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Friday, September 30, 2016

Friday, September 30, 2016 - 15:25:00

Water main break floods three houses at Markham and Schiller

A water main near Markham and Schiller, just north up a hill from West Third Street just west of the railroad viaduct near the Capitol, burst about 7:30 a.m. this morning.

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Friday, September 30, 2016 - 13:37:00

The week-ender: An open line and the daily video roundup

Another week done. Here's an open line and the daily video.

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Friday, September 30, 2016 - 12:38:00

Re-vote on mental health cut defeated at Legislative Council

I'm shy of details save the essential one: An effort to expunge the vote on a rule that will cut Medicaid funding for  mental health centers failed at the Legislative Council today. An extraordinary vote was needed and it wasn't there.

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Friday, September 30, 2016 - 12:23:00

Of course Boozman dodged Little Rock debate

Picture of Democrat Conner Eldridge and Libertarian Frank Gilbert at Arkansas Baptist College worth at least seven words: Republican Sen. John Boozman dodged another debate.

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Friday, September 30, 2016 - 11:20:00

Justice in Alabama: Roy Moore ousted from the bench

For the second time, a judicial regulatory body has ousted Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore from the bench, this time for urging defiance of federal court rulings on same-sex marriage.

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Friday, September 30, 2016 - 11:06:00

Jerky's Chicken wins round in dispute with landlord over condition of restaurant

John Walker Jr. and his Jerky's Chicken restaurant has defeated an effort by his landlord to evict the restaurant from 521 Center Street.

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Friday, September 30, 2016 - 10:45:00

Appeal seems likely in Little Rock school case

Civil rights lawyer John Walker indicated Thursday that he's not ready to let go of a lawsuit over the state takeover of the Little Rock School District, despite an adverse ruling this week.

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Friday, September 30, 2016 - 10:26:00

Gov. Hutchinson announces a Buffalo River committee UPDATE

Gov. Asa Hutchinson called in press this morning to announce an interagency committee to share information about the Buffalo River.

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Friday, September 30, 2016 - 10:14:00

Rutledge defends the slut- and fat-shaming Donald Trump. Blames Hillary.

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is at it again this morning, attempting on CNN and MSNBC to defend Donald Trump against the indefensible.

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Friday, September 30, 2016 - 07:59:00

Rutledge busy everywhere but Arkansas

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge doesn't have time to look into some important consumer issues in Arkansas, but she is busy intervening in lawsuits around the country on pet Republican issues such as discrimination against gay people.

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Friday, September 30, 2016 - 07:43:00

'Forum' on medical marijuana set at UCA. Missing: Both sides.

Tom Courtway, president of the University of Central Arkansas, has invited all on campus to a so-called forum on medical marijuana. Missing from the discussion: Advocates of ballot propositions on the issue.

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Friday, September 30, 2016 - 07:32:00

How nursing homes used staff and patients for amendment campaign

Marci Manley did some fine reporting for KARK last night on how the nursing home industry in Arkansas employed staff to round up signatures  from patient/residents for the amendment to limits lawsuits against nursing homes.

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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 17:54:00

A response to police arrests becomes a tutorial on race, class and policing in Little Rock

John Walker, the 79-year-old civil rights lawyer, and his associate, Omavi Shukur, 29, a young lawyer devoted to criminal justice reform, talked to press this afternoon about their arrests Monday by Little Rock police for supposedly obstructing governmental operations in observing and attempting to film a routine police traffic stop. It was a tutorial on sharp views of race, class and governance in Little Rock.

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Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 17:20:00

Federal judge rules for Planned Parenthood against state halt of health care funding

A federal judge has broadened her order prohibiting the state from stopping federal Medicaid funding for health services provided by Planned Parenthood. The governor ordered a halt to the funding, despite contrary federal law, because he doesn't like that Planned Parenthood provides abortions.

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Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 16:06:00

The John Walker Arrest Edition

The arrest of state Rep. John Walker, some potentially bad news for nursing home operators in Arkansas, Leslie Rutledge’s very bad week and hard line Tom Cotton — all covered on this week's podcast.

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Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 15:08:00

Thursday: An open line and video report

The Thursday open line, plus a video news roundup.

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Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 12:53:10

Jegley won't prosecute charges against John Walker or his associate

Prosecuting Attorney Larry Jegley's office today filed notice in district court that it would not prosecute misdemeanor obstruction charges against state Rep. John Walker, 79, and a legal colleague, Omavi Kushukuru, 29, filed after Walker angered officers by filming a traffic stop.

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Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 12:51:00

Judge upholds unopposed new nominee for state House seat

Circuit Judge Dennis Sutterfield today denied a challenge to the method being used to fill a vacancy in nomination for a state House seat.

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Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 12:10:00

Swedes dispute Tom Cotton's analysis of immigration situation

Tom Cotton, who knows everything, is now pronouncing on the superiority of Norwegian immigration policy over that in Sweden. Some Swedes aren't impressed by Arkansas's junior senator.

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Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 11:36:00

Location changed for U.S. Senate debate; Boozman still dodging

The location of a U.S. Senate debate at noon Friday in Little Rock has changed from Philander Smith College to Arkansas Baptist College in its Old Main auditorium.

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