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Monday, July 24, 2017

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 15:35:00

Trump's ratings slide everywhere, but Arkansas remains in favorable territory

Donald Trump's rating is in negative territory in two-thirds of the U.S., but not Arkansas, though his numbers are well below the vote he received in 2016.

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Monday, July 24, 2017 - 13:15:00

'Cemetery angel' Ruth Coker Burks featured in new short film

Ruth Coker Burks, the AIDS caregiver and activist memorably profiled by David Koon as the cemetery angel in Arkansas Times in 2015, is now the subject of a short film made by actress Rose McGowan.

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Monday, July 24, 2017 - 09:36:00

Giuliani in the bullpen for Sessions?

When Donald Trump starts tweeting about "beleaguered" Attorney General Jeff Sessions it adds credence to reports that Trump is looking to replace him with Rudy Giuliani.

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Monday, July 24, 2017 - 07:25:00

Jared Kushner: Nothing to see here. But it helps obscure health legislation.

Jared Kushner, Donald Trump's son-in-law, has prepared a statement detailing four meetings with Russians during the 2016 presidential campaign and transition and he asserts nothing improper occurred. I'd rather talk about health care.

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Monday, July 24, 2017 - 07:16:00

A night out: Beer and bullets

A late night shooting in the Fayetteville entertainment district brings a reminder of the legislature's recent expansion of gun law.

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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 15:45:00

Sunday and another open line

Got anything for the open line?

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Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 08:53:00

But what about the Clintons? Last refuge of Trump, New York Times

Trying to compare Donald Trump's reaction to the Russia investigation with Bill Clinton's dealings with Kenneth Starr should be a non-starter if the facts mattered. But these days — and to the New York Times — it ain't necessarily so.

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Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 08:25:00

Football is king, Bentonville edition

Good analysis in the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette of an unannounced Bentonville School Board vote last week to put $2 million into a football stadium for West High School despite board assurances in last May's tax election that no money would go to a football stadium.

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Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 08:04:00

Dinner and dancing in Dogtown

A good night out in Argenta. Looking for the theater? Consider "Sweet Charity."

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 17:09:00

Saturday open line

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Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 08:17:00

Annals of the Granite Mountain 'dumping ground'

The Little Rock City Board is set to approve an expansion of mining closer to the Granite Mountain neighborhood, long treated as a dumping ground by the city.

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Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 07:32:00

Playground fire at Gibbs school

Another Little Rock School District playground fire, this one about 5:45 p.m. Friday at Gibbs Elementary.

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Friday, July 21, 2017

Friday, July 21, 2017 - 18:14:00

The Cotton, Boozman Nowhere to Be Found Edition

Arkansas politicians and the health care overhaul and Russia investigation, the ascension of Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the firing of Pulaski County Superintendent Jerry Guess, the end of Riverfest, UA-LR and football and maybe more — all covered on the podcast.

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Friday, July 21, 2017 - 14:57:00

Another week done

The Friday line is open. From the White House to the Ole Miss outhouse in the news roundup today.

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Friday, July 21, 2017 - 14:39:00

Jarod Varner resigning as head of Rock Region Metro

Jarod Varner, executive director of Rock Region Metro, the local bus/streetcar organization, is resigning effective Aug. 18 to take a regional vice president's job with a national transportation firm.

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Friday, July 21, 2017 - 14:37:00

Sarah Huckabee Sanders becomes White House press secretary

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, daughter of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, is the new White House press secretary.

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Friday, July 21, 2017 - 12:08:00

Arkansas has a $2 million Powerball winner

Francis Mallahan of Navajo, N.M., was in Van Burean for a funeral when he bought a ticket for the July 15 Powerball drawing and it came up a winner worth $2 million.

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Friday, July 21, 2017 - 10:55:00

Arkansas unemployment rate holds steady at 3.4 percent

No change in the unemployment rate in Arkansas from May to June, still at the record low 3.4 percent.

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Friday, July 21, 2017 - 09:51:15

Head to the Doubletree Bentonville for your stay-cay!

The Doubletree in Bentonville has package deals for visitors who want to spend the day taking in the sights and spend the night relaxing in a two-room suite with your choice of a king bed or double queen beds.

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Friday, July 21, 2017 - 08:25:00

Lies, sex and cell phones: The Arkansas roots of Hugh Freeze's demise

I was going to leave the Hugh Freeze ouster at Ole Miss to the sportswriters but I thought it weird how the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette print account of his abrupt departure (from the AP) made no mention of Arkansas's own Houston Nutt, except as the coach Freeze succeeded.

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