• Judge restores right to medication abortion

    Judge restores right to medication abortion

    June 21, 2018
    For more than two weeks, all women in Arkansas, and Arkansas alone, were denied access to a two-pill regimen to end an early pregnancy in the privacy of their homes. But Monday, U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker issued a temporary restraining order against enforcement of the law, Act 577 of 2015, and Arkansas women once again had access to a method of abortion available nationwide. /more/
  • Cover Stories

    First, get a job

    June 14, 2018
    On June 1, with the blessing of the Trump administration, Arkansas became the first state in the 50-year history of the Medicaid program to impose a work requirement on certain beneficiaries. /more/

    The Big Picture

    Inconsequential News Quiz: Reap the MAGAwind Edition

    June 21, 2018
    Play in your car, while smoking a joint and sitting on a compressed bale of marijuana. /more/

    Inconsequential News Quiz: O'Lantern/Any Functional Adult in 2020!

    June 14, 2018
    Play at home! /more/

    Arkansas Reporter

    Health care exec put on leave

    June 21, 2018
    Matches description of anonymous person described in Cranford guilty plea agreement. /more/

    Float your own boat

    June 14, 2018
    Greg Johnson's Little Rock Boat Builder Supply can make it happen, no experience needed. /more/

    The Observer

    Nosotros

    June 21, 2018
    Even after all these years and all these words, The Observer is still a little mystified when something we write — our compassion, our outrage, our indignation and especially our beautiful capacity for loving people we've never met and don't know from Jack Johnson — seems to touch the hot wire of human hearts. /more/

    If

    June 14, 2018
    If you can, cast your mind back to when you were very young and recall what it felt like to be separated from your mother and father. /more/

    The Week That Was

    Cotton says immigrant children used by criminals

    June 21, 2018
    Former senator sentenced to 18 months in federal prison /more/

    Cartoon

    Ethics

    June 21, 2018

    Scoring

    June 14, 2018

    Billy Fleming

    A new center

    June 14, 2018
    There's a new center in Arkansas politics, and abortion rights, Obamacare's Medicaid expansion, decriminalized marijuana and LGBTQ rights are its defining issues. /more/

    Jay Barth

    The battle over Issue 1

    June 21, 2018
    The odds are that the most spending in a statewide campaign in Arkansas this year will not be for a constitutional office, but instead in a battle over a proposed state constitutional amendment. /more/

    Autumn Tolbert

    Hardened

    June 14, 2018
    The annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention this week has me thinking about two things that just can't quit each other: politics and religion. Peas and carrots to some. Oil and water to others. Either way, to write on politics in the South is to write on religion in the South. /more/

    Max Brantley

    Where's the outrage?

    June 21, 2018
    Am I the only person, apart from federal prosecutors, outraged about the criminal enterprise that inveigled itself into a privileged position as an Arkansas taxpayer-financed human services provider to the tune, today, of $43 million a year? /more/

    Ernest Dumas

    Inhuman America

    June 21, 2018
    Our history has included some evil passages — slavery and white supremacy, the forced removal of Native Americans from their homes, the imprisonment and dispossession of Japanese Americans during World War II, the torture of prisoners in latter-day wars — but it is also a part of our history that we came to officially regard them all with shame, as offenses to the human rights that were our original values. /more/

    Guest Writer

    The cult of Trump

    June 21, 2018
    Nearly 40 years ago our country was introduced to two major phenomena centering around cults: namely, the Moonies and the Shiite Muslims. There were others, as well, and I soon became fascinated with the dynamics of cults and cult leaders (both religious and secular) in general — leading me to read a number of books and articles, some even written by those who had been deprogrammed after spending time in a cult. /more/

    Gene Lyons

    Trump doctrine

    June 21, 2018
    Let's face it: President Trump enjoys hurting and humiliating people, and that's the thing some of his loudest supporters like about him. Making women and children cry makes him feel manly and powerful. The more defenseless, the better. He particularly enjoys punishing racial minorities. /more/

    Him, again

    June 14, 2018
    Now that President Trump has brought us peace in our time, can we all get back to stoning Bill Clinton? Because no Christian doctrine is so universally ignored among the influential tribe of Pundit-Americans as Jesus' admonition against sexual self-righteousness: "He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her." (John 8:7) /more/

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    Max Brantley

    Where's the outrage?

