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From the Arkansas Blog

Arkansas PBS boss Courtney Pledger pledges progress

She's making moves.

LR shooting continues; UPDATE also North Little Rock

Shootings leave one dead in NLR, one seriously wounded in LR.

The Sunday open line and COVID report

Active caseload continues to rise.

Report: Tyson Foods tells employees it will cover abortion travel costs

A major Arkansas employer reportedly has told employees it will help them continue to have access to abortion.

Sen. Alan Clark: Guilty as charged

Alan Clark is only sorry he got caught, sounds like. Also mad.
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The belated COVID update: 1,403 new cases and four more deaths

Not good

Joe, the one-man terrorist band 

He earned notoriety from his Sharp Citizen newspaper.

The Saturday down-in-the-dumps-about-democracy open line

The line is open. Hard to celebrate these days.

Walter Kimbrough, an ASU chancellor finalist, takes position at USC UPDATE

Candidate for ASU position takes new job at USC.

Another homicide in Little Rock, one of the deadliest cities in the country

The homicide count for the year in Little Rock nears 50 as the city pushes toward the top 10 in its homicide rate.
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From Rock Candy

Goalpost moved to spring 2023 for grand opening of Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts

Now slated to open in spring 2023.

Bijoux, Block, Asante and others depicted on Argenta mural; Sister Rosetta Tharpe mural slated for Arkansas annex building

On the mural beat: A three-story mural to Sister Rosetta Tharpe, plus an Argenta panorama of Little Rock greats.

Moix RV Supercenter sells fun and freedom, and demand is high

Walking the lot with sales manager Brad Barnett at Moix RV Supercenter in Conway — voted winner in the "Best RV/Camper" category of our annual Best of Arkansas poll — it’s pretty easy to get swept up in the dream.

Check out this farewell love letter to the Buffalo River from Ranger Lauren

A Buffalo National River ranger with six strings and a love letter in hand.

Nightmare music from Suicide Commando at Rev Room on July 4

Feel like some bone-chilling electro nightmare music this Fourth of July? Club Nevermore has the ticket.
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A Q&A with MD Hunter, aka Athena Sinclair, aka Hair Witch

I was never miserable about my race or my sexuality because I just didn’t care. I’ve always been one of those people who thinks, “You can like me or not like me.” My mother instilled that in me. I don’t let things bother me; I just keep on trucking.

Arkansas Symphony Orchestra slates six guest conductors for 2022-23 season, continues conductor search

Here's the 2022-23 season program for the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, with some smart-as-hell program choices to anticipate (A Rachel Barton Pine appearance! Hindemith! Margaret Bonds' "Montgomery Variations!" A spotlight on the ASO's harpist Alisa Coffey! Fanny Mendelssohn! New stuff I've never heard of!) The symphony expects to name a new music director at season's end.

'A Divided Landscape' at the Momentary rethinks traditional frontier narratives

Nineteenth century painters liked to romanticize the beauty of the West, but in doing so left out the darker realities of settler colonialism. In the exhibit “A Divided Landscape,” seven contemporary artists are sharing the full story of the American West with paintings, drawings, sculpture and mixed media installations.

Here are 30+ things to do in North Little Rock this weekend

Holiday weekend entertainment options abound in NLR, whether or not you're feeling particularly patriotic.

The Phlegms, Peach Blush, Moonmane, Benadriil at White Water Tavern Friday

Defy you to go to this one and maintain the illusion that punk rock in Arkansas is dead. 
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If you're psyched for 'Stranger Things,' go get your demogorg-on at Camp Taco

Chicken and waffles, waffle ice cream sandwiches and a Hate the Flayer Not the Game demogorgon-inspired cocktail.

Food with soul: From a small produce stand to the best comfort food in Little Rock, K. Hall & Sons approaches its 50th year on Wright Avenue

After nearly 50 years on Little Rock's Wright Avenue, it's no surprise that K. Hall & Sons took home the title for "Best Comfort Food" in our annual "Best of Arkansas" poll.

Camp Taco hosting 'Stranger Things Eve' party all day Thursday

Grab a jar of Jif (if it hasn't been recalled), apply some hair mousse, put on your best Member's Only jacket and discuss your favorite theories for what's going to happen over waffles and demogorgon-inspired cocktails in costume.

Iconic antique truck removed from Shorty Small's marking the end of an era on Rodney Parham

The truck's come down at Shorty Small's.

Big Bad Breakfast will be open for breakfast and lunch tomorrow

The doors open at 7 a.m.
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Brown's Country Store & Restaurant to become a Mexican market

The owners plan to renovate the building and open a Mexican market with a bakery and custom butcher shop, MySaline.com reports.

Tales from the trail: a Barbecue Trail update with “The Burger Chef,” Michael Dampier

"Some of those places that have no bling, no advertising, no nothing, they’ll sneak up on you and surprise you."

Historic Arkansas Museum hosting first ever 'Hop-Off' historic home brew competition

Fashioned after the museum’s popular December eggnog competition (the Nog-Off), the Hop-Off will invite guests to sample the brews and be the judge for the title of People’s Choice Award.

'CWS Jello Shot Challenge' restaurant to donate a big part of the proceeds to campus food pantries

Owners of Rocco's Pizza in Omaha, sight of the "CWS Jello Shot Challenge," are donating $2 per shot purchase to food pantries at UA and Ole Miss.

Summer specials now available at Raduno highlight local ingredients

The new summer specials now available at Raduno incorporate a wide range of local ingredients.
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