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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 03:13:00

More concerns about election security

Motherboard reports on more reasons to feel insecure about fair, secure elections in the United States.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 15:43:00

Ned Perme to retire

Ned Perme is retiring. Talk about news.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 14:27:00

Trump ducks for cover but still refuses to criticize Putin

The Trump Helsinki horror show was so bad that he had to come close to admitting error at a White House session today. But while acknowledging Russian election interference that he disputed the day before, there was a key omission.

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Today's headlines: A high-profile firing and troubled bridges

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 13:39:00

Tuesday's open line

Here's the open line. And headline roundup.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 12:15:00

Vincent Tolliver announces agenda for LR mayoral run

Vincent Tolliver announced on Facebook today his candidacy for Little Rock mayor. He'd earlier been among those packing up materials necessary to file for the office.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 11:52:00

150 lose jobs at Walmart optical facility in Fayetteville

40/29 reports the layoff of 150 workers at a Walmart optical lab. The company statement referred to "changing business needs."

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 11:45:00

Laquanda Jacobs to be freed today after 26 years in prison for murder advocates say she didn't commit

Laquanda "Faye" Jacobs, 43, is to be released from the women's prison unit in Newport today after serving 26 years for a murder her advocates  insist she didn't commit.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 09:52:00

Complaint filed over NRA support for Tom Cotton

The Campaign Legal Center has complained to the Federal Election Commission that the NRA used a shell company to unlawfully coordinate spending to elect Tom Cotton and others to the Senate in 2014.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 07:28:00

To work or not to work in the days of air conditioning when a/c fails

Is a non-functioning air conditioning a good reason to allow employees to go home?

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 07:15:00

Meet the Russian Rifle Association

Russia, NRA and the Republican Party. Kind of hard to tell them apart.

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Monday, July 16, 2018

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 17:08:00

Suddenly, Rutledge is interested in state's terrible landlord-tenant law

Crocodile tears from Attorney General Leslie Rutledge on the state's terrible landlord-tenant law. Given a chance to do something meaningful about it before, however, she didn't.

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Monday, July 16, 2018 - 16:25:00

Reports filed on casino amendment

Initial financial reports have been filed by groups pushing a casino expansion amendment and the major financial force so far is the Quapaw tribe of Oklahoma, which is in the casino business. Another Oklahoma tribe, a gambling machine organization and a Mississippi gambling enterprise also are listed.

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Monday, July 16, 2018 - 14:42:00

Re Trump: The Arkies say......

Trump getting trashed for cozying up to Putin, from Fox News to John McCain. Now Arkansans are being heard from. Example from Sen. John Boozman: "Russia is not our friend."

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Monday, July 16, 2018 - 14:30:00

Another week begins

The open line and the first news roundup of the week.

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Monday, July 16, 2018 - 14:00:00

Campaign finance reports begin, first the minimum wage effort

Arkansans for a Fair Wage have made their first significant financial report on their campaign to put an initiated act on the ballot to raise the minimum wage.

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Monday, July 16, 2018 - 11:43:00

Trump-Putin: As bad as expected. At least.

The reviews of Trump's meeting with Putin are not kind to the American.  Those who think the United States has been demeaned and diminished by a lying thug, it might be time to take a knee.

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Monday, July 16, 2018 - 11:29:00

One dead, another wounded in NLR skate park shooting

North Little Rock police say one man was fatally shot and another wounded  in an apparent robbery about 3:45 a.m. today at the Riverview Skatepark along the Arkansas River at 2800 River Road, North Little Rock.

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Monday, July 16, 2018 - 11:13:00

The Malvern connection: Millions flow through it

How a couple of former senators from Malvern find themselves in a legal controversy over a $4 million finder's fee paid to a Texas lawyer.

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Monday, July 16, 2018 - 07:24:00

Judge Griffen files appeal of case dismissal

Judge Wendell Griffen has filed his request for the entire 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to hear his appeal of a 2-1 decision dismissing his lawsuit that his constitutional rights had been violated by the Arkansas Supreme Court in removing him from all death penalty cases.

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Monday, July 16, 2018 - 07:13:00

The billionaires and their charter schools: Point/counterpoint

A convergence of coverage today on charter schools, the play toys of the Billionaire Boys Club and a growing threat, particularly in Little Rock, to community public schools.

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