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Monday, October 15, 2018

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 17:48:00

Another suspicious state prison death reported

A prison spokesman has announced another suspect death at a prison unit.

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Monday, October 15, 2018 - 16:57:00

A Q&A with Rev. William Barber of the Poor People's Campaign

The Arkansas Times spoke with the Rev. Dr. William Barber II, co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign and newly awarded MacArthur Genius grant fellow, ahead of the Poor People’s Campaign hearing in Little Rock that will take place at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, at the Rufus K. Young Christian Church at 100 Main St.

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Monday, October 15, 2018 - 16:05:30

Sabin, Scott, Kurrus speak out LRPD drug raids; city officials mostly go into hiding

State Rep. Warwick Sabin, one of five candidates for Little Rock mayor, has spoken up on the Washington Post report on questionable drug raids by Little Rock police.

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Monday, October 15, 2018 - 16:05:00

Civil rights attorneys join federal civil rights lawsuit against LRPD

Civil rights attorneys Ben Crump and Mike Laux held a press conference this morning for their client, Roderick Talley, who Crump said was a “hero” for minority communities in America.

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Monday, October 15, 2018 - 14:57:18

Update: Arkansas's work requirement drops another 4,100 from Medicaid in October

Combined with coverage losses in September, the state has now dropped 8,500 Medicaid recipients from the rolls due to the work requirement.

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Monday, October 15, 2018 - 13:26:00

Rainy days and Mondays: Open line, news roundup

The open line and the news roundup, mostly bad.

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Monday, October 15, 2018 - 12:24:00

Report: Overweight load doesn't damage bridge

KNWA has video here of a 35-ton bus crossing the Beaver Bridge Saturday in Carroll County. The bridge has a 10-ton limit and, as you can see, it gave during the crossing.

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Monday, October 15, 2018 - 12:13:00

Arkansas cities below average in LGBTQ equality index

The Human Rights Campaign has issued its annual municipal equality index ranking cities on treatment of LGBTQ people under the law.  Arkansas cities, as a whole, rank below average, with a score of 31 on a 100-point scale compared with a national average of 58.

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Monday, October 15, 2018 - 10:52:00

Lottery ticket sold in Sheridan worth $3 million in Megamillions drawing UPDATE

A Megamillions lottery ticket sold at the Corner Store in Sheridan is worth $3 million in the national drawing, the Arkansas Lottery said. As yet, the winner hasn't been identified.

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Monday, October 15, 2018 - 10:40:00

AETN to add high school sports

AETN announced today that it will begin broadcasting state high school championship games in football and basketball, beginning this November.

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Monday, October 15, 2018 - 07:35:00

Ethics rules? Legislators hate them

The New York Times reports today on how legislatures around the country (Arkansas was mentioned) have pushed back against ballot initiatives aimed at stronger ethics laws.

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Monday, October 15, 2018 - 06:55:00

News conference today on allegations of LR police misconduct in drug raids

A news conference is scheduled today by civil rights lawyers related to reporting yesterday in the Washington Post that raises multiple questions about drug raid tactics by the Little Rock Police Department.

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Monday, October 15, 2018 - 06:40:00

Rainy tailgating leaves damage on War Memorial Golf Course

The War Memorial Golf Course is a mess thanks to damage from its use for parking and tailgating during the rain-soaked Arkansas football game Saturday at War Memorial Stadium.

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Sunday, October 14, 2018

Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 17:05:00

Open line: Plus, an expose on Little Rock police drug raids

Here's the open line, plus something worth reading: It's an account by Radley Balko of the Washington Post of a bust of a Little Rock man suspected of dealing drugs. The raid came up with virtually nothing — a tiny bit of marijuana. But 31-year-old Roderick Talley was arrested anyway. Good for him and bad for the cops, he had security video that recorded the happenings including a door-blowing no-knock raid.

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Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 11:59:00

French Hill: High on the 'Wall Street Flunky' list

A group called Wall Street Flunkies Project has included Republican U.S. Rep. French Hill on its banker's dozen list of the top Wall Street Flunkies for the campaign money they receive from the banking/finance industry and the legislative services they provide in return.

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

Reality TV, Saturday Night Live style

These days, comedy sketches write themselves. See Kanye West's visit to the Oval Office, retold by Saturday Night Live. Which somehow brings Arkansas to mind.

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Saturday, October 13, 2018

Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 16:50:00

An open line for a day where the sky was filled with rain, not turkeys

Here's the open line as a sodden group of hardcore tailgaters await the Arkansas-Ole Miss football game at what is a virtually sold-out War Memorial Stadium. But in good news, they are having a fine Turkey Trot at Yellville, despite rain, without the spectacle of live turkeys plunging from airplanes.

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Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 08:07:00

Challenger questions Senator Bledsoe's residency, cites double-dip on homestead tax credit

Jon Comstock, a Democrat and former circuit judge who's challenging the re-election bid by 16-year incumbent Republican Sen. Cecile Bledsoe, has added to a list of ethical questions about Bledsoe with information that challenges her residency in Benton County. The latest is her double dip on the homestead tax credit.

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Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 07:28:00

Secret tape raises more questions about Medical Marijuana Commission

Hunter Field reports in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette today on a surreptitiously made videotape of a March meeting between Dr. Carlos Roman, a member of the Medical Marijuana Commission, and Ken Shollmier, who'd finished out of the running in seeking to win a marijuana cultivation permit from the commission.

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