Cannabiz

Growers get word Feb. 27

December 7, 2017
The five applicants who will be offered licenses by the state to cultivate medical marijuana will be announced on Feb. 27 by the state Medical Marijuana Commission. /more/

Decision time ahead

November 30, 2017
The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission will receive 95 applications from would be medical cannabis growers Dec. 15 so they may begin scoring them, Department of Finance and Administration spokesman Scott Hardin said Monday. /more/

Cover Stories

Philanthropy 2017

December 7, 2017
Who gave what and where to give in 2017. /more/

Serve NWA

December 7, 2017
Giving Laundry Love. /more/

What the 990s tell us

December 7, 2017
Grantmaking foundation assets, giving. /more/

Eye on Arkansas

Horseshoe Bend

November 30, 2017
On the Buffalo National River, from Brian Cormack of the Arkansas Times' Flickr group. /more/

The Big Picture

Inconsequential News Quiz: Blesser of Two Evils Edition

December 7, 2017
Play at home, while twisting your ethics into a pretzel for political purposes! /more/

Inconsequential News Quiz: Kinda Funny, I Guess, Edition

November 30, 2017
Play at home, while not posting racist stuff to Facebook! /more/

Arkansas Reporter

View to a new neighborhood in Capitol View

December 7, 2017
If a park is promised, developer will build. /more/

High caseloads hinder face-to-face visits with foster kids

December 6, 2017
Despite recent improvements in Arkansas’s overloaded foster care system, the state Department of Human Services’ Division of Children and Family Services is struggling to reduce the average caseload of its field staff, DCFS monthly data indicates. /more/

One faith-based group recruits almost half of foster homes in Arkansas

December 1, 2017
The CALL operates in 44 counties with plans for expansion. /more/

The Observer

18

December 7, 2017
The day this issue hits the streets this week is Junior's 18th birthday, if you can believe it. The Observer surely can't. All the long years we've known that baby and boy and now man have slipped past in less time, it seemed, than it takes to wipe a tear from the cheek. /more/

Lucky to be dumb

November 30, 2017
When The Observer and a few friends picked up the Ford Escape with a tent on top after landing in Iceland, the renter called our plan "bold." /more/

The Week That Was

Cotton to CIA?

December 7, 2017
Also, Boozman on taxes, new AD at Arkansas and more. /more/

Letters

Again

December 7, 2017
President Reagan used to say, "There you go again," so here we go again. /more/

Cartoon

Boozman and Cotton explain things

December 7, 2017
On taxes. /more/

Jay Barth

Where cities go from here

December 7, 2017
Richard Florida's 2002 book "The Rise of the Creative Class" was one of the most important heralds of life in this century. In it, Florida argued that those cities that were most successful in luring "creative workers" who "engage in creative problem-solving, drawing on complex bodies of knowledge to solve specific problems" would be the places that thrived economically. /more/

Autumn Tolbert

Packed prisons

November 30, 2017
It seems like a recurring problem in Arkansas is that every time the state takes one step forward on something, we take two steps back. /more/

Max Brantley

In black and white

December 7, 2017
The men and women who patrol Little Rock in black and white vehicles tell a story in black and white. /more/

Ernest Dumas

Tax lies

December 7, 2017
If Aristotle's famous principle can be stretched from the theater of art to the theater of politics, we may soon discover whether the Republican tax cuts will challenge the public's "willing suspension of disbelief." /more/

Guest Writer

Good anger

November 30, 2017
Recently, I attended a training session with the Little Rock Organizing Committee, an alliance of churches, schools, unions and other organizations concerned with social justice. The three-day workshop was essentially a crash course in community organizing. There were multiple lessons, but the biggest benefit to me was learning that anger is not always bad. /more/

Gene Lyons

Cats and dogs

December 7, 2017
I've always been leery of people who dislike animals. To my wife and me, a house without dog hair in the corners and a cat perched on the windowsill is as barren as a highway rest stop. We're down to three dogs and two cats, the smallest menagerie we've had for years. /more/

GOP contempt

November 30, 2017
Sometimes it's hard to be cynical enough about the current course of American politics. Astonishing, yet not at all surprising. That was my immediate reaction to the news — largely ignored by national print and broadcast media — that the Trump administration refused to ask Congress for one thin dime of disaster funding in the wake of Northern California's devastating wildfires. /more/

Archives

Columnists

Max Brantley

In black and white

The men and women who patrol Little Rock in black and white vehicles /more/

Ernest Dumas

Tax lies

If Aristotle's famous principle can be stretched from the theater of art to the theater of politics, we may soon discover whether the Republican tax cuts will challenge the public's "willing suspension of disbelief." /more/

Gene Lyons

Cats and dogs

I've always been leery of people who dislike animals. To my wife and me, a house without dog hair in the corners and a cat perched on the windowsill is as barren as a highway rest stop. We're down to three dogs and two cats, the smallest menagerie we've had for years. /more/

Arkansas Blog

Open line

Every day is like Sunday.

Rep. Bob Ballinger wants to keep fighting over birth certificates

The quixotic fixation among some Arkansas Republicans on maintaining bureaucratic hurdles for same-sex couples is truly something to behold.

Roy Reed hospitalized, in coma

Sad news: Ernie Dumas tells us that Roy Reed had an aneurism yesterday and is in a coma at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville.

Rock Candy

Molly McCully Brown's book of poetry lands on New York Times best of the year list

The New York Times names "The Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded: Poems" by Jeff Baskin Fellow Molly McCully Brown among the best books of the year.

Ethan Hawke's Blaze Foley biopic bound for Sundance

“Blaze,” the Ethan Hawke feature film about Malvern native Blaze Foley starring Little Rock native Ben Dickey, is bound for the Sundance Film Festival in 2018 in the American drama category.

Little Rock native Ashlie Atkinson to star in new Spike Lee film

Little Rock native and Hendrix College graduate Ashlie Atkinson is to join the cast of the next Spike Lee film, “Black Klansman,” a biopic about a black detective in Colorado Springs, Colo., who climbed the ranks of the local Ku Klux Klan chapter.

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