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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Saturday, March 31, 2012 - 10:52:53

Recycling change starts Monday

If you reside in yellow, you can say goodbye to all those sardine cans in your recycling Monday.

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Saturday, March 31, 2012 - 10:39:49

Doing the locomotion

For you train buffs out there, Brian Chilson offers this picture of Union Pacific's Steam Engine 844 pulling into Little Rock on its way to North Little Rock, where it will be on display at 1000 E. 4th St. today and tomorrow.

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Saturday, March 31, 2012 - 10:00:00

The Brantley-Stodola letters

Max asks the mayor about proposed property tax extension.

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Friday, March 30, 2012

Friday, March 30, 2012 - 17:41:44

The open line

And now from the Facebook page of the Times' correspondent in Madison, Wis., this quote: "Scotty, your days are numbered."

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Friday, March 30, 2012 - 17:38:29

Beebe weighs in on vet center: UPDATE

Gov. Mike Beebe would back putting the VA clinic on Main Street.

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Friday, March 30, 2012 - 15:12:14

Johnston's conviction still on record

Cleburne Circuit Judge John Dan Kemp has denied state Rep. Josh Johnston’s petition to expunge the record of Johnston’s 1995 conviction on a hot-check charge.

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Friday, March 30, 2012 - 13:25:13

Old and Busted: Class warfare. New hotness: Generational warfare!

Here's a thought-provoking piece out today from Esquire, discussing the ways the Baby Boomer generation has swallowed a bigger and bigger slice of the economic pie over the years, even as educated young folks struggle, put off marriage and children, or even are forced to move back in with mom and dad.

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Friday, March 30, 2012 - 12:28:24

UA Board approves system-wide tuition hikes

University of Arkansas-Fayetteville students will pay 5.3 percent more this fall in tuition and fees, after the UA board of trustees voted unanimously today to raise tuition at UA institutions system-wide anywhere from 2 to 5 percent.

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Friday, March 30, 2012 - 10:44:00

Yes, Virginia, they do exist...

We're talking about moderate Republicans, of course. That doesn't mean they're welcomed these days in their own party, though.

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Friday, March 30, 2012 - 10:29:14

They want to do what?

It was jaw-dropping, the account of the House Republican's budget reported this morning (New York Times story here, Dem-Gaz here , both with nauseating photographs of a hee-hawing Rep. Paul Ryan) that would cut student loans, Medicare, food stamps AND lower the tax rate on the wealthy.

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Friday, March 30, 2012 - 10:05:23

Justice Tom Glaze dies

Tom Glaze, a Supreme Court justice, Court of Appeals judge and chancellor for some 30 years and a lifelong scourge of voting fraud, died early this morning from complications of Parkinson’s and Lewy body disease.

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Friday, March 30, 2012 - 09:44:46

Blytheville woman wins $1 million

Blytheville woman wins $1 million in lottery.

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 17:38:16

Blow, wind, blow

By far the coolest thing I've seen today. Via the excellent Mother Jones Tumblr.

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Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 17:27:30

Injection wells, other man-made activity causes sharp rise in earthquakes

The recent surge in earthquakes across the mid-section of the country is almost certainly man-made, according to a group of researchers at the U.S. Geological Survey.

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Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 14:28:45

Court rules sex contact law unconstitutional

In a 4-3 decision, the State Supreme Court dismissed the sexual assault convictions of former Elkins teacher David Paschal, 38, and said a state law that criminalizes sexual contact between teachers and students who are over 18 years old is unconstitutional.

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Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 11:40:48

Tax receipts up 46 percent in January

The city received tax numbers for January 2012 this week, and they show the impact of the new 5/8ths cent that is going to city operations: sales and use tax collections are 46 percent higher than they were in January 2011.

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Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 10:48:38

The court and American health care

Will the U.S. Supreme Court really rule unconstitutional a law that provides for health care for all Americans, whether they've been sick previously or been too poor to afford insurance premiums but not poor enough for federal assistance?

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Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 10:35:22

Walmeddling in politic$

Interesting story here (hit tip to eLwood for bringing it to our attention) about a new California-based venture by Greg Penner, son-in-law to Walmart board chairman Rob Walton, that seeks to influence elections at the state level.

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Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 10:14:00

Just what we (don't) need in Arkansas

According to court docs, an Arizona man convicted of threatening President Obama plans to move to Arkansas.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 17:11:41

Let's open the line

Mayor Stodola tells me that the dollars that would be produced if residents vote to extend the property tax millage that expires this year would go to streets, roads and drainage and not to the Little Rock Technology Park Authority.

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