Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 07:16:00

Reports: Trump to reverse Obama's Cuba policy

Donald Trump, according to anonymous sources, has told anti-Cuban senators that he will announce in June a reversal of President Obama's softer policies toward trade and relationships with Cuba. This would not be good news in Arkansas.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 06:01:00

Fire destroy's Cothams in Scott

KARK reports that a fire that began before midnight destroyed Cotham's, the venerable mercantile store-turned restaurant in the farming commuity of Scott.

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Monday, May 29, 2017

Monday, May 29, 2017 - 16:36:00

An open line: And a note about Texas

Here's the Memorial Day open line. And an AP report from a chaotic session of the Texas legislature, where police were called to remove demonstrators from the legislative chambers where they were noisily protesting a new law to prevent "sanctuary" cities for immigrants.

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Monday, May 29, 2017 - 16:11:00

A Memorial Day message on Medicaid

A Memorial Day reminder of the good the Medicaid expansion did for veterans and what's at risk if it goes away.

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Monday, May 29, 2017 - 07:42:00

Babies having babies: Good news not so good in Arkansas

The good news is a drop in teen pregnancy. The bad news is that Arkansas remains a leader in this statistic as well as in the somewhat related statistic of child marriages.

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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 16:22:00

The Sunday open line, plus announcement of a Trump protest

Here's your Sunday open line. In my in-box today is a note about an event at noon Sunday, June 4 at the Pinnacle Hills Cross Church in Rogers.

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Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 08:56:00

Eight, including deputy, killed in Mississippi family dispute

Eight people are dead, including a deputy, in shootings at three places in Mississippi. A suspect is in custody. Clarion-Ledget posts video of comments by suspect.

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Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 08:45:00

He's back. And tweeting up a storm

Trump returns to Twitter and a favorite topic — fake news.

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Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 08:38:00

Changing times: Of coal, renewable energy and Arkansas

A convergence of news in recent days on coal, global climate and renewable energy had me thinking about Arkansas

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 16:55:00

An open line, including terror in the U.S. and crime from LR to Fort Smith

The open line includes terrorism in Oregon, triple deaths in Fort Smith, two homicides in Little Rock and a wackjob in search of ISIS in Madison County.

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Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 07:14:00

Mr. Gianforte, a question? Mr. Gianforte?

Politico says howdy to the Bruiser from Bozeman, Greg Gianforte. They'll have questions for the new congressman, who faces assault charges because he wasn't happy about a reporter's inquiries.

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Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 07:08:00

Abuse continues at Alexander juvenile center

David Ramsey, writing for the Arkansas Nonprofit News Network, reports on the firing of a guard for choking a child at the Alexander Juvenile Assessment and Treatment Center, a lockup for juvenile offenders.

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Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 06:58:00

A new Trump on Twitter?

Has a calmer — or edited — Donald Trump emerged on Twitter?

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Friday, May 26, 2017

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 21:13:00

The Russian White House

Washington Post's latest: Jared Kushner may have attempted to arrange secret back channel communications with Russians. He, the attorney general and Mike Flynn all have failed to disclose their Russian contacts.

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Friday, May 26, 2017 - 18:02:00

The 'Jason Rapert Must Go' Suggestion Box Edition

Judicial bickering, the latest in a big bribery case and more — covered on this week's podcast, sponsored by Forty Two at the Clinton Center.

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Friday, May 26, 2017 - 16:25:00

The weekend's long read: Post-election Hillary

Rebecca Traister has done a profile for New York on Hillary Clinton's life since the election, included extended interviews, and it is great stuff.

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Friday, May 26, 2017 - 14:53:00

A Memorial Day open line

Here's the open line. Also, news and comment.

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Friday, May 26, 2017 - 14:45:00

Governor names former ABC lawyer as interim director

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced today that he'd named Mary Robin Casteel as interim director of the state Alcoholic Beverage Control Division.

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Friday, May 26, 2017 - 13:37:00

Governor OKs merit pay raises for state employees

Gov. Asa Hutchinson says sufficient money is on hand to pay merit pay raises for fiscal 2017, which ends June 30. He had delayed the decision to see how state revenue continued to flow as the year came to an end.

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Friday, May 26, 2017 - 11:24:00

Hillary returns to Wellesley

Hillary Clinton, who first grabbed national attention with a speech at her graduation from Wellesley College in 1969, returned to her alma mater today as commencement speaker.

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