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Monday, May 18, 2015

Monday, May 18, 2015 - 09:03:00

Common Core takes flight

From KAIT: “The Common Core has really been talking about mixed methods of teaching,” one student said. “Quail could be used as a way to talk to them about math and science and the incubation and things like that and how to integrate that into the classroom.”

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 08:27:00

Here comes Huck

God is telling him: "Run Huck, Run!"

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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 12:14:00

Bill Valentine, former Arkansas Travelers general manager, dies at 82

Bill Valentine, formerly general manager of the Arkansas Travelers, died this morning in Little Rock at 82. He'd been in failing health.

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Monday, April 20, 2015 - 16:00:00

Renaud brothers win Peabody for 'Last Chance High'

Little Rock filmmakers Brent and Craig Renaud have won a Peabody Award for "Last Chance High," their eight-part series for Vice News online.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 09:06:00

Camden woman, 116, now reportedly world's oldest living person

With the death of 117-year-old Misao Okawa of Osaka, Japan. Gertrude Weaver of Camden, born July 4, 1898, has been officially recognized as the world's oldest living person, at 116 years, 8 months and 28 days old as of today.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 16:17:00

Huck hypocrisy

Mother Jones points out this morning, as Max did earlier this month, that Mike Huckabee probably isn't the one to be lecturing Hillary Clinton on government transparency, recounting a saga familiar to longtime readers.

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Monday, February 16, 2015

Monday, February 16, 2015 - 10:55:00

Hot Springs scores high in barbecue

Hot Springs hits a national list for its barbecue offerings.

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 08:52:00

Mike Huckabee threatens to leave GOP over insufficient bigotry, but still has time to endorse Bruce Westerman

Mike Huckabee is sick and tired of the Republicans waving the white flag of surrender on discrimination against gay people. He's mad as hell and he's not going to take it anymore.

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Friday, August 15, 2014 - 16:48:00

Restored Johnny Cash Boyhood Home opens to visitors tomorrow

The Dyess Colony Museum and Johnny Cash's restored boyhood home will be open for visitors tomorrow after a restoration project that began in early 2012.

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Friday, August 15, 2014 - 12:48:00

Dog bowl inventor purchases former Dogpatch land

Arkansas's kitschy-est ghost town has a new owner. Earlier this week, Charles "Bud" Pelsor purchased much of the land that used to be the home of Dogpatch USA. He and partners paid close to $2 million for the 400-acre site in Newton County on Wednesday, the Democrat-Gazette reported this morning. Time to indulge in some nostalgia.

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Monday, August 11, 2014

Monday, August 11, 2014 - 10:07:00

Who you callin' Dogtown? North Little Rock named most liberal in Arkansas

Survey says North Little Rock is the most liberal place in Arkansas and Marshall the most conservative.

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Friday, May 9, 2014

Friday, May 9, 2014 - 09:09:00

Fort Smith hospital CEO ousted after remark about Hispanics

The City Wire in Fort Smith reports on the abrupt removal of Tim Schmidt, the interim CEO of the Sparks Medical System in Fort Smith after a stupid remark about Latinos.

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Saturday, May 3, 2014

Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 21:46:00

Film adaptation of Leveritt's 'Devil's Knot' premieres in Little Rock

Every seat full tonight at Little Rock's Ron Robinson Theater in the River Market for the premiere of "Devil's Knot," the new film based on the exhaustively researched 2002 book by Times contributing editor Mara Leveritt about the West Memphis Three case. The film focuses on the murders of Stevie Branch, Christopher Byers and Michael Moore, and ends just after the 1994 convictions of Damien Echols and Jason Baldwin. Oscar Winners Colin Firth (as private investigator Ron Lax) and Reese Witherspoon (as Pam Hobbs) star. We'll have a full review in next week's issue and online.

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 11:37:00

Museum of Discovery to get exposure on Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

The Museum of Discovery's Kevin Delaney will do his science education magic in a much bigger venue May 5. He's to appear on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon."

