Friday night line. Plus, Huckabee speaks up for Common Core; lawsuit filed on police radio traffic | Arkansas Blog

Friday, August 22, 2014

Friday night line. Plus, Huckabee speaks up for Common Core; lawsuit filed on police radio traffic

Posted By on Fri, Aug 22, 2014 at 4:03 PM

Here's your open line and the video news headline roundup. Topics from today's blog include the Jonesboro police chief; Brinkley farm woes; death from a hit-and-run; a family crime in Brinkley; the Hobby Lobby workaround, and the Clinton Library birthday.

* COMMON CORE: Mike Huckabee made headlines by departing from growing rightwing sentiment (and some leftwing) and calling for an end to fighting over the Common Core school standards and consider the benefits to students of demanding curriculum. It's a touchy position to take politically, if he runs for president. But it also has some powerful support among some wealthy interests, including the Walton family.

* POLICE RADIO: A second FOI lawsuit has been filed — again by a non-lawyer representing himself — by a Cabot man challenging the Little Rock Police Department's refusal to provide an encryption key to unscramble radio traffic put off limits to the public at the first of August by encryption of the signal. My own amateurish legal opinion is that the city has a legal, if not public interested, leg to stand on in refusing to create a public document from the encrypted traffic. But that's what court cases are for. Judge Wendell Griffen got this one.

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