Sunday, January 22, 2017

Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 09:53:00

Millions march in massive show of resistance to Trump

The Women's Marches yesterday were massive, one of the largest protests in the nation's history.

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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 20:06:12

'We are here, and we are here to stay': Scenes from the Women's March for Arkansas (updated)

Thousands of protestors marched to the state Capitol this morning in the Women's March for Arkansas.

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Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 17:54:00

Trumpspeak: scary briefing from the White House.

You have all got to watch the newscast from the White House with the spokesman disputing the numbers of folks at the inauguration and still claiming  it was the largest inauguration to be attend

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Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 06:25:00

The assault on Obamacare begins

Donald Trump Friday night signed an executive order directing government to scale back Obamacare to the extent possible. Though the signing was mostly symbolic, it likely has implications for Arkansas.

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Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 06:15:00

Two dead in North Little Rock shooting

two people were fatally wounded about 9 p.m. Friday in a home in the 1400 block of Division Street, North Little Rock.

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Friday, January 20, 2017

Friday, January 20, 2017 - 17:00:00

2nd Amendment meets the 1st in Fayetteville on campus carry

They've had a forum in Fayetteville today on Rep. Charlie Collins' fervent desire to force more pistol-packing people onto the campus at the University of Arkansas (and every other college in Arkansas.) He got an earful from opponents.

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Friday, January 20, 2017 - 15:00:00

Reality TV: Watching burglary live in LR

A home surveillance system helped a Pinnacle Valley home owner get photos, but not immediately catch, burglars who stole two firearms Wednesday morning.

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Friday, January 20, 2017 - 14:23:00

The Trump open line.

Here's your open line. I hear there's a new president.

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Friday, January 20, 2017 - 12:32:00

The dark roots of 'America First'

Donald Trump employed the phrase "America First" in his inaugural speech and it's now featured prominently in a list of initiatives on the new Trump White House website. (Gone from the website are Obama-era references to "climate change."

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Friday, January 20, 2017 - 11:28:30

Little Rock to New Orleans in 94 MINUTES...It's Carnival Season!

GLO Airlines is flying nonstop from Little Rock to New Orleans in just 94 minutes, and it's Carnival Season in New Orleans! We took a recent flight to New Orleans on GLO, and it took us almost as long to get to the French Quarter from the airport as it did to get from Little Rock to New Orleans.  We have never gotten to New Orleans that fast! Don't miss out on Carnival Season in New Orleans, Mardi Gras 2017. Go to flyglo.com for details and get an additional 10% off when you enter the promo code of ARKBLOG17.

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Friday, January 20, 2017 - 11:10:00

The Trump presidency begins with populist themes

Donald Trump took office as president with a ringing appeal to populism, a theme not well-represented in his cabinet. But policies are to come.

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Friday, January 20, 2017 - 10:11:00

Room on the mall

Crowd for Donald Trump's inauguration? Not huge.

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Friday, January 20, 2017 - 09:08:00

Arkansas unemployment rate dips to 3.9 percent in December

The Arkansas unemployment rate tied the record low in December, 3.9 percent down from 4 percent the month before. The drop came as the national rate inched up.

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Friday, January 20, 2017 - 08:44:00

Jump start on the post-factual presidency courtesy of Arkansas GOP

Donald Trump is the 45th president. But who's counting? Not the Arkansas Republican Party.

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Friday, January 20, 2017 - 07:26:00

Fake news: Food stamp users' soda pop purchases

Strong pushback to a New York Times report on the percentage of food stamps devoted to soft drink purchases.

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Friday, January 20, 2017 - 07:08:00

Inauguration day arrives. Don't worry. Be happy.

Ready for Trump. No tanks in inaugural parade, but you can join Paula Jones in the celebration by buying a Trump coin from a Russian mint.

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 21:37:00

Facing closure, Wilson Elementary families deliver angry message to school leaders

"Why do you guys not care about your community? You’re tearing it down, not building it up, especially in the black community … It’s just a simple question — do you care?" one mother asked the superintendent. "Ma’am, I do care deeply about this district, and I do believe wholeheartedly we are making a better district every day," Poore replied.

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Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 18:28:00

Insurance marketplace director departs

Cheryl Gardner, Executive Director of the Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace (AHIM) since May 2014, announced her resignation today. She plans to pursue other opportunities out of state.

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Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 16:47:00

Pedestrian dies of injuries after being struck by LR police vehicle

A pedestrian struck by a police vehicle Tuesday night on Baseline Road has died of the injuries. She's been identified by police as Rebecca Badenhop, 28, of Camden, Tenn.

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Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 16:28:00

UPDATE: Judge stops Texas from cutting off money to Planned Parenthood

As in Arkansas, a federal judge has blocked Texas from cutting off federal money that flows to Planned Parenthood clinics for non-abortion medical services.

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