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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 15:08:00

Why can't you buy Yuengling, or all sorts of other beers, in Arkansas?

Alcohol is one of the most heavily regulated commodities sold in the United States, with each state setting up its own regulatory system. In some states — known as alcoholic beverage control states — the state itself is the only wholesaler. Arkansas instead uses a semi-privatized "three-tier system." The impetus for a new beer coming into the state could come from any of the tiers. A brewery might decide it wants to enter the market and try to find a wholesaler to distribute the beer, either statewide or in a given area. But sometimes it doesn't make economic sense for a brewery.

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 15:22:00

Wouldn't it be a good idea if pedestrians could get extra time to cross busy streets before cars traveling their direction begin to make their right or left turns?

Yes it would, and the city of Little Rock has installed new firmware in its traffic control boxes at eight intersections to make that happen.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 17:09:00

Will Interstate 40, between North Little Rock and West Memphis, be under construction forever?

Pretty much. According to the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department’s Danny Straessle, that entire stretch of interstate is due for rehabilitation or replacement in projects scheduled to run through 2027.

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Friday, September 6, 2013

Friday, September 6, 2013 - 12:36:00

House Republicans want food stamp cuts that would affect estimated 43,000 Arkansans

I mentioned yesterday the study that showed Arkansas lead the nation in the percent of people in hunger.

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Friday, August 9, 2013

Friday, August 9, 2013 - 10:13:35

Why has Kali Hardig survived?

If the “brain-eating parasite” that has made the Benton child so sick is common, why don’t more people have it?

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Saturday, June 15, 2013

Saturday, June 15, 2013 - 08:37:00

Work on River Trail gap starts Monday

A reader asks when the city Parks Department will fix the River Trail washout behind The Cliffs condominiums.

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 15:33:00

Juli's Law and the Supreme Court ruling

Re: Monday's Maryland v. King ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Monday, June 3, 2013

Monday, June 3, 2013 - 09:50:00

Rusting boats in the Little Maumelle

Sunken boats still clutter the channel.

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