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Monday, November 30, 2015

Monday, November 30, 2015 - 17:05:41

Another week, another open line

Here's the Monday open line. Also, the daily video of news and comment..

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Monday, November 30, 2015 - 16:50:00

Giving Tuesday: It's the nonprofits' turn

This week, the Times will print its annual philanthropy issue, with features on worthy nonprofits and our annual Honor Roll of individuals and family foundations that have made major gifts to Arkansas institutions. But you don't have to be a Walton to be a philanthropist. Tomorrow, Tuesday, is Giving Tuesday.

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Monday, November 30, 2015 - 16:43:00

Rutledge approves form of four-year term for county officials; also rules on FOI access

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge signed off today on the form of a proposed constitutional amendment to give county officials four-year, rather than two-year terms. She also issued a Freedom of Information Act ruling that could create some delays on ready access to public information.

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Monday, November 30, 2015 - 16:01:00

15-year-old dies in apparent accidental shooting in home

KARK reports on the death in Jonesboro of a 15-year-old in an apparent accident.

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Monday, November 30, 2015 - 13:09:00

Alabama to pay legal fees for failed effort to defund Planned Parenthood

Alabama has agreed to pay $51,000 in legal fees to Planned Parenthood lawyers for that state's failed attempt to cut off Medicaid funding to the organization's clinics. Arkansas could eventually find itself in the same situation.

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Monday, November 30, 2015 - 12:37:00

Scott County deputy prosecutor arrested on DWI; released without posting bail

KFSM reports that State Police arrested Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Tom Tatum Sr. over the weekend on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and then released him without a bond after a breath alcohol test.

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Monday, November 30, 2015 - 12:25:00

Fred Poe dies traveling at 81

Fred Poe, the world traveler who built the state's best known travel agency, died as he lived — on the road. He was in Vancouver.

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Monday, November 30, 2015 - 12:03:00

Update: Forum on criminal justice

You can watch live until 1 p.m. today on forum on criminal justice at the Clinton School. Participants include a legislative task force on criminal justice reform (how to deal with exploding prison populations, in other words) and the Coalition for Public Safety. Gov. Asa Hutchinson said disparate sentencing because of a lack of uniformity in applying sentencing guidelines needs a look from the legislature/

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Monday, November 30, 2015 - 06:50:00

Poll: Register gun owners, not Muslims

Vox reports on polling that says a majority supports registration of gun owners, but not Muslims (though 40 percent would have a registry for Muslims, versus 21 percent for Christians and 19 percent for Jews.)

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Sunday, November 29, 2015

Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 16:51:00

The rainy open line

The rainy open line includes a forecast for more rain.

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Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 16:35:00

KARK: One dead in Princeton Street fire

KARK reports that a man is dead and a woman has been hospitalized after a fire today in the home of an elderly couple on Princeton Street.

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Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 12:41:00

Ex-Hog Darrell Walker spotlighted for collection of work by black artists

Former Razorback basketball player Darrell Walker and his art collection get a mention in today's New York Times in an article about the rising profiles and prices of black artists.

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Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 10:59:00

Police report homicide on Battery Street

LRPD says officers are on the scene of a homicide at 1406 Batter Street, the 28th homicide of the year.

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Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 08:37:00

Republican paths to power in two states: Moderation and money

A look at a couple of Republican governors in traditionally Democratic states shows what a little moderation and a lot of money can do.

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Saturday, November 28, 2015

Saturday, November 28, 2015 - 16:36:00

Open line. Plus a movie recommendation

An open line and a recommendation on a movie to watch.

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Saturday, November 28, 2015 - 07:17:00

The latest face of terrorism in America: Robert Lewis Dear

Authorities have identified the suspect in the mass shootings at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs as Robert Lewis Dear, 57. According to jail records, he's a 6 foot 4, 250-pound white male. Photographs from the scene shows he has a beard and wears glasses. Reports say he's had a variety of minor brushes with the law as a former resident of South Carolina.

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Friday, November 27, 2015

Friday, November 27, 2015 - 16:56:00

Woo pig open line

A cold and wet Hog win is the news in tonight's open line.

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Friday, November 27, 2015 - 14:50:00

Nine hospitalized and shooter exchanging shots with officers at Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs

Civilians and police officers were hospitalized after Colorado Springs police officers responded to a 911 call about an active shooter at a local Planned Parenthood location. The standoff has continued for hours, with nine people admitted to hospitals.

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Friday, November 27, 2015 - 11:45:00

UA campaign contributors prefer Democrats

The right-wing Daily Caller has analyzed political giving by university faculty and administrators to political candidates and found that the University of Arkansas givers are the "most liberal" — meaning most inclined toward Democratic candidates — in the SEC.

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Friday, November 27, 2015 - 11:31:00

Judicial election scorecard: Kemp raising money in Bentonville with Walton help

Here's an invitation to a fund-raising event for Circuit Judge Dan Kemp, opposing Justice Courtney Goodson for the open chief justice seat on the Arkansas Supreme Court.

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