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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 17:26:58

The line is open

Wednesday graffiti here.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 16:54:30

Legislator reports self

I'm open to correction, but this might be a first. A state legislator has reported her own ethical miscue.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 16:39:06

ACORN cuts in Arkansas

ACORN woes have reached into Arkansas. KUAR's Michael Hibblen will go on the air in a few minutes with a report that ACORN is laying off five of its seven paid workers in Arkansas.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 16:09:54

Sex allegations UPDATE

A story to watch: Fox 16 is reporting that it has talked to two former Mills High students who have alleged sexual contact with a teacher dating back to 2004.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 16:04:03

Adios Saturn

GM says a deal to sell Saturn to Penske fell through and it will shut down the line.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 14:13:26

Windstream job cuts

Windstream, the Little Rock-based phone company with operations in 16 states, said today it will cut 350 jobs by the end of the year. No details on locations of the jobs just yet.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 11:23:21

Score one for Sen. Lincoln

Sen. Blanche Lincoln joined other Democrats in defeating an Orrin Hatch proposal to make it difficult, if not impossible, for women to get insurance policies that cover abortion.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 11:15:47

Risking Arkie Princella Smith

Politico touts Arkansas native Princella Smith, now working for a Republican congressman, as a rising Republican PR star.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 11:10:10

Even nutcakes have limits

Newsmax, the ultra-right-website for loons, has finally found a limit -- it has taken down the work of a contributor who talked of a military coup to "resolve the Obama problem."

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 09:45:42

The bridge to 21st Century NLR

The Wall Street Journal reports -- weeks after it was reported locally -- that $2.5 million of the Arkansas governor's discretionary federal stimulus money will contribute to renovation of the old Rock Island bridge linking the Clinton Library site with North Little Rock.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 09:22:11

Death by fire

View Larger Map LRPD officers responding to a 3 a.m. fire today at Dartmoor Drive and Mann Road found the body of a woman on fire.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 08:54:49

A cancer survivor's story

Dorinda Moran Fox is an Arkansas native who now lives in Florida. She blogs.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 05:59:10

How bad is it for Lincoln?

Pretty bad if you believe Rasmussen polling on matchups between U.S. Sen. Blanche Lincoln and four Republican opponents with name recognition ranging from zilch to a little.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 05:55:44

Tuesday tunes

Nelson Chenault provided the photo of Dave Matthews, in concert with band last night at Dickey-Stephens Park.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Tuesday, September 29, 2009 - 17:02:22

Leaving the building

Fall fell today. Nice afternoon for a stroll.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009 - 16:35:13

Blazing sanctuaries

Never mind double-dips. This one's simpler and more dangerous.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009 - 16:25:44

Double-dip watch II

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has issued an opinion in response to state Rep. Allen Kerr's effort to get into the records of the Arkansas Public Employees Retirement System to learn which county officials evaded the law by pulling a fake retirement in order to capture both retirement and continuing regular paychecks.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009 - 16:13:31

Tiresome

Today's tiresome twosome: 1) Republican candidates who criticize Sen. Blanche Lincoln for voting the way they prefer on health legislation -- just to please voters.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009 - 14:49:18

Boozman bloviates

U.S. Rep. John Boozman, the 3rd District Republican, is nailed by The Iconoclast for appearing to take credit for federal funding he voted against.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009 - 14:03:42

Blue Cross wins TWICE

As expected, the Senate Finance Committee defeated Sen. Jay Rockefeller's public option health coverage idea, 8-15.

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