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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 15:25:00

Wednesday's open line

The State of the Union? Mixed. That's the message on today's roundup of news and comment. Agree or disagree here on the open line.

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 13:40:00

Innovation Hub director Gordon resigns

Joel Gordon, director of Winrock International's Arkansas Innovation Hub in North Little Rock since last May, has resigned.

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 13:28:00

Blue Hog produces lower FOI costs every day

Blue Hog Report, the blog run by Little Rock lawyer Matt Campbell, appears to have scored another victory in the public interest.

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 13:08:00

Cost rising for the Sun Paper mill in Arkadelphia, financing still in progress

News that the proposed Shandong Sun Paper mill in Clark County was changing manufacturing plans and adding 100 jobs to an original projection of 250 jobs inspired a look at some of the attendant public costs of the project.

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 12:17:00

The fight against Planned Parenthood hits family planning participation

The Associated Press reports that Iowa has experienced a 50 percent drop in family planning program participation after excluding Planned Parenthood and others that also provide abortion from participating.

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 11:10:00

GOP congressmen from Arkansas in Virginia train wreck, reportedly unhurt

40/29 reports that three Arkansas congressmen were on a train heading to a Republican retreat at the Greenbrier resort when it hit a garbage truck. None was injured, the report said.

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 10:45:00

Police stop bank robbery attempt

Fox 16 reports that police stopped a robbery attempt this morning in Southwest Little Rock.

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 07:51:56

The State of the Union? Depends on your tribe

Donald Trump got the headlines he wanted for his State of the Union address . His fans loved it. His critics were horrified. Bottom line: He isn't going anywhere.

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 07:51:00

Hillary elaborates on handling of harassment complaint in 2008

Hillary Clinton posted on Facebook last night an extended comment on a recent news article about her decision to discipline, but not fire a campaign aide accused of harassing a woman campaigner in 2008.

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 07:34:00

The suburban Little Rock police force. Most take-home cars head out of town, driven by white officers

An FOI request indicates the overwhelming number of police cars provided Little Rock officers for free commuting go to homes out of town and are driven by white officers.

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 07:03:00

Democrat chastises Rick Crawford on intelligence memo

Democrat calls down Rep. Rick Crawford for one-sided transparency in voting to release Repiblican memo on Russia investigation but not the Democrats'.

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 17:07:00

Bielema settles severance as Razorback coach for $11.9 million

The Razorback Foundation announced today that fired football coach can be paid up to $11.935 million in severance through 2020, but the amount could be offset dollar for dollar by future earnings beyond $150,000 ayear in the first two years of the deal.

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 16:49:00

Industrial Hemp Committee holds first meeting; discusses draft regulations for new industry

The Industrial Hemp Committee held its first meeting today, passing draft regulations to the full Plant Board for approval and moving the state nearer to creating a bureaucracy for the new industry in Arkansas.

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 15:13:00

Chinese company announces expansion of Arkansas mill plans

Arkansas Business reports that Shandong Sun Paper intends to increase its investment and permanent employment in a planned pulp mill in Clark County and hopes to break ground this year.

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 14:44:00

The news roundup and open line

News and comment and an open line for readers.

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 14:14:00

Arkansas: Trump country

Oh Arkansas. We love Trump and soverign immunity

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 13:14:00

Flu update for Arkansas. It's bad. Take precautions.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson joined state health officials to talk about the flu outbreak this year.

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 12:04:00

Get your guns; courses soon to begin for enhanced concealed carry permits

The availability of the new enhanced concealed carry permit, with its broader power to be carried into public buildings previously off-limits, is drawing nigh.

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 11:03:00

The State of the Union: Unwatchable

Here's all the justification you need to skip the State of the Union speech tonight.

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 10:42:00

Arkansas’s largest municipal utility solar power plant unveiled in Clarksville

The state’s largest municipal utility solar power plant was officially introduced to the public on Wednesday, January 24th in Clarksville.

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