Sunday, September 25, 2016

Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 09:18:00

Ethics Commission begins investigation of Rep. Mike Holcomb

The state Ethics Commission last week informed a complainant she'd raised sufficient questions about campaign finance filings by Republican Rep. Mike Holcomb to initiate an investigation.

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Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 09:02:00

Drug companies fight medical marijuana

Disclosure about financing of the anti-medical marijuana campaign in Arkansas is so far lacking, but it's no secret what's happened in other states — pharmaceutical companies have worked to defeat medical marijuana laws because they create (safer) competition.

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Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 08:47:00

Ken Starr on the real victim of Baylor rapes

Kenneth Starr, whose persecutorial past need not be repeated here, gave an extensive interview yesterday with Evan Smith of the Texas Tribune and, boy, was it a corker. The football coach was the true victim, said Starr.

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Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 08:31:00

NWA voice: Opposition to stadium expansion

A letter to the editor this morning in Northwest Arkansas voices objections to the Razorback Stadium expansion and outlines some alternative uses for the TV millions that are helping to finance the project.

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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 16:08:00

Saturday open line

The Saturday open line.

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Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 07:31:00

Today in North Little Rock: Arkansas Times Festival of Ideas — muckraking, policing, virtual reality, climate change, beer.

Grab an early lunch at the Main Street Food Truck Festival then head north across the Main Street bridge to North Little Rock, where an afternoon of provocative speakers is planned for today's Arkansas Times Festival of Ideas. It's free and  that could include some craft beer at the end of the session.

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Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 07:15:00

Speaking of violence: U.S. attorney general in Little Rock Monday

And speaking of violence:  United States Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch will speak Monday in Little Rock at the Violence Reduction Network Summit. along with U.S. Attorney Christopher R. Thyer of Little Rock.

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Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 07:10:00

Five killed in Washington shopping mall

Five people were fatally wounded by a man who walked into a department store in a Burlington, Wash., shopping mall with a rifle and started shooting. He remains at large

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Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 00:01:00

Food trucks, and lots of them, line up on Main Street today

Warm sunny weather is on tap — along with beer and music and more — for the sixth Main Street Food Truck Festival, set for 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today in downtown Little Rock.

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Friday, September 23, 2016

Friday, September 23, 2016 - 16:42:00

The Reefer Madness Edition

Reefer madness in Arkansas, the confederate flag and the University of Arkansas, Jason Rapert and mental health — all covered on this week's podcast.

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Friday, September 23, 2016 - 15:23:00

Republican with a record again denied ballot for House

Jim Hall, a Republican from Monticello, was again denied a court bid to get on the ballot for state House in a hearing today before Special Circuit Judge David Laser.

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Friday, September 23, 2016 - 14:28:00

Friday's open line and the day's news video

Here's the week-ending open line, plus news and comment.

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Friday, September 23, 2016 - 13:21:00

The 'Kardashian of horses' makes a home in Arkansas

Publisher Alan Leveritt rushed in breathlessly following his lunchtime reading of the New York Times with big news: An Arkansas horse is going to be a star of the Rolex Central Park Horse Show.

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Friday, September 23, 2016 - 11:37:00

Attorney general sues a drug company

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has joined 35 other states in a federal antitrust lawsuit in Pennsylvania that says a maker of a drug prescribed for opioid addiction has conspired to protect the price of its drug by blocking generic competitors from the market.

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Friday, September 23, 2016 - 11:32:00

Supplement maker expands in Harrison

Lecheek Nutrition in Harrison said today it would spend $6.7 million and add 100 jobs over four years with an expansion to its existing plant in Harrison.

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Friday, September 23, 2016 - 10:39:00

Freeway fires: A lesson in Charlotte for Little Rock

Here's a deep essay from Think Progress on how freeways and suburbanization segregated Charlotte neighborhoods and helped create the social and racial divide that exploded in that city this week. Yes, of course, I'm thinking about a parallel with the push by the white business establishment in Little Rock for ever wider freeways.

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Friday, September 23, 2016 - 10:12:00

Arguments coming in on signatures for the medical marijuana act

Court filings are coming in today from parties involved in the challenge of signatures on the petitions for an initiated act to allow sale of medical marijuana from non-profit outlets.

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Friday, September 23, 2016 - 08:10:00

Why UA student senate rejected resolution against Rebel flag. Sad!

The Traveler at the University of Arkansas has more information about the failure of an effort to get student government to condemn display of the Confederate battle flag at the Bikers, Blues and BBQ rally underway in Fayetteville this weekend. It won't inspire you about today's college students.

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Friday, September 23, 2016 - 07:49:00

Reefer madness: The Chamber of Commerce ups the crazy

The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce seems to have taken on depriving sick people of medical marijuana as its current passion — along with protecting the casino duopoly enjoyed by its members at Southland and Oaklawn Parks.

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Friday, September 23, 2016 - 07:16:00

Deaths in Wynne: A tie to ex-judge's case

Channel 4 notes a coincidence of criminal cases: A suspected murder-suicide in Wynne and  the criminal investigation of former District Court Judge Joseph Boeckmann of Wynne.

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