Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 17:23:00

Open line

Over to you.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 17:11:00

Legislature to take up death penalty and arming teachers in fiscal session?

At his Nightwriter blog, Arkansas Legislative Digest's Benji Hardy reports on today's joint Judiciary committee meeting at the Capitol:

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 17:09:00

Will Interstate 40, between North Little Rock and West Memphis, be under construction forever?

Pretty much. According to the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department’s Danny Straessle, that entire stretch of interstate is due for rehabilitation or replacement in projects scheduled to run through 2027.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 16:23:00

Sen. Harry Reid leaning toward "nuclear option" on court vacancies

Remember when Rep. Tom Cotton ludicrously said that President Barack Obama was "court packing" by fulfilling his constitutional obligation to nominate judges to fill vacancies on the federal bench, in this case the three vacancies on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit?

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 16:00:00

Travelers like the LR airport, they really do

Poll taken in November finds four out of five passengers satisfied.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 14:49:00

Dennis Milligan contacted House Speaker Davy Carter's employers; Carter considering legal action

Following a tip, we contacted House Speaker Davy Carter about certain aspects of the Dennis Milligan scandal (see here, here, here, and here for the goofy saga).

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 12:37:00

Judge sets hearing on settlement for today

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel, declaring today a "great day for Arkansas," announced formally that all parties to the Pulaski County school desegregation case had signed on to the terms of a settlement agreement.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 01:05:00

School settlement: Comment from afar

I signed on a balky Internet from a ship off the Spanish coast this morning to — hope against hope — my rare optimism had been warranted and that the Pulaski desegregation case had been settled.

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