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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - 17:04:02

Have at it

Consider this your open line. Take a moment, if you will, to peruse the "Teabonics" Flickr photo stream, which features grammatically incorrect signs from tea parties around the country.

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - 16:43:15

Bush to El Dorado

That's right. Former president George W. Bush will be heading to El Dorado to speak at the signing ceremony for students receiving the El Dorado Promise scholarship.

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - 16:37:51

Yeah, about that...

Jim Holt sent out press releases today knocking Sen. Gilbert Baker for co-sponsoring a "cap-and-trade" resolution in the Arkansas legislature last year.

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - 16:19:28

Smooth jazz, rough on Lincoln

Bill Halter has released a new radio ad hammering Sen. Blanche Lincoln for her stance(es) on health care reform.

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - 15:49:33

Burning Truck Murders -- New Information

Pulaski County District Court Judge Wayne Gruber has approved the release of the arrest affidavits of Robert Todd Gatrell and Daniel Chase Gatrell, the two men currently held by police in the murder of Hannah Dowdie and her father Michael Palmer.

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - 15:31:11

Companionship

Just in case you're in the market, there's a purportedly-haunted doll for sale on Craigslist's Little Rock page right now.

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - 14:31:46

New on UA Board

Gov. Mike Beebe has appointed Mark Waldrip of Moro to the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees, succeeding Tim Hunt of Paragould in a seat representing the 1st Congressional District.

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - 13:24:40

State of the City

Bottom line from Mayor Stodola this a.m. in his address at City Hall: Revenues down 6 percent.

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - 13:12:56

Some strategy for LRSD

I was just about to pack up my computer and head to the airport. For three weeks, Gerard and Leslie and David and Lindsey and Doug will be picking up slack for me here.

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - 11:47:56

Entergy rates to drop

Entergy Arkansas is now predicting a 15 percent drop in residential rates this summer, against an earlier forecast of 10 percent.

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - 11:41:36

About that 1st District debate

More, much more, from Democratic candidate Ben Ponder on the still unscheduled debates for candidates in the Democratic primary race for 1st District Congress to succeed Rep. Marion Berry.

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - 09:04:45

Sauce for the goose

Karl Rove acolyte Tim Griffin (he once told Rove he'd thought of naming his child for him), his political skills honed as an attack dog for the Bush White House, flocks with similar birds.

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - 06:32:31

Healthier school lunches

Sen. Blanche Lincoln gets a plug in the New York Times today for legislation providing a modest increase in federal money for school lunches and imposing new rules on nutritional value of school offerings.

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Tuesday, March 30, 2010 - 18:13:37

LR to challenge state on charters

The Little Rock School Board tonight discussed at length attorney Chris Heller's recommendation that the district argue in federal court that the state of Arkansas has contributed to resegregation with approval of open enrollment charter schools.

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010 - 16:51:56

Tuesday topics

Offer them here. One last political news release: Scott Wallace joins Courtney Henry, Mark Darr and perhaps many others with the John Paul Hammerschmidt endorsement.

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010 - 16:51:43

Talking heads

The Farm Bureau hosted a round of speeches today from second congressional district and U.S. senate candidates.

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010 - 16:36:08

Wedding photos

I had to share one of the wedding photos Talking Points Memo has posted from associates of the Michigan "Christian militia" group targeted in an indictment over a plot to kill police.

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010 - 14:55:28

Broyles and Hog deseg UPDATE

Frank Broyles, the former UA athletic director and football coach, talked today at the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center about integration of Razorback sports and Gerard Matthews was on hand to capture some of it on camera.

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010 - 14:44:42

Tax work, not wealth

Yes, some humor has entered the race for U.S. Senate. And it's just in time.

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010 - 14:36:21

Republican senatorial debate

UCA announces a debate by the eight Republican candidates for U.S. Senate at 6 p.m.

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