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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Saturday, January 31, 2009 - 16:36:19

Open line

Here it is.

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Saturday, January 31, 2009 - 16:14:43

From the speaker's office

Another plug for House Speaker Robbie Wills' blog -- and thanks to the speaker for chipping in with a blog comment yesterday and claiming authorship of every last word.

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Saturday, January 31, 2009 - 12:43:11

Beebe scores

DeMillo analysis: Gov. Mike Beebe hit a political homerun by declining a pay raise provided in legislation he signed.

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Saturday, January 31, 2009 - 08:25:26

Friday night frenzy

If the crowds weren't heading to the first round of the Arkansas Times Musicians Showcase last night at Sticky Fingerz (see Rock Candy for updates and other things to do daily) they were storming down to Riverdale to try the just-opened Maddie's Place, Brian Deloney's casual New Orleans-influenced spot newly opened between Faded Rose and Buffalo Grill.

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Saturday, January 31, 2009 - 07:10:38

Cop misconduct and the court

Interesting reporting on how legal scholars believe Chief Justice John Roberts is moving to undo the "exclusionary rule" that allows criminal defendants to suppress evidence produced by police misconduct.

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Saturday, January 31, 2009 - 07:03:49

More common sense

Brummett discovers verities of blogging: Sometimes you think something blogged is just too good not to repeat in a subsequent print edition of your publication and the different readership of digital and print forms justifies it.

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Friday, January 30, 2009

Friday, January 30, 2009 - 19:19:01

Now it's Tom Daschle

With tax problems. $100,000 worth.

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Friday, January 30, 2009 - 19:08:16

Boo from the Zoo ....

... over the recommendation to turn the vacant RayWinder Field into a parking lot. A petition drive is underway to encourage the City Board to transfer the land instead for Zoo expansion.

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Friday, January 30, 2009 - 17:31:19

Over to you

I'm outta here.

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Friday, January 30, 2009 - 16:37:10

Need a little time off?

You've heard of the layoff. You've heard of the furlough, a somewhat less painful way for a company to cut costs in these hard times.

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Friday, January 30, 2009 - 16:32:57

Emergency leave for state workers

Gov. Beebe issued a reminder today that state employees may qualify for up to a week of paid leave to cope with weather emergencies.

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Friday, January 30, 2009 - 16:02:08

Steele new RNC head

Michael Steele, the Maryland politician, was elected today as chairman of the Republican National Committee, its first black leader.

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Friday, January 30, 2009 - 15:32:17

Proctor hearing set

The public hearing on the Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission's complaint against Little Rock Circuit Judge Willard Proctor has been set for April 27-May 1.

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Friday, January 30, 2009 - 15:00:25

Blogger Wills

Is House Speaker Robbie Wills really doing all this blogging and tweeting and etc. himself between presiding and dining with lobbyists?

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Friday, January 30, 2009 - 15:00:25

Blogger Wills

Is House Speaker Robbie Wills really doing all this blogging and tweeting and etc. himself between presiding and dining with lobbyists?

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Friday, January 30, 2009 - 13:06:38

The subject is dope

Meet Davy Carter. Freshman legislator from Cabot.

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Friday, January 30, 2009 - 13:06:38

The subject is dope

Meet Davy Carter. Freshman legislator from Cabot.

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Friday, January 30, 2009 - 12:30:02

Shale watch

Gerard Matthews is keeping up with natural gas exploration in the Fayetteville Shale on our Shale Watch blog.  Today's posts include work on a new bill to protect landowners from greedy pipeline companies and the announcement of a meeting tomorrow in White County to address landowners' concerns with the industry.

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Friday, January 30, 2009 - 11:46:31

UAMS recommended for Ray Winder UPDATE

The special city committee considering what to do with the old Ray Winder Field met this morning and, when it was over, came out of a closed session and recommended that the neighboring University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences get the property.

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Friday, January 30, 2009 - 11:04:37

Bipartisan tax and spenders UPDATE

The Democratic Party promises a show of Democrat and Republican "leaders" Monday to support the tobacco tax for health programs.

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