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Monday, March 31, 2014

Monday, March 31, 2014 - 20:30:00

Will Exxon move the Pegasus pipeline out of Lake Maumelle’s watershed? Probably not without a fight.

The Clinton School hosted a panel discussion Monday afternoon commemorating the one year anniversary of ExxonMobil’s oil spill in Mayflower. In attendance: Congressman Tim Griffin, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel, Tammie Hynum of ADEQ, Graham Rich of Central Arkansas Water (CAW), and Faulkner County Judge Allen Dodson, with Dean Skip Rutherford moderating. (Rutherford said that Exxon had been invited to send someone as well.) It was a packed house; public interest in the incident and the future of the ruptured Pegasus pipeline evidently remains high, in no small part because the line just south of Mayflower crosses 13 miles of watershed that drain into Little Rock’s major drinking reservoir, Lake Maumelle.

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Monday, March 31, 2014 - 17:46:00

Mea culpa open line

It's yours...

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Monday, March 31, 2014 - 17:25:00

New billboard in Harrison put up underneath controversial "Anti-White" sign

Underneath racially charged billboard in Harrison, another one goes up.

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Monday, March 31, 2014 - 16:47:00

City reacts to tree uproar chop chop

The city says it will replace the Main Street oaks it cut down with other oaks.

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Monday, March 31, 2014 - 15:58:00

Pryor likely to join in filibuster of federal minimum wage bill

Nearly every Senate Democrat will likely back the federal minimum wage hike. But not Mark Pryor.

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Monday, March 31, 2014 - 15:27:00

The next big Obamacare question: will people who sign up pay their first premium and get covered?

The Arkansas Insurance Department testified on Friday that around a quarter of the enrollees in the Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace are not yet covered because they haven't yet paid the first month's premium. They also testified that the enrollment figures released last week included 2,668 plans that have been cancelled.

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Monday, March 31, 2014 - 14:59:00

Pryor seeks control on liquid nicotine

Nearly 60 Arkansans sickened by e-cigarette fuel.

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Monday, March 31, 2014 - 14:51:00

Administrators: threat to 'shoot up' Bentonville H.S. this morning leads to student

Administrators at Bentonville High School have identified and sent home a student who they say admitted to writing a threat to 'shoot u

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Monday, March 31, 2014 - 14:47:00

Obamacare open enrollment's final day: heavy traffic, website glitches

It's the final day of Obamacare open enrollment! Only, not really, because the administration granted an extension. Nevertheless, a big day for enrollment in the new marketplaces created by the health care law. Good news: record volume on and at the national network of call centers. Bad news: more glitches.

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Monday, March 31, 2014 - 12:54:00

Ron Robinson to premiere 'Devil's Knot' — UPDATE: SOLD OUT

The Ron Robinson Theater will host the U.S. premiere of the film adaptation of Times contributing editor Mara Leveritt's book, "Devil's Knot." The screening, co-sponsored by the Central Arkansas Library System, the Little Rock Film Festival and the Arkansas Times, is scheduled for Saturday, May 3.

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Monday, March 31, 2014 - 12:24:00

Dept. of Workforce Services: Arkansas unemployment rate drops to 7.1 percent

Numbers out today from the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services show the state's unemployment rate dropped two-tenths of a percentage point between January and February, from 7.3 percent to 7.1 percent.

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Monday, March 31, 2014 - 10:51:00

UA alum gives engineering school $7.8 million

Robert H. Biggadike of West Covina, Calif., who earned his BA and MA in mechanical engineering from the University of Arkansas and had a career in the aerospace industry, has made a gift of more than $7.8 million to the UA College of Engineering.

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Monday, March 31, 2014 - 10:13:00

UN report: Unless the world changes course, climate change will doom us

Without taking aggressive measures, climate change will lead lead to major breakdowns throughout the world, a new seven-years-in-the-making report from the UN concludes.

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Monday, March 31, 2014 - 09:52:00

LRPD: two shot at N. Shackleford Waffle House

The Little Rock Police Department reports that around 3 a.m. this morning, two people were shot inside a Little Rock Waffle House following an argument.

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Monday, March 31, 2014 - 09:29:00

Pegasus pipeline still at least a year away from restart, according to Exxon exec

Karen Tyrone, vice president and operations manager of Exxon Mobil Pipeline Co., said that the remediation plan that Exxon plans to submit to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) outlining why the Pegasus pipeline ruptured and how Exxon will ensure that it doesn't break again will take at least a year to execute.

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Monday, March 31, 2014 - 09:09:00

Human remains found near W. 33rd St.

Little Rock Police Department reports that skeletal remains were found on Sunday evening just west of the 3400 block of W. 33rd Street.

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Friday, March 28, 2014

Friday, March 28, 2014 - 16:40:00

Well, hail, it's an open line

That's right, more bad weather today, but at least it wasn't snow. 

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Friday, March 28, 2014 - 16:04:00

David Sterling loses vital Jim Bob Duggar endorsement over representation of Cupid Lingerie

The Huffington Post has some fun with the story of David Sterling, the relatively unknown religious right Republican seeking the running for attorney general.

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Friday, March 28, 2014 - 15:41:00

Wal-Mart sues Visa over swipe fees

Wal-Mart Inc. sues Visa for $5 billion.

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Friday, March 28, 2014 - 15:05:00

Arkansas Republicans ask to intervene in Voter ID lawsuit

Republicans want to defend their own sloppily written Voter ID law.

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