskin Writers Fellowship, to be accompanied by a $10,000 stipend, housing and a nine-month editorial apprenticeship at the magazine in support of McCully Brown’s debut work of creative nonfiction.

    Forrest City native wins $50,000 Jackson Poetry Prize

    Forrest City native Patricia Spears Jones was announced as the 11th winner of the $50,000 Jackson Poetry Prize.

    Eat Arkansas

    District Fare already seeing strong crowds

    Quick service keeps up with demand

    Meteor will land in LR June 7

    The paper has come down from the long windows facing Kavanaugh Boulevard to reveal The Meteor Cafe, the coffee shop joined to Spokes bicycle shop at the corner of Kavanaugh and Markham, and the cafe has announced a June 7 opening.

    Bar Bark almost off the leash: Check it out sometime in June

    Bark Bar is straining at the leash, shooting for a mid-June opening, co-owner Elizabeth Michael says.

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    Paddling the Fourche Creek Urban Water Trail

    Paddling the Fourche Creek Urban Water Trail

    Underutilized waterway is a hidden gem in urban Little Rock

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