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Friday, November 16, 2018

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 08:02:00

Breaking: Mississippi GOP senator speaks the truth

Politics in Darkansas aren't so hot, but there is always Mississippi, where the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate continues to put her foot in her mouth.

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Friday, November 16, 2018 - 07:50:00

Race, Little Rock Fraternal Order of Police and the mayor's race

Catching up on developments in the ugly note the Little Rock Fraternal Order of Police injected into the runoff race for mayor yesterday.

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 17:32:00

Game and Fish agrees to study turtle harvesting; imposes tiny ban

A ban on turtle harvesting in the Gulf Coastal Plain and along the St. Francis River in Clay and Green counties voted on today by the state Game and Fish Commission won't make much of a dent in the total take of freshwater turtles in Arkansas — 0.2 percent come from the Gulf Coastal Plain for example —  but the commission did agree to study whether its trapping rules are having a negative consequence on native turtles.

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Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 16:42:00

UA Athletic Department gets approval for more construction

KNWA reports on University of Arkansas Board of Trustees approval today of roughly $50 million worth of athletic department construction projects on the Fayetteville campus.

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Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 16:12:00

Kurrus says he'd take control of police chief selection process

Baker Kurrus, in the runoff with Frank Scott Jr. for Little Rock mayor, is trying to establish himself as an agent of change and he illustrated one obvious point today: When it comes to choosing a new police chief, he sees the mayor, not the city manager, as the leader of that process.

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Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 14:50:00

Asa's tax cuts heavily favor the rich

Numbers don't lie. Check out the latest analysis by Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families on winners and losers under Gov. Asa Hutchinson's plan to cut income taxes by more than $200 million over four years, primarily by a whopping reduction of 15 percent in the top marginal tax rate, from 6.9 to 5.9 percent.

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Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 13:42:00

Thursday: The open line and video news roundup

The news roundup leads with legislative develops. This is also the open line.

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Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 13:07:00

Here comes the legislation: Internet sales tax, jungle primary, end of fiscal session

Bill filing has begun for the legislative session  in January and besides Sen. Trent Garner's usual demagogic rush to capture attention, some items of greater substance have appeared from Rep. Dan Douglas of Bentonville.

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Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 12:04:00

Chad Griffin stepping down from leadership of Human Rights Campaign

Chad Griffin, the Arkansas native who's become one of the country's most influential voices in the fight for equal rights based on sexual orientation and gender, is stepping down as leader of the Human Rights Campaign.

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Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 11:32:00

Another 3,815 tossed from Medicaid thanks to challenged work rule

That Medicaid work rule keeps working — the number disqualified is now more than 12,000.

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Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 11:02:00

Legislature retaliates against Supreme Court, won't approve budget

The Joint Budget Committee signed off on a list of budget requests for the next fiscal year this morning, with one exception, that of the Arkansas Supreme Court. If you guess that the reason was retaliation, you are a good guesser.

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Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 09:40:00

Tom Mars: 'The Great Emancipator'

Good feature from Yahoo Sports on Tom Mars, the Arkansas lawyer who went after Ole Miss for its treatment of Houston Nutt and set events in motion that included the transfer of star Ole Miss players to other schools.

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Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 08:05:00

Speaking of corporate welfare: Remember that Chinese pulp mill?

Corporate welfare has burst into this news this week with Kimberly-Clark holding Wisconsin and Arkansas hostage for sufficient taxpayer tribute to keep a plant open in one of the states and with enormous handouts to Amazon to locate new facilities in New York and Virginia. This naturally brought to mind the promised Chinese pulp mill announced almost three years ago for Clark County.

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Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 07:39:00

Blake announces voter reform legislation

State Rep. Charles Blake of Little Rock has sent us draft legislation of a vote security law. It's timely.

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Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 07:24:00

Plaintiff in Little Rock police case accused of hitting deputy in Cross County

Roderick Talley, the plaintiff in a case over abusive Little Rock police practices in drug raids, was named Wednesday in a Cross County sheriff's report for driving into a deputy while attempting to avoid arrest on a failure to appear in court warrant.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 16:39:00

Corporate welfare hostage-taking

Wisconsin offers the latest example of what's wrong with corporate welfare and Arkansas figures in what amounts to a hostage situation.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 16:19:00

Little Rock voting: Neighborhood matters

Voting patterns in the race for 2nd District Congress might provide some clues on keys to victory in the runoff for Little Rock mayor.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 13:42:00

Wednesday: Open line and the daily roundup

Here's the open line. Also, the daily roundup of news and comment, beginning with state spending — cut taxes or invest in services?

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 13:36:00

ASU to get $400,000 to settle lawsuit with Miami over canceled footbal game

ASU and Miami settle lawsuits over canceled football game

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 13:09:00

A different take on the state budget: Invest in vital services, don't cut taxes on rich

A coalition calling itself Arkansans for Responsible Spending has responded to Gov. Asa Hutchinson's budget outline: Invest in services and people before cutting taxes.

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