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Friday, August 18, 2017

Friday, August 18, 2017 - 10:37:00

Death penalty foes object to execution of Jack Greene

The Arkansas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty is urging Gov. Asa Hutchinson not to set an execution date for Jack Greene,  sentenced to die for a 1991 slaying in Johnson County

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Friday, August 18, 2017 - 10:20:00

Lynchings hidden in the history of the Hot Springs Confederate monument

Hot Springs twice erupted into the kind of violence that has its roots in the issues left unresolved by the Civil War, and both times, it happened right where that monument to Confederate soldiers stands today.

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Friday, August 18, 2017 - 10:15:00

Hearne Family Clinic to start certifying patients for Arkansas medical marijuana cards

Hearne Family Clinic in Little Rock has announced that they are now certifying patients with qualifying conditions for Arkansas Medical Marijuana Cards. Patients will need a patient registry identification card to purchase medical marijuana when dispensaries are expected to open in February of 2018.

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Friday, August 18, 2017 - 10:11:00

What those Confederate monuments are about: Slavery

The Democratic Party has likely chosen a political loser in a call for removal of Confederate memorials from public grounds, but it doesn't mean the sentiment is wrong. They are tributes to the fight to preserve slavery, no more or less.

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Friday, August 18, 2017 - 09:22:00

Arkansas unemployment rate remains at record low

The unemployment rate in Arkansas in July was again 3.4 percent, a record low level in place since May. The labor force added more than 9,000 jobs.

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Friday, August 18, 2017 - 08:37:00

Arkansas competes for auto plant

USA Today reports that Arkansas is one of 15 states vying for a $1.6 billion auto plant, a joint venture by Toyota and Mazda that could employ 4,000.

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Friday, August 18, 2017 - 08:19:00

Little Rock cops and the homeless: A report to the city board

The Little Rock City Board got a report this week on a simmering dispute about a storefront church's evening meals for the homeless on W. Markham Street. It's fascinating reading.

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Friday, August 18, 2017 - 07:48:00

A psychological profile of the alt-right; authors include new UA prof

A University of Arkansas professor is working on a psychological profile of the alt-right. A review of the work by Vox paints an unsettling picture.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 19:09:00

Helen Gurley Brown: The notorious HGB

In this episode of Unmentionables, we take a look at author and businesswoman, Helen Gurley Brown, and how she turned Cosmopolitan into the magazine we know today.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 16:36:00

Hutchinson's office says he will set execution of Jack Gordon Greene, state has drugs

The Arkansas Department of Correction has the drugs it needs to perform an execution and Governor Hutchinson plans to set a date for Jack Gordon Greene to be put to death, a spokesman for the governor said today.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 16:25:00

Arkansas Democratic Party calls for removal of Confederate monuments from public grounds

The Arkansas Democratic Party has waded hip-deep (maybe over its head) into the suddenly hot issue of Confederate statuary. It has called for removal of such monuments to museums or private places.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 16:01:00

Another departure from Gov. Hutchinson's staff

Another member of Gov. Asa Hutchinson's senior staff is heading for the exit. Kelly Eichler, senior advisor for criminal justice (and a Hutchinson appointee to the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees) has given notice she'll be leaving in a couple of weeks.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 15:47:00

Thursday's open line

Here's the open line. Also, the news roundup.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 15:01:00

Road trips you can take with one tank of gas

With the 2017 Nissan Altima, you and your family (or road-tripping friends!) never have to compromise fun for functionality.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 14:59:00

Here's a Republican senator speaking out on Trump

Sens. Tom Cotton and John Boozman finally warmed to saying Nazism is bad, but on the more relevant question of Donald Trump, they and most Arkansas Republican officeholders have been conspicuously silent. By contrast, see U.S. Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 14:33:00

Farewell to Frank Broyles set Saturday at UA

What's being called a celebration of the life of Frank Broyles, the former Razorback coach and athletic director, is set for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Walton Arena on campus. He died Monday at 92.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 13:29:00

What's in a name? In Arkansas, the 'h' in highways is silent

The state's highway department accidentally spoke some elementary truth today in its Twitter account.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 12:58:00

Republican Party of Arkansas renounces 'racial animus and bigotry'

The Republican Party of Arkansas issued this statement today on "violence and racism in Charlottesville."

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Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 12:51:00

Another vehicle terror attack, in Barcelona

A van drove down the pedestrian-thick middle of Las Ramblas, a popular boulevard with tourists in Barcelona, in what authorities are calling a terror attack. There are multiple deaths and injuries.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 11:54:00

An opponent emerges for U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman

KARK/Fox 16 reports that papers have been filed by an independent challenger to Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman of the 4th District.

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