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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 15:58:50

Stop by Edwards Food Giant for a variety of 100% pork butt sausages

Edwards offers several different types of sausages including chorizo, Italian links, kielbasa, bratwurst, and even chicken sausage. Come visit the Meat Experts!

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 14:41:00

Join us Sept. 21 for Pig & Swig!

Make plans to join Arkansas Times at 6 p.m. Sept. 21 for Pig & Swig, an event centered around two of life's finest pleasures: sippin' whiskey and fine swine. The event, which benefits the Downtown Little Rock Partnership, will be held at the Heifer Project Pavilion and Urban Farm near the Clinton Center.

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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 15:40:00

Thursday's headlines and a drenched open line

A lawsuit filed against LRPD, what remains of Harvey and what it means for Arkansas, Bentonville's new contemporary art facility gets a name, and updates on the Arlington Hotel.

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Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 15:37:00

Planned Parenthood patients ask Eighth Circuit to rehear Arkansas defunding case

The plaintiffs noted that "other states’ similar efforts to terminate Planned Parenthood providers from Medicaid have, prior to the Panel’s ruling, been universally enjoined."

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Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 14:20:00

LRPD asking for assistance in identifying suspect

The Little Rock Police Department posted the photo seen above on their Facebook page today, asking for the public's help in identifying the person shown in the photo. Police say the man is being sought in connection to a robbery of a shopper last Thursday at Park Plaza Mall.

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Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 14:09:00

Remnants of Harvey drench eastern Arkansas as Texas coast reels from disaster

Arkansas gets a small taste of the storm that devastated Houston

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Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 11:42:00

Snake-on-snake action from Ferndale

An Arkansas blog reader named Susan who lives in Ferndale forwards along the following photo, recently snapped outside her back door, of a large copperhead snake being devoured by a king snake. With the sixth largest city in the America underwater and seemingly half the western U.S. engulfed in wildfires, a better metaphor for the welcome waning of this treacherous summer, as shiver-inducing as it is, may not present itself before Labor Day.

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Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 11:12:00

Meaningless news: number of applications so far submitted to grow or sell medical marijuana

Many local news outlets have regularly reported on how few applications to run a medical marijuana cultivation facility or dispensary the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission has received. The deadline for applications is Sept. 18. Until then, the numbers are meaningless.

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Today's headlines: Winds of change at LR City Hall

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 11:01:00

Family of man shot by LRPD last October files suit

Chicago attorney Mike Laux and the family of a 46-year-old man killed by officers with the Little Rock Police Department last October held a press conference this morning at the Arkansas State Capitol to announce the filing of a civil rights lawsuit against the officer involved, LRPD Chief Kenton Buckner and the City of Little Rock.

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Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 10:30:00

“All we are saying is give peace a chance” …How does that fly with you?

If you are ready to open your mind to the idea of peace, there are a couple of flag choices available to you.

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Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 09:04:00

Arlington owners protest threat of closure

Al Rajabi, Texas-based CEO of the investment group that purchased the Arlington Hotel in Hot Springs, has filed an appeal with the city of Hot Springs over its threat to close the historic hotel if repairs are not made by Nov. 8.

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 16:51:00

Today's headlines and an open line

Headlines for August 30, 2017 include a lawsuit filed against Power Ultra Lounge, the busting up of a Pine Bluff gambling ring, a student-developed app for Central High, and details on an upcoming visit by President Bill Clinton.

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 16:25:00

Ecology matters – run that up a pole!

Ecology is the one cause everyone can get behind. If you recycle or reuse, if you have thrown away your aerosol cans, if you use less throw-away paper products or if you have taken any steps to go green then the ecology flag is for you.

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 15:37:00

Bill Clinton to speak at Central High 60th anniversary ceremony on Sept. 25

Registration for the event is free, but seating is limited. The ceremony will be held in the high school's Roosevelt Thompson Auditorium.

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 15:26:00

Baxter the only county that does not recognize MLK day, but it could soon

The Baxter Bulletin reports that the county's Quorum Court’s Personnel Committee on Monday voted to make Martin Luther King Jr. day a paid holiday, which, if it passes the full Quorum Court in October, would make the county the last of Arkansas's 75 to do so.

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 15:20:00

Stops to make on the drive from Little Rock to Fayetteville

Two of Arkansas’ major metropolitan areas are Little Rock and Fayetteville, but if you rush from point A to point B, you’ll miss out on a lot of great Arkansas sights. Here’s just a handful of worthwhile stops to make on the drive from Little Rock to Fayetteville!

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 12:09:00

Guardian UK reports on the failing state next door

Guardian UK recently published a deep and enlightening dive into the fortunes of Oklahoma, the Republican-dominated state where the petroleum industry largely holds sway over environmental regulations, fracking-driven earthquakes rattle the land, school teachers make less than convenience store clerks, 1-in-12 residents has a felony conviction, and Gov. Mary Fallin's best idea to help stave off an ongoing budget meltdown was to proclaim Oilfield Prayer Day, asking Oklahoma residents to use the power of prayer to halt falling global oil prices.

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 10:18:00

Four arrested, $500K seized in raids on two Pine Bluff gambling halls

Four people were arrested in Pine Bluff overnight was police swooped on two illegal gambling houses that sound more like mini-casinos, with officers citing 20 patrons, pulling the electronic guts from over 75 gambling machines, and seizing nearly a half million dollars in cash. 

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 09:45:00

Central High students develop app and tour to allow visitors to walk in the footsteps of the LR Nine.

A team of Little Rock Central High School students is working with the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub and the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site to develop an app that leads visitors on a walking tour that follows in the footsteps of Little Rock Nine member Elizabeth Eckford as she tried to attend classes on her first day at Central High on Sept. 4, 1957.

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 07:49:00

Obama: A gift that keeps on giving to the haters

After resisting for several days, I felt compelled to share a meme that's turning up repeatedly among Donald Trump supporters on social media. Spoiler: No Obama wasn't president during Katrina.

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