Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 06:33:00

Arkansas Farm Bureau holding out implausible hope that Donald Trump will back TPP

The Arkansas Farm Bureau, at least in their public posture, is in denial about the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 06:00:00

Legislators seek to overhaul courts' role in child welfare to benefit of parents

Four bills filed on Friday by state Sen. Alan Clark (R-Lonsdale) would generally give more legal protections to parents accused of child maltreatment, along with other relatives, noncustodial parents and "fictive kin."

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 05:48:00

LRPD searching for weapon after 30-year-old man, now in critical condition, shot by police

KARK reports that a 30-year-old man is in critical condition after being shot by police offers responding to a dispatch call last night at 34 Harrow Drive.

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Monday, December 5, 2016

Monday, December 5, 2016 - 19:03:00

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Here's an open line.

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Monday, December 5, 2016 - 18:10:00

Bill filed to use tobacco settlement money for developmental disability waitlist

In September, the governor announced his intention to use tobacco settlement funds to substantially reduce the 3,000-person waiting list. It will still likely happen, but there's one new wrinkle now that didn't exist three months ago: President-elect Donald Trump.

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Monday, December 5, 2016 - 17:34:00

Mayberry files bill to dramatically restrict abortion

As promised, Rep.-elect Andy Mayberry (R-East End) has filed a bill that would virtually ban all second trimester abortions in Arkansas.

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Monday, December 5, 2016 - 16:41:00

Lyon College to get new president July 1

He's currently an adviser to the president at Emory & Henry College in Virginia.

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Monday, December 5, 2016 - 16:26:00

Judge hears arguments in appeal of hog waste 'land farming' permit near Buffalo River

Arguments for and against a permit to 'land farm' up to 6.7 million gallons of hog waste in the Buffalo River watershed were presented to Charles Moulton, an administrative judge with the Pollution Control & Ecology Commission.

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Monday, December 5, 2016 - 15:46:00

Car crashes through Argenta Bead Co., causes thousands in damage

A wayward Mercedes-Benz careened off Main Street in North Little Rock following a traffic accident Saturday night, with the car smashing through a window and destroying a door at Argenta Bead Co. The impact knocked over shelves and scattered what the owner of the business called "thousands and thousands and thousands" of beads and charms, including several expensive and rare antique glass beads — across the store.

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Monday, December 5, 2016 - 15:44:00

Hung jury in trial of South Carolina cop who shot fleeing unarmed man

The jury — composed of 11 white jurors and one African-American juror — appears to have had a single hold out who said he could not convict Slager.

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Monday, December 5, 2016 - 14:23:00

As teacher shortage looms, legislators want to make firing educators easier

Even if one accepts the dubious premise that "bad teachers" are a root cause of struggling schools (rather than a consequence of them), where will the "good teachers" come from to fill positions at schools in districts like Helena and high-poverty campuses in Little Rock?

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Monday, December 5, 2016 - 14:19:00

Hutchinson establishes Office of Transformation with goal of streamlining state government

The Governor's office today announced the creation of an "Office of Transformation" along with a new chief officer for the agency, with Gov. Asa Hutchinson saying the goal of the office would be to "drive efficiency" in government and streamline state operations.

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Monday, December 5, 2016 - 14:09:00

Sewer plant request off City Board agenda

The City Board of Directors will not take up at tomorrow's board meeting developer Rick Ferguson's request that the city overrule the Planning Commission's decision denying him a Conditional Use Permit to build a wastewater treatment plant on his property at 25616 Hwy. 10, opponents of Ferguson's plan tell the Times.

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Monday, December 5, 2016 - 12:09:00

Democrat Roy Cooper will be NC governor; Pat McCrory concedes at last

North Carolina voted for Donald Trump but rejected a Republican incumbent governor. Why? It's yet another question to add to the ongoing debate on the left about where to place the blame for the debacle that was the 2016 election.

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Monday, December 5, 2016 - 11:40:00

Arkansan of the Year?

Who should be the Arkansas Times' 2016 Arkansan of the Year? We're taking nominations.

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Monday, December 5, 2016 - 10:42:00

The Arkansas legislature, SCOTUS and the 'normalization of influence peddling'

Lobbyists routinely hosting "planned events" for legislators is insidious exactly because no one involved — neither lobbyists nor legislators — perceive their actions as wrong.

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Monday, December 5, 2016 - 09:03:00

Standing Rock protests bear fruit as Army Corps announces pipeline reroute

A victory for the Standing Rock Sioux and their allies may only be temporary. President-elect Donald Trump has yet to weigh in.

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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 22:01:00

Rapert compares Bill Clinton to Orval Faubus

Sen. Jason Rapert (R-Conway)  was on "Capitol View" on KARK, Channel 4, this morning, and among other things that will likely inspire you to yell at your computer screen, he said he expects someone in the legislature to file a bill to do ... something about changing the name of the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport.

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Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 12:42:00

The gloomy Sunday line

For now, over to you.

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Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 12:41:00

New York Times columnist calls Pine Bluff nonprofit leader "America's Mother Teresa"

Annette Dove, the founder and CEO of the Pine Bluff nonprofit Targeting Our People's Priorities with Service (TOPPS), is the subject of a glowing column profile by the New York Times Nicholas Kristof. In the wake of a a dispiriting election, Dove is "a salve for our aches and wounds, for she represents the American grass roots’ best," Kristoff writes.

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