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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 15:47:00

CORRECTED: Arkansas Municipal League plans to re-file lawsuit against opioid companies

The Arkansas Municipal League filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against a number of major distributors and manufacturers of prescription opioids in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas (the lawsuit was withdrawn for technical reasons but the Municipal League plans to re-file it).

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Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 15:18:00

No Red Cross number on the wall? For shame, Planned Parenthood

It would be interesting to know why Arkansas Department of Health inspectors have, for the first time, been concerned whether there is a Red Cross phone number posted in clinics that provide abortion services.

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Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 15:11:00

Ken Richardson pushing for ordinance to make marijuana arrests low priority in Little Rock

City Director Ken Richardson, Ward 2, is beginning a push for marijuana arrests and investigations to be made a low priority in Little Rock.

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Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 15:00:00

Wondering what books are banned in Arkansas's prisons? It's confidential

Curious about what books are banned in Arkansas's prisons? Well, too bad, that information is not part of the public record because Arkansas holds information about rejections of publications within each individual prisoner's file.

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Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 14:17:00

No more net neutrality: FCC votes along party lines in favor of telecom companies

As expected, the FCC today voted along party lines 3-2 to dump net neutrality and allow broadband providers to block or slow upload of websites and charge for certain content and high-quality delivery.

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Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 14:12:00

ADC says K2 incidents are down after restrictive mail policy; still greater than in 2016

The Arkansas Department of Corrections released data showing that K2 incidents are down from 99.1 a month in early 2017 to just 74 a month, saying the reduction is "in large part" due to a restrictive mail policy that went into effect Aug. 21. But that mail policy grew ire from the ACLU and the K2 incidents are still way above 2016 numbers, even with the reduction.

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Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 14:05:00

Sister Rosetta Tharpe inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

It's always a good time to listen to some Sister Rosetta Tharpe.

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Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 10:55:00

Teresa Gallegos launches progressive candidacy for state senate: "Enough is enough."

Teresa Gallegos has a progressive message in Republican country.

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Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 09:39:00

U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold faces new allegations of misconduct (UPDATE: Farenthold will not seek reelection)

Late yesterday CNN broke the story on new allegations against U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold, the Texas Republican who has previously used taxpayer funds to settle a sexual harassment claim.

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Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 09:32:00

Gary Ritter leaving University of Arkansas for new post

Gary Ritter, director of the Walton-backed Office for Education Policy at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, will leave in August of 2018 to become the dean of the School of Education at Saint Louis University.

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Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 07:55:00

Former Death Row inmate Tim Howard freed

Former death row inmate Tim Howard was released from Varner Supermax Prison yesterday afternoon after 20 years in prison, 14 of them on death row.

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Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 07:15:00

Democrats Teresa Gallegos and Steven McNeely aim to pick up state senate seats in upcoming special elections

Will Democrats make any sort of push in the 2018 legislative races? Some early signs of life, though the GOP is still producing more candidates.

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 19:40:00

Tech Park 2.0: Architects present for next phase

The three finalists in the Little Rock Technology Park's search for an architect to design the next phase of park development — a six-story, 100,000-square-foot building on the empty lot between the park, at 417 Main St., and the KATV, Channel 7, building at 401 Main — presented to the board this afternoon.

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 17:19:00

Walmart to let workers take wages before payday

Walmart launches app for finanical responsibility for its 1.4 million workers, including "Instapay" which will allow employees to receive wages before their actual payday.

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 17:10:00

Today in Tom Cotton's clothes

Tom Cotton wore slightly clashing clothes today as a Senator and we're looking into it.

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 17:10:00

Little Rock Police offer $50,000 reward in connection to triple homicide

The Little Rock Police Department is offering a $50,000 reward for information that leads to "the arrest and conviction of individual(s) involved in the Triple Homicide at 6600 Lancaster where Mariah Cunnigham and her two children were killed."

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 16:13:00

Open line

Over to y'all.

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 12:34:00

Trump withdraws judge nomination of Alabaman Brett Talley

An update to criticism of President Trump's terrible judicial appointments: Even Trump's team realized what a poor choice Alabama lawyer Brett Talley was for the federal bench in Alabama. His nomination has been withdrawn, NPR has reported:

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 11:59:00

Windgate Foundation's $40 million to create UA art and design district

The University of Arkansas announced today a gift of $40 million from the Windgate Charitable Foundation of Siloam Springs to expand the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences Hill Avenue Sculpture Complex as the Windgate Art and Design District.

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 10:33:00

Teen drug use dropped after Colorado legalized marijuana

New data suggests teen drug use dropped after the legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado — calming some critics who said the state was failing the health of its teens.

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