There’s Only One State Where Falling Behind On Rent Could Mean Jail Time

By Maya Miller, Ellis Simani and Benjamin Hardy, ProPublica. -

Arkansas state Rep. Nicole Clowney, D-Fayetteville, introduced a bill Thursday that would repeal the state’s criminal “failure to vacate” statute. First enacted in 1901, the law allows landlords [...]

US Attacks BDS For Same Reason Nixon Started Drug War

By Caitlin Johnstone. -

The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that Arkansas’ law against BDS — the use of boycott, divestment and sanctions as a means of protest against Israel —violates the First Amendment of [...]

Poultry Workers Walk Out In Arkansas To Protest COVID-19 Conditions

By Olivia Paschal and Rachell Sanchez-Smith, Facing South. -

On the morning of Dec. 8, about 30 workers at a George's poultry plant in Springdale, Arkansas, staged a walkout to protest their working conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic. The family-owned [...]

6 Years After Exxon’s Oil Pipeline Burst In An Arkansas Town, A Final Accounting

By David Hasemyer, Insideclimatenews.org -

In sealed depositions, Mayflower residents describe illnesses, property damage and a smell that still haunts them. Some say they felt pressured to sign settlements. Melissa Hays never would have [...]

Court Lets Exxon Off Hook For Pipeline Spill In Arkansas Neighborhood

By Georgina Gustin, www.insideclimatenews.org -

By Georgina Gustin for Inside Climate News - A federal appeals court has let ExxonMobil largely off the hook for a 2013 pipeline spill that deluged a neighborhood in Mayflower, Arkansas, with [...]

Judge Who Blocked Use Of Execution Drug Protests Death Penalty

By Kim Bellware, www.huffingtonpost.com -

By Kim Bellware for The Huffington Post - He criticized the University of Arkansas’ lack of racial diversity in 2002 and attacked President George W. Bush for the government’s response to [...]

Black Lives Matter March Shuts Down Bridge Between Memphis And Arkansas

By Sarah K. Burris, www.rawstory.com -

By Sarah K. Burris for Raw Story - Black Live Matter protesters marched along Interstate 40 Sunday evening to advocate for the lives taken by police in the last week. Marchers began the protest [...]