Favorite

Sept. 30-Oct. 6, 2009 

Sept. 30-Oct. 6, 2009

It was a GOOD week for …

 

The ARKANSAS LOTTERY. Early sales estimates seemed to hold steady at more than $1 million per day.

 

SEN. GILBERT BAKER. The Republican candidate for U.S. Senate announced he'd raised $500,000 for the race in his first month of trying.

 

The STATE FAIR. Weather cooled down just as it's supposed to do for the opening of the fair this Friday. Among the attractions: Fried Coke (as in Coca-Cola).

 

PREGNANT PRISON INMATES. A federal appeals court said an inmate kept shackled in leg irons during labor and delivery could proceed with a lawsuit over her treatment in the Arkansas prison system, still a cold and brutal world.

 

It was a bad week for …

 

The STATE BUDGET. A double-digit drop in state revenue in September likely means a new look at the state's budget for the year and, absent some good news, probable cuts.

 

ABSTINENCE-ONLY EDUCATION. A Fort Smith man who worked in an  abstinence-only sex ed program in local public schools was arrested for sexual indecency with underage girls who attended the group's programs. He asked for sex and naked photographs from the young teens.

 

The ARKANSAS SUPREME COURT. Acting apparently on criticism from our senior editor Mara Leveritt, it returned an illegally sealed court record in the West Memphis Three case to a lower court rather than allow the public to see the record as the law and court rules should have required. (See Leveritt's column this week on Page 15.)

 

NORTH LITTLE ROCK MAYOR PAT HAYS. It was a bad time for the mayor to be freshly returned from Spain, where he studied high-speed rail, a jillion-dollar idea in the dream stages for Arkansas. A more pressing concern is his city's reported $2.5 million shortfall in tax revenue.

 

SANCTUARY. State Rep. Beverly Pyle said she intended to try again to pass legislation to allow concealed weapons in church.

Favorite

From the ArkTimes store

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Arkansas Times Staff

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

  • That modern mercantile: The bARn

    The bARn Mercantile — "the general store for the not so general," its slogan says — will open in the space formerly occupied by Ten Thousand Villages at 301A President Clinton Ave.

Latest in The Week That Was

Visit Arkansas

Paddling the Fourche Creek Urban Water Trail

Paddling the Fourche Creek Urban Water Trail

Underutilized waterway is a hidden gem in urban Little Rock

Event Calendar

« »

May

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

  • Abuse again at Arkansas juvenile lockup

    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.

Most Recent Comments

  • Re: The health of a hospital

    • I remember when Ron Peterson was against Obama because he said he would institute a…

    • on May 29, 2017
  • Re: ‘They messed with my words’

    • I was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in my mid to late 40's. I had hand…

    • on May 29, 2017
  • Re: ‘They messed with my words’

    • Here from England, watching this case is tragic and its a shame anyone is involved,…

    • on May 28, 2017
 

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