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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 11:14:00

Jason Rapert, meet Alexander Hamilton

Ernest Dumas this week provides Sen. Jason Rapert (and the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette) with a needed tutorial on what the founding fathers, particularly Alexander Hamilton, wrote about the need for an independent judiciary to protect minority rights.

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Friday, May 30, 2014

Friday, May 30, 2014 - 08:01:00

Layoffs in Fort Smith as dark newspaper days continue

The third round of layoffs at Stephens Media's Southwest Times Record in Fort Smith cut deeper into the bone of news reporting and editing employees. The Little Rock-based chain has made other cuts in Arkansas and elsewhere as it copes with changing newspaper landscape.

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Friday, May 16, 2014

Friday, May 16, 2014 - 09:13:00

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette speaks — softly — on same-sex marriage debate

A week after Circuit Judge Chris Piazza's historic ruling, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette commented on same-sex marriage, though not directly on the ruling. It was empty commentary.

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Monday, April 28, 2014

Monday, April 28, 2014 - 16:45:00

Open line: The drones take over

The line is open for reader comments. Finishing up:

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Monday, April 28, 2014 - 09:47:00

KATV drone captures damage from the air

KATV's Brian Emfinger captured storm devastation last night with a drone-mounted video camera. You can watch it on YouTube. And another drone has images from hard-hit Vilonia.

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Friday, March 14, 2014

Friday, March 14, 2014 - 07:12:00

Democrat-Gazette omits key element of Mike Maggio story

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette today reported on the coincidence of timing of an extraordinary ruling in a nursing home case by Circuit Judge Mike Maggio and the establishment of PACs for contributions to Maggio by the owner of that nursing home. The article did not mention that Blue Hog Report broke this story, a significant omission.

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 13:40:00

UPDATE: Officer fatally wounds older man causing disturbance on bus in North Little Rock

A North Little Rock police officer today fatally wounded a man who'd been causing a disturbance on a bus and reportedly attacked the officer with a cane.

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Friday, February 28, 2014

Friday, February 28, 2014 - 16:18:33

Open line: The shrinking news business; Pryor nicked for Koch contributions; dispute on voter ID; Walton grant application slowed by questions

The open line news roundup: Most of Stephens Media news bureau in Little Rock lose their jobs. Mark Pryor bites Koch hand that feeds him. Lawsuit possible over new state election rule. Unable to answer my questions, a state agency delayed a rubberstamp vote on a Walton-financed bid to get some federal money to pass out to charter schools.

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 15:20:00

Cranford Johnson to relocate to Third and Main

A potential move reported here weeks ago has been firmed up: Cranford Johnson Robinson Woods, the state’s largest marketing, advertising and public relations firm, will move from Capitol Avenue to the Fulk Building at Third and Main, the long-time home of Bennett's Military Supplies. Jones Film Video, which has been at Sixth and Chester, will move into a building across the street that has been occupied by Mr. Cool's.

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 14:36:00

Sen. Hutchinson files to suspend operation of radio station

Radio KEWI-AM in Benton suspended operation Feb. 7, according to an FCC filing. Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson is managing member of Saline River Media, which operated the station.

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Monday, February 24, 2014

Monday, February 24, 2014 - 09:05:00

Roby Brock and Talk Business changing partner from KARK to KATV; now two Sunday shows

Roby Brock announced today that his Talk Business and Politics was changing TV partners, from the Fox 16/KARK-4 combined news operation to KATV. Brock had been with Fox and Channel 4 for 15 years.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 09:54:00

Darin Gray named president of Cranford Johnson Robinson Woods

Cranford Johnson Robinson Woods, the state's biggest ad and PR firm, has a new president. He's Darin Gray, former publisher of the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal.

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Monday, January 27, 2014

Monday, January 27, 2014 - 18:54:00

Funny money and the race for Arkansas governor

I was going to pass on this today, but I've rethought on account of John Lyon's story for Stephens Media about Asa Hutchinson's speech to Arkansas sheriffs.

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 - 06:32:00

Mark Darr's disdain for the law

I know, everyone's tired of Mark Darr and just wish he would go. But a small point of personal, if essentially public, privilege.

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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Saturday, December 21, 2013 - 08:53:00

Change in leadership at University of Arkansas Press

A friend reports that Lawrence Malley has resigned as director of the University of Arkansas Press.

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 07:13:00

Freedom predicted for Pussy Riot members

On an otherwise slow morning, my attention was caught by Twitter notes on the predicted release tomorrow of two members of the jailed Russian punk group Pussy Riot.

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Monday, November 18, 2013

Monday, November 18, 2013 - 13:41:00

Cover photo goes way back

Brian Chilson used a circa 1960s Crown Graphic camera to take our latest cover shot. Check the process.

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 07:10:00

UA evasive on emails with a columnist

E-mails between Arkansas Democrat-Gazette contract columnist Mike Masterson and University of Arkansas Chancellor David Gearhart reveal mutual admiration but also a bit of insight on Arkansas media and public relations.

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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Sunday, November 10, 2013 - 13:19:00

MIA: Doonesbury has a substitute in Democrat-Gazette

A reader complains that the Sunday comics in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette included a "flashback" Doonesbury, a strip that ran previously in 2010.

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 12:53:00

Did Texas job search produce pay raise for Arkansas's Jeff Long?

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette columnist Wally Hall wrote this morning about the brief flurry of news about the mention of University of Arkansas Athletic Director Jeff Long being in the field of candidates to be the next athletic director at the University of Texas.

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