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Little Rock mayoral showdown

Crime, race, place and partisanship dominate a bruising mayor’s race.

Brad Cushman is pressing the pause button

After a decades-long career as a curator, Brad Cushman is taking a breath.

Meet Karen Musick, the 'abortion rights missionary' of Arkansas

As a fifth-generation Seventh Day Adventist, Karen Musick always wanted to be a missionary. She’s been doing just that — as an abortion clinic escort.

Best Restaurants in Arkansas 2022

Readers Choice picks reveal a healthy restaurant scene in unhealthy times.

Wild Sweet William’s and KnightFire BBQ make Searcy a dining destination

Barbecue and pastries worth driving for.

Pizza, beer and punk: An oral history of Vino's

Punk and pie will never die.

The Don next door: How my quiet neighbor turned out to be a freedom fighter (and got shot in the face by police)

The normcore dad across the street gets his teeth and jaw shattered at a protest against police brutality. And taking a spray of lead shot to the face was just the beginning of his troubles.

Wind energy gains ground in Arkansas

One of Arkansas’s biggest utilities is delivering wind power to thousands of homes in the state, and the company says more is on the way.

He had a BB gun. A cop had a semiautomatic rifle. Without warning, the officer fired five times.

LRPD Officer Dennis Hutchins faces a civil trial this week in the 2016 killing of Roy Richards, who was holding what officers thought was a long gun. But the police did not announce their presence.
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Trenton Lee Stewart’s ‘The Mysterious Benedict Society’ is an enterprise in emotional memory

The Little Rock author, whose beloved middle-grade novels spawned a new "Disney Plus" adaptation, specializes in riddles, puzzles, mazes and daydreams.
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'Breaking Bad' at Henderson State

In November 2019, two chemistry professors at Henderson State University were arrested for allegedly producing methamphetamine on campus. Documents suggest the trouble may have started much earlier.

Change of the guard: White Water Tavern reopens in August under new ownership

Through its 45-year history, it's stayed just the way we like it: crusty, unpretentious, sweetly familiar. And here’s the good news: After a year and change of being shuttered, the place looks largely the same ahead of its reopening.
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One cracked bridge. One person fired. A troubling rush to judgment raises major questions about bridge inspections.

An investigation into what happened after the crack in the Hernando DeSoto Bridge over the Mississippi River was discovered revealed a troubling rush to judgment, evidence the crack has existed for at least seven years and major questions about the procedures and thoroughness of the current bridge inspection

Meet Barbara Hendricks — lyric soprano, Swedish citizen and refugee advocate from Ouachita County, Arkansas

How Barbara Hendricks sang her way out of rural Arkansas, onto the world’s biggest opera stages and into the lives of refugees across the globe.

‘Kids feel like they’re being erased’: Inside the clinic targeted by Arkansas’s new anti-trans law

A new state law puts Arkansas doctors who work with transgender youth in a difficult bind: They must either stop providing what they consider to be life-saving medication to their young patients or risk losing their medical license.

Fish story: chasing Byrdes and getting bit at Lake of the Ozarks

Jason Bateman never showed, but we were too busy spelunking, catching crappie and gorging on frozen custard to care.

The 2021 Arkansas Times Academic All-Star team

The 2021 Arkansas Times Academic All-Star Team, the 27th team the Times has honored, includes quiz bowl savants, budding novelists, future engineers and doctors and championship athletes. There’s rarely a B on the transcripts of these students in not just this, their senior year, but in any year of their high school careers.

At-large LR director Phillips pens open letter to residents, shares poll results on tax proposal

At-large Little Rock Director Antwan Phillips has shared an open letter to city residents on the sales tax increase proposal before the board. Along with the letter (and perhaps the real purpose of the letter), Phillips has appended the results of a poll conducted by Little Rock's inVeritas Research and Consulting on behalf of the Arkansas Zoo Foundation that suggests that voters are in favor of the tax increase.

2021 Arkansas legislative nightmare: lawmakers stick it to their own constituents

A year into a pandemic that stole jobs, lives and any sense of stability, Arkansans might have hoped for some help when lawmakers convened in January for the 93rd General Assembly. What they got was a kick in the face.

Behind-the-scenes of the Little Rock sales tax fight

Aside from some grumbling, members of the Little Rock Board of Directors have had little publicly to say about Mayor Frank Scott Jr.'s plan to ask voters to approve a permanent 1 percent sales tax increase, which would generate an estimated $53 million annually. But there are rumblings of efforts from board members to find support for counterproposals.

How politics and religion handicapped Hot Springs in the race to become America’s chief gambling resort

The boom that got away.

The pandemic adventures of Nate Powell, comic-writing dad

His new book, ‘Save It for Later,’ confronts this political era.

Baptist starts trial of coronavirus preventative drug

Enrollment begins tomorrow trial of drug delivering monoclonal antibodies.

A Stirling startup story

A niche business finds worldwide success in Booneville.
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