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Monday, August 20, 2018

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 21:02:31

UPDATE: Circuit judge rules that DHS must release Leslie Rutledge's personnel records

Word just in that Circuit Judge Tim Fox has ordered from the bench that the state's Department of Human Services must release the personnel files on Leslie Rutledge that have previously been hidden from public view.Vm

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Monday, August 20, 2018 - 17:06:00

Windgate gifts to Arts Center endow curatorial positions, support future

Arkansas Arts Center Interim Director Laine Harber announced today that the Windgate Charitable Foundation had made an "exciting gift" to endow the Arts Center's curatorial positions. John Brown, the senior adviser to the foundation, confirmed this afternoon that the curatorial endowment is part of a $5 million operating endowment granted the Arts Center at the end of 2017.

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Monday, August 20, 2018 - 16:38:00

Medicaid expansion could make ballot in Nebraska

Speaking of Medicaid expansion in red states, the Omaha World-Herald reports that the issue could make the ballot as a popular initiative in Nebraska this November.

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Monday, August 20, 2018 - 15:16:00

Brett Kavanaugh pushed Ken Starr to ask Bill Clinton about masturbation, orgasms, phone sex, oral sex, cigar sex, and more

Here are the ten naughty questions Brett Kavanaugh wanted to ask Bill Clinton.

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Monday, August 20, 2018 - 14:39:00

UA professor wins $3.4 million grant

A University of Arkansas professor and his team will develop a device to link solar power arrays to the national power grid thanks to a $3.4 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy.

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Monday, August 20, 2018 - 14:21:00

Warwick Sabin releases video in opposition to I-30 expansion

State Rep. Warwick Sabin today put out a 2-minute video on his opposition to the proposed I-30 expansion through the downtown corridor.

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Monday, August 20, 2018 - 13:45:00

Kentucky governor's lawsuit against his own citizens over Medicaid work requirements dismissed

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin's quixotic efforts to snatch health insurance away from poor Kentuckians was dealt another setback today when a federal judge in Frankfort, Ky., tossed out the governor's lawsuit against sixteen low-income Kentuckians. Meanwhile, the legal battle over Medicaid work requirements in Arkansas continues.

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Monday, August 20, 2018 - 10:54:00

Severe weather predicted for Eastern Arkansas

The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook for much of the state today and tonight, with the northeast corner of the state getting hit hardest.

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Monday, August 20, 2018 - 09:48:00

Tyson to buy chicken-nugget maker Keystone Foods in $2.16 billion deal

Springdale-based Tyson Foods announced today that it is acquiring Keystone Foods, a major supplier for McDonald's, for $2.16 billion in cash.

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Monday, August 20, 2018 - 09:00:00

Forecasting the House

Polls! Forecasts! Predictions! Oh My!

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Monday, August 20, 2018 - 07:27:00

A question for French Hill

Who’ll rally French Hill’s troops?

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Sunday, August 19, 2018

Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 18:58:00

The John Lewis open line

U.S. Rep. John Lewis, the Civil Rights hero, gave a rousing speech today at a rally for Clarke Tucker, who's hoping to join Lewis in Congress next year, at Philander Smith College. Also, here's an open line.

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Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 15:51:00

Four overnight shootings in Little Rock

The LRPD was busy last night and this morning.

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Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 08:28:00

Legislative meddling in UA job further exposed

More gas from the legislative swamp in UA job meddling.

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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 17:19:00

An open line

Tell us something.

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Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 17:19:00

The Family Council vs. Issue 1

Here's a storyline to watch: The Family Council, the conservative Christian group that's long fought against same-sex marriage and abortion rights, has come out heavy against Issue 1, the so-called "tort reform" ballot proposal that would limit damage awards in lawsuits. The messaging battle over Issue 1 has long been seen as one that pitted the deep pockets of the state Chamber of Commerce and big business in the state against the deep pockets of trial lawyers. Could the Family Council's truck with evangelicals tip the scales?

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Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 14:32:00

Arkansas Week on public corruption and a plea for support for public interest journalism

Check out Benji Hardy talking about the corruption scandal covered in this week's cover story with Steve Barnes in a long segment on "Arkansas Week."

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Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 09:16:00

Jerry Dhonau, former Gazette editorial page editor, dies at 83

Jerry Dhonau, a retired newspaperman whose career included reporting on the Little Rock school crisis and being editorial page editor of the Arkansas Gazette when it closed in 1991, has died. Ernest Dumas provides his colleague’s obituary.

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Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 05:04:00

DHS confirms it's withholding personnel records on Leslie Rutledge

Chris Burks, the lawyer in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit seeking personnel records of Attorney General Leslie Rutledge when she was a staff lawyer at the Department of Human Services, says DHS confirms the existence of records that have not been released in previous examinations of her record there.

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Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 04:49:00

Death reported in Malvern prison

The Correction Department is reporting what it calls an apparent suicide Thursday evening in the Ouachita River Correction unit in Malvern.

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