Tagged: Freedom Of Information Act

Huntsville Paper Takes Award, Fair and Square

Huntsville Paper Takes Award, Fair and Square

Outtakes

Ellen Kreth is the publisher and owner. Shannon Hahn is the business manager. But both are also reporters, storytellers and, foremost, community members, duty-bound to tell their neighbors even the hardest news. read more >

Racial Bias Alleged In Dispensary Denial

Racial Bias Alleged In Dispensary Denial

Health CareLegal

A Little Rock Black-owned business that sued the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission also has a case alleging racial discrimination against the firm that scored the applications for medical marijuana dispensary licenses. read more >

Private Autopsy, Public Blowback in Fatal Gunplay Case

Private Autopsy, Public Blowback in Fatal Gunplay Case

Health CareLegalCover Story

Nearly three years after a gunshot to the head killed his 20-year-old son in a Jefferson County hunting lodge in 2015, Kerry Baker of Conway started the machinery to dig up his boy’s body for the autopsy he had initially declined. read more >

UA’s Quiet Land Deal Gets Look From FBI

UA’s Quiet Land Deal Gets Look From FBI

LegalCover Story

The FBI has been asking questions about the planned sale of 6,300 acres by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, a deal that has drawn allegations that bid manipulation produced a lower sale price and a higher broker commission. read more >

Disturbing Past Rises to Haunt Dr. Lonnie Parker

Disturbing Past Rises to Haunt Dr. Lonnie Parker

Health CareLegalTechnology & TelecomCover Story

An Arkansas physician who rehabilitated his image, regaining his medical license after going to federal prison on a child pornography charge, is now charged with a felonious relapse — this time accused of overprescribing opioids and other controlled substances. read more >

Restoring Trust in The Medical Board (Bill Witty Commentary)

Restoring Trust in The Medical Board (Bill Witty Commentary)

OpinionHealth CareLegal

It was 3:20 a.m. on Oct. 13, 2015, when the Boone County deputy knocked on our door. He had come to tell us of our 24-year-old daughter’s death in Hill County, Texas. Jill’s mother and I got dressed, packed a few things and began the drive to Texas. And thus began a four-year journey into the abyss of the opioid epidemic in Arkansas. read more >

Unsung Heroes (Editorial)

Unsung Heroes (Editorial)

Opinion

At a time when self-serving politicians are telling Americans that neither the bureaucratic “deep state” nor the journalistic “enemies of the people” can be trusted, we are persuaded that both forms of public service are as vital as ever. read more >

Trust, But Verify (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Trust, But Verify (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

OpinionHealth CareLegalEditor's Note

UAMS, ostensibly accountable to the public, is selling its doctors’ services, and the taxpayers who employ those doctors aren’t allowed to know how much the buyer is paying. read more >