Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 15:39:00

Advocates sound the alarm about more income tax cuts

Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families has begun a four-part series on the dangers of another income tax cut, a plan Gov. Asa Hutchinson and the Republican majority legislature seems bound to follow.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 15:18:00

Wednesday's open line and news roundup

Wednesday: An open line and a video roundup of news and comment.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 13:52:00

The long and winding road: No exception yet for 30 Crossing

The Arkansas highway department's representative on the Metroplan board of directors told the board today that the department is requesting an exception to the planning agency's cap on six lanes for its 30 Crossing project to widen Interstate 30 from six to 10 (and more) lanes.

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Today's headlines: More voodoo economics

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 12:38:00

Nursing home bribery case details suspect judicial fund-raising

Plaintiffs' lawyers made their case today to continue to trial with the civil suit over then-Judge Mike Maggio's reduction of a $5.2 million jury verdict in a nursing home negligence case to $1 million, a reduction he said he made in return for campaign contributions from the nursing home's owner.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 08:59:00

Deadspin disses Donald Trump GOP convention lineup

Deadspin pulls no punches in describing Donald Trump lineup for Republican National Convention. Trump is, however, denying a report that convicted rapist Mike Tyson will be among his sports greats on hand.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 06:44:00

Texarkana repeals nondiscrimination ordinance

Texarkana voters repealed a city non-discrimination ordinance Tuesday by a vote of 3,409 to 881.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 06:33:00

Child killed in hit-and-run; driver surrenders

Little Rock police said an 8-year-old boy was killed about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday when struck by a Chevy Impala while skateboarding near Meadowcliff Drive and Delrose in Southwest Little Rock.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 18:14:00

Defense for Suhl asks judge to dismiss bribery indictment, citing Supreme Court decision in McDonnell case

Attorneys for the businessman argue that his cash payments to a former deputy director of DHS, Steven Jones, did not constitute corruption. They say prosecutors cannot prove the money was given in exchange for any particular "official act" from Jones.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 16:08:48

Ouachita River Bridge knocked out

A Clark County truck accident Tuesday morning left the superstructure of the Ouachita River Bridge on state Highway 51 so damaged that the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department has closed the bridge.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 15:31:00

Last chance to vote in Best of Arkansas

Our annual poll closes at midnight tonight. Cast your ballot today for your favorite restaurants, businesses, people and places.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 15:15:00

Tuesday's open line and news roundup

The Tuesday open line.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 12:00:00

Walton Foundation pours $250 million more into charter schools, including Little Rock

The Walton Family Foundation announced today that it was going to contribute $250 million to help charter schools in 17 cities around the country, including Little Rock, with facility construction.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 10:40:00

When the gentleman from Arkansas did the hoochie coochie

Ernest Dumas' column this week pays tribute to some important new historical study on a former congressman from Arkansas Ezekiel C. "Took" Gathings. Mexican migrants and sex were topics then, in somewhat different fashion than in the Donald Trump campaign.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 09:38:00

More anti-abortion laws bite the dust in Mississippi, Wisconsin

The U.S. Supreme Court today let stand lower court rulings that invalidated laws in Mississippi and Wisconsin that required abortion providers to have doctors with hospital admitting privileges.Arkansas has just such a law and it is under challenge in federal court.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 09:27:00

Benghazi! Partisan probe doesn't pan out

The Benghazi probe is at last over. The Republican dream of nailing Hillary Clinton: Dashed.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 07:30:00

Facts win on abortion

Linda Greenhouse, the veteran reporter and columnist for the New York Times, provides one of the clearest evaluations of Monday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down laws in Texas intended to prevent women from obtaining abortions.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 07:30:00

Detroit: Another charter school failures raises anew questions about Little Rock

A heavy push for charter schools in Detroit rather than fixing the poor public school system has been a failure. Should Little Rock continue down the same path?

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Monday, June 27, 2016

Monday, June 27, 2016 - 17:45:00

Evening news brief: Fashion, gay discrimination, crime and punishment

An evening news roundup includes presidential fashion, a ruling for gay rights in Mississippi and lots of crime and punishment.

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Monday, June 27, 2016 - 15:38:00

Resistance grows nationally to freeway expansions

The U.S. Public Interest Research Group has issued a news release about freeway expansion with relevance in Little Rock. It's about wasting money to widen freeways that only create more congestion. Sound familiar?

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Monday, June 27, 2016 - 15:12:00

Monday's open line, plus the day's news video

Here's Monday's open line and a roundup of news and comment.

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  • Defense for Suhl asks judge to dismiss bribery indictment, citing Supreme Court decision in McDonnell case

    Attorneys for the businessman argue that his cash payments to a former deputy director of DHS, Steven Jones, did not constitute corruption. They say prosecutors cannot prove the money was given in exchange for any particular "official act" from Jones.
  • When America was great

    Donald Trump is right. There was a time when America was great and it didn't pussyfoot around to avoid offending people who thought they were victimized by discrimination. It was, let's see, the period after World War II, when everyone prospered and America was kicking butts, at home and abroad, and Arkansas's leaders were at the center of it.
  • Arkansas Heirloom Tomatoes at Edwards Food Giant for the Fourth of July weekend

    We are receiving 200-pounds of large heirloom tomatoes Friday morning from Times publisher and farmer Alan Leveritt. We have dark, brick red Carbons, Goldies (large, high acid golden tomatoes) and Annis Noire, a delicious French heirloom that is green with red marbling when ripe.
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    The U.S. Public Interest Research Group has issued a news release about freeway expansion with relevance in Little Rock. It's about wasting money to widen freeways that only create more congestion. Sound familiar?

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  • Attorney general to defer to prosecutors on Clinton e-mail case

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    The morning paper contains a wealth of evidence of Arkansas voodoo economics — or call it Brownback economics — in the Asa Hutchinson administration.
  • No improvement in Arkansas ACT scores

    The state's performance on the ACT college entrance test was released today and, in the words of the Education Department, "held steady." In short, the state didn't improve noticeably and scores still lagged behind the national average. In none of four categories did a majority of students demonstrate college readiness.

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