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Monday, February 10, 2014

Monday, February 10, 2014 - 17:15:00

The wintry open line

I'll leave you with the latest map from the National Weather Service. The line is open.

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Monday, February 10, 2014 - 16:51:00

Attorney general: Law doesn't provide cure for absentee voter who doesn't submit ID

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has issued a formal opiinion that says an absentee voter who fails to include the newly required proof of identification in a mail absentee has no opportunity to correct the omission.

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Monday, February 10, 2014 - 16:37:00

Arrest made in Forest Place apartment fire

After weeks of rumors, it would appear that an arrest has been made of a suspect in the string of arsons that did serious damage to the Forest Heights apartments on University Avenue.

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Monday, February 10, 2014 - 15:58:00

Obama administration easing rules on implementation of Affordable Care Act

More pullback on enforcement of the new health law. This from CNN:

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Monday, February 10, 2014 - 15:39:00

Americans United challenges teaching of creationism in two Arkansas charter schools

Americans United for the Separation of Church and State has written the Arkansas Education Department to object to the teaching of creationism in biology instruction at two charter a

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Monday, February 10, 2014 - 14:35:00

Mid-afternoon updates: A Supreme Court appointment and a vacillating gubernatorial candidate

Your turn as we wait for winter. Final thoughts:

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Monday, February 10, 2014 - 12:43:00

Arkansas legislative session begins; also the gimmicks

The Arkansas legislature opened its fiscal session today with a pro forma quick beginning. Bills, along with the dozens of appropriation bills, include some renegates — the Common Core deterrent I mentioned earlier; an effort to do something to correct new feral hog legislation (which apparently may be considere

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Monday, February 10, 2014 - 10:00:00

Attack on Common Core planned in fiscal session

Oh boy. Says here that opponents of the Common Core curriculum plan to introduce legislation to "defund" the education initiative.

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Monday, February 10, 2014 - 09:41:00

Little Rock police report one dead, one wounded in Asher nightclub altercation

The Little Rock Police Department says Brandon West, 27, of North Little Rock, was shot to death at the Quarter Note club at 4726 Asher Avenue about 1:40 a.m. this morning.

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Monday, February 10, 2014 - 09:06:00

The private option: Meet a potential victim of the Tea Party Nine

If nine Tea Party senators (or 26 retrograde House members) defeat reauthorization of private option expansion of Medicaid under Obamcare, the toll will be tens of thousands of working poor Arkansans, stripped of health insurance they just received.

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Monday, February 10, 2014 - 08:54:00

Tim Griffin to announce for lieutenant governor Thursday

A caller says Republican U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin said on a radio show this morning that he'd announce Thursday his decision on entering the Republican primary for lieutenant governor — a race he once told Democrat-Gazette reporters multiple times he had no intention of making.

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Monday, February 10, 2014 - 07:03:00

Could you live on the minimum wage?

The New York Times has an interactive feature in which you can plug in your basic living expenses and see how far the minimum wage ($8 in New York, $6.25 by Arkansas law for those not covered by the federal minimum) will go in covering it.

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Monday, February 10, 2014 - 06:16:00

Diane Blair's papers produce trove of insight on Hillary Clinton

This story dropped last night, but should set off a round of ceaseless re-examination. The Washington Free Beacon, an on-line source of news and comment from a 

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