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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 16:46:00

Governor responds to Medicaid work rule lawsuit

Gov. Asa Hutchinson has responded sharply to the lawsuit challenging the legality of the state's new work requirement for Medicaid coverage and also criticizing the online-only reporting requirement. His statement:

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 16:12:00

That Medicaid 'work' rule keeps on 'working'

The latest numbers from the Department of Human Services show  thousands more people did not meet the reporting requirement on work hours in July to meet Medicaid eligibility standards.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 15:17:00

LRSD school registration problems

Vincent Tolliver, a candidate for Little Rock, mayor, has written legislators asking the Senate Education Committee to ask Education Commissioner Johnny Key to testify about problems encountered by parents on Monday, the first day of school in the state-run Little Rock School District.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 15:08:00

The Conversation podcast – new episode with the hosts of Rock the Culture, Antwan Phillips and Charles Blake

In episode 11 of our electrifying new podcast, "The Conversation," host Matt Price interviews Charles Blake and Antwan Phillips about their hit new podcast "Rock the Culture" They talk politics, culture, and what needs to happen in Little Rock under the next mayor.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 14:23:00

Tuesday's headlines and the open line

News and comment from Medicaid to the White House hissing match. Also the open line.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 14:05:00

Lawsuit challenges Arkansas's Medicaid work rule

A lawsuit was filed today in the federal court for the District of Columbia challenging Arkansas's work requirement for many Medicaid recipients.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 13:15:00

Speaking of Congress: News from the 1st District

Chintan Desai, the Democratic candidate for 1st District Congress, just dropped by with some news: An endorsement, a debate date and a celebrity visitor for his Republican incumbent opponent, Rep. Rick Crawford.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 12:26:00

Asa Hutchinson, French Hill dodge TV debates

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and 2nd District U.S. Rep. French Hill have refused to participate in TV debates scheduled in September.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 11:36:00

New episode of Rock the Culture podcast: 'We’re still dealing with that'

Antwan and Charles provide perspective and conversation on the England Police Department’s termination of Michael Moore for telling black folks they do not belong in the England and City of Little Rock’s infrastructure investments. They also discuss the 2018 Filmland with the executive director of Arkansas Cinema Society, Kathryn Tucker.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 11:24:00

Manafort will offer no defense case

The prosecution has rested and the defense says it will call no witnesses in the fraud trial of Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort. A local defense lawyer thinks he's toast.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 09:42:00

Frank Scott adds name to mayor's race

There are now officially four candidates for Little Rock mayor with Frank Scott Jr.'s filing on Monday.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 07:30:00

Frank Broyles remembered in film

A 14-minute film on the late Frank Broyles, Razorback football coach and athletic director, is now online on the UA website.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 07:18:00

Who knew? George Soros has targeted Arkansas!

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge regularly bends the truth to suit her narrative of the day, but she gets extra credit for dragging George Soros into her re-election campaign.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 07:04:00

Rep. John Lewis coming to LR Sunday for Clarke Tucker campaign

Rep. John Lewis, the civil rights legend, will visit Little Rock Sunday afternoon for a fund-raiser for state Rep. Clarke Tucker, the Democratic candidate for 2nd District Congress against Republican Rep. French Hill.

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Monday, August 13, 2018

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 16:22:00

Rutledge meddles in women's healthcare in Ohio

Now Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is working to deprive Ohio women of healthcare. If her work in Arkansas is any indication, it won't be good for Ohio women.

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Monday, August 13, 2018 - 15:17:00

State Hospital escapee captured in Memphis

James Barrett,  who escaped from the Arkansas State Hospital Saturday was captured by U.S. marshals today at a Motel 6 in Memphis, KARK/Fox 16 reports.

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Monday, August 13, 2018 - 13:44:00

Monday, Monday

A slow start to the week. Here's the open line, plus some odds and ends of news and comment.

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Monday, August 13, 2018 - 10:08:00

Give it up for Aretha

Aretha Franklin is gravely ill in a Detroit hospital.

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Monday, August 13, 2018 - 07:18:00

Candidates for governor in forum tonight

The candidates for governor are scheduled to appear at a 90-minute forum at 6:30 p.m. today at New Hope Baptist Church, 1821 Edmonds Street, North Little Rock.

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Monday, August 13, 2018 - 07:13:00

Rick Crawford road tripping with Devin Nunes in Azerbaijan

An Azerbaijan news agency reports on a visit from U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes, Donald Trump's protector on the House Intelligence Committee, along with committee member, Rep. Rick Crawford, a Republican from Arkansas's 1st Congressional District.

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