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Sunday, January 8, 2017

Sunday, January 8, 2017 - 09:30:35

Little Rock to New Orleans in 94 Minutes

The new GLO Airlines is now flying nonstop from Little Rock to New Orleans in just 94 minutes. On a recent flight ($338 round trip), it took us almost as long to get to the French Quarter from the airport as it did to get from Little Rock to New Orleans. We’ve never gotten to New Orleans that fast! Go to flyglo.com for details and get an additional 10% off when you enter the promo code of GLOBIG16.

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Saturday, December 31, 2016

Saturday, December 31, 2016 - 16:08:00

The year-ending open line: Let's remember happier times and the life Dale Bumpers lived

The open line includes a farewell to 2016, which began with the death of Dale Bumpers and, in several respects, went further downhill. A Politico tribute to Bumpers wonders if his model could succeed in today's toxic political environment.

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Saturday, December 31, 2016 - 07:30:21

A new year and a new search for execution drugs

Arkansas begins a new year without sufficient drugs to carry out an execution. But that isn't the only lingering question about the death penalty in Arkansas.

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Saturday, December 31, 2016 - 07:29:00

Breaking the color line: Jerry LeVias

It's a slow day and if football and/or human rights interest you, you could do worse than spend a few minutes reading the Think Progress story of Jerry LeVias, the former SMU star who was the first black scholarship player to compete in the Southwest Conference. That was merely 50 years ago.

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Friday, December 30, 2016

Friday, December 30, 2016 - 16:50:00

The pay-to-play-with-Trump open line

The open line and yet another one of those pay-to-play deals. Donald Trump's private club is having- a New Year's Eve party with him as the featured guest.

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Friday, December 30, 2016 - 13:07:00

Jim Harris: Belk Bowl disaster leaves questions about Hog leadership

With news slow, why not a dive into the world of sports with friend and colleague Jim Harris' tough take on the Razorbacks' defeat by Virginia Tech yesterday in the Belk Bowl. He said more sharply what some homer reporters seemed to be reluctant to say.

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Friday, December 30, 2016 - 10:24:00

Cotton PAC contributes to Russellville band's inaugural trip

Sen.Tom Cotton has announced his "leadership PAC,"  special interest money that many politicians accumulate for political purposes, will contribute $10,000 to the $135,000 cost of the Russellville High School band's participation in the Jan. 20 inaugural parade for Donald Trump.

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Friday, December 30, 2016 - 08:31:00

Chasing presidential candidates, from Huckabee denunciations to the Trump foundation

Before a Washington Post reporter dug into Donald Trump's foundation, he also dug into the many things denounced by Mike Huckabee. Poor fellow. And speaking of denunciations, Huckabee's latest on Israel is yet another on which there's another side.

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Friday, December 30, 2016 - 08:01:00

Women's March planned in Arkansas to mark Trump inauguration

Speaking of Donald Trump and in answer to a reader's question: There will be a women's march in Arkansas on Jan. 21, the day after inauguration, as well as the national march planned in Washington.

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Friday, December 30, 2016 - 07:52:00

Putin awaits Trump for response to Obama sanctions

Russian leader Vladimir Putin won't expel U.S. diplomats from Russia in response to action by the Obama administration against Russian diplomats over election hacking.

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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 19:17:00

Malvern teacher resigns over anti-Obama Facebook comments

Malvern high teacher who made racist posts about the Obamas has resigned.

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Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 17:50:00

Hogs' Jeremy Sprinkle suspended from Belk Bowl; cited for concealing items at department store

Razorback tight end Jeremy Sprinkle was suspended hours before the Hogs Belk Bowl game with Virginia Tech. The school didn't specify the reason, but SEC Country reports it was for trying to take unpurchased items from a Belk Department Store after a $450 shopping spree for players.

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Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 16:31:00

Chief Justice Brill sends a farewell; some named, some not

Chief Justice Howard Brill distributed a statement today on the end of his 16 months filling a vacancy in the seat by appoint of Gov. Asa Hutchinson. He'll return to teaching at the University of Arkansas School of Law. Omissions noted.

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Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 14:18:00

Thursday: An open line and a brief news roundup

The open line and a brief roundup of news and comment.

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Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 13:21:00

Obama strikes back at Russia

The U.S. is expelling Russian diplomats and blocking two of their compounds. Will Donald Trump stand for this kind of treatment of his pal Putin?

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Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 12:02:00

A 1st Amendment reminder on National Anthem protests

Evie Blad, a writer for Education Week who once toiled for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, offers a primer on what public schools can and cannot do if students take part in the movement to kneel during the National Anthem. Nothing, in short.

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Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 11:30:00

LGBT rights hero John Schenck dies

John Schenck, the founder of Arkansas's longest running Pride parade and a longtime champion of equal rights for LGBT rights, has died. The grief friends are sharing on his Facebook page gives a hint at his influence in the community. His partner and husband of almost 41 years, Robert Loyd, died just a little less than a year ago.

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Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 10:36:26

New Year's in New Orleans in 94 Minutes

The new GLO Airlines is now flying nonstop from Little Rock to New Orleans in just 94 minutes. On a recent flight ($338 round trip), it took us almost as long to get to the French Quarter from the airport as it did to get from Little Rock to New Orleans. We’ve never gotten to New Orleans that fast and there’s a "New Years Eve in New Orleans" rate of $308. Go to flyglo.com for details and get an additional 10% off when you enter the promo code of GLOBIG16.

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Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 09:10:00

Questions aplenty on LR school bond issue

Talk of a bond issue for a new Little Rock high school in today's newspapers continues to overlook some important financial and governance issues.

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - 19:50:00

Police seek suspect in Reservoir Road slaying

A woman was fatally shot during an argument about 1 p.m. today at an apartment on Reservoir Road and police are seeking a suspect.

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