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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 18:43:37

Arkansas Republicans, except Crawford, nix Hurricane Sandy aid

Tis an ill wind that will blow Arkansas storm victims no good when their day inevitably arrives for extra government help in the face of disaster.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 17:00:31

The snowy line

The Tuesday night line commences. Finishing up: * NO WAY TO SLICE IT/BAD NUMBERS FOR DUSTIN: Public Policy Polling released today the cross-tabs on its 600-person sample of an Asa Hutchinson/Dustin McDaniel gubernatorial matchup.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 15:55:11

ACLU opposes Little Rock contract with Rescue Mission

The Arkansas affiliate has announced its opposition to a proposed $300,000 contract between the cities of Little Rock and North Little Rock and the Union Rescue Mission to operate the city's day center for the homeless, soon to open in a building acquired from Union Rescue on Confederate Boulevard.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 15:46:29

Arkansas Medicaid program showing early success in curtailing costs

One interesting note from Gov. Mike Beebe in his state of the state today: Beebe said that the state Medicaid program was showing its slowest growth in 25 years, which meant that the Medicaid shortfall was likely to be less than originally thought.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 14:16:00

Look who wants to legislate drug testing

Sen. Jeremy "Gator Bait" Hutchinson has revealed some of his apparent plans for rehabilitating his tarnished image.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 13:36:45

911 delay reported in fatal accident response

The Little Rock Police Department has announced suspension of a police communications officer because of a failure in immediately sending emergency responders to a report of a car that slid off an icy road in western Little Rock yesterday and submerged in a pond.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 12:13:00

Republicans react to Medicaid 'circuit breaker'

I mentioned earlier that even Arizona Republican Gov. Jan Brewer had decided the economic argument in favor of accepting Medicaid expansion was too powerful to ignore.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 10:46:49

Beebe downplays differences; hints at big project; says no one to be thrown out of nursing homes

Gov. Mike Beebe addressed the joint legislative session this morning, his 14th as legislator or governor.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 10:34:55

Another snow disruption

Yes, that would appear to be snow. Federal building has closed on account of weather, KTHV says.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 09:47:36

UALR names new law dean

Michael Schwartz, currently associate dean of the Washburn Law School in Topeka, Kan., will became dean of the UALR Bowen School of Law July 1.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 09:16:04

The Arkansas Republican dilemma on Medicaid

The Capitol is thronged with back-slapping Arkansas Republicans celebrating their ascension to the legislative majority.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 08:43:42

A serious case of Beatlemania in Arkansas

gallerynucleus.comTHEY LOVED THEM YEAH, YEAH, YEAH: Ecstatic fans were a staple in the Beatles' heyday.Thanks to Eric Francis for a direction to Slate's history blog and a fun entry on the depth of Beatlemania in 1964. They've unearthed letters from the National Archives written when the Labor Department tightened rules...

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 07:00:27

The Beebe channel: speech to joint session

Gov. Mike Beebe addresses the House and Senate at 10 a.m. this morning. We can all get along, he'll likely say.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 06:36:49

The new political fight over guns

The New York Times reports here on some of the executive actions President Obama could take — more research on guns and health by the CDC, for example — as a response to national concern about gun violence following the Connecticut school slaughter.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 06:31:17

Walmart to make veterans hiring commitment

New York Tines reports that Walmart will announce today a plan to hire every veteran who wants a job.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 06:12:22

Helping the homeless: Christians only allowed in Little Rock

I see the Democrat-Gazette weighed in today at last on an issue long simmering here — the city of Little Rock's decision to funnel additional money to the Union Rescue Mission to operate the six-years-in-the-making homeless center on Confederate Boulevard.

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