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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 15:08:13

Visit Bentonville for Work and Play

If you're in Bentonville this summer, the place to stay is the newly renovated Hilton Garden Inn.

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 23:40:00

Former foster parent sentenced for serial sexual abuse of children

U.S. District Judge P.K. Holmes called the defendant Clarence “Charlie” Garretson’s repeated sexual abuse and rape of children in his home “the most horrific criminal conduct I’ve seen in regards to child exploitation.”

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 17:49:00

Ethics campaigner explores race for 2nd District Congress

Paul Spencer,the teacher and long-time campaigner for stronger ethics laws, apparently filed paperwork this afternoon to form an exploratory committee to run as a Democrat for 2nd District Congress, a seat now held by Republican French Hill.

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 16:30:00

Next: How do you spell Washitaw

Funny feature in the Washington Post about a National Spelling Bee-related exercise by Google to determine the word on which spelling help was most sought in the 50 states.In Arkansas, it was a dog's life.

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 16:15:00

Wednesday's open line

The open line and daily news roundup.

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 16:10:00

Child rapist gets federal life sentence

Benji Hardy reports from Fort Smith that Clarence Garretson, a Van Buren truck driver, received a life sentence for his plea of guilty to five counts of interstate transportation of a child to engage in sexual activity.

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 15:43:00

Summer reading: Richard Ford on a summer of toil in Little Rock, 1967

Author Richard Ford has an essay in this week's New Yorker on a 1967 summer job in Little Rock, supervising young people of the Neighborhood Youth Corps.

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 13:49:00

Kathy Griffin and artistic expressions of violence

Here's another take on provocative art, inspired by the critical creaction to comedian Kathy Griffi's displayed of a depiction of the severed head of Donald Trump.

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 13:19:00

Metroplan gives nod to bike share company

The board of Metroplan today approved a resolution in support of the selection of the Bantam BCycle bike share company to start a bike share program in Little Rock and North Little Rock. John Landosky, the bicycle pedestrian coordinator for Little Rock, presented a committee's recommendation to hire Bantam, which was one of five vendors that responded to a request for proposals.

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 09:32:00

Walmart hears from employees on family leave

Walmart is holding its star-studded stockholders meeting in Fayetteville this week and, as ever, some contrary voices are trying to be heard above the corporate stagecraft. This year that effort includes a petition to equalize paid family leave for Walmart employees.

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 07:34:00

Little Rock native to lead Oberlin College

Little Rock native Carmen Twillie Ambar has been named president of Oberlin College, the first African-American leader of the elite liberal arts college in Ohio.

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 07:19:00

Outside counsel to handle dueling judicial ethics complaints, politics remain

The state Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission announced in a rews release that staff attorneys, on the advice of an ethics expert would not handle investigations of complaints against Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen and the Arkansas Supreme Court.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 16:46:00

Another win for transgender students

A U.S. appeals court has joined other courts in holding that that transgender students are protected by law and Constitution.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 16:34:00

Trump rolls back contraceptive coverage

To meet objections from some religious groups, Donald Trump has moved to soften mandatory free contraceptive coverage in health insurance.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 16:28:00

The Boys State report

I made my annual trek to Boys State today and spent an hour taking questions. Less emotion, more thought than some years past.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 12:55:00

Covenant Keepers hangs onto charter despite financial questions, test scores

The Arkansas state Board of Education is deciding today whether to continue authorization of the charter school permit for the Covenant Keepers College Preparatory School in Southwest Little Rock.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 12:50:00

An early open line

I'm off to Boys State for some back-and-forth with tomorrow's leaders. So here's an open line and a news roundup so far.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 11:32:00

Maumelle cops report bail scam on Subway employee

Maumelle police today are looking for someone who swindled $220 out of a local Subway sandwich outlet by claiming he needed the money to bail the manager out of jail. Said police:

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 11:19:00

Blogger updates DWI, drug cases against Asa Hutchinson III

Blogger Russ Racop has dug up the outcome of separate cases of DWI in Fayetteville and a drug arrest in Alabama against Asa Hutchinson III, son of the governor.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 09:58:00

U.S. Supreme Court taking longer look at Arkansas birth certificate case

The U.S. Supreme Court has again passed over a decision on an Arkansas case over issuance of birth certificates for children of same-sex married couples.

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