On today's show, we have an update on the state of the 2020 Census following the appeal of a ruling that extends the completion deadline back to the end of October. Plus, we head back in time through archives from the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Oral and Visual history for a look at some of the state's most infamous crime stories. And, we go to Holiday Island where opposition is growing to the upcoming incorporation, mayoral and city council elections.

A judge ruled Thursday the deadline to complete the 2020 Census is being extended from Sept. 30 to Oct. 31. The Justice Department filed an appeal Friday. As the issue works its way through the courts, Arkansas Counts is encouraging Arkansans to complete the survey by Sept. 30.

A University of Arkansas Honors College Signature Seminar class about global social change and making a difference locally will be offered next spring. Three scholars leading the class will deliver a virtual preview lecture Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 5:15 p.m.

This week's archives from the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Oral and Visual History focus on some of the infamous crime stories that have taken place across the state in the last century.

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Residents of the unincorporated community of Holiday Island are expected to vote this coming election to not only incorporate as a town, but to elect their first mayor and city council. A slate of opponents, however, is waging what some describe as a disinformation campaign on the village's social media channels to upset the election. 

On today's show, the final day of KUAF's fall on-air fundraiser, we catch up with Michael Tilley of Talk Business and Politics on this week's headlines out of the River Valley. Plus, we speak with one of the 30 people whose smile will appear on millions of Lay's chip bags. And, we get an update on the expansion taking place at the Fayetteville Public Library. To make a donation to KUAF, click here.

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This week, Michael Tilley, with our partner Talk Business and Politics, discusses the latest expansion move from the Arkansas Colleges for Health Education and the possible move of another Confederate statue.

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Lay's is converting millions of potato chip bags to feature the smiles of 30 ordinary people doing extraordinary things in their communities. One of those smiles belongs to Charolette Tidwell, founder of Antioch for Youth & Family. Up to $1 million in proceeds will support Operation Smile.

The expansion of Fayetteville Public Library is entering its final phase. The entire building will be closed starting Sunday, Sept. 27, until late November to wrap up construction, but many services will remain available.

As Becca Martin-Brown, the features editor with the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, tells us, this weekend we can go out and enjoy some festivities with masks and social distancing, but there are plenty of virtual options too.


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Young adults are known for taking to the streets in protest. Now, there's a youth-driven push to bring more of them to the ballot box.

Tyler Okeke, a 19-year-old activist, is among those who champion lowering the voting age from 18 to 16.


Doctors in Memphis are recruiting participants to be part of a nationwide clinical trial testing the effectiveness of a drug to both treat and possibly prevent COVID-19 infections. 

Clinicians at Regional One Hospital and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center will be looking at a synthetic antibody treatment method developed by the pharmaceutical company Regeneron. 

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is warning Democrats that they must win the majority, not just of the House of Representatives but a majority of each state delegation, in case the House is called upon to decide the election in January.

Pro Football Hall of Famer Joe Montana and his wife, Jennifer, stopped an intruder from kidnapping their grandchild on Saturday afternoon. The incident culminated with Jennifer Montana pulling the child out of the intruder's arms.

The 9-month-old child was slumbering peacefully in the living room when a woman entered the Montanas' Malibu, Calif., house, took the child out of a playpen and held the child in her arms, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said in a statement.

For Major League Baseball, it's on to the postseason.

This year, that's saying a lot.

The sport wrapped up its regular season Sunday, and got through it without being in a protective bubble like other leagues. There were COVID-19 outbreaks and postponed games.

There still could be problems in the playoffs.

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