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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Sunday, June 30, 2013 - 15:46:00

Open line: John Burris gets a job — working for Tom Cotton

State Rep. John Burris, the Republican House leader of the legislation that implemented Obamacare in Arkansas, has a paying job in addition to his paying job as state legislator.

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Sunday, June 30, 2013 - 10:01:00

Arkansas native Ron Binz nominated to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

A friend notes an Arkansas angle in President Obama's nomination this week of Ron Binz, former chairman of the Colorado Public Utilities Commission, to the important Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

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Sunday, June 30, 2013 - 07:58:00

Look who's leading Republican push to elect their kind of state court judges

I've written repeatedly about efforts overt and covert to establish a Republican judiciary in Arkansas along with the Republican-majority legislature.

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Sunday, June 30, 2013 - 07:42:00

Hillary Clinton: Republicans play the "Golden Girls" card

Jonathan Martin writes in the New York Times today about the latest Republican attack strategy against Hillary Rodham Clinton's potential presidential candidacy: She's a washed-up old lady.

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Sunday, June 30, 2013 - 07:24:00

Saline County sheriff arrested on public intoxication charge

The Saline Courier was on the job late last night with a report of the arrest of Saline County Sheriff Bruce Pennington after a disagreement with Benton police attempting to prevent him from driving himself home from a local restaurant/nightspot.

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Sunday, June 30, 2013 - 06:44:34

Arkansas bounty made a fine dinner last night

I should report on the Arkansas Times' first farm-to-table dinner last night at the Scott Plantation Settlement: Good eating.

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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 15:55:00

Sleepy Saturday open line

News? Not much.

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Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 07:20:00

Lawyer offers free help to gay couple seeking Arkansas marriage license

A ripple passed through the small but vibrant and growing community that supports marriage equality in Arkansas.

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Friday, June 28, 2013

Friday, June 28, 2013 - 17:26:00

Will Phillips to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance thanks to DOMA ruling

Remember Will Phillips? He's the West Fork fifith grader who got in a spot of trouble — but held his ground — for refusing to join Pledge of Allegiance exercises, as is his constitutional right.

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Friday, June 28, 2013 - 15:08:56

The Black Helicopters Over the White River Edition

Three big U.S. Supreme Court cases and what they mean for Arkansas, controversy over Blueways, the immigration debate in Congress and the trial of former LRPD officer Josh Hastings—all covered on this week's edition.

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Friday, June 28, 2013 - 14:30:25

The quality schools open line

It's Friday night and the line is open early because I have places to go.

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Friday, June 28, 2013 - 12:30:00

Lyon College to add football in 2015

Funny. I was just trying to talk my wife this morning into planning a Hendrix College Warrior tailgate this fall for the school's inaugural football season.

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Friday, June 28, 2013 - 11:29:00

Again a Republican disses the 1st Amendment

I've complained before and undoubtedly will again about Republican disrespect for the 1st Amendment. The 2nd?

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Friday, June 28, 2013 - 10:47:20

UPDATE: Jacksonville man killed by police

David Goins at Fox 16 provides the photo by Twitter and a brief report that a Jacksonville man was shot by police on a domestic call.

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Friday, June 28, 2013 - 10:26:58

GOP hawks raise $100,000 for Tom Cotton

It's not exactly surprising (Politico) that Republican foreign policy hawks churned up $100,000 this week for the Club for Growth's Tom Cotton, temporary CFB emissary to the 4th District of Arkansas.

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Friday, June 28, 2013 - 10:25:00

Leslie Rutledge to make Republican run for attorney general

Leslie Rutledge, a Batesville native lawyer now practicing in Little Rock who has a long history of work with Republican politicians as well as the national Republican Party, will announce her candidacy for attorney general on Monday.

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Friday, June 28, 2013 - 09:34:00

Tim Atkinson to lead Arkansas Science and Technology Authority

Tim Atkinson of North Little Rock, who's been assistant provost at UCA, will be the new president of the Arkansas Science and Technology authority.

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Friday, June 28, 2013 - 09:24:00

Shooting victim dies; fire victim identified

Little Rock Police Sgt. Cassandra Davis reports that Jaxson Guinn, 19, of Morrilton has died of gunshot wounds in a shooting near 27th and Battery about 12:40 p.m.

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Friday, June 28, 2013 - 07:17:00

'If it's got tits, you got problems': Maynard mayor in police dispute

KAIT-Jonesboro, AR-News, weather, sports KAIT provides a report worth it's own special attention (warning: that video is a long clip and action is many minutes in): Connie Cline, a former female police officer in Maynard, recently terminated, talks about a video supplied to the station that shows the mayor making sexist remarks while talking to her husband, police chief, Lonnie Cline.

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Friday, June 28, 2013 - 06:58:00

Morning roundup: Apartment fire, schools, Bobby Roberts

A roundup of news miscellany this morning: * FOREST PLACE ON FIRE AGAIN: Another fire of suspicious origin hit the Forest Place Apartments on North University last night, the seventh since February by the count of Channel 4.

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