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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 06:29:00

Fort Smith native Anne Patterson gets state Department post

The Senate yesterday confirmed the nomination of Fort Smith native Anne Patterson, a career diplomat, to be assistant secretary of state for Near Easter affairs.

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Monday, December 2, 2013

Monday, December 2, 2013 - 17:10:00

Brock Thompson to appear on Jeopardy

Conway native Brock Thompson, author of "The Un-Natural State: Arkansas and the Queer South," will appear on Jeopardy this Wednesday. 

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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Sunday, November 24, 2013 - 11:29:00

Conway spent $133,000 on a Christmas tree

Conway spent $133,000 on what's being billed as the state's 

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 14:10:00

Arkansas connections to the JFK assassination and its aftermath

A number of people with Arkansas connections played roles in events surrounding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy

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Friday, November 15, 2013

Friday, November 15, 2013 - 13:28:00

A catchup roundup: Cell phones, coon suppers, conservatives, cinema

Some odds and ends that floated in while I spent the morning with the Legislative Council:

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Friday, November 15, 2013 - 07:19:00

Killed him a b'ar when he was only 44

Since I've received multiple copies, there seems to be popular demand to post Rep. Nate Bell of Menua posing with his kill this week on a bear hunt.

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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Sunday, October 27, 2013 - 08:14:00

Gov. Beebe, Speaker Carter at Scaryoke: Where's the bootleg?

John Lyon at Stephens Media has an item about a coming moment in Arkansas musical history.

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Saturday, October 26, 2013

Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 07:25:00

Little Rock lawyer pays strip club steak tab for Bryant police chief Mark Kizer

Well isn't this a hoot(er)? Shelli Russell at mysaline.com reports that Little Rock lawyer Jack Wagoner has sent a check for $158 to Bryant Police Chief Mark Kizer to reimburse his $58 dinner tab at an Orl

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Friday, October 25, 2013

Friday, October 25, 2013 - 05:55:00

The KUAR pledge morning line

I'm off to UALR early, so a quick roundup before I go: * MAKE A PLEDGE TO KUAR/GET A MATCH: Rosi Smith and I will be raising money on KUALR/KLRE this morning.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 06:48:00

'Strip' steaks for Bryant cops and more in morning roundup

I have some obligations this morning, so some hurried notes: * BRYANT COPS ENJOY 

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 06:50:00

Blanche Lincoln's lobbying business grows with Monsanto

Getting beaten for U.S. Senate was good for Blanche Lincoln's bank account. She's got her own lobbying business now and the client list grows.

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Monday, October 14, 2013

Monday, October 14, 2013 - 09:23:00

Turkey drops resume from 2nd story at Yellville Turkey Trot

Turkey drops resumed this year at the Yellville Turkey Trot, but not from airplane bombers.

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Sunday, October 13, 2013

Sunday, October 13, 2013 - 07:41:00

Another soulful year for King Biscuit Blues Festival

The Arkansas Times took another bus trip to the King Biscuit Blues Festival in Helena yesterday and Brian Chilson's Facebook page photo gallery is the nex

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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Saturday, October 12, 2013 - 09:27:00

Breaking: Food at Arkansas State Fair that isn't fried

Too bad the opening Saturday of the Arkansas State Fair and Livestock show won't have the crisp, dry air that I associate with ideal fair weather.

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Friday, October 11, 2013

Friday, October 11, 2013 - 06:56:00

Mike Huckabee's political tribute to the Rolling Stones

We have to stop meeting like this. I've already written a column this week about Mike Huckabee's worthwhile comments on the Republican-forced government shutdown.

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 11:47:00

The Nobel Prize in physics: An Arkansas angle

We hope to have some more later, but a quick word on news from a former classmate at Arkansas School for Mathematics, Science and the Arts that a former Arkansans was a member of the team that contributed 

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 13:13:00

Little Rock GOP consultant plays foil again for Daily Show

Noelle Nikpour, a Little Rock Republican strategist, had another turn on the Daily Show last night.

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Sunday, October 6, 2013

Sunday, October 6, 2013 - 05:51:00

Retired Justice Brown to be honored at Sewanee

Why not a scrap of positive news amid the gloomy political stuff? Retired Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Robert Brown will be honored with an honorary doctor of civil laws degree Oct. 11 at his undergraduate alma mater, the University of the South (Sewanee).

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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 17:40:00

Bill Carter talks Kennedy and Arkansas

The latest in our video series collaboration with Greg Spradlin and Camp Friday Films is an interview with Bill Carter, the Rector native who's semi-famous for being witness to a hell of a lot of history. Carter talks about his involvement in organizing John F. Kennedy's visit to Heber Springs 50 years ago today.

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 13:56:00

From Cabot: A libertarian with a printed gun and revolutionary ideas about currency

[embed-1] Attention continues to pile up for Cody Wilson, a Cabot native who dropped out of the University of Texas law school, to pursue revolutionary ideas.

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