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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.

Black Boys at the Barre

By connecting classical dance to a broader history of black movement, C. Michael Tidwell influenced generations of teenagers.

2023 Arkansas Times Academic All-Stars team

The kids are alright.

Refugees from an Ozarks cult detail abuse

They escaped from the Nahziryah Monastic Community in Marion County.

Separate and unequal

Sue Cowan Morris won the battle to equalize pay of black and white teachers. It cost her her job.
Several thousand LRSD supporters gathered at Central High School on Oct. 9 to protest the state’s treatment of the school district.

The second Little Rock crisis

The city braces for a teachers strike and indefinite state control of the school district.

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.

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.

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.

Flash Point: Race, fire, police and Little Rock's new mayor

Can the city's first elected black mayor heal the racial divisions that have long plagued the city's fire and police departments?

Revenge of the elite in Little Rock

The city manager system and the collapse of racial moderation in Little Rock, 1955-1957.

Last responders: Central Arkansas funeral homes and coroners prepare for a rising death toll

Arkansas funeral home staff and coroners' offices prepare for a rising death count.
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Little Rock mayoral showdown

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

The Best and Worst of Arkansas 2020

It was the year of spinnin' and grinnin'.

The Best and Worst of Arkansas 2022

The good, the bad and — who are we kidding? It was pretty much all bad.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette shifts to digital delivery

Publisher Walter Hussman tries to save the news by stopping the presses.

2020 Arkansas Times Academic All-Star Team

Meet the best and brightest high school seniors in the state.

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

Punk and pie will never die.
Illustration of the Hernando De Soto Bridge, I-40 to Memphis

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
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Big Ideas for Arkansas 2019

Suggestions from thinking people on how to improve life in Arkansas.

Outlaw nation: Professional bull riding's new rockstar is from Hamburg, Arkansas

When Chase Outlaw (that’s really his name) goes into the bucking chute now, the announcers broadcast the story of his infamous comeback across the arena, and an X-ray of his mutilated face flashes on every screen, projecting an image of his eye socket looking like a chewed up piece of tobacco.

From Willisville to Washington: Sen. Joyce Elliott is ready to school Congress

Sen. Joyce Elliott was the second Black graduate of her newly integrated high school. If elected, she’ll be the first Black lawmaker Arkansas sends to Congress. 
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A new look for Pettaway

Little Rock's Pettaway neighborhood, once plagued by gang activity, is amid a revival, thanks to incomers and novel construction. New residents say they want the area to remain as diverse as the architecture.

The past and future of Hall High School

Once a school of choice, now in the crosshairs of the State Board of Education, Little Rock Hall prepares to hit the reset button.
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