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Judicial elections in Arkansas a rare source of good news

If you're a progressive in Arkansas, you have to really squint to find good news in election returns last night.
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Hogs need to win in Hoover

Arkansas’s masterful 2021 baseball season reached its peak at the wrong time. Thus far, the 2022 campaign looks more like one where we’ll wonder why they never peaked at all.
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Sanders already mentioned as Trump running mate

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who easily won her primary election last night and is widely predicted to easily win in November, is already being mentioned as former President Donald Trump's running mate, should the twice-impeached conman win the nomination in 2024.

King, Ballinger among legislative primaries headed to run-off

State Sen. Bob Ballinger (R-Berryville), who drew four Republican primary challengers in District 28, is headed to a June 21 runoff against Bryan King, the former state senator who Ballinger defeated in 2018. They highlight a host of legislative races with runoffs.
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Early, easy victories for Arkansas governor hopefuls Chris Jones and Sarah Huckabee Sanders

It's Jones vs. Sanders for Arkansas's top office.

Pulaski County early vote suggests few surprises; stream Arkansas PBS coverage

The Pulaski County early vote results are in and, to the degree that they're telling, hold few surprises. The favorites in all the constitutional offices on each side are leading, perhaps save for Sen. Mat Pitsch, who some thought might have a leg up on bankruptcy-plagued Rep. Mark Lowery, in the Republican primary for State Treasurer. Lowery is winning by almost 40% in the early totals, though Pulaski is Lowery's home county.
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The story of Lynwood ‘Schoolboy’ Rowe

Beaten by a schoolboy.

Open line and coronavirus report

73 hospitalized.
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Ronnie Floyd

A closer look at megapastor Ronnie Floyd's hand in Arkansas anti-trans legislation

A team of legislators and their attorneys is working to keep a long list of documents about the 2021 transgender youth health care ban out of the public eye. Among those documents is an email from Ronnie Floyd.

Arkansas hospitals hurting

The first quarter of 2022 has been the worst quarter on record for Arkansas hospitals, according to Bo Ryall, president and CEO of the Arkansas Hospital Association, in Mark Friedman's new Arkansas Business story (subscriber's only) on the state of the industry.
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Arkansas is #2 (and second in extremism among legislators)

A quarter of Arkansas state lawmakers are far-right extremists.

Arkansas stacks on too many collateral consequences of conviction

Some of Arkansas rules surrounding justice-impacted individuals establish hidden sentences, or barriers, for people who are trying to get back in the labor force and earn an honest living.

Report: Southern Baptist leaders covered up sex abuse

The Sunday open line and daily COVID

Another day with a rising number of infected people.

Asa on CNN tries to find wiggle room on the no-exception abortion bill he signed and his support for an insurrectionist liar in Pennsylvania

Spinning and grinning, Asa wiggles around questions on abortion and the race for Pennsylvania governor.

Suffer the poor: It's the Arkansas way in the Hutchinson administration

Governor Hutchinson proudly defends grinding the poor.

Another Little Rock homicide and a candidate for mayor takes note

The killing continues in Little Rock and a candidate mayor continues to emphasize it. Is that a winning strategy?

COVID today -- rising cases and six more deaths -- and the open line

The active case count continues to rise.

Dark Money IV: LR business establishment pours $200,000 into backing Will Jones for prosecutor

Big business is flooding money into independent backing of Will Jones' candidacy for prosecutor.

Dark Money III: National PAC gets behind legislative candidates, including premier gun nut

A national libertarian PAC is sending dark money to a couple of Arkansas House candidates.
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