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Saturday, September 22, 2018

Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 16:01:00

Saturday's open line includes Kavanaugh news and a stunning political ad

Here's the open line. For entertainment, if you have one minute, watch this political ad against  Republican Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona. Wait for it.   In other news: It appears the hearing is on for Christine Blasey Ford to talk about Brett Kavanaugh's alleged sexual assault of her when she was 15 and he was an older high school student.

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Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 12:46:00

Remembering an ‘enemy of the people’ of 1957

David Margolick pays tribute today in a New York Times op-ed to Jerry Dhonau, the former Arkansas Gazette editorial writer who died recently. He invoked a modern theme.

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Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 08:02:00

UA-Little Rock copes with enrollment decline and charter high school

UA-Little Rock is facing a financial pinch because of a sharp drop in enrollment and Chancellor Andrew Rogerson talked bluntly about it Friday in a campus meeting, remarks that included a reference to simmering unhappiness over the eStem charter high school that opened on campus last year.

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Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 07:47:00

Huckabee used to promote re-election of tax cheat Mickey Gates

A reader reports that re-election billboards for felony-charged tax deadbeat Mickey Gates, the Republican state representative from Hot Springs, feature an endorsement by Mike Huckabee.

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Friday, September 21, 2018

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 17:17:00

Slideshow: New play area opens in Little Rock's Riverfront Park

The city has scheduled a dedication for Margaret Clark Adventure Park, a new play area in Riverfront Park near the Marriott Hotel Conference Center, for 10 a.m.

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Friday, September 21, 2018 - 17:13:00

Video: Protest outside the Pence/Hill rally

Times photographer Brian Chilson was on hand.

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Friday, September 21, 2018 - 16:57:00

The Judicial Mess Edition

Max and Lindsey talk about the Arkansas Judicial and Disability Commission charging six members of the Arkansas Supreme Court with ethics violations, the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality recommending the denial of a new permit for C&H Hog Farm and other odds and ends.

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Friday, September 21, 2018 - 15:13:00

Demonstrators, small crowd greet Mike Pence at French Hill rally

Demonstrators have been allowed near the front door of the Statehouse Convention Center where carefully screened guests, not many, will be enjoying Mike Pence's endorsement of Republican Rep. French Hill. Plenty of security and I think it might be more fun outside.

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Friday, September 21, 2018 - 14:57:00

More criticism for Bobby Shepherd's work to wreck abortion rights

We've reported before on the pivotal role played by Judge Bobby Shepherd of El Dorado in the conservative 8th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals' attack on anti-abortion laws in Arkansas, Missouri and other states. Now comes The Atlantic.

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Friday, September 21, 2018 - 14:12:00

Friday: Headlines and the open line

The Friday open line and the daily news roundup: Waiting for Mike Pence.

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Friday, September 21, 2018 - 14:00:00

DEA reports 1,200 drug arrests in statewide operation

The Drug Enforcement Administration announced today that state and federal agencies had arrested 1,260 people since July in Operation Task Force Arkansas, a statewide push to catch violent drug traffickers.

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Friday, September 21, 2018 - 13:45:00

Marijuana makes Harding University grad a billionaire

Meet a new Arkansas-native billionaire — Michael Blue, who grew up in Searcy and graduated from Harding University. He owes his wealth to marijuana.

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Friday, September 21, 2018 - 09:45:00

Walmart begins home grocery delivery in Little Rock

Walmart has announced it will deliver groceries ordered online in Little Rock, North Little Rock, Sherwood and Bryant for $9.95  per order. The service begins Tuesday, Sept. 25.

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Friday, September 21, 2018 - 09:31:00

Are the Razorbacks out of their league?

Ouch. The Southeastern Conference football schedule hasn't yet begun and the New York Times offers an article suggesting the Arkansas Razorbacks aren't up to playing in the league.

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Friday, September 21, 2018 - 09:15:00

Unemployment rate continues to drop

The unemployment rate in Arkansas dropped again in August, to 3.6 percent from 3.7 percent the month before, though the total number working declined slightly.

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Friday, September 21, 2018 - 07:49:00

French Hill carefully vetting crowd for Mike Pence visit

Mike Pence will appear at a campaign rally for Republican U.S. Rep. French Hill today in Little Rock and the campaign is monitoring carefully who'll be allowed to attend or cover the event. Hill is running a hide-and-seek campaign, making himself available only in safe settings. Maybe 1,200 of the right sort of people will atternd.

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 16:30:00

Out in Arkansas podcast episode 14: 'T & A Talk Support Crew with Neighbor Nick'

Cis Het Neighbor Nick was so moved by Episode 13 he had to pay a visit with notes!! T, N, and A discuss the importance of our “support crews” and how some of the smallest things the larger C community doesn’t think twice about affects the smaller c’s of the community. Thanks for listening!

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Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 16:21:00

Feds bust Central Arkansas drug ring

The U.S. attorney's office in Little Rock announced today the indictment of 31 people on 53 drug, gun and money laundering charges in a Central Arkansas drug distribution operation supplied from California.

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Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 16:02:00

Six Supreme Court justices found to have violated ethics code

The Arkansas Judicial and Disability Commission has announced the filing of formal charges of ethics violations against six members of the Arkansas Supreme Court for their handling of a case involving Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen.

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Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 14:56:00

Thursday's open line

A light news day unless your name is Brett Kavanaugh. Here's the open line.

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