    Am I the only person, apart from federal prosecutors, outraged about the criminal enterprise that inveigled itself into a privileged position as an Arkansas taxpayer-financed human services provider to the tune, today, of $43 million a year? /more/

    Ernest Dumas

    Inhuman America

    Our history has included some evil passages — slavery and white supremacy, the forced removal of Native Americans from their homes, the imprisonment and dispossession of Japanese Americans during World War II, the torture of prisoners in latter-day wars — but it is also a part of our history that we came to officially regard them all with shame, as offenses to the human rights that were our original values. /more/

    Gene Lyons

    Trump doctrine

    Let's face it: President Trump enjoys hurting and humiliating people, and that's the thing some of his loudest supporters like about him. Making women and children cry makes him feel manly and powerful. The more defenseless, the better. He particularly enjoys punishing racial minorities. /more/

    Arkansas Blog

    Digital kiosk to be unveiled Monday

    Mayor Mark Stodola will unveil on Monday a new digital engagement kiosk outside the Statehouse Convention Center that will provide a touchscreen for wayfinding, transit, weather, shopping and other advertisements and act as a free Wi-Fi hotspot.

    TGIF video and open line

    Headlines for June 22, 2018: Kelso and Little Rock Air Force Base inspected as child shelters, more responses to U.S. child abuse at border; Baby gorilla born at zoo; Hemp growing rules OK’d.

    All in the family: Ten relatives of top executives were on payroll at PFH, the nonprofit troubled by corruption scandals

    Preferred Family Healthcare, the Medicaid-enriched nonprofit with a vast network of service providers in Arkansas that gobbles up tens of millions of dollars in state funding annually, has been in the news frequently this year because of its connection to multiple federal corruption cases. According to the most recently available tax filings, in 2015 ten family members of top executive were on the payroll, drawing salaries from PFH — including relatives of all four of the executives who were put on leave in the wake of the scandals. Three of these family members were making more than $100,000.

    Rock Candy

    No Small Talk, Ep 21: Nate Powell

    This week, we sit down with National Book Award-winning comic book artist Nate Powell and talk about his work on the "March" trilogy, 90s-era Little Rock punk and Powell's forthcoming graphic novel, "Come Again."

    High spirits at Rock Town

    The alcohol will really flow this weekend. In addition to the Great Arkansas Beer Festival and Queers & Beers, Rock Town Distillery gets in the spirit by celebrating its eighth anniversary with a grand opening of its new building in SoMa, at 1201 Main St.

    Have yourself a beery little weekend, with GARBF, Beers & Queers

    A sudsy weekend in the river cities kicks off Saturday, June 23, at the Statehouse Convention Center with the Great Arkansas Beer Festival, at 4:30 p.m. (for V.I.P. ticketholders) and 5:30 p.m. for the hoi polloi. Then on Sunday, June 24, Argenta celebrates National Pride Day with Beers & Queers, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in front of Flyway Brewing in Argenta.

    Popular Events

    • Summer Story Time Series at Book Warehouse at Outlets of Little Rock @ Outlets of Little Rock

      • Wednesdays, 1-2 p.m. Continues through Aug. 6 Free
    • Two Sisters Vintage Market @ Arkansas State Fairgrounds

      • Fri., July 27, 4-8 p.m., Sat., July 28, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun., July 29, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Early Buying $8 Regular Admission $5 Children over 12 $1
    • Reptile Reading: Turtle or Tortoise? @ Heifer Village

      • Sat., June 30, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Free
     

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