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.
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 […]
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 […]