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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 08:05:00

Rutledge opponent hits her socializing with corporate interests

Mike Lee, the Democratic candidate for attorney general, has criticized Attorney General Leslie Rutledge over recent reports of her participation at private meetings where corporate interests make big contributions to a political group she heads for access to state legal officers.

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Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 07:48:00

At least two sites under consideration for immigrant housing in Arkansas

Gov. Asa Hutchinson revealed yesterday that a second unnamed location, in addition to Little Rock Air Force Base, was being considered for immigrant detention facilities.

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Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 07:31:00

Military lawyers drafted for border immigration duty

Rachel Maddow reported on MSNBC last night that the Justice Department had requested — and the Defense Department agreed — military lawyers to handle the crush of immigration work on the border. How about adding some Arkies on the temporary duty list?

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 17:57:00

LR charter school application withdrawn for this year

Friendship Aspire Academy has withdrawn its request to move up plans to open a charter school in Little Rock by a year to take advantage of a vacant building being remodeled by the Walton Family Foundation for another charter operator that withdrew.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 17:28:00

Another prison death under investigation

John Howell, 58, who was serving a life sentence for capital murder in Garland County, died shortly before 7 p.m. Tuesday after being found unresponsive on the floor of his barracks at the Cummins Unit, a spokesman said.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 14:18:00

With Trump, of course, there's a catch

So the heroic Donald Trump proposes a compromise to tearing families apart - jailing them indefinitely.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 13:46:00

Trump's fold on his family breakups leads the open line

The lying liar's fold is the lead, of course on today's video. Have at it on the open lnie.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 12:11:00

Trump to fold on family separation, a tacit admission to weeks of lying. But watch out for complications.

Donald Trump has said he will sign an executive order ending the forced separation of children and parents at the border. It won't correct the harm done to children these last few weeks, which has included drugging them, according to a lawsuit.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 11:54:00

Capitol Zoning Commission to consider rules for AirBnB and similar rental operations

Because of complaints, the Capitol Zoning District Commission is considering a proposed rule to govern home rentals using such Internet outlets as AirBnB and VRBO.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 11:34:00

Tucker objects to use of LRAFB for child detention

Clarke Tucker, the Democratic candidate for 2nd District Congress, stepped up his objections to Trump administration immigration policy today with a statement opposing use of Little Rock Air Force Base as a detention facility for children taken from parents at the border.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 11:06:00

LR woman sues Louisville police over failures in rape investigation

Salisa Luster Harrison, who now lives in Little Rock, Tuesday filed a federal lawsuit in Louisville, Ky., alleging multiple failures by the Louisville police investigating a sexual assault of her more than 10 years ago.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 07:45:00

Homeland Security chief decides to eat Mexican; gets an earful from protesters

Protesters heckled Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen when she dined out at a Washington restaurant Tuesday night. Out of all the restaurants in all of D.C., wouldn't you know she chose Mexican.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 07:30:00

The border crisis: Nine governors say no to Trump; reports arrive from baby concentration camps

Nine governors — two Republicans and seven Democrats — are refusing to send National Guard troops to "border protection" duty requested by Donald Trump. Gov. Asa Hutchinson is not among them. News of concentration camps for babies might grow the list today.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 07:15:00

Steve Womack's budget is bad news for the old, poor and sick. Also: Tax-cut report card shows straight Fs.

Rep. Steve Womack, as chair of the House Budget Committee, took the lead yesterday in introducing a Republican budget plan aimed at fixing growing deficits. "A Brighter Future," the GOP is spinning it. He didn't mention that rising deficits were made worse by the tax cut for the rich he supported. Nor did he mention the pain his budget will cause millions of Americans.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 21:33:00

City Board kills ordinance to end at-large directors

As expected, the Little Rock City Board Tuesday night defeated Director Erma Hendrix's proposal to refer to voters an ordinance that would eliminate the three at-large city directors on the city board and go to a seven-member, ward-only board.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 21:08:00

Found: Trump baby concentration camps

Might this finally convince people of the horror of the Trump decision to separate children from parents?

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 17:05:57

Update: Senate approves tougher ethics rules for members

The changes passed the Senate on a voice vote. The only "No" came from Sen. Alan Clark (R-Lonsdale), who told reporters later that he was concerned the rules were more cosmetic than substantive.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 17:04:00

Arkansas GOP backs Trump lies on border policy

Whoot there it is. Arkansas Republican leader says the Democrats made Donald Trump take children from their parents.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 16:53:00

Boozman joins Senate group letter calling for halt to family separation

Seung Min Kim, a Washington Post Capitol Hill reporter, Tweets that 13 senators, including Sen. John Boozman of Arkansas, have written the Justice Department asking it to temporarily halt the zero tolerance policy that has led to separation of families at the border.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 16:09:00

Westerman, once hard-line on immigrant children, breaks from Trump policy on the border

U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman, once one of the heartless in housing immigrant children in Arkansas, indicates even he thinks Trump has gone too far in separating children at the border.

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