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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 17:07:19

UCA combines philosophy/pornography

Interesting article on Huffington Post about an honors college class taught by Jacob Held, an assistant professor of philosophy and religion at UCA, on philosophy and pornography.

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 16:50:04

Police shooting video released

Second judicial district prosecuting attorney Mike Walden has released video of the shooting of two West Memphis police officers and the police shooting of the two gunmen.

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 16:45:10

Huckabee: The next Oprah?

The Murdoch machine is going to test Mike Huckabee's Fox News show, or a similar show, for syndication with showing in some Fox markets.

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 15:29:48

Wooldridge loses lobby post UPDATE

Tim Wooldridge, the former legislator and congressional candidate, has been sacked as $150,000-a-year lobbyist for the Arkansas Association of Public Universities.

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 15:23:37

ACLU warns travelers about Arizona

The Arkansas ACLU has issued a warning to people considering travel to Arizona. It says that Arizona officers are already enforcing mandated checks of papers required by a new anti-immigrant law to take effect late in July.

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 14:32:35

Filming the spill

Six students from Mountain Pine High School recently returned from a trip to the Gulf Coast to film the effects of the BP oil spill.

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 14:15:36

City attorney in spotlight UPDATE

The Little Rock City Board of Directors will have a special meeting tonight for appointments to city boards and to have personnel reviews of City Attorney Tom Carpenter and City Manager Bruce Moore.

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 13:31:05

Lincoln's election outlook grim

Nate Silver has done a post-primary analysis of U.S. Senate races and concludes things are slightly better for the Democrats.

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 10:26:16

Green Party certified for ballot UPDATE

Secretary of State Charlie Daniels says the Green Party has submitted sufficient signatures to qualify as a party for the November ballot.

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 08:50:58

Memphis finally lands Bass Pro?

After many years in the works, Memphis may close a deal today that will put a Bass Pro Shops in the old Pyramid arena.

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 08:37:06

LR deseg lawyer dies

Interesting obit in today's New York Times about a storied civil rights lawyer, William Taylor.

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 06:43:38

State sound fiscally, Weiss says

Richard Weiss, state Finance and Administration director, te the state is in a "good spot" as the fiscal year ends today.

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 06:37:59

Arkansas report on education mixed

A new report from the Southern Regional Education Board credits Arkansas for doing a good job at getting kids in pre-K programs, but notes our continued low college completion rate.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Tuesday, June 29, 2010 - 19:13:07

Do I hear a second, Tim?

Tim Griffin's main man, the man who would be speaker, Republican John Boehner, the man who in an interview in Pittisburgh diminished the financial crisis and said President Obama had overreacted against BP, has another swell idea: Raise the retirement age to 70 for Social Security benefits.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010 - 17:03:29

Tuesday topics

The line is open.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010 - 15:58:23

Amendments in works on immigrants, casinos

Roby Brock reports that organizers of two state constitutional amendment campaigns say they'll turn in petitions with sufficident signatures to qualify for the ballot by Friday's deadline.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010 - 15:24:51

Truman Arnold's $10 million gift to Texas A&M

Truman Arnold, the Texarkana, Texas, petroluem marketer who's long been a player in Arkansas politics and government, has made a big gift on the Texas side of Stateline.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010 - 14:46:07

Bill to end school corporal punishment

It's hard to imagine this will go anywhere, not with most of a Senate filibuster in the part of the country most likely to be opposed.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010 - 14:34:44

Why does the GOP hate Thurgood Marshall?

Silly question. Also not too smart a strategy.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010 - 12:49:02

Halter poll was 'bunk,' sponsor says

Interesting. Daily Kos says now, based on an independent review, that he was defrauded by the polling firm did surveys for him for a year and a half.

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