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Attorney says Little Rock's law valid; mayoral muller cries ‘cronyism’

Subscriber onlyThose making a bid for Little Rock mayor must abide by a city ordinance that limits when they can accept campaign contributions, according to the city attorney. Continue reading...

At Central High School reunion, Little Rock Nine say problems with race persist

Trickey says Virginia rally ‘felt’ same

Subscriber onlyEight of the nine students who in 1957 desegregated Central High School recalled their role in what became a civil-rights milestone and addressed during a news conference Friday the racial shortcomings that have persisted over the past six decades. Continue reading...

Convicted bomber petitions for pardon; didn’t hit Little Rock Nine student’s home, he says

Subscriber onlyA man convicted nearly six decades ago of bombing the home of one of the students who desegregated Central High School in Little Rock has asked the state for a pardon, saying in his application that he was beaten into confessing. Continue reading...

Little Rock's Central High reflects on 60 years, but racial chasm persists in district

Subscriber onlySix decades after Arkansas' governor temporarily stopped nine black students from integrating Central High School, the campus is more diverse than ever, its principal said, as other public Little Rock high schools have become increasingly split by race and incomes. Continue reading...

Ex-manager files FCC complaint after contentious exit from Little Rock radio station

Subscriber onlyThe former manager of a low-powered Little Rock radio station has filed an informal federal complaint against a neighborhood association, city employees and an elected official, accusing them of violating federal regulations in his absence. Continue reading...

Hundreds demand protection for young immigrants in march to state Capitol

Subscriber onlyHundreds marched Saturday in Little Rock in support of federal legislation to protect from deportation those people who came illegally to the United States as children. Continue reading...

Grassroots Arkansas to hold own '57 crisis remembrances

Subscriber onlyA Little Rock group battling the state over control of the city's schools will host public events this month to "honor truth and to honor the legacy" of the nine students who desegregated Central High School nearly 60 years ago, state Sen. Joyce Elliott announced Thursday. Continue reading...

Panel critiques 1957 Central High School integration news coverage

Subscriber onlyMedia coverage of Central High School's integration nearly 60 years ago created fear among black families and a resulting lack of detail for students today to connect with, the parent of a graduate and an alumna said Wednesday during a discussion of the crisis. Continue reading...

Little Rock School District chief sees an intact Central High zone

Its suit-settlement role minor, he says

Subscriber onlyLittle Rock School District Superintendent Mike Poore said he expects no major changes to the Central High School attendance zone when the district redraws boundaries as part of settling a high-profile federal discrimination lawsuit, he said Monday. Continue reading...

Statuses shakier, 'dreamers' in Arkansas strain to see ahead

Saving money, finishing school now urgent, but it’s unsettled beyond that

Subscriber onlyConfronted with an end date to a federal program that has shielded illegal immigrants from deportation, so-called dreamers said Tuesday that they will try to squeeze all they can from the perks before the program disappears. Continue reading...

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