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Arkansas's New Day; a Historic Republican Victorynew

It's not too early to say definitively that it was a historic day in Arkansas, a triumphant Republican tidal wave that holds every promise of being here for a long time to come.
Arkansas Times  |  Max Brantley  |  11-05-2014  |  Elections

Running the Numbers at the Arkansas Lottery Officenew

The story of Arkansas' lottery has taken some rough turns.
Arkansas Times  |  Gerard Matthews  |  09-21-2011  |  Economy

A Double Murder Spurs Some Deep Questions About Nature Vs. Nurturenew

For a person given over to metaphor, Wilbern Road near Sweet Home makes a good stand-in for the life of Hannah Grace Dowdie: a short, dead-end roller coaster of pavement, pressed on both sides by dark and murky woods.
Arkansas Times  |  David Koons  |  03-04-2010  |  Crime & Justice

When it Comes to Arkansas Black History, Annie Abrams Has Just About Seen It Allnew

In an illustrated history of signal African-American events in the past half century, one person would be always in the picture: Annie Mable McDaniel Abrams.
Arkansas Times  |  Leslie Newell Peacock  |  02-25-2010  |  Race & Class

Questions Attend an All-Male Charter School in Arkansasnew

Jackie Y. Jackson, the originator of the all-boy charter school that got the OK to open its doors in July from the board of the state Department of Education two weeks ago, doesn't believe the restrictions placed by the board on the school are legal.
Arkansas Times  |  Leslie Newell Peacock  |  12-31-2009  |  Education

Lawsuits Decided by Juries Are on the Decline: What Does it Mean for Justice?new

The right to a trial by a jury of one's peers is still widely regarded as a great virtue of the American Way of Life. But statistics show that fewer Americans are exercising that right, at least in regard to civil lawsuits. We seem to have lost faith in our peers.
Arkansas Times  |  Doug Smith  |  11-19-2009  |  Crime & Justice

Follow the Bouncing Lotto Ball in Arkansasnew

In all the haste, headlines and hubbub about what has become the biggest political story of the year, something sometimes gets overlooked. What will the lottery really mean for Arkansas' citizens and higher education system? Here, even big backers hedge their bets.
Arkansas Times  |  Gerard Matthews  |  07-23-2009  |  Policy Issues

Blanche Lincoln Celebrates 10 Years in Congress, Looks to Tough Election in 2010new

The year 2010 doesn't hold promise for stress reduction for this mother and U.S. Senator. She's up for re-election and poll numbers that put her below 50 percent seem to beg for a Republican opponent, if you believe the GOP's frequent posturing on the subject.
Arkansas Times  |  Paul Barton  |  06-18-2009  |  Politics

Centennial Church Is Falling Downnew

Stories out of Helena-West Helena in Arkansas always seem to be about conflict, often conflict with a racial angle. Even stories about historic preservation tend in that direction.
Arkansas Times  |  Doug Smith  |  04-16-2009  |  Housing & Development

Justice Proceeds Delicately When the Accused Is a Judgenew

The most serious charges that Pulaski County Circuit Judge Willard Proctor now faces concern exactly what his staff members reportedly warned him about.
Arkansas Times  |  Mara Leveritt  |  02-12-2009  |  Crime & Justice

North Little Rock Rep Is America’s Highest-Ranking Greennew

With his silver hair, sunglasses, and crisp black suit, Richard Carroll certainly looks the part of a state legislator. Currently, he's the highest-ranking Green in the United States.
Arkansas Times  |  David Koon  |  01-29-2009  |  Politics

Arkansas Still Awaits the Biodiesel Boomnew

While production of biodiesel has exploded nationally -- largely because of federal subsidies -- the industry is off to a slow start in Arkansas: the Natural State remains a top 10 producer of soybeans, but it ranks only 20th in biodiesel production capacity.
Arkansas Times  |  Paul Barton  |  01-29-2009  |  Environment

Pain -- and Possibility -- Arise as the Language of Race Decaysnew

The way out of this -- past notions of racial purity and beyond words like "multi-racial" and "other" -- need not be difficult. It will require us to recognize the faulted language we've inherited and consciously opt to ditch it.
Arkansas Times  |  Mara Leveritt  |  12-11-2008  |  Race & Class

Boy Killer Mitchell Johnson Speaksnew

On March 24, 1998, the 13-year-old Johnson helped murder four of his classmates and a teacher. Now, his account is public.
Arkansas Times  |  David Koon  |  12-05-2008  |  Crime & Justice

Election-Day Setbacks Can't Stop March of Progress for GLBT Communitynew

Yes, a mob of homophobes is still an ugly and common sight. But gay-rights-bashers' bullying tactics don't have the muscle they once did. There are more opportunities for pro-gay forces to fight back and more support when they do.
New Haven Advocate  |  Christopher Arnott  |  11-18-2008  |  LGBT

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