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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 18:28:00

Solar advocates get unlikely boost from GOP lawmaker at pivotal rule hearing

If the PSC elects to change net metering rules to be more favorable to utilities, Arkansas's fledgling solar industry will be 'decimated,' advocates say.

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Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 15:28:00

Tom Cotton: 'Most likely to start World War III'

The reviews of a move of Sen. Tom Cotton to the CIA have been tough in many quarters.

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Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 15:19:00

Derrick Gragg of Tulsa reported to be next athletic director at University of Arkansas

KNWA is reporting that Derrick Gragg, currently athletic director at Tulsa, has been tapped to be the next athletic director at the University of Arkansas, succeeding the fired Jeff Long. Confirmation still not forthcoming.

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Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 14:32:00

Thursday: Open line and the headlines

The open line and the daily news report.

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Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 14:12:00

OBU professor says it's OK to vote for Roy Moore, even if he is molester UPDATE

Here from The Federalist is an article by Tully Borland, associate professor of philosophy at Ouachita Baptist University, who says Alabama should vote for Roy Moore  for U.S. Senate even if he did what he is accused of doing.

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Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 13:12:00

Real news: Tough coverage of the Forrest City School District

Times are hard in the newspaper business, you've no doubt heard, maybe even more in smaller communities. So today a tip of the hat to the Forrest City Times-Herald for close examination of the bedrock of most towns, the public school system. Focus: controversial superintendent Tiffany Hardrick

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Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 11:55:00

Why a judge chose law schools over cancer research in benefits from cigarette lawsuit

Why did a judge send $2.2 million remaining in settlement of a cigarette lawsuit to the state's law school? A reader asks and we supply the background.

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Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 11:02:00

North Little Rock teen dies from gun wound

North Little Rock police reported today the death of a 17-year-old while handling a gun.

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Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 10:28:00

Supreme Court approves award of costs in lawsuit over state surplus spending

The Arkansas Supreme Court today approved the request by lawyers for plaintiffs in the lawsuit challenging the unconstitutional distribution of General Improvement Fund money under control of legislators through regional planning districts.

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Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 09:42:00

Little Rock Marriott offered for sale UPDATE

The Marriott Hotel in downtown Little Rock, purchased by a Memphis investment group in 2012, is up for sale.

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Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 09:11:00

Report: Trump plan to oust Secretary of State Tillerson puts Tom Cotton at CIA

Donald Trump reporrtedly has a plan to replace Rex Tillerson with Mike Pompeo as secretary of state and have Sen. Tom Cotton take over the CIA.

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Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 07:52:00

Tax legislation heightens inequality, limits state governments. No wonder Tom Cotton loves it.

The New York Times' analysis of pending tax legislation should make you gasp. It's a gift to the rich with damaging long-term consequences for state governments.

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Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 07:43:00

UAMS employees hear of need for more budget adjustments, sooner

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences had a staff meeting Tuesday to talk about the tight budget. Reporters weren't allowed to attend. But those who did are saying the message seemed to be that even more cuts were necessary than previously understood.

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Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 07:30:00

Matt Lauer issues statement

Is there any good way to respond to serial sexual assault allegations?Here's what Matt Lauer offered this morning

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 15:26:00

Metroplan sees revisions to 30 Crossing plan. Highway department wants 10-lane gulch

Metroplan met today and learned of changes in the highway department's planning for widening Interstate 30 through downtown Little Rock.

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 15:10:00

Get your wine at Edwards Food Giant on Cantrell in the Tanglewood Shopping Center

Your favorite wines have arrived at your neighborhood grocer! Grab dinner and drinks this week at Edwards Food Giant.

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 14:22:00

Wednesday: The open line and news roundup

Here's an open line. Also the daily roundup of news and comment.

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 13:32:00

A call for support of solar energy at PSC hearing

The Arkansas Public Policy Panel has issued a call for supporters of clean energy be heard at the state Public Service Commission tomorrow as it considers a request from electric utilities to reduce benefits for people who use solar power.

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 13:20:00

Another Democrat announces challenge to Charlie Collins

Denise Firmin Garner of Fayetteville has announced candidacy as a Democrat for House District 84, making two progressive women willing to challenge the gun-loving Republican incumbent, Rep. Charlie Collins.

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 11:39:00

Garrison Keillor fired by Minnesota Public Radio

Garrison Keillor has been fired by Minnesota Public Radio over allegations of improper behavior.

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