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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 17:02:50

New candidates for Little Rock City Board

The Little Rock City Board election season gets underway Friday and action is expected.

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Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 14:52:00

The Thursday open line

Here's the open line. An earlier reference to barbecue and drinks was mispalced from another item, but heck, go ahead.

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Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 14:38:00

Parole officer shoots man in argument

Jarvis Webb, 26, a parole officer on the Community Correction Department's special response team, was taken into custody by Pine Bluff police last Friday after shooting a man he said who drew a gun on him during an argument.

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Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 12:26:00

Good news from Arkansas: A visit to the Innovation Hub

PBS Newshour gave some good exposure to Arkansas last night with an extended piece on the Arkansas Innovation Hub and interview with its new leader, Chris Jones.

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Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 11:52:00

Monument destroyer acquitted on account of mental disease

Circuit Judge Chris Piazza today found Michael Tate Reed innocent of a first-degree criminal mischief charge for knocking down the new Ten Commandments monument on the Capitol grounds with his car.  The judge cited mental disease or defect for the acquittal.

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Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 11:24:00

Trump pardons Dinesh D'Souza

Dinesh D'Souza, the hate-mongering felon who made illegal campaign contributions, got a pardon today from Donald Trump.

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Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 10:17:00

Arkansas Teacher Retirement lands in middle of dispute over class action legal fees

The Arkansas Teacher Retirement System has landed in a legal mess over attorney fees in a huge class action lawsuit in which it was a lead plaintiff.

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Today's headlines: Legislature goes home but their skulduggery continues

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 07:55:00

Moms Demand speak up on more guns in school

The governor's commission on school safety got an earful yesterday from members of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America about the wisdom of putting more guns on school campuses.

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Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 07:38:00

New study: Voucher students in D.C. lag in math

Another study finds a lack of improvement in test scores of students who moved to private schools under a federal voucher program in Washington, D.C.

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Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 07:32:00

Bill Clinton, James Patterson to talk about novel at UA Little Rock

Former President Bill Clinton and author James Patterson will talk about their novel, "The President is Missing," at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at the Jack Stephens Center at UA Little Rock, a change from the originally scheduled venue.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 20:13:00

Honk if you think women are sentient beings

A rally quickly put together today in front of the offices of Little Rock Planned Parenthood clinic drew some 50 men and women (and at least one teenager) to protest the state law that, for now, makes medical abortion illegal.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 14:32:00

The Wednesday open line

Here's the open line. Also, today's roundup of news and comment.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 13:50:00

Planned Parenthood puts numbers on impact of end of medication abortions

Planned Parenthood yesterday renewed its request for a temporary restraining order on enforcement of the state law that effectively ended the availability of medication abortions in Arkansas, alone among the 50 states.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 12:21:00

Spelling bee champ just got her M.D. at UAMS

Arkansans didn't reach the finals in the National Spelling Bee this week, but one past winner has an Arkansas connection.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 10:38:00

RiverFest crowds disappointed, but planning continues for a return

RiverFest crowds fell short of promoters' expectations, but they say they currently are planning a return in 2019.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 10:24:00

Can Arkansas defend legal support for segregating schools?

Legal proceedings are underway in federal court in El Dorado that could decide whether Arkansas may legally assist resegregation of Arkansas public schools.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 09:36:00

New Rock the Culture podcast: "Election Edition: The Black Wave"

In this week’s episode, we provide perspective and conversation on Riverfest’s low attendance numbers, primary election results in Pulaski County, and Baker Kurrus’ entry into Little Rock’s mayoral race.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 08:24:00

The ominous U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Arkansas anti-abortion law

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision Tuesday not to take up an interim appeal of a ruling that allows an Arkansas anti-abortion law to take effect is not the final word on the case. But that doesn't mean it's not ominous.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 08:04:00

The changing face of America's cities and counties

Pew Research breaks down the changing demographics of counties in the U.S.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 07:53:00

New state school standards draw fire from Press Association, others

The state Board of Education meets today on broad changes in school accreditation standards and the Arkansas Press Association is objecting to high school curriculum changes that would eliminate a number of required specific courses, particularly journalism.

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