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Monday, April 21, 2014 - 16:15:00

Senior prank lands 'Calico Crazy 8' in hot water

The Baxter Bulletin reports that eight Calico Rock students have been suspended, banned from the prom and more for using a key to enter the school at night and move desks and chairs from a classroom to a hallway. Of course there's a Facebook page in support of the Calico Crazy 8.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 07:13:00

Diamond watch: Arkansas man finds six-carat diamond at Crater of Diamonds State Park

David Anderson, who moved to the Murfreesboro to hunt for gems at Crater of Diamonds State Park, found a 6.19-carat white diamond at the park. He named it "Limitless Diamond" and plans to sell it and donate the proceeds to the Speed of Light charity.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 11:14:00

Shoe truthers! Hillary Clinton opponents with the strangest conspiracy theory yet.

Sahil Kapur at Talking Points Memo highlights some good old-fashioned Clinton derangement syndrome: conservative critics of Hillary Clinton are speculating that she may have staged the recent attack-by-shoe in Las Vegas. Alison Hurst of Phoenix has been charged with throwing a soccer cleat at Clinton as she gave a speech last Thursday. Clinton ducked and was fine. Or...that's what Clinton would have you believe!

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 08:38:00

Huckabee: "I'm beginning to think that there's more freedom in North Korea sometimes than there is in the United States"

BREAKING: Former Gov. (and Superhypothetical '16 presidential candidate) Mike Huckabee said something dumb. Of course, we're used to Huckabee gleefully spewing nonsense that might offend folks in these parts. This time he managed to stick his foot in his mouth far enough at yesterday's New Hampshire Freedom Summit to arouse bipartisan condemnation.

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Friday, April 11, 2014 - 14:27:00

Internet troll Andrew "weev" Auernheimer out of jail after Appeals Court rules he should've been tried in home state of Arkansas

Fayetteville's Andrew Aurenheimer, better known as internet troll and "hacker" weev, is set to be released from federal prison after a federal appeals court reversed and vacated his conviction and sentence. Aurenheimer was convicted in 2012 of violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) and sentenced to a 41-month prison term for what the government called "unauthorized access" of AT&T's servers in 2010. In reality, Aurenheimer merely exposed an AT&T security flaw.

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Friday, April 11, 2014 - 08:27:00

Oklahoma girl sells diamond found in Crater of Diamonds State Park for $20,000

Tana Clymer, 14, has sold a 3.85-carat yellow diamond she found at Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro last October. The price tag: $20,000.

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    HBO's "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, which premiered last April, has consistently shown itself to be a Daily Show-level contender for the humor-news crown. Up for discussion on the show last night: the myriad ways major poultry producers exploit chicken farmers. Also featured in the video: Arkansas Republican Rep. Steve Womack, who gets plucked and roasted for placing a rider on the agriculture appropriations bill that forbids the USDA from enforcing already-written protections for the nation's poultry farmers.
  • Magazine obtains police report over Josh Duggar sexual molestation investigation; he admits past 'mistakes,' resigns Family Council job

    In Touch magazine reports that it has obtained a Springdale police report containing allegations of sexual misconduct against an unnamed teen that it says it has confirmed was Josh Duggar, a minor at the time and now a prominent lobbyist for the Family Research Council and a leading voice for legal discrimination against gay people.
  • State budget administrator Brandon Sharp fired; no reason given

    KATV reports that Brandon Sharp was fired Monday afternoon after four years as state budget administrator, a $101,000-a-year job in the Department of Finance and Administration.
  • KATV: Bill Walker's state agency approves grants to sister UPDATE

    KATV has dug up on questionable public dealings by a familiar figure — former state Sen. Bill Walker, who headed the state Career Education Department during the administration of Gov. Mike Beebe.
  • What's not to love about the Bentonville Film Festival? Walmart.

    The Bentonville Film Festival, launched this year by actress Geena Davis and held earlier this month from May 5-9, earned a number of largely positive notices from major outlets like the Huffington Post ("At the Bentonville Film Festival, Women Are Playing in the Major Leagues"), the L.A. Times ("Bentonville Film Festival pushes diversity message from year one") and the New York Times ("Bentonville, Ark., Hosts a Film Festival Without a Movie Theater"), most of them centering on its unique and vital agenda — promoting diversity and gender equality in filmmaking — and its celebrity cache (e.g. an acting workshop taught by Robert De Niro, a softball game led by Rosie O'Donnell, etc.).

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