Arkansas

Little Rock, Arkansas Elects First Black Mayor

Little Rock has had a Black mayor before, but for the first time in town history, supporters voted one in. His name is Frank Scott Jr. The 35-year-old banking executive and former highway commissioner defeated the city’s police union favored, Baker Kurrus, in Tuesday’s runoff election for the nonpartisan, open seat. Previously, Little Rock had […]

Arkansas Carries Out Nation’s First Double Execution Since 2000

The first double execution to take place in the US in 16 years was carried out by Arkansas on Monday night amid a fierce dispute over whether the prisoners were subjected to a botched procedure amounting to cruel and unusual punishment. In dramatic events that erupted a little over an hour after the first prisoner, […]

GOP May Be Loosing Walmart

Walmart has taken their stand toward the governor of Arkansas regarding the religious freedom bill Everyone from Apple CEO Tim Cook to the head of the NCAA slammed religious freedom laws being considered in several states this week, warning that they would open the door to discrimination against gay and lesbian customers. Now Walmart, which […]