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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Saturday, April 30, 2011 - 14:47:37

The early line

Tommy Tuberville is a birther. Group complains about oversue of paddle in Marshall schools. TV won't be allowed in West Memphis evidentiary hearing.

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Saturday, April 30, 2011 - 06:47:03

Does it matter who leads UA System?

John Brummett summarizes the search for a University of Arkansas System president as, essentially, much ado about a nothing job.

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Saturday, April 30, 2011 - 06:33:20

Prayers ended in Van Buren school

I suspect stories like this are far more widespread than we know, given that most Arkansas schools refuse to teach evolution and that some flavors of Christians believe it is their right to cram their religion down the throats of others.

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Saturday, April 30, 2011 - 06:28:03

Mike Huckabee: The bucks stop here

Who does Mike Huckabee talk to? Newsmax, the house organ of the unhinged.

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Saturday, April 30, 2011 - 06:17:54

James Taylor at Verizon

I think we got some reviews of James Taylor's appearance at Verizon on the open line last night.

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Friday, April 29, 2011

Friday, April 29, 2011 - 17:06:06

Friday night lights

The readers take over. Watching "Friday Night Lights?"

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Friday, April 29, 2011 - 17:01:00

Trooper strikes plea bargain in fatal crash

Arkansas state trooper Andrew Rhew has pleaded no contest to negligent homicide in the death of a motorist in Mississippi County.

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Friday, April 29, 2011 - 16:40:11

Podcast: Max sings

On the lack of outrage at the Republican's budget blueprint, the search for a UA system chief and more.

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Friday, April 29, 2011 - 16:38:49

Republicans: Politics over cervical cancer

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels will sign a bill stripping federal money from Planned Parenthood in Indiana.

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Friday, April 29, 2011 - 16:26:19

High taxes don't send wealthy fleeing

This is another one of those articles of faith that no amount of factual refutation will dispel.

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Friday, April 29, 2011 - 11:43:35

Another adverse finding for State Hospital

The Disability Rights Center of Arkansas sends word of another adverse finding by federal regulators against this Arkansas State Hospital.

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Friday, April 29, 2011 - 09:32:41

Guarding the House videotapes

Roby Brock and his partners have produced a report on the House policy on use of the trove of new video and audio recordings compiled under the House of Representatives laudable and wholly wonderful expansion of broadcast of committee and chamber proceedings.

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Friday, April 29, 2011 - 07:49:31

Arkansas Idol: Choosing a UA president

I told you earlier this week that the Arkansas Farm Bureau had mounted a political lobbying campaign to install farm manager and Jim Lindsey tool Stanley Reed as president of the University of Arkansas System.

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Friday, April 29, 2011 - 07:17:15

LR schools to McDaniel: Stick it

Well, OK, a report filed yesterday on the Little Rock School District's spending of state desegregation settlement money doesn't come to a verbatim conclusion quite so vivid as my headline, but it's the functional equivalent.

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Friday, April 29, 2011 - 07:08:11

Rick Crawford grilled on Medicare, tax votes

Well, well. Republican U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford brought a claque to clap down tough questioners to a town hall meeting yesterday in Jonesboro, but the questioners got through and the Blue Arkansas blog was on hand with video to record a most uncomfortable session for Crawford.

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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 17:09:42

The Thursday line

I had a great afternoon with our Academic All-Star team. Something good is happening in Arkansas schools.

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Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 13:39:55

Arkansas flooding continues

A couple of levee breaches on the Black River near Pocahontas have forced closure of a stretch of U.S. 67 and caused widespread flooding.

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Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 13:04:43

New complaint filed against State Hospital UPDATE

The Disability Rights Center of Arkansas has filed additional complaints about operation of the State Hospital, specifically a unit that houses younger developmentally disabled males.

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Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 12:28:45

Finalist list expands for LR convention bureau job

News coming on the selection of a new director of the head of the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 11:21:45

Arkansas's gift to Oklahoma — a bigot

We've written before about Oklahoma state Rep. Sally Kern, a Jonesboro native, Baptist preacher's wife and Republican, who became infamous years ago for her homophobia.

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