Sonny Albarado

Sonny Albarado

In his 50-year career, Sonny Albarado has been an investigations editor, a business editor, a city editor, an environmental reporter and a government reporter at newspapers in Arkansas, Tennessee and Louisiana. He retired from the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in 2020 after serving as projects editor for 12 ½ years.

Arkansas Rep. David Ray listens as Deputy Attorney General for Opinions Ryan Owsley discusses details of House Bill 1726 to a committee on March 29, 2023.

Officials can’t say they serve the people while taking shots at the public’s right to know

By: - September 10, 2023

Pardon me if you’ve heard this before: Arkansans’ right to know how their state and local governments operate is enshrined in a 56-year-old law called the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act. During this year’s legislative session, some lawmakers attempted to punch gaping holes in the FOIA’s defense against government secrecy, large enough to make much […]

Damaged homes and fallen trees are seen in the background as residents of the Walnut Valley neighborhood walk along Shackleford Road in west Little Rock Friday afternoon, March 31, 2023, after a tornado plowed through the area, damaging hundreds of homes and businesses.

Tornados kill at least 5 in Arkansas, damage hundreds of homes and businesses

By: and - April 1, 2023

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas — The first death was reported in the city of North Little Rock in a tornado that struck a little after 2 p.m. Friday; four were killed in Wynne, about 105 miles northeast of Little Rock, in a tornado that hit about 4:30 p.m. Wynne Mayor Jennifer Hobbs used the City […]