Monday, March 27, 2017

Monday, March 27, 2017 - 07:42:00

Senate's big party leads the freebie list this week

A fancy dinner for the Senate president pro tempore is among the social events for legislators this week.

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Monday, March 27, 2017 - 07:28:00

The price of discrimination: In North Carolina, it's in the billions

An Associated Press report puts the economic damage to North Carolina from its laws discriminating against LGBT people at more than $3.76 billion over a dozen years. Arkansas, with several anti-discrimination laws and more in the way, is at risk of similar fallout.

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 22:32:00

Bill to strengthen dyslexia intervention runs into opposition in Senate committee

A passionate group of parents and reading advocates left the state Capitol disappointed but determined not to give up last week when a bill that would give teeth to a law that requires dyslexia screening and intervention in public schools failed to pass out of a Senate committee.

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Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 16:39:00

Here's your Sunday night line, including doings in Trump's favorite country

The Sunday open line includes a mention of mass protests against corruption in Russia and mass arrests in response. Donald Trump administration on goings-on in pal Putin's territory? None so far.

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Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 16:30:43

UPDATE: Gunman fatally shot by police early today in River Market

KARK reports that police shot a man in an alley behind Ernie Biggs on Clinton Avenue in the River Market district about 2 a.m. today. His condition was not known, but initial reports said he was in surgery. UPDATE: The shooting was fatal.

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Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 13:13:00

Judge affirms dismissal of city of Little Rock in lawsuit over fatal police shooting

Federal Judge Brian Miller has affirmed his decision to dismiss the city of Little Rock and former Police Chief Stuart Thomas as defendants in a lawsuit brought by the mother of Bobby Moore, killed by then-Office Josh Hastings in 2012.

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Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 09:54:00

Legislative small print: Gambling expansion gets a vote Monday

The House is set to vote Monday on bill that requires a law enforcement agency to stop enforcing an anti-gambling law. Really.

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Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 09:20:00

Clinton staffer: Not too late to late to pay attention to Russia

Former Clinton campaigner Jennifer Palmieri writs about the Clinton campaign's general inability to stir interest in evidence that Russia was meddling in the 2016 election campaign in the U.S.

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 17:04:00

The open line, plus: Arkansas Democrats elect Gray party chair; two dead in shootings

Here's the open line, plus some news. The Arkansas Democratic Party elects a new chairman and Little Rock police report two more dead from gunshot wounds.

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Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 09:23:00

Trumpcare failure a big relief for Asa Hutchinson

Gov. Asa Hutchinson was among the many governor's happy at the failure of President Trump to pass legislation to repeal Obamacare.

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Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 08:59:00

Patton Oswalt: Mike Huckabee still not funny

Mike Huckabee naturally took to Twitter after being made the butt of a Jimmy Kimmel/Patton Oswalt joke. It wasn't pretty.

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Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 08:47:00

City Board to consider limit on street parking of boats, camper trailers

The Little Rock City Board has on its agenda a staff proposal to limit parking of boats and camper trailers on streets.

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Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 08:41:00

Police make second arrest in Sieber slaying

A second arrest was made Friday night in the Nov. 15 slaying of Harvel Todd Sieber, 47, at a detail shop at 815 E. Capitol Ave.

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Friday, March 24, 2017 - 18:45:00

With April 20 execution date approaching, two death row inmates seek clemency

Both Stacey Johnson and Ledell Lee were sentenced to die in 1993 for capital murder. Both men maintain they are innocent.

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Friday, March 24, 2017 - 15:38:00

Friday's open line

The daily video and an open line.

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Friday, March 24, 2017 - 14:44:00

White flag waved on Trumpcare

House Republicans pulled down the Trumpcare legislation this afternoon and walked out, depriving Democrats of some fun in pointing out all the anti-woman, anti-poor, pro-rich aspects of a bill too generous for hardcare Republicans and too mean for the few remaining moderates.

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Friday, March 24, 2017 - 14:08:00

Jones Bar-B-Q of Marianna has a related outpost in Jacksonville

The legendary Jones Bar-B-Q Diner of Marianna is about to have a kissing cousin — supposedly with the same key recipes — in Jacksonville.

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Friday, March 24, 2017 - 12:36:00

School voucher program gets 62 percent increase in tax money

A little-noticed amendment has increased authorized state spending on a private school voucher program by 62 percent.

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Friday, March 24, 2017 - 10:58:00

Imagine the fun Fox News will have with this Trumpcare quote

About the secret Trumpcare bill, to be revealed and voted on the same day: Relax, let them pass it. Then you can find out what's in it.

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Friday, March 24, 2017 - 10:30:00

Amazon: Is it collecting sales taxes in Arkansas?

Amazon had said it was going to begin collecting sales taxes in Arkansas on March 1. Did it?

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