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Friday, April 27, 2012

Friday, April 27, 2012 - 16:03:32

TGIF open line

An open line, including details on ALEC lobbying activities, a sex-for-drugs arrest, a vote on a judicial vacancy and more.

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Friday, April 27, 2012 - 14:25:00

Lawsuit filed over lottery ticket tampering

State Rep. John Walker of Little Rock, who is also a lawyer, filed a lawsuit today in Pulaski Circuit Court alleging tampering with lottery scratchoff tickets created a situation in which an unknown number of gamblers could have been sold $20 scratch-off tickets without a chance of winning.

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Friday, April 27, 2012 - 14:20:02

Philander Smith College names Johnny Moore new president

Philander Smith College today announced its board of trustees had chosen Dr. Johnny Moore as president, to succeed Dr. Walter Kimbrough, who's moving to lead Dillard University in New Orleans.

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Friday, April 27, 2012 - 11:36:27

Judicial Commission disciplines two judges

The Arkansas Judicial Disability and Discipline Commission announced disciplinary action against two judges today. * DISTRICT JUDGE BRAD KARREN OF ROGERS: He was reprimanded for actions in two cases.

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Friday, April 27, 2012 - 11:16:10

Higher Ed changes rule to allow credit work with remedial

The Higher Education Coordinating Board today approved a rule change that will allow students who must take remedial course work because of below-par ACT scores to take those courses concurrently with for-credit classes in the subjects.

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Friday, April 27, 2012 - 08:57:58

Secretary of State Mark Martin at work promoting himself

Secretary of State Mark Martin leverages some Capitol housekeeping into a big sign promoting himself on busy West Third Street.

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Friday, April 27, 2012 - 06:56:25

Put political spending on national database

Yes, absolutely. The New York Times editorializes today in favor of a national database on political ad spending.

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Friday, April 27, 2012 - 06:45:25

Hopeful signs for defeat of N.C. 'marriage' amendment

A strong campaign in opposition has produced some encouragement that North Carolina voters might defeat an anti-gay marriage constitutional amendment.

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Friday, April 27, 2012 - 06:27:00

Resolved: Scott Roussel should resign from UCA Board

The faculty Senate of the University of Central Arkansas yesterday adopted a resolution urging Scott Roussel to resign from the UCA Board of Trustees.

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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 16:34:03

The end of the week is in sight

The Thursday line is open. Final words: * TRIBUTE TO LEVON HELM: Gov. Mike Beebe has ordered state flags to fly at half-staff Friday in tribute to Levon Helm, the Marvell native musician who died last week.

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Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 14:30:50

Today we honor our Academic All-Star team

I'll be out of pocket this afternoon to attend our ceremony at UALR for the 2012 Arkansas Times Academic All-Star Team.

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Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 13:54:00

UPDATE: Explanation arrives for Pryor intern offer

I won't try to rehash it all, but the question of whether there was or was not a legitimate charity offer for a chance to be a summer intern for U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor doesn't seem likely to go away any time soon.

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Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 10:51:17

Hypocrite watch: Sen. Missy Irvin on child abuse

We clip and paste, you decide: * CUTS IN CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION PROGRAMS: In a report on these, comes the following: State Sen. Missy Irvin, R-Mountain View, chairman of the Senate Interim Committee on Children and Youth, said she supports the decision to cut preventative programs to keep caseworkers on the job.

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Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 09:21:56

Supreme Court grants hearing for Death Row's Timothy Howard

The Arkansas Supreme Court has ordered a further hearing on the DNA claim of a Death Row inmate, Timothy Howard, that state suppression of critical problems with DNA evidence prejudiced his fair trial.

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Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 06:50:01

Elections indicate more polarized Congress

The defeat of Blue Dog Democrats in Pennsylvania congressional primaries by more liberal Democrats is seen in this New York Times article as a sign of more polarization in Congress.

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Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 06:33:12

Buddy Villines: Clip and save his Broadway Bridge prediction

County Judge Buddy Villines, sometimes possessed of good sense, told the board of Metroplan yesterday that traffic disruptions are part of being in an urban area and he played down the disruptions that will be caused if the Arkansas Highway Department moves ahead with plans to close the Broadway Bridge to demolish it and build a replacement.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 16:11:21

The Wednesday line

Prize cabbage. Girls Gone Wild. Casino gambling. It was that kind of day in Arkansas.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 15:30:44

'Girls Gone Wild' no joking matter; Pryor office calls FBI

Now that Republicans have successfully promoted the "Girls Gone Wild" internship hoax with Sen. Mark Pryor onto the Drudge Report, the Pryor office has gone beyond calling the thing a sham dirty trick and called in the FBI.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 12:59:14

Trooper cleared in shooting after traffic stop

40/29 reports that the Crawford County prosecutor has determined that State Trooper Michael Bowman was justified in shooting a man who fought with him after a traffic stop late Saturday on Highway 71.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 11:28:23

Nate Bell would require scholarship repayments if degrees not earned

Good catch by Michael Cook, following Facebook posts by Rep. Nate Bell, a Tea Party Republican from Mena.

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