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July 4 weekend open line. Have you had your shots?

Socially distanced ribs for me. You?

Dorothy Stuck dies at 100

A former publisher and dedicated defender of equal rights died Thursday.
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Human Rights Campaign plans Arkansas lawsuit over transgender athlete ban

Lawsuit coming over Arkansas transgender athlete bank, HRC says.

Steinmetz to get additional $175,000 to settle contract with University of Arkansas

Agreement provides a year of faculty pay for the departed chancellor.

The July 4 weekend news roundup and open line

Feeling good about the weekend? Virus concerns here.

UPDATE: Coronavirus today: Get a shot and don't be a super-spreader

What does the weekend hold? In Arkansas, most likely bad news.

The Get Your Shot, Dammit Edition

On this week's podcast, Max Brantley and Lindsey Millar talk about the Delta variant of the coronavirus taking hold in Arkansas, Governor Hutchinson's deployment of National Guard troops to the border, the police killing of a Lonoke County teen, the LRSD poised to be released from state control and the Little Rock sales tax election.

Pulaski judge sticking with mask mandate until law changes

Pulaski County facilities will continue to require masks until a new mask prohibition law takes effect July 27.

Arkansas AFL-CIO has its first woman leader, Jessica Akers

The Arkansas labor group's first woman president has been with the AFL-CIO here for a decade.

Al Sharpton to speak at funeral of teen killed by Lonoke deputy

Family invited the civil rights activist.
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Meet Barbara Hendricks — lyric soprano, Swedish citizen and refugee advocate from Ouachita County, Arkansas

How Barbara Hendricks sang her way out of rural Arkansas, onto the world’s biggest opera stages and into the lives of refugees across the globe.

Appeals court dismisses candidate's challenge of ballot disqualification in 2020

Independent candidate in 2020 loses another round in court over his disqualification.

Yes, the law says you can curse a cop. Attorney fees of $15,000 awarded against trooper who thought otherwise

2015 Fort Smith arrest produces attorney fee award against state trooper.

State ends the year with a treasury bulging with tax money

Boy did the money pour in.
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Coronavirus today: The spike continues and rises higher

More bad news.

Today's news roundup, minus the COVID report. The line is open

Newsy day. Check out the highlights on our daily video.

New species of invasive grass spotted in Helena-West Helena

An invasive grass species called Cogongrass has been spotted in Arkansas for the first time.

Philip Tappan named to Game and Fish Commision

Little Rock businessman is the choice.

Supreme Court further cripples Voting Rights Act, protects dark money spending

A bad day for the vote and political financial disclosure thanks to the Republican-packed U.S. Supreme Court.

Razorbacks join move for athlete endorsements

NCAA college athletes are signing endorsement deals under new rule.
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