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Friday, September 21, 2018

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.

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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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Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 13:54:00

Blasey Ford prepared to testify, with conditions

Christine Blasey Ford, who's accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were in high school, has said she's willing to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee, but not on Monday as Republicans have demanded.

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Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 12:21:00

Voter ID law before the Arkansas Supreme Court

The Arkansas Supreme Court heard oral arguments today on the state's appeal of a ruling invalidating the voter ID law passed in 2017.

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Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 08:20:00

Kavanaugh reporting recovers prep school memories; brings credibility into focus

The Brett Kavanaugh nomination is producing reporting on the culture of Washington prep school life in his day — a time of heavy drinking long before Me, Too. Example: The Washington Post today. But it also spurred accounts of Kavanaugh's lack of truthfulness on other matters.

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Today's headlines: Clarke Tucker goes after French Hill

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 08:01:00

Clarke Tucker punches an absent French Hill in TV 'debate'

Democratic state Rep. Clarke Tucker took full advantage of Republican incumbent Rep. French Hill's refusal to participate in a TV debate on Channel 7 last night with a series of jabs at Hill on policy issues and for avoiding debate.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 16:24:00

Ascent closing three centers for children

Ascent Children's Health Services is closing facilities in Arkadelphia, North Little Rock and West Memphis that provide Medicaid-covered early intervention day treatment and outpatient behavioral health services to about 400 children. Other providers will be sought, though Clark County at the moment has no early intervention program.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 15:49:00

Trump: 'I don't have an attorney general'

Donald Trump went off on Jeff Sessions in an interview today. Sounds like the attorney general is on a short rope.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 14:22:00

Wednesday: Headlines and the open line

Here's the roundup of news and comment. And this is your open line.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 14:18:00

John Brown released after 26 years in prison for murder judge said he didn't commit

The Midwest Innocence Project filmed the release in Fordyce today of John Brown, who spent 26 years in prison for a murder a federal judge decided he did not commit.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 11:51:00

Governor appoints Finkelstein to hear casino amendment challenge

Gov. Asa Hutchinson has appointed Little Rock District Judge Hugh Finkelstein to sit as a special justice on the Arkansas Supreme Court to hear lawsuits seeking to have the casino expansion amendment removed from the ballot.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 11:44:00

Cody Wilson, the Arkansas-born plastic gun promoter, charged with sexual assault

Cody Wilson, the Little Rock native who burst into national prominence with plans for printing plastic guns, has been arrested for sexual assault in Texas.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 11:20:00

300,000 would benefit from minimum wage increase, Advocates say

Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families says 300,000 Arkansans, or 1 in 4, would benefit from the proposed increase in the minimum wage.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 10:25:00

The LR mayor candidates on the big ballot issues

Some big elections face voters this year, including the hot race for Little Rock mayor and, depending on court actions, as many as five very big statewide ballot issues. I decided to sample the five mayoral candidates on the ballot issues. In the end, the big three candidates — Frank Scott Jr., Warwick Sabin and Baker Kurrus — were more alike than different.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 09:15:00

New episode of Rock the Culture podcast: 'Know Your Why'

Antwan and Charles provide perspective and conversation on the City of Little Rock’s initiative to find jobs for our homeless population, the State Board of Education’s decision to take over the Pine Bluff School District, and Governor Hutchinson’s press conference on Arkansas Works. They also discuss the entrepreneurial mindset with local business owner, Lydia Page.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 08:59:00

State prisons' water under boil order

The Arkansas Department of Correction's Tucker Unit and Tucker Maximum Security Unit have had limited or no water flow since Saturday, a prison spokesman said.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 08:37:00

Tom Cotton believes Brett Kavanaugh

U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton appeared on a conservative radio show yesterday and said, "My opinion of Judge Kavanaugh has not changed. He's made an unequivocal and categorical denial of these 36-year-old allegations and every known fact so far supports that denial".

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