Author: Lindsey Millar

Lindsey Millar is the founder of the Arkansas Nonprofit News Network. He has 13 years of publishing experience, including nine years at the Arkansas Times, where he has been editor since 2007. Over the past three years, he has raised more than $93,000 — through crowdfunding, grants and from individual donors — and recruited out-of-state, award-winning journalists to support five special projects for the Times.

‘Somebody is out here doing something’: Portraits of protest in Arkansas

Across the state, from Bentonville to Crossett, thousands of Arkansans have taken to the streets in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and to protest police brutality. Some are seasoned organizers. Some are first-time protesters. Some have served on task forces, met with elected leaders, received death threats. They are racially diverse, and they span generations. And they have decided, despite a pandemic that put them at risk when gathering, to keep coming out. Here are a few of their stories.

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An Arkansas House committee has approved a plan to alter the funding formula for higher education. The House Education Committee advanced a bill by Rep. Mark Lowery (R-Maumelle) on Tuesday that would send state dollars to public colleges and universities based on performance. The state now awards colleges and universities money mostly based on enrollment.

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