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Monday, March 23, 2015

Monday, March 23, 2015 - 17:46:00

Beyond rehoming crowdfunding update

In 10 days, we've raised nearly $10,000 to support our investigative project into the state's child welfare system. But to ensure that we can adequately develop the dozens upon dozens of leads we've gotten since the rehoming stories first appeared, we're shooting for $15,000. That'll enable us to hire at least one reporter and one intern (but possibly more) to help on this months-long project.

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 16:07:00

Rep. Nate Bell blasts adoption story before seeing it; 'rehoming' bill introduced

Response to our story about rehoming and adoption has been overwhelmingly positive, with one exception. Rep. Nate Bell (R-Mena) has informed me that writing this story makes me the predator and Justin Harris the victim. I'm hellbound, apparently.

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Friday, October 31, 2014

Friday, October 31, 2014 - 09:28:00

The Democrat-Gazette still fond of white supremacists, in spite of themselves

The descent into self-parody in the Democrat-Gazette’s endorsement last weekend of Tom Cotton was as inevitable as the endorsement itself. Arkansans should vote for Cotton or vote for Sen. Mark Pryor as they see fit. But all of us should be embarrassed of our daily paper’s Confederate nostalgia gussied up as True Grit.

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 11:20:00

LRPD's new police dispatch site up and running

The LRPD kicked off their new online police dispatch log today, a website that allows citizens and the media to see the time, location and basic nature of all LRPD dispatches in the city on a 30 minute delay, with dispatches disappearing from the site 8 hours after they're made.

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Monday, September 29, 2014 - 07:20:00

Adventures in headline writing at the Democrat-Gazette

"Islamic State underrated, Obama says." The D-G's headline writers meant that U.S. intelligence underestimated the threat posed by ISIS. But surely some Arkansas Tea Partier somewhere spit out their coffee this morning — their long-held theory of the terrorist-palling, secret-Muslim President Obama finally confirmed! The Islamic State ain't so bad, he says. It's underrated!

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 10:10:37

Times contributor Eifling to head up journalism startup Ratter

A new digital publication, Ratter, will launch in the coming months with ambitions to break original stories rich with unbelievable truth. Fayetteville native and Arkansas Times contributor Sam Eifling will serve as editorial director.

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 06:53:00

Repressive governments crack down on bloggers

Russia goes after bloggers. You say it couldn't happen here? Let's hope not. But our politicians have repressive tendencies, too.

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 09:54:00

Fox News corrects misleading graphic

Fox News admits its graphic on Obamacare enrollment was hooey. But what misleading graphic will the network use now that enrollment has hit the 7 million mark?

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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 10:14:00

Fox's Megyn Kelly wants to make sure kids know that Santa is white. And Jesus too!

[embed-1]Megyn Kelly, saving the children... 

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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Saturday, August 24, 2013 - 11:52:00

How the Washington Post blew the story of the March on Washington

Before we all get too misty-eyed about the demise of the legacy media, remember that sometimes the glory days weren't so glorious.

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Thursday, August 15, 2013 - 13:54:00

UPDATE Oxford American's Warwick Sabin to lead Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub

Leading the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, "synthesizes all of my interests and passions," Warwick Sabin said today by phone. After five and a half years as publisher of the Oxford American, he said the timing was right for him to leave and that he was confident he was leaving the magazine on good footing.

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Monday, August 5, 2013

Monday, August 5, 2013 - 13:57:00

Republicans threaten boycott to squelch network shows on Hillary Clinton

I've written before about Republican animosity toward free speech that is not their own. Now today:

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Monday, July 29, 2013

Monday, July 29, 2013 - 09:19:00

Cumulus to drop Rush Limbaugh; a boon to Mike Huckabee?

Politico reported over the weekend that Cumulus Media, a major radio station owner, is planning to drop Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity from its stations' lineups.

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 14:53:00

NLR photo archives sales irk former Miami newspaper hands

Not everyone is happy about the purchase of newspaper photo archives and resale of those images by John Rogers of North Little Rock.

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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 07:27:00

Now the Kochs target newspapers

The billionaire Koch brothers have a massive imprint, from energy to forest products to multi-tentacled political front groups including the likes of Americans for Prosperity, important in the Republican takeover of the Arkansas legislature.

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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 10:01:00

Politico plugs the Times' David Ramsey

Nice plug in Politico for the Times' David Ramsey's coverage of the unfolding Medicaid expansion debate in Arkansas: — ARKANSAS REPORTER MIXES IT UP WITH FORBES COLUMNIST OVER EXPANSION — David Ramsey, whose reporting for the Arkansas Times on his state’s unusual Medicaid expansion approach set the tone of a national conversation, shredded Forbes’s Avik Roy yesterday, contending the columnist ignored important facts on the subject.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 11:54:50

Alice 107.7 DJ DC McGhee issues statement

A short statement from Alice 107.7 morning show host DC McGhee (whose real name is Willard Moran), was posted on the Alice 107.7 Facebook page last night.

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Friday, December 7, 2012

Friday, December 7, 2012 - 14:22:51

Popular morning DJ DC McGhee reported missing

Alice 107.7 morning show DJ Eugene "DC" McGhee of the "Heather and D.C. in the Morning" show has been reported missing after failing to show up for work this morning.

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Monday, December 3, 2012

Monday, December 3, 2012 - 13:08:00

Russellville publisher wants news-collecting drone

Rick Fahr, former publisher of the Log Cabin Democrat, has found a new job, taking the publisher's seat of the River Valley Leader in Russellville on November 26.

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 10:49:44

Investigative reporter Dewayne Graham, dead at 63

Former Little Rock TV News investigative reporter Dewayne Graham, who made a name for himself as the face of KATV's "7 on Your Side" and later ran for public office, passed away yesterday at age 63 after what a friend said was a long illness.

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    Oh dear. Paradigm of conservative cultural authenticity, Phil Robertson, patriarch of A&E's "Duck Dynasty," conjured up a gruesome fantasy of the rape and torture of an atheist family in a speech to the Vero Beach Prayer Breakfast, later broadcast on the “Trunews” radio program by host Rick Wiles.
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