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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 14:57:00

IRS clears married tax filing by same-sex couples; that creates state tax wrinkle

I'm thinking this could open up another challenge to  legal practices in Arkansas that discriminate against same-sex couples who were legally married in other states.

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Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 14:48:00

Blue Hog blasts a whining Mark Darr on ethics spin

Blue Hog Report blew the whistle on Lt. Gov. Mark Darr's misspending of campaign finance money and now he's blowing the whistle on pitiful whining that Darr has given to his sole media source, Talk Business.

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Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 13:44:00

Federal government won't try to interfere with state marijuana laws

The Obama administration said today it would not sue to interfere with laws in 20 states legalizing marijuana to varying degrees.

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Today's headlines: From monument compromise to fraud

Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 12:04:00

State to provide health screenings of Mayflower residents to look for oil spill-related sickness

Gov. Mike Beebe announced today that the state Department of Health, working with UAMS, will provide health assessments for Mayflower residents who believe they're suffering conditions related to the March 29 oil spill.

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Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 11:40:00

17-year-old neighbor arrested in death of Gosnell girl, 11

The Blytheville Courier News reports that a 17-year-old neighbor has been arrested in the slaying Tuesday night of Jessica Williams, 11, of Gosnell.

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Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 11:08:00

Little Rock port breaks ground on new facility

The Little Rock Port Authority broke ground Thursday on an "Arkansas River Resource Center" to house the Port Authority offices and offices of the port's shoreline railroad and the Arkansas Waterways Commission.

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Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 10:35:00

Arkansas truck lobbyist subject of suspicion in lawsuits over probe of diesel rebates

Yhis article out of Tennesse has an interesting Arkansas angle. The basics:

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Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 09:38:00

Slayer who didn't show for Forrest City sentencing in custody

 KAIT-TV in Jonesboro reports that a man who pleaded guilty to a St. Francis County slaying but didn't show up for sentencing turned himself in to Craighead County authorities in Jonesboro last night.

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Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 09:26:00

Ashlie Atkinson talks politics, 'Celebrity Jeopardy,' and previews her new Fox comedy, 'Us and Them,' with a haiku

Born in Little Rock in 1977, Ashlie Atkinson is an Arkansas girl made good in theater, film and now on TV. (She's also a former Arkansas Times intern.) Her new show "Us and Them," an American remake of the British comedy "Gavin and Stacey," is currently being shot as a midseason replacement for Fox.

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Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 09:25:00

Securities dealer loses license over cold call to regulator

The Arkansas Securities Department announced today that it had revoked the license of a New York broker-dealer, Junmo Hong.

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Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 07:22:00

Mark Darr drops out of 4th District congressional race

Breaking news, first out from Roby Brock at Talk Business. Statement today from Lt. Gov. Mark Darr:

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Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 07:12:00

How much did you pay for your Razorback football ticket?

The football season begins Saturday with the Razorbacks playing the former SLI Bulldogs (Southwest Louisiana Institute) at War Memorial Stadium.

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Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 06:42:00

Panel split on Little Rock's pot-bellied pig problem

Fox 16 reports that a subcommittee meant to work out a solution on keeping of pot-bellied pigs in the city of Little Rock iwas as split last night as the ambiguous ordinances on the question.

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 20:00:00

Ask Asa: The Republican candidate on Twitter

Asa Hutchinson, the Republican gubernatorial candidate, took questions on Twitter tonight. They were mostly softballs.

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 17:07:50

The 'Dream' day open line

Another day done gone. Above is a photo from the secretary of state's Facebook page of the crowd that gathered at the Arkansas Capitol today to commemorate the march in Washington 50 years ago.

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 17:05:00

Republicans high on more guns in school

I've been 'watching' the legislative committee discussion on guns in school via Twitter. Easy to catch the drift:

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 16:42:00

Tom Cotton: NOW he's for disaster aid

The Arkansas congressional delegation joined Gov. Mike Beebe today in urging a major disaster declaration for six Arkansas counties hit by flooding in August — Benton, Boone, Carroll, Madison, Marion and Newton.

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 16:24:00

Judge Griffen denies defense motions in Hastings case

Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen issued a 12-page order today denying a round of defense motions on evidence in the c oming retrial of former Little Rock patrol office Josh Hastings on a manslaughter charge.

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 15:47:02

De-funding the Medicaid expansion “private option” in the fiscal session won’t be easy

Starting in October, low-income Arkansans will begin signing up for health insurance plans under the so-called “private option,” the state’s unique version of Medicaid expansion.

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 14:18:00

Bill Clinton: Quit whining about gridlock; President Obama: Keep marching

Bill Clinton spoke today at the Lincoln Memorial as part of observances to commemmorate the march on Washington 50 years ago.

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