Tagged: Jon Woods

A Little Side Hustle (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

A Little Side Hustle (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

OpinionHealth CareLegalEditor's Note

If it’s absolutely legal and ethical and in the state’s best interest for the Crime Lab to contract with a company owned by its assistant director, and if no bidding is necessary on the specific item being purchased, why pay extra for a middleman? read more >

Some Ethics Amendment (Editorial)

Some Ethics Amendment (Editorial)

OpinionHealth CareLegal

An ethics amendment crafted by a corrupt legislator, Woods, that doesn’t require a legislator to disclose that he has a financial relationship with people who have business before that committee is flawed indeed. read more >

Update: Judge Grants Ex-Lawmaker’s 'Pipe Dream' of Probation

Update: Judge Grants Ex-Lawmaker’s 'Pipe Dream' of Probation

Legal

Former state Rep. Micah Neal, who pleaded guilty last year to a corruption charge related to a kickbacks scheme involving Ecclesia College in Springdale, was sentenced Thursday to three years of probation. "I threw it all away, there are no excuses on my part," Neal told the court. read more >

Say Hooray For Our Side (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Say Hooray For Our Side (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

OpinionLegalEditor's Note

I never want anyone to be a crook, you know, but nothing pleases me more than seeing crooks get caught and punished. If there was a radio call-in show for federal court spectators, I’d be on a first-name basis with the screener. read more >

Compare and Contrast (Editorial)

Compare and Contrast (Editorial)

OpinionLegal

Cliff Baker, founder of the Arkansas Repertory Theatre, died last week at the age of 70. Under his guidance, the Rep developed a national reputation for quality and engendered intense loyalty among theater lovers in the state. read more >

Bribery Claims Overshadow Arkansas Government (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

Bribery Claims Overshadow Arkansas Government (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

Legal

A corruption probe that's already ensnared a prolific lobbyist and two ex-lawmakers implicated a state senator who also happens to be a nephew of the governor. A member of the panel licensing medical marijuana facilities says an unsuccessful applicant offered him a bribe that he didn't accept but also didn't immediately report. read more >