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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 16:54:00

The Truth is Out There Open Line

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Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 16:39:00

Former dicamba task force member: "Monsanto is buying their way through Arkansas politics"

Shawn Peebles, an Augusta farmer who served on the task force, contacted the Arkansas Times to express his frustration with Sen. Bill Sample and the legislature's stalling of the dicamba ban.

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Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 13:34:00

Citizens group protests GOP congressional tax plan at Arkansas Capitol

The Citizens First Congress, a coalition of Arkansas community organizations, hosted a rally against the GOP tax bill at the state capitol in Little Rock. Times photographer Brian Chilson was on the scene.

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

Campus carry rules approved

Rep. Charlie Collins' dream of allowing guns on campus is moving closer to reality.

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Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 09:43:00

Trump administration gag order at CDC: forbidden words include "fetus," "transgender," "evidence-based," "diversity"

The Trump administration is prohibiting policy analysts at the Center for Disease Control from using seven words or phrases.

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Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 08:54:00

Sexual harassment complaint was made against legislator; attorney general advises investigation materials protected from FOI

An attorney general's opinion released yesterday reveals a potentially explosive piece of news: Someone sent a Freedom of Information Act request to the Arkansas House of Representatives for "any documents,records, or correspondence related to complaints of sexual misconduct or harassment made against legislators since the year 2008." The request turned up one document within the scope of interest.

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Friday, December 15, 2017

Friday, December 15, 2017 - 18:16:00

Federal court blocks Trump's rollback of contraception coverage

Federal Judge Wendy Beetlestone today ordered a temporary injunction halting new rules initiated by the Trump administration that would have limited women's access to free birth control under the Affordable Care Act.

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Friday, December 15, 2017 - 17:22:00

The Future of Everything Edition

What Doug Jones win in Alabama means for Democrats in Arkansas, the hiring of Chad Morris at the University of Arkansas and the future of health care policy in Arkansas — all covered on this week's podcast.

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Friday, December 15, 2017 - 16:31:00

The week's over and the line's open

Over to you.

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Friday, December 15, 2017 - 13:28:00

Trial date set for former state Sen. Jon Woods in Ecclesia College corruption case

The trial in the corruption case against former state Sen. Jon Woods is set for April 9, Doug Thompson reports at the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

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Friday, December 15, 2017 - 13:21:00

Counties