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Federal prosecutors filed a civil lawsuit to seize properties they said were bought with money from an $11.5 million fraud scheme.  Two properties are shown above at 3600 John F. Kennedy Blvd. (left) and 105 E. F Ave. in North Little Rock.
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Fed Expects to Call Hundreds of Witnesses in USDA Fraud CaseLock Icon

It looks like the criminal trial involving four sisters in their 70s who are accused of defrauding the federal government is going to be a big one. read more >
Federal prosecutors filed a civil lawsuit to seize properties they said were bought with money from an $11.5 million fraud scheme.  Two properties are shown above at 3600 John F. Kennedy Blvd. (left) and 105 E. F Ave. in North Little Rock.
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All in the Family: 4 Sisters Accused of $11.5M FraudLock Icon

A federal grand jury in Arkansas has charged the sisters, who are all in their 70s, with cheating the U.S. Department of Agriculture out of millions of dollars intended for minority farmers who had suffered discrimination in USDA programs. read more >
After a few false starts, Bob Shell found his calling in the construction industry.
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Arkansas Year In Review: Notable Deaths in 2019

A brilliant sportswriter, a beloved PR executive, a founder of one of Arkansas’ pre-eminent architecture firms, a giant in the field of construction, the creator of “The Fishin’ Hole,” a civil rights icon and a pioneering scientist were just a few of the notable Arkansans who died in 2019. read more >
Clockwise from top left: Mary Good, John Walker, Bob Shell and Matt DeCample
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Life Lessons (Editorial)

We had a couple of ideas for furious editorials, but then we realized that this is Thanksgiving week and decided to give righteous anger a rest. read more >
Rep. John Walker addresses a House session in February 2019.
Government & Politics / Legal

He Stayed. He Fought. (Editorial)

With a law degree from Yale and a lightning-quick mind, John Walker, born in Hope, could have had a brilliant career anywhere. Instead, he quite deliberately chose to stay in Arkansas to try to remedy some of the many wrongs of a racist power and educational structure, many of which he personally suffered. read more >
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Education / Government & Politics

Update: Civil Rights Legend John Walker Dies

State Rep. John W. Walker, a Little Rock lawyer and civil rights legend, has died. read more >
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Education / Legal

Pine Bluff Principal Sues North Little Rock School DistrictLock Icon

Michael Nellums, the principal of Pine Bluff High School, has sued the North Little Rock School District alleging he wasn’t hired by the district because he’s black. read more >
Reanetta Hunt, Baptist Health Foundation
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Baptist Health Foundation CEO Files Lawsuit Over TerminationLock Icon

Reanetta Hunt eagerly returned to her native state earlier this year to take charge of the Baptist Health Foundation. On her 90th day of employment, two business days after signing off on an audit, she was terminated. read more >
Education / Government & Politics / Legal

On Passing, And Failing, Civics (Editorial)

Arkansas students are required to pass a civics test, the same test immigrants must pass to become naturalized American citizens, to be eligible for high school diplomas or General Educational Development certificates. If only legislators had to take it too. read more >
Government & Politics / Legal

Arkansas House OKs Release of Cell Phone Location During Investigations

Arkansas lawmakers have voted to require companies to release the location of a cell phone when asked by police in criminal investigations, despite criticism that the move would violate civil liberties. read more >
Government & Politics

King-Lee Fight Shows State Grappling With Its Past (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

The debate over Arkansas' status as one of three states that celebrates Robert E. Lee and Martin Luther King Jr. on the same day is a stark reminder of just how much the state struggles with its troubled past. read more >
Government & Politics

Under Proposed Bill, Arkansas Write-In Candidates Face 90-Day Deadline

Write-in candidates would be required to meet a 90-day deadline to notify state and local election officials that they are running, under a bill approved Wednesday by an Arkansas House committee. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Real Estate

Lonoke County Racks Up Million-Dollar Deals

Farmland dominates this week’s serving of large real estate transactions in Lonoke County. read more >
Education / Government & Politics / Legal

Judge OKs Deal Ending Arkansas Desegregation Aid

Arkansas can stop making payments in one of the nation's most historic desegregation efforts, a judge has ruled, but he cautioned work remains to ensure students in the Little Rock area receive a proper education. read more >
Government & Politics / Legal

Arkansas House Rejects Changes to Prosecutor Elections

A bipartisan group of Arkansas House lawmakers on Monday blocked a proposal to remove party politics from the election of state prosecutors. read more >