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A guide to urban hiking in Central Arkansas

A walk in the woods in the city. 

Cheap eats in Central Arkansas

Seven meals for under $10.

Vaccines a shot in the arm for a state burdened by COVID-19

Along with the Baby Yoda plush dolls, Gravity Blankets and Ninja Air Fryers loaded on UPS and FedEx planes and trucks this Christmas season was the most desired gift of all: COVID-19 vaccines, from manufacturers Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna.

A Stirling startup story

A niche business finds worldwide success in Booneville.

The Best and Worst of Arkansas 2020

It was the year of spinnin' and grinnin'.

Pandemic puts live music venues on the riverfront in choppy economic waters

While barbershops and churches and gyms and restaurants across the country are easing their doors open incrementally, theaters, nightclubs and performing arts centers remain mostly dark. Worse, many of them have been deprioritized or left out altogether when it comes to monetary relief packages.

Thousands of unemployment claims remain locked by state

Fraud prevention efforts by the Division of Workforce Services have slowed the flow of aid to jobless Arkansans.

Exploring the great outdoors with everyone else

Tips from State Parks and The Nature Conservancy.

Arkansas destination dining

Drive for food, camp, repeat.

Placemaking with public art in Arkansas

From social justice to just fun, murals are enlivening urban areas.

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. 

The Spinnin' and Grinnin' Edition

On this week's podcast, Max Brantley and Lindsey Millar talk about the latest coronavirus spin from Governor Hutchinson, proposed constitutional amendments on the ballot this year and the Democratic National Convention. 

Arkansas among states warned of delays in delivery of election ballots

The Postal Service disaster further complicates safe voting in November.

Colonial Wines & Spirits' ample inventory is now available for curbside or delivery

Keeping inventory flexible — and ample — means that Colonial needs a lot of space.

Thanks to pandemic emergency rules, Legacy Wine and Spirits has expanded clientele

It’s easy to see why Legacy has adjusted so smoothly to the pandemic rules that allow for liquor store deliveries. Pre-pandemic, the Chenal Parkway liquor stop was already equipped with a robust online presence, including a gift registry, a cigar selection, a host of grocery items like Blue Sail and Onyx coffee beans and a wine database with a “90+ POINTS” tab that lets you filter results for top-rated wines from your choice of ranking system.

Control marks the return of the neighborhood record store

The story of Control, Hillcrest's favorite record shop.

Werking out with Jolly Bodies

You can get a good idea of the attitude Lee Ann and Burke Jolly bring to their fitness philosophy by going to the Jolly Bodies Fitness Facebook page and watching the video of Lee Ann exercising to Todrick Hall’s “Werk Out.”

The Rutledge retort

Times' readers vote her spending best of the worst.

Best of Arkansas 2020

The results of our annual Best of Arkansas survey.

‘Somebody is out here doing something’: Portraits of protest in Arkansas

Across the state, from Bentonville to Crossett, thousands of Arkansans have taken to the streets in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and to protest police brutality. Some are seasoned organizers. Some are first-time protesters. Some have served on task forces, met with elected leaders, received death threats. They are racially diverse, and they span generations. And they have decided, despite a pandemic that put them at risk when gathering, to keep coming out. Here are a few of their stories.