Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 10:42:00

U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear Arkansas death penalty case

The United States Supreme Court has declined to review the Arkansas Supreme Court decision clearing the lethal injection procedure continue for condemned prisoners in Arkansas.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 09:32:00

Steve Womack hearing from constituents, sounds a little grouchy

U.S. Rep. Steve Womack, who has a reputation for getting out of sorts when challenged at public meetings, is getting some sharp questioning at a session he scheduled this morning at the West Fork City Hall, according to notes I've received.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 09:23:00

Homeland Security details sweeping immigration enforcement plans

A massive increase in removal of undocumented immigrants is likely from Homeland Security guidelines released today.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 09:09:00

Tom Cotton's influence on Trump's new security chief

U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton is getting credit for pushing President Donald Trump to select Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his national security adviser, Politico reports.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 08:13:00

UPDATE: The free legislative eats report; plus more watering down of ethics law

Plenty of free eats and drinks for the legislature this week. Also Monday, the Senate made some improvements and added some more loopholes to a proposal to further water down the already porous ethics law.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 07:36:00

Groups urge end to life sentences for juveniles

A rally at the Capitol today will include groups backing proposed legislation to end life-without-parole sentences for juveniles. The bill, SB 294, will be before a Senate committee Wednesday.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 07:29:00

Religious right group calls for compromise on damage lawsuit amendment

The Family Council, the religious right political lobby, has issued a statement urging its followers to oppose the so-called tort reform amendment to limit attorney fees and awards in damage lawsuits.

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Monday, February 20, 2017 - 16:48:00

Hutchinson touts government 'transformation.' But is less more?

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced today a Trnasformation Advisory Board to continue his goal of making government more efficient.

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Monday, February 20, 2017 - 15:21:00

Senate defeats resolutions on amendments to prohibit same-sex marriage and ban abortion

The Arkansas Senate fell a vote short today  of approving resolutions calling for U.S. constitutional amendments to prohibit same-sex marriage and ban abortion.

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Monday, February 20, 2017 - 14:59:00

A presidential open line

Here's the Monday open line, with a tribute to presidents on our daily video with news and comment.

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Monday, February 20, 2017 - 13:53:00

Cotton town hall: Off again. On again UPDATE

Sen. Tom Cotton's town hall is off again. And now back on again, this time in Springdale.

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Monday, February 20, 2017 - 13:00:00

Campus carry deal: Anyone over 25 can carry, with training

Sen. Trent Garner, the Tom Cotton employee and clone who joined the Arkansas Senate this year, has proposed an amendment to the campus carry bill that would open campuses to anyone 25 or older with a concealed carry permit if they received an additional 16 hours of  training.

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Monday, February 20, 2017 - 10:50:00

Even a courthouse is no sanctuary for immigrant

Can inmigration agents station themselves at courthouses to snare undocumented immigrants? With probable cause, yes, says a local judge. He notes this might have negative impact on law enforcement.

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Monday, February 20, 2017 - 10:38:00

Another city, another fight over a city-blighting freeway project

Now the story of a city fighting the damaging impact of an urban freeway expansion project comes from Denver.

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Monday, February 20, 2017 - 10:00:00

Following the GIF scandal in Northwest Arkansas

State pork barreling continues to inspire reporting on questionable spending and corruption in the use of state surplus money for local projects.

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Monday, February 20, 2017 - 07:50:00

Trump and Russia: The plot thickens

Questions about President Donald Trump's friendly connections with Russia aren't going away.

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Monday, February 20, 2017 - 07:44:00

Award planned for five former Little Rock School Board members

The Christian Ministerial Alliance has announced it will give the Rev. Williams Robinson Justice Award today to five members of the Little Rock Schoo Board removed by the state Board of Education Jan. 28, 2015.

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 15:42:00

Open line, plus violence around the state and the search for the Tom Cotton town hall

Sunday's open line includes an update on Tom Cotton's mystery location town hall; discovery of two bodies near Siloam Springs and an officer shooting of a criminal suspect in Marion County.

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Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 08:41:00

Gunfire reported at downtown hotel UPDATE

Guests at the Marriott Hotel downtown reported hearing multiple gunshots about 9:30 p.m. Saturday night, but, at last report on KTHV, police had found no evidence that anyone was hurt.

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Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 08:33:00

Trump ventures into fake news as he decries it

President Donald Trump continued his attack on the media at a rally in Florida Saturday, but his own reporting of facts continued to be fractured, with reference to a non-existent incident in Sweden.

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