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Recent Stories by Ginny Monk

Arkansas' schools size up security; 9 report threats

posted: 02/17/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 5

Some Arkansas school districts are re-evaluating safety procedures after a shooting that left 17 people dead Wednesday at a high school in Parkland, Fla.

Schools in state note threats since midweek

posted: 02/17/2018 2:58 a.m. Discuss

At least nine threats of harm -- including some references to shootings -- have been reported at or in regard to schools in Arkansas since Wednesday, when 17 people were gunned down on the grounds of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

Jonesboro bike track requires budget rise

posted: 02/17/2018 2:53 a.m. Comment 1

A favorable vote in Jonesboro's City Council would make a nearly $100,000 change in the 2018 budget to pay for construction costs on a new bike track, the latest in several budget increases for the city.

Unbreakable: Spinal cord injuries can’t keep three Arkansans from living

posted: 02/12/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Jen Goodwin did everything she was supposed to do -- she graduated from college, bought her first house and accepted her dream job in Little Rock. Then in 2008 she decided to spend a June day on Lake Hamilton with her neighbor.

Timely replacement of cushion is crucial

posted: 02/12/2018 1:44 a.m. Discuss

Many people with spinal cord injuries, like Andrea Reaves, rely on Medicare or Medicaid to provide medical necessities that keep them alive, from equipment as large as a wheelchair to something seemingly as small as cushions.

HIGH PROFILE: Sam's Club CEO John Furner

posted: 02/11/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

When John Furner became the chief executive officer of Sam’s Club, he gave up his big office in the center of the floor and his prime parking spot at the front of the lot.

Special Event: The Illusionists bring magic, mind-reading, escape to Little Rock

posted: 02/01/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Jonathan Goodwin has learned that he can't escape from being buried alive when there is too much dirt piled on top of him.

War and remembrance: Japanese-American family struggles with patriotism after Arkansas internment

posted: 01/29/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

This is the second piece of a two-part series. Part one appeared Sunday. See

Exhibits explore internment

posted: 01/29/2018 1:44 a.m. Discuss

The Butler Center for Arkansas Studies exhibit "Education in Exile: Student Experience at Rohwer Relocation Center" was curated by Arkansas students. It hangs in Concordia Hall at the Butler Center, 401 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock. The exhibit is the third in a four-part series that began last year. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday until June 30. Admission is free. For more information, visit or call (501) 320-5790.

Confined, confounded: Family among thousands of Japanese-Americans held in 2 Arkansas camps during WWII

posted: 01/28/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Richard Yada's first impressions of the world were formed behind a barbed-wire fence where guards carried rifles on their shoulders.






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