Favorite

The week that was, Aug. 22-28 

It was a good week for …

JUSTICE. His serial lying and other sins finally forced Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to resign. No small part was played by the U.S. attorney scandal that took root, first, in Arkansas.

GOV. MIKE BEEBE. He said no special session was needed on account of a drafting error in the law to make 18 the minimum age for marriage because the Code Revision Commission has fixed it.

The LITTLE ROCK SCHOOL DISTRICT. The buyout of controversial Superintendent Roy Brooks' contract was completed and he worked his last day. Linda Watson took over on an interim basis.

LIBRARY EXPANSION. The Central Arkansas Library System decided to seek a 1.5-mill property tax increase this fall, a portion of it to build branches in central and southwestern Little Rock.

It was a bad week for …

ROGERS MAYOR STEVE WOMACK. He treated rudely a request by the Mexican consul in Little Rock to talk about Womack's plan to use police officers to crack down on immigrants, pleading more important business at a golf tournament. Womack intends to send cops full bore after people without proper working papers, not, you may be sure, the people who hired them.

MIKE HUCKABEE. He said it was a bad idea for Vladimir Putin to be photographed fishing without a shirt on. But Scarlett Johansson would be another matter, he said. The Baptist preacher said he'd like to see a 22-year-old girl (younger than his own daughter) with her shirt off?

MARCUS HARRISON. The Razorbacks' starting defensive end was arrested in possession of marijuana-stuffed cigars and an Ecstasy pill. He was suspended from the team by Coach Houston Nutt.

CHILDREN IN NEED OF ADOPTIVE AND FOSTER PARENTS. The conservative Family Council, in its continuing quest to punish gay people, has come up with an initiated act to ban adoptions and foster parenting in homes with unmarried couples who have sexual relationships.

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

  • In the margins

    A rediscovered violin concerto brings an oft-forgotten composer into the limelight.
  • Donald Trump is historically unpopular — and not necessarily where you think

    My colleagues John Ray and Jesse Bacon and I estimate, in the first analysis of its kind for the 2018 election season, that the president's waning popularity isn't limited to coastal cities and states. The erosion of his electoral coalition has spread to The Natural State, extending far beyond the college towns and urban centers that voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016. From El Dorado to Sherwood, Fayetteville to Hot Springs, the president's approval rating is waning.
  • Arkansans join House vote to gut Americans with Disabilities Act

    Despite fierce protests from disabled people, the U.S. House voted today, mostly on party lines, to make it harder to sue businesses for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act. Of course Arkansas congressmen were on the wrong side.

Latest in The Week That Was

Event Calendar

« »

February

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  

Most Viewed

  • Locked away and forgotten

    In 2017, teenagers committed to rehabilitative treatment at two South Arkansas juvenile lockups did not receive basic hygiene and clothing supplies and lived in wretched conditions.

Most Recent Comments

 

© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation