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Blackshire settlement awards detailed in court filing

A court filing in Pulaski County Circuit Court details the settlement awards in the Bradley Blackshire case.

Fayetteville tenants angered after property manager pushed them to let tailgaters use bathroom in their homes

Great story from KNWA on a Fayetteville woman who was asked by her property manager to allow tailgaters to use her bathroom. 

Rapert continues to press for Texas-style abortion law

"All the Governor has to do is call a special session of the legislature with the Heartbeat Bill on the agenda and we will pass it," Rapert said. "We don’t need to wait on the U.S. Supreme Court for guidance."

Little Rock board approves ordinance that returns redistricting authority to city manager

The Little Rock Board of Directors, in a vote of 8-2, approved Vice-Mayor Lance Hines' ordinance that removes the director of planning and development from part of the redistricting process. The vote is the latest in an ongoing struggle for primacy between the mayor and the City Board.

Little Rock board delves deep into controversial Blackshire settlement

The controversy surrounding a proposed settlement of a lawsuit against the city of Little Rock over the shooting death of Bradley Blackshire spilled into public view at Tuesday's Little Rock Board of Directors meeting.

Open line

Over to you...

Tax cut fever in Arkansas

How low can they go? The governor wants tax cuts; some Republicans want to cut all the way to zero. Some perspective...

West Memphis police ordered to respond to records request on evidence in West Memphis 3 case

The West Memphis Police Department has been ordered to respond to a Freedom of Information Act request sent by Patrick Benca, an attorney representing Damien Echols. 

Governor outlines plan for tax cuts but delays special session

Governor Hutchinson outlined his tax-cut agenda, but announced that the special session will be delayed. Plus the daily COVID-19 update and some modifications to COVID quarantine policies in K-12 schools.

Henderson State homecoming court ditches the gender binary — and dazzles

Don't tell the Arkansas legislature, but Henderson State University students aren't hung up on gender identity.
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Weekend To-Do List: Seratones and Joshua Asante at Stickyz, Tiko Brooks at White Water, Bri Ailene EP release party and more

Seratones and Joshua Asante at Stickyz, Arkansas Times' Pub or Perish, Tiko Brooks at White Water Tavern and more.

New mural downtown doubles as a water bottle filler

Artist Tanya Hollifield worked with Central Arkansas Water and around 70 members of the community on a new mural downtown, which doubles as a public water faucet.

The Un-To-Do List: Morgan Wallen is coming to town and unfortunately, Arkansans are pretty excited

Plus, 10 alternatives to seeing Morgan Wallen in concert.

This weekend: Nia Renee, Bonnie Montgomery and Greg Spradlin, Emily Wolfe, Ballet Arkansas

The clouds are clearing and there's a lot going on in Little Rock this weekend.

The ghost light on Woodson Lateral Road

Woodson Lateral is one of Central Arkansas's spookiest roads. Over the years, many tales have been told about a mysterious ghost light that no one can explain. I've seen it myself.

Hot Springs Documentary Film Fest shorts venture from Seoul to the Andes

Ranging from seven to 21 brisk minutes, Tuesday’s short films took audiences from the Andes to Seoul, making stops at a Quapaw buffalo range and a Guatemalan teen’s cartoon reality in Los Angeles. 

Harry Styles at Simmons Bank Arena in November

Thanksgiving eve concert from Harry Styles.

Author Miguel De La Torre talks 'Decolonizing Christianity' at Pyramid Art tonight

Tonight at Pyramid Art, Books & Custom Framing: a talk from Cuba-born theologist Miguel de la Torre.

Arkansas State Fair kicks off Friday

Whether you’re in it for the close encounters with livestock, the blue ribbon quilts or the dizzying centrifugal force of the Gravitron, you’re in luck, because the state fair is back after being canceled in 2020.

Here's your one chance, Fancy: Reba is coming to Little Rock

Reba McEntire is coming to Simmons Bank Arena in February.
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Sullivan's Steakhouse coming to The Promenade at Chenal

Sullivan's Steakhouse will be opening its 14th U.S. location at The Promenade at Chenal in early 2022, Newmark Moses Tucker Partners announced yesterday.

Wondersticks, stuffed turkey legs and myriad fried marvels at the state fair this weekend

Fair food favorites to try, not a vegetable in sight.

Jones Bar-B-Q Diner lands on New York Times 2021 Restaurant List

In the same year that a fire almost completely destroyed the iconic barbecue institution in Marianna, Jones Bar-B-Q Diner has made the The New York Times Restaurant List comprised of 50 U.S. restaurants that the newspaper's critics, editors and reporters are most excited about right now.

Please check in with your counselor at Camp Taco

Camp Taco at Lost Forty, the new restaurant and small batch brewery from the Yellow Rocket Concepts restaurant group, opened for business yesterday afternoon. We popped in for a look.

A Q&A with Abby Turner, author of "The Living Table"

Abby Turner is a Ouachita Baptist University graduate, food blogger, speaker and author of “The Living Table: Recipes and Devotions for Everyday Get-Togethers.” Catch Turner at the Six Bridges Book Festival at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30 and at 10 a.m. that day for a workshop. 

A Q&A with "Easy One-Bowl Baking" author Kelli Marks

Kelli Marks is a self-taught cake decorator-turned-pastry chef, and author of “Easy One-Bowl Baking: No-Fuss Recipes for Sweet and Savory Baked Goods." Catch Marks at Central Arkansas Library System's Six Bridges Book Festival 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30 and again at 4 p.m. that day for a baking workshop. 

ESPN's 'TrueSouth' heads to Lake Village Sunday night with music by Spradlin and Faucett

John T. Edge's TrueSouth drops down in Lake Village, Ark. for this Sunday night's episode.

Drink four beers while running a mile in Argenta this Sunday

If your weekend plans involve running a mile and drinking beer, you can combine the two at the inaugural Dogtown Beer Down this Sunday on Main Street in Argenta from 1-3 p.m. Participants will drink four beers over the course of a mile — "a single, 12 o.z. 5% ABV beer before each quarter-mile leg."

Main Street Arkansas launches Main Street District coffee trail

Main Street Arkansas, a program of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, has launched an Arkansas Coffee Trail with more than 40 coffee shops located in Main Street districts throughout the state.

Nominations are open for the 2022 Arkansas Food Hall of Fame

The nomination period runs through the end of the month and includes the following categories: Arkansas Food Hall of Fame, Proprietor of the Year, Food-Themed Event, People's Choice and Gone But Not Forgotten.
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