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Friday, May 27, 2011

Friday, May 27, 2011 - 16:04:26

Bush in LR

Former President George W. Bush was in Little Rock today for the dedication of a garden honoring Warren and Harriet Stephens at First Tee of Central Arkansas, a public golf course established with a gift by Jackson T. Stephens.

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Friday, May 27, 2011 - 14:03:55

Little Rock express headed this way

The Little Rock Express, a Union Pacific steam engine route named for Little Rock after Arkansans voted en masse via social media networks to route the train through the natural state, will arrive on June 6.

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Friday, May 27, 2011 - 13:34:18

New design for bike path markers

The city of Little Rock has come up with a new design to mark dedicated bike paths.

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Friday, May 27, 2011 - 13:27:08

State car suit dropped

The AP is reporting that the lawsuit over the use of state vehicles by constitutional officers has been dropped. Judge Tim Fox granted the GOP's motion to dismiss.

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Friday, May 27, 2011 - 07:05:17

From the right: Defense of Blue Hog Report

Jason Tolbert, the Republican-oriented creator of The Tolbert Report, interviews Republican Party executive director Chase Dugger about his FOI requests related to state employees Matt Campbell , who created the Blue Hog Report, a Democratic blog.

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Friday, May 27, 2011 - 06:54:57

Tim Griffin jumps off corporate welfare bill

Funny story in Politico. U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin — friend of millionaires, enemy of Medicare and Medicaid — has decided it is just a bit TOO unseemly to be sponsoring billions of dollars in tax incentives to promote natural gas-fueled vehicles.

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Friday, May 27, 2011 - 06:28:02

Harrelson complaint before judge

Now I understand the news account yesterday afternoon about the prosecutor's actions in the case of Sen. Steve Harrelson's fight with his estranged wife's boyfriend.

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Friday, May 27, 2011 - 02:00:27

Little Rock: A dangerous city

Our leaders keep telling us that Little Rock is getting safer and safer — even as our police force shrinks on account of lack of financial support.

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 21:38:00

DJ Tommy Smith arrested in Little Rock

103.7 The Buzz host Tommy Smith, was arrested today around 2 p.m. on several charges, including leaving the scene of an accident, refusal to submit to a DWI test, drinking in public and possession of a controlled substance.

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Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 18:51:38

Thursday thoughts

The Thursday night line is open. The Memorial Day Weekend slowdown has begun.

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Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 17:21:00

Republicans retaliate against Blue Hog bloggers

They're a rough bunch, those Republicans. Chase Dugger, the state Republican Party executive director, has apparently (according to a good source) covered up state agencies with FOI requests related to phone records, email and other employment data on two people — both state employees — who contribute to the Blue Hog Report.

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Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 16:53:05

McDaniel, Beebe back slashing of LR school aid

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel and Gov. Mike Beebe to Little Rock school students: Screw you.

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Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 14:33:00

Trinity: Cathedral School finances too poor for survival

The vestry of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral has issued a news release giving a more extensive explanation of what many had thought was an abrupt decision to close the K-5 Cathedral School at the end of the school year this week, after 54 years of operation.

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Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 12:40:17

Hot Springs wins trademark fight with Park Service UPDATE

A federal panel has ruled that the Hot Springs Advertising and Promotion Commission may continue to use the name Hot Springs National Park in its trademarked logo.

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Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 12:03:48

Arkansas GOP adopts Bill Clinton

The Arkansas Republican Party has gone to quoting Bill Clinton. Out of context.

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Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 11:47:33

Another stealth political group exposed

Salon has a report on the exposure another bogus "grassroots" group. It's the American Action Network, which called itself a grassroots group, but shows $2.75 million in fund-raising from a whopping 11 contributions, two of them $1 million each.

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Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 11:03:15

Wisconsin anti-union law struck down

A judge said Republicans violated the Wisconsin open meetings law in approving Gov. Scott Walker's bill to strip public unions of power.

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Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 09:47:40

U.S. Supreme Court upholds Arizona immigrant law

The legislative activists on the John Roberts Supreme Court court — which likes federalism when it likes the outcome and disapproves of it when it doesn't — has upheld, 5-3, the Arizona law that usurps federal authority and allows the state to punish businesses that hire undocumented workers.

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Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 09:11:00

Supreme Court rebuffs SWEPCO plant challenge

The hunting club fighting the SWEPCO coal-fired generating plant in Hempstead County lost a major round before the state Supreme Court today.

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Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 08:44:49

Harrelson's woes mount UPDATE

The Texarkana Gazette reports today (pay wall) that the man with whom state Sen. Steve Harrelson (D-Texarkana) scuffled at the home of Harrelson's estranged wife has asked that Harrelson be charged.

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