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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 16:25:00

Halloween open line: Plus, remember the Alamo?

Trick or treat. The line is open.

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Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 15:31:00

Mount St. Mary staff hears church defense of termination of teacher

Msgr. Francis I. Malone, pastor of Christ the King Catholic Church and judicial vicar and chancellor for ecclesial affairs of the Catholic Church's Diocese of Little Rock

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Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 14:37:00

Appeals court dismisses Judge L.T. Simes suit against judicial disciplinary agency

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today upheld a district court judge's dismissal of Circut Judge 

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Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 10:52:00

Supreme Court in reversing mood today

The Arkansas Supreme Court issued its weekly opinions today and reversed all or part of lower court rulings in seven of nine opinions.

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Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 09:56:00

Timothy Brooks gets Senate committee approval for judgeship

Carl Tobias at the University of Richmond, a law professor who monitors the judicial selection process closely, sends word that Timothy Brooks of Fayetteville was approved by a voice vote today by the Senate Judiciary Committee for a federal judgeship in the western district of Arkansas.

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Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 09:18:00

FAA to loosen rules on use of electronic devices on airplanes

The FAA says it will loosen rules on use of electronic devices on airplanes (not cell phones) and expects most airlines will eventually allow their use during flight, gate to gate and not just at altitudes above 10,000 feet.

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Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 09:12:00

CATA studying free Wi-Fi on buses

I applaud this. And it reminds me of my No. 1 recommendation for use of the $22 million the city has promised for a tech park of some as yet undefined shape in some undefined location.

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Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 07:25:00

Little Rock school superintendent sets conditions on John Walker's visits to school offices

Dexter Suggs, the new Little Rock school superintendent, has set strict conditions on visits to district offices by John Walker, the Little Rock state representative and attorney for black families in the decades-old desegregation lawsuit.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 20:15:00

Poll: Governor's race up for grabs

Another poll — this one by a political group led by former Republican Party officials — shows Asa Hutchinson to continue to hold an essentially meaningless lead, 40-37 over Mike.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 16:08:00

The midweek line is open

Kind of a slow day. Finishing up:

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 15:58:00

Clemmer declares; wants to repeal Obamacare

Term-limited state Rep. Ann Clemmer said she is answering a call to fight for change.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 14:05:00

Join the Arkansas Times for cocktail hour at Salut!

As part of the monthly events we've begun as part of our digital membership program, the Arkansas Times will host a cocktail hour (two-hour) gathering at Salute!

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 12:55:00

Rand Paul latest politician to borrow a few good lines

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, the extremist Republican who'll headline an Arkansas Republican fund-raiser Dec. 6 in Hot Springs, is getting some unflattering attention this week for lines in his speeches that appear to come verbatim from Wikipedia.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 11:59:00

Former Little Rock cop gets 104 months for drug escort duty

Former Little Rock cop Mark Anthony Jones, 46, was sentenced tod [jump]NEWS RELEASE

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 11:18:00

Democrats are now unanimous. Joe Manchin supports ENDA

Every Democratic member of the U.S. Senate has now declared support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 07:31:00

Arkansas's anti-abortion laws focus of major article; Rapert misses the point

Sen. Jason Rapert's Twitter feed alerts me to an article in The Atlantic about abortion.

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 17:31:00

Mark Pryor to vote for Employment Non-Discrimination Act

I've just received a brief message from Sen. Mark Pryor's office. It's big news.

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 16:46:00

The Neosho mucket open line

settlement biological diversity. spotted owl group. 

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 16:42:00

Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality, Game and Fish request more testing of Lake Conway from Exxon

Game and Fish letter says that Exxon's figure for a certain kind of contamination may misrepresent the amount of toxins still in the environment.

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 15:41:00

Judge orders new trial for Tim Howard

Lab evidence about DNA tests was withheld in the capital murder case.

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