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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 16:25:00

The New Year's Eve line; a past blast from the cheating Mark Darr

Take a cork out of it. The year is ending.

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Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 15:54:00

Nate Steel calls for Darr resignation: Republicans divided or silent on question

More responses to Lt. Gov. Mark Darr's admission of 11 ethical violations and acceptance of an $11,000 fine (a stiffer penalty than given Sen. Paul Bookout before he voluntarily resigned over similar ethical misdeeds): \ * REPUBLICAN GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE ASA HUTCHINSON: 

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Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 11:00:00

Find iPhone app solves a WLR burglary overnight

Lt. Sidney Allen of the Little Rock Police Department reports that a find iPhone app led to burglary arrests and recovery of electronic gear taken yesterday afternoon from a home in the St. Charles subdivision.

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Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 10:51:13

UPDATE: Beebe calls for resignation of Lt. Gov. Mark Darr

Well of course he did. Monday’s Ethics Commission meeting confirmed there was probable cause that Mark Darr broke 11 state campaign and ethics rules.

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Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 09:29:00

Ringing in the New Year in the country's "most livable" city

For some reason, this advisory from the Little Rock Police Department struck me ironic funny bone:

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Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 06:23:00

The last morning of 2013: Ice not so nice; time for prosecutors to review Mark Darr

State Police reporting some icy spots on highways. One particular trouble spot Highway 67 ramp to I-440.

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Monday, December 30, 2013

Monday, December 30, 2013 - 17:51:00

UPDATE: Lt. Gov. Mark Darr accepts $11,000 fine for multiple ethics law violations; blames "recordkeeping"

Because Little Rock lawyer Matt Campbell brought the complaint that resulted in this action, he's received notice of the resolution of multiple ethics violations by Lt. Gov. Mark Darr.

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Monday, December 30, 2013 - 17:01:00

Monday open line: Death at the zoo; testimony preview in pipeline case

For me, the snow was purely ornamental. I hope the rest can say the same.

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Monday, December 30, 2013 - 13:26:00

Census estimate: Arkansas grows by almost 10,000

The Census Bureau today issued new population estimates for the states and the U.S. All but two states — West Virginia and — gained population according to the numbers.

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Monday, December 30, 2013 - 13:03:00

LRPD: Investigation open on robbery of governor's aide, new evidence cited

In response to a reader query, I again asked LRPD about progress on the investigation into the fall robbery of Lamar Davis, the governor's chief of staff.

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Monday, December 30, 2013 - 11:13:00

Big cat on the prowl in Hillcrest

I've seen fox, coon possum, squirrel, chipmunk, coyote ad deer in the woods and verges that surround the water treatment plant at Ozark Point.

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Monday, December 30, 2013 - 10:49:00

The judge who ruled for same-sex marriage in Utah came highly praised by GOP

Nice profile in New York Times on the Utah federal judge who said the state's ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional.

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Monday, December 30, 2013 - 10:32:00

Upworthy: Brilliant young scholar at University of Arkansas

Need some seasonal uplift: Read the UA News Service's account of Raymond Walter of Mountain, who'll graduate in May, at age 18, with a triple major in economics, physics and math.

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Monday, December 30, 2013 - 08:04:00

Study: Arkansas a big winner from Obamacare

Here's a report from Wallet Hub which restates the obvious: The state's that take advantage of Obamacare — such as Arkansas — get a huge return.

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Monday, December 30, 2013 - 07:51:00

Democrats turn to minimum wage in 2014

Jonathan Martin of the New York Times reports today on using the need for an increase in the minimum wage as a political tool.

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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Sunday, December 29, 2013 - 16:40:00

The wintry mix open line

I stopped by a grocery store to buy a bag of frozen vegetables for soup.

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Sunday, December 29, 2013 - 08:56:00

Help for thousands on the line in unemployment debate

John Lyon at Stephens Media reports on the high stakes in the congressional debate over whether to renew the long-term unemployment benefits program.

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Sunday, December 29, 2013 - 08:38:00

Arkansas government growth: As compared to what?

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette today did its annual ritual review of state government employment. Non-college employment actually dropped.

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Saturday, December 28, 2013

Saturday, December 28, 2013 - 17:24:00

Saturday night line: Mike Huckabee confronts big boobs — and more

Here's a place for comment. Since I was last here:

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Saturday, December 28, 2013 - 10:54:00

Livable Little Rock: We're No. 1

By popular demand, a link to MSN Real Estate which put Little Rock No. 1 on a list of livable cities.

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