Welcome a new blog to the Arkansas Times' roster.
It's Street Jazz, a perspective on Northwest Arkansas by Richard S. Drake, who's been covering politics in that part of the state for 20 years. Former editor of the Ozark Gazette, he's active in Fayetteville public access TV.
His first post is about the Wal-Mart meeting.
I checked the comment function and it appears to be working. We've had some bugs that affected everything on our website this afternoon, but best I can tell, everything is now running again.