Eavesdropping: Happy Trails

A pair of cyclists take a breather in north Fayetteville, Arkansas, about halfway through an August 13 ride from one end of the Razorback Greenway trail to the other and back again. The trail runs about 36 miles through several of northwest Arkansas' biggest cities, linking dozens of miles of smaller trails into a regional network. DAN HOLTMEYER

A pair of cyclists take a breather in north Fayetteville, Arkansas, about halfway through an August 13 ride from one end of the Razorback Greenway trail to the other and back again. The trail runs about 36 miles through several of northwest Arkansas’ biggest cities, linking dozens of miles of smaller trails into a regional network. DAN HOLTMEYER

The Omaha World-Herald reports that State Sen. Robert Hilkemann was injured near Aurora, Nebraska in an accident at the end of a five-week bike ride that began in Seattle. “It was fabulous,” he told the newspaper. “I’m so grateful it happened 3 miles from the end and not 3 miles after the start.”

Another Nebraska legislator, Bill Kintner, accidentally fell victim to an extortion scam that started with Facebook, Skype and a “smoking hot” woman and ended with Kintner being called a “guttersnipe” and paying a $1,000 penalty to the state for misuse of a government laptop.

In response to questions about the state’s #46 ranking in school quality, Oklahoma State School Superintendent Joy Hofmeister said, “Treading water is not a policy,” and asked that education funds be used holistically to serve the state’s increasingly diverse population. (Hat tip to NonDoc)

Hillary Clinton’s presidential race opened its first campaign headquarters in Arkansas in a Little Rock shopping center. A former U.S. sentator told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that having the state’s former first lady on the ballot could help down-ticket races.

After the Missouri primaries, the Kansas City Star observed that, “the race for governor this November will be between a Republican who used to be a Democrat and a Democrat who used to be a Republican.”

 


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