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Lifetime resident of the Heights neighborhood in Little Rock. Enjoy travel, history, gardening, books, and old things, from trinkets to houses to viaducts.



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Re: “Buying judges: A win in Wisconsin, a loss in Arkansas. PS: The Arkansas judge is now in a contentious divorce where money again is an issue

Max, you should revisit the court website. Very interesting filings since this post went live this morning.

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Posted by Heights Observer on 04/12/2019 at 10:20 AM

Re: “Income tax cut for rich passes the Senate with key Democratic votes

The craziest thing about this whole issue is that Arkansas's top tax bracket kicks-in at $80k.

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Posted by Heights Observer on 02/06/2019 at 3:18 PM

Re: “Chef takes federal employee feeding program to streets of U.S., including Little Rock

Hey Marvin, if nobody yells, "Free food," nobody knows to come and get it.

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Posted by Heights Observer on 01/24/2019 at 9:08 AM

Re: “Democrat-Gazette print circulation shrinkage draws closer to Little Rock

It's always remarkable when unreformed conservative Southerners malign world-class journalism from outlets like the Washington Post while their towns, their economies, and their outmoded ways of thinking die on the vine.

"The Washington Post had 80.8 million total visitors in June, a 6 percent increase year over year[.] The Posts mobile readership was also up by 5 percent year over year for a total of 65.5 million last month." (source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/pr/wp/2018/…)

Meanwhile, the Dam-Gaz's mobile website has been overrun by spammy ads to such a degree and for so long that it has been rendered unusable. After a handful of complaints over a period of months to various members of their circulation, customer service, ad sales, and online news desks, I finally cancelled my subscription around Thanksgiving. Most subscribers wouldn't try as hard as I did to remain loyal. They should work harder to #BeBest.

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Posted by Heights Observer on 12/31/2018 at 10:34 AM

Re: “John Thurston off to poor start as secretary of state elect

I'm confused. Mark Martin is the current Secretary of State. These people being shit-canned to make room for the future Secretary of State's chosen few are still employees of the current Secretary of State.

Regardless of the promises the incoming SoS may have made to current employees, if they are being let go before the next SoS takes office, it is the current SoS, Mr. Martin, who is firing them and whose office flubbed the communications, right? Kelly Boyd is the incumbent SoS's Chief Deputy, right?

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Posted by Heights Observer on 12/12/2018 at 10:27 AM

Re: “Joyce Elliott and Clarke Tucker respond to Rapert's comments on Muslims; silence from Republican legislative leadership

I notice Zach Ward, a doctor of audiology employed at the Arkansas Otolaryngology Center and a Republican gubernatorial appointee to the State Board of Examiners Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, replied to Rep. Tucker's tweet by telling him to stop speaking out against anti-Muslim bigotry. He's a Harding grad, so that is to be expected, but it is disappointing that folks like Rapert aren't just elected by everyday Arkansans, they're appointed by our governors, too.

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Posted by Heights Observer on 12/06/2018 at 10:28 AM

Re: “Rutledge filing says tax money can't be reclaimed from Ecclesia College UPDATE

"But the brief in support also argues that Parson has no cause of action because the money has already been spent by Ecclesia."

What a novel legal argument for an Attorney General to present: "Once illegally-obtained funds have been spent, there's nothing the state can do about it."


Prosecuting attorneys, defense attorneys, and common criminals are all equally agog about this latest AG opinion.

Leslie Rutledge: Do Not Rehire

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Posted by Heights Observer on 10/24/2018 at 12:08 PM

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