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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 15:52:00

Anybody around?

The Thanksgiving open line.

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Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 07:53:24

Turkeys rescued in Yellville enjoy their Thanksgiving

Farm Sanctuary, an animal protection organization, sends word that four turkeys rescued from the Yellville Turkey Trot after the annual drops from buildings and an airplane will enjoy Thanksgiving in friendlier places

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Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 07:53:00

The New Orleans charter school 'miracle'? It's a ruse

The New Orleans Tribune has a devastating piece of editorial commentary, based on local reporting and test scores, that lays bare the depiction of the charterization of New Orleans public schools 12 years ago as a miracle of the "reform" movement.

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Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 07:01:00

More criticism of UA proposal to change tenure policy

Reason is among the latest to offer critical commentary of a proposal from University of Arkansas System lawyers to change the tenure policy so that a lack of collegiality could be used as a justification for firing a tenured professor.

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 16:52:00

The Marshmallows on Sweet Potatoes Edition

The legacy of Bill and Hillary Clinton and answers to readers' questions on politics, ancient canoes and more — on this week's podcast.

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 13:24:00

The Thanksgiving eve open line

Here's an open line. And a batch of headlines for the day before Thanksgiving.

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 13:09:00

UPDATE: UA names search committee for new athletic director; also sets game in LR with Ole Miss next year

University of Arkansas Chancellor Joseph Steinmetz is expected to announce today the members of a committee that will help in the search for a new athletic director.. Also in Hog news: They'll play Ole Miss in War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock Oct. 13, 2018.

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 12:22:00

Memphian named as new Little Rock fire chief

City Manager Bruce Moore has chosen Delphone Hubbard, a 22-year veteran of the Memphis Fire Department, to be Little Rock fire chief, succeeding Gregory Summers, who retired in August.

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 12:03:00

Little Rock dentist sues over his arrest

KARK/Fox 16 reports that Dr. Jose Turcios, a Little Rock dentist acquitted of a charge that he'd molested a teen patient, has sued police officers who participated in his investigation and arrest.

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 10:54:00

Sarah Huckabee Sanders: No thanks for your Thanksgiving shtick

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Donald Trump's press secretary, is getting tabbed a hectoring bully (just like her boss) after her Thanksgiving week shtick. In a performance often dripping with disdain, she demanded that reporters give thanks for something before being allowed to ask her a question.

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 10:16:00

Trolling for questions for our weekly podcast

Lindsey Millar and I will record the Arkansas Times' weekly podcast this afternoon and post it shortly after it's done. This week, we're soliciting questions from readers/listeners.

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 09:07:00

UA chancellor hits Senate tax proposal for impact on graduate students

Joseph Steinmetz, chancellor of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, has issued a statement emphasizing the "devasting" effect of pending Senate tax legislation on graduate students.

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 08:24:00

Former Death Row inmate Tim Howard approved for parole

Mara Leveritt tells me she's been told by people working on the case that the state Parole Board voted yesterday to parole Tim Howard, who's been imprisoned since 1997, some of that time on Death Row, for the slayings of a Little River County couple

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 08:10:00

30 Crossing bubbles up at City Board meeting

The state highway department's heavy-handed tactics to speed its plan to widen the city-splitting concrete Interstate 30 gulch through the heart of Little Rock is drawing some attention from the Little Rock City Board.

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 07:52:00

Fayetteville City Council fills vacancy by appointment of Kyle Smith, leader of For Fayetteville

The Fayetteville City Council decided last night to fill a council vacancy by appointment rather than special election and chose Kyle Smith, president of For Fayetteville,, to fill the seat.

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 07:36:00

Analysis: Senate tax bill helps the wealthy most

Sen. Tom Cotton has insisted the Senate tax bill produces a tax cut for all Americans. An analysis by the Tax Policy Center says otherwise, particularly when fully implemented with restoration of temporary cuts in 2027. This analysis joins others in finding the benefits go disproportionately to the wealthy.

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 07:30:00

Woman slain Sunday had sought protection order against husband, now charged with murder

Sad story from Mitch McCoy at KARK/Fox 16. Elke Thomas, who authorities believe was slain by her husband Sunday, had sought a court protection order last month, but it was denied for the insufficiency of her petition.

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 16:14:00

John Brown U. student arrested on explosives charge

40/29 reports the arrest of a John Brown University student on a charge of criminal possession of explosives.

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 15:58:00

Trump endorses accused teen molester

Donald Trump endorses Roy Moore. Of course he does.

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 15:19:00

Sen. Hutchinson loses gambling machine case in St. Francis County

A legal effort to win approval for gambling-style machines in Arkansas has lost a round in St. Francis Circuit Court.

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