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Sunday, December 9, 2018

Sunday, December 9, 2018 - 17:02:00

The Sunday open line

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Sunday, December 9, 2018 - 09:31:00

More Little Rock corporate welfare and its role in city governance

Coming business for the Little Rock City Board this month is a renewal of the $300,000 "contract" with the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce to provide "economic development consulting services."

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Sunday, December 9, 2018 - 08:53:00

Applications pour in for Little Rock police chief

KARK reports that nearly two dozen applications have been received, with more expected, to fill the job of Little Rock police chief.

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Saturday, December 8, 2018

Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 18:33:00

Saturday line

It's wet and cold out there. What do you know?

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Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 12:50:00

John Kelly leaving White House

John Kelly will leave his White House chief of staff position by the end of the year, President Trump told reporters today.

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Friday, December 7, 2018

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 17:59:00

The New Mayor Edition

Lindsey and Benji discuss the election of Frank Scott Jr. as Little Rock mayor, a shakeup at the state Division of Youth Services and an ominous item on the agenda of the State Board of Education concerning the LRSD.

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Friday, December 7, 2018 - 17:53:00

Waiver consideration for the LRSD on State Board of Ed agenda sparks concern from LRSD advocates

There's a vague, but ominous item at the end of the State Board of Education's agenda for its Thursday, Dec. 13 meeting: "Consideration of Waiver of education-related laws in the Little Rock School District."

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Friday, December 7, 2018 - 17:24:00

End of the week headlines and your open line

Alderman candidate misses chance to cast deciding vote for himself in runoff election; Dem-Gaz to phase out print delivery in El Dorado, Camden and Magnolia; Rapert threatens UA Fort Smith over 'Drag Queen Story Time' event; The Van seeks to raise $35,000 in three weeks for new warehouse facility in South Little Rock.

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Friday, December 7, 2018 - 15:39:00

Dem-Gaz to phase out print delivery in El Dorado, Camden and Magnolia

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette will stop distributing print editions of its daily newspaper in five south Arkansas counties from Monday through Saturday beginning Feb. 11, general manager Lynn Hamilton confirmed in a phone interview today.

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Friday, December 7, 2018 - 14:09:00

New episode of Out in Arkansas: "Boy Erased"

Out in Arkansas’s hosts Traci Berry and Angie Bowen talk about all the things because all the things are LGBTQ things. This week T & A talk about “Boy Erased” and their own emotions during and after the movie. Thank you for listening! #outinarkansas #beinggayinthesouth #dontbeadouche #beadecentperson

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Friday, December 7, 2018 - 13:04:00

Alderman candidate misses chance to cast deciding vote for himself in runoff election

Cliff Farmer, the challenger for a seat on the Hoxie City Council, failed to vote in Tuesday's runoff election. That resulted in a tie with his opponent, incumbent Alderwoman Becky Linebaugh.

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Friday, December 7, 2018 - 11:35:50

The Van seeks to raise $35,000 in three weeks for new warehouse facility in South Little Rock

The Van, a nonprofit organization that brings supplies to people experiencing homelessness, is asking for $35,000 in donations to fund the purchase of a new warehouse facility on 2.5 acres of land in south Little Rock.

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Friday, December 7, 2018 - 10:18:00

Trump nominates William Barr to be U.S. attorney general

The White House also announced that former Fox News correspondent Heather Nauert would be nominated to replace outgoing United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley.

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Friday, December 7, 2018 - 08:40:00

Rapert threatens UA Fort Smith over 'Drag Queen Story Time' event

To conservative legislators, Arkansas college campuses are ground zero in the culture wars.

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Friday, December 7, 2018 - 08:34:00

PAC chairwoman behind racist ad in support of French Hill lands Minority Affairs job

The chairwoman of the PAC that ran the racist ad in October in support of U.S. Rep. French Hill that included the voices of two black women discussing the likelihood of white Democrats "lynching" black men as part of the MeToo movement was appointed to head the West Virginia Office of Minority Affairs this week, Talking Points Memo reports. 

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 16:23:00

Your Arkansas headlines and open line

Man accused in 2005 beauty queen murder arrested for alleged attempt to kidnap women; Former state Rep. Jim House dies at 70; Rep. Johnny Rye filed a bill this morning that would allow civil legal action against social media companies that "delete or censor" content posted by users.

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Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 14:44:00

Bill filed to "stop social media censorship"

Rep. Johnny Rye (R-Trumann) filed a bill this morning that would allow civil legal action against social media companies that "delete or censor" content posted by users.

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Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 12:11:00

Ten out at Secretary of State's office

The D-G this morning adds a little detail to to our report from earlier this week on turnover at the Secretary of State's office.

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Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 11:32:00

Governor grants fourteen pardons and one commutation

Governor Hutchinson today announced his intention to grant 14 pardons and 1 commutation. There is a 30-day public comment period before final action is taken.

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Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 11:24:00

Roderick Talley out on bail; reporter raises questions about "suspicious circumstances" of charges against him

Speaking of Roderick Talley, I had meant to post earlier this week on some updates and commentary from Washington Post reporter Radley Balko on the latest in the current charges against Talley.

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