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Monday, July 31, 2017

Monday, July 31, 2017 - 16:46:00

Three shots fired after Tucker Max breakout

Officers were assaulted and warning shots were fired by guards when at least three Tucker Maximum Security inmates managed to escape from locked individual holding pens July 22.

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Monday, July 31, 2017 - 14:42:00

Monday's open line and the daily report

Here's the open line. And a roundup of news and comment.

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Monday, July 31, 2017 - 13:43:00

The Mooch is out at White House thanks to John Kelly

As the White House turns: Anthony Scaramucci, he of the R-rated tirade about colleagues, is apparently out as White House communications director, reportedly as requested by new White House Chief of Staff John Kelly.

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Monday, July 31, 2017 - 13:13:00

Get your thank-you notes from Jeremy Gillam here! GOP fund-raiser

The invite to a House Republican fund-raiser tells you a little about the presumed stature of House Speaker Jeremy Gillam.

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Monday, July 31, 2017 - 11:54:00

An Arkansas teacher's memoir: Only the heroes stay

The New York Times interview Michelle Kuo, who's written an acclaimed memoir about her time as a teacher in Helena and the friendship she formed with a student later charged with murder.

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Monday, July 31, 2017 - 10:56:00

Gwendolynn Combs issues 2nd District campaign announcement

Gwendolynn Combs, 42, a Little Rock teacher, issued an announcement today of her Democratic candidacy for 2nd District Congress.

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Monday, July 31, 2017 - 10:36:00

Luke Skrable again swears he'll fight Little Rock City Hall lawfully. But fight he will.

Luke Skrable reiterates that he will abide by the existing rules, unfair as they are, that continue to ban him from City Hall.

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Monday, July 31, 2017 - 09:55:00

The cost of corporate welfare, Trump/Foxconn edition

Donald Trump bragged that a Chinese company's decision to put a flat-screen TV plant in Wisconsin was a deal he swung. Some deal.

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Monday, July 31, 2017 - 07:40:00

Huckabee apologizes for 'short bus' comment on Fox

A Mike Huckabee crack about "short bus" draws criticism and a Huckabee apology.

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Monday, July 31, 2017 - 07:14:00

Vote suppression at work

A Washington Post editorial lays out the ultimate aim of the so-called election integrity commission being run by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach — vote suppression.

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Sunday, July 30, 2017

Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 16:03:00

Sleepy Sunday

The Sunday open line. Not much going except the usual Trump Twitter storm and worldwide unrest.

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Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 10:04:00

Another homicide in SWLR

Another homicide in Little Rock last night.

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Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 09:53:00

One man's fight against Little Rock City Hall

An update on the fight by Luke Skrable to exercise his right to speak before the Little Rock City Board of Directors.

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Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 07:36:00

Marching Monday for medical care

Arkansas Community Organizations announces a  march and ceremony Monday night to mark the 52nd anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid.

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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 17:07:00

Another Saturday night line

The open line. Hop in.

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Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 10:37:43

Federal judge halts four new Arkansas anti-abortion laws

A late-night order has stopped enforcement of four new Arkansas anti-abortion laws.

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Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 10:36:00

Arkies in FOI battle with Ole Miss

Houston Nutt's lawyer meets resistance from Ole Miss in providing phone records. He fires back.

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Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 10:12:00

If Avoca can have Sunday alcohol sales, why not Little Rock?

40/29 reports thattiny Avoca in Benton County (pop. 512) will begin Sunday sale of alcoholic beverages tomorrow. My eternal question: Why not Little Rock?

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Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 09:54:00

LR records 36th homicide Friday night

KARK/Fox 16 reports another homicide in Little Rock last night, the city's 36th of the year.

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Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 09:42:00

Desha County JPs ready to defend themselves

An Arkansas Blog country correspondent brings news from the McGehee Times Dermott News that the Desha County Quorum Court has voted 7-2 to allow the nine justices of the peace on the county governing body to carry weapons to meetings

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