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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 17:09:00

Saturday open line

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Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 08:17:00

Annals of the Granite Mountain 'dumping ground'

The Little Rock City Board is set to approve an expansion of mining closer to the Granite Mountain neighborhood, long treated as a dumping ground by the city.

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Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 07:32:00

Playground fire at Gibbs school

Another Little Rock School District playground fire, this one about 5:45 p.m. Friday at Gibbs Elementary.

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Friday, July 21, 2017

Friday, July 21, 2017 - 18:14:00

The Cotton, Boozman Nowhere to Be Found Edition

Arkansas politicians and the health care overhaul and Russia investigation, the ascension of Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the firing of Pulaski County Superintendent Jerry Guess, the end of Riverfest, UA-LR and football and maybe more — all covered on the podcast.

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Friday, July 21, 2017 - 14:57:00

Another week done

The Friday line is open. From the White House to the Ole Miss outhouse in the news roundup today.

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Friday, July 21, 2017 - 14:39:00

Jarod Varner resigning as head of Rock Region Metro

Jarod Varner, executive director of Rock Region Metro, the local bus/streetcar organization, is resigning effective Aug. 18 to take a regional vice president's job with a national transportation firm.

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Friday, July 21, 2017 - 14:37:00

Sarah Huckabee Sanders becomes White House press secretary

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, daughter of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, is the new White House press secretary.

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Friday, July 21, 2017 - 12:08:00

Arkansas has a $2 million Powerball winner

Francis Mallahan of Navajo, N.M., was in Van Burean for a funeral when he bought a ticket for the July 15 Powerball drawing and it came up a winner worth $2 million.

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Friday, July 21, 2017 - 10:55:00

Arkansas unemployment rate holds steady at 3.4 percent

No change in the unemployment rate in Arkansas from May to June, still at the record low 3.4 percent.

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Friday, July 21, 2017 - 09:51:15

Head to the Doubletree Bentonville for your stay-cay!

The Doubletree in Bentonville has package deals for visitors who want to spend the day taking in the sights and spend the night relaxing in a two-room suite with your choice of a king bed or double queen beds.

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Friday, July 21, 2017 - 08:25:00

Lies, sex and cell phones: The Arkansas roots of Hugh Freeze's demise

I was going to leave the Hugh Freeze ouster at Ole Miss to the sportswriters but I thought it weird how the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette print account of his abrupt departure (from the AP) made no mention of Arkansas's own Houston Nutt, except as the coach Freeze succeeded.

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Friday, July 21, 2017 - 08:01:00

Trump at work on obstructing justice; French Hill dodging questions

Donald Trump is talking about pardons as the Russian investigation heats up. Closer to home, we get the cold shoulder from U.S. Rep. French Hill on his reported meeting with Russian dealmakers.

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Friday, July 21, 2017 - 07:42:00

Suddenly, Obamacare doesn't look so bad

The New York Times ventured into Trumpland in Pennsylvania to sample opinions on the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare. People are singing a different tune.

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Friday, July 21, 2017 - 07:18:00

Paul Bookout released from prison, back home in Jonesboro

Former state Sen. Paul Bookout of Jonesboro, who received an 18-month federal prison sentence for using campaign contributions for personal expenses, is back home in Jonesboro for the remainder of the sentence, the Jonesboro Sun indicates.

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 19:51:00

Nutt suit brings Freeze ouster at Ole Miss

Football. High-dollar coaches. Cell phones. Women. Trouble.

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Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 19:26:57

UPDATE: French Hill gets a prominent mention in Russian intrigue

The lede of a Politico article on Russian intrigue is perhaps not an ideal place for Republican U.S. Rep. French Hill of Little Rock to find himself:

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Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 16:08:00

Police identify suspect, officer in carjacker shooting

The Little Rock Police Department has identified the carjacking suspect shot by a police officer Wednesday after a chase from Home Depot to the drive-through line of a nearby Chick-fil-A in West Little Rock.

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Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 15:29:00

Thursday open line and today's news

Today's open line. And the daily news roundup, beginning with an episode of the Apprentice President.

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Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 15:01:00

Journalism review features Tom Cotton's press dodging. They couldn't get comment either.

Columbia Journalism Review, in a new piece by Trudy Lieberman, gives a searching look at Sen. Tom Cotton's general avoidance of questions by local media about a leading issue of the day, health legislation.

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Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 14:01:00

Mayor Stodola details his crime-fighting plan

Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola is rolling out his plan to deal with crime at a City Hall news conference this afternoon.

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    The board of directors of Riverfest, Arkansas's largest and longest running music festival, announced today that the festival will no longer be held. Riverfest celebrated its 40th anniversary in June. A press release blamed competition from other festivals and the rising cost of performers fees for the decision.
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