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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 10:56:00

Evolving story: The politics of medical marijuana in Arkansas

Inevitability, politics will play a role in medical marijuana in Arkansas. Example: a past alliance between a regulator and an application to be among the regulated.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 08:17:00

Pine Bluff: A bargain for home buyers

A new listing touts Pine Bluff as a place with bargain home prices.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 08:03:00

Tom Cotton blistered for lying for Trump; silence of GOP politicians also made statements yesterday

Tom Cotton is blasted for defending Donald Trump's racism. It probably won't hurt him in Arkansas, as evidenced by defeaning silence on the topic from other Republican politicians.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 07:27:00

Snow day Arkansas

Well, news today will be light apart from weather, with schools closed in a big part of the state, lots of government offices on skeleton staff or closed and a huge mess on Interstate 40 near Lonoke on account of multiple tractor-trailer wrecks.

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Monday, January 15, 2018

Monday, January 15, 2018 - 16:39:00

Mother denied visa for Navy vet's funeral in Arkansas

WREG  TV of Memphis reports that the State Department denied a visa for the Vietnamese mother to attend the Arkansas funeral of a Navy veteran who died of cancer.

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Monday, January 15, 2018 - 14:12:00

Monday's open line, plus news and comment

The King Holiday open line, plus some comment on news of the day.

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Monday, January 15, 2018 - 13:58:00

A Bob Lancaster list: Subjects to avoid in the New Year

A gift for the New Year: A revival of Bob Lancaster's annual list of things that should never be mentioned again.

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Monday, January 15, 2018 - 10:44:00

Traveling on freedom's trail; civil rights struggles marketed as a tourism lure

State and local tourism officials this morning talked about a new multi-state effort to market memorials to the civil rights movement across the U.S., particularly in the South, where resistance was fierce.

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Monday, January 15, 2018 - 09:28:00

Report: Racial taunts greet visiting basketball team in Harrison

Kansas basketball team reports being target of racial taunts on a visit to Harrison, Ark., the former sundown town.

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Monday, January 15, 2018 - 08:01:57

Words and deeds: Politicians on equal rights on King Day

Talk is cheap from Republican politicians on M.L. King Day when measured against their words and deeds.

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Monday, January 15, 2018 - 08:01:52

Snow in the forecast for Little Rock tonight

The weather forecast for today includes a Weather Service prediction of two inches of snow in the Little Rock area tonight.

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Monday, January 15, 2018 - 08:01:00

Government waste: Drug-testing welfare recipients

Another report illustrates the waste of government money in drug-testing recipients of public assistance.

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Monday, January 15, 2018 - 07:50:00

Marijuana and guns don't mix, or so the federal law says

The advent of medical marijuana in Arkansas presents a problem for users who also own guns. Or so the federal law says.

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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 17:32:00

Sunday open line

Tell us something good. 

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Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 13:59:00

State Rep. Mary Bentley's husband arrested

KUAR reports that Ted Bentley, husband of state Rep. Mary Bentley of Perryville, was arrested last Sunday for allegedly violating an order or protection. The Petit Jean Country Headline reports that Bentley got the order protection against him in early December and has filed for divorce.

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Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 11:23:00

As Medicaid expansion work requirements loom, no additional funding for work support services

The Trump administration guidance that gave the go-ahead to states seeking Medicaid work requirements suggests that states should offer supports for beneficiaries subject to the requirements. The catch: There will be no additional Medicaid funding to pay for such services. Arkansas, which has a pending request for work requirements, has no plans to invest additional state funding into work support services such as job training, relying on existing resources even as it plans to implement the work requirement program for tens of thousands of Medicaid beneficiaries.

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Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 08:19:00

Paul Spencer condemns Trump's "racist and vile comments" about Haiti and African nations

Paul Spencer, Democratic candidate for the Second Congressional District, issued a press release Friday condemning "President Donald Trump's racist and vile comments about Haiti and African nations."

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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 15:11:00

Saturday open line

It's yours.

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Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 15:09:00

More Trump scandals: alleged porn-star payoff

The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times report on a $130,000 payoff to an adult film star who was preparing to allege an affair with Donald Trump shortly before the election.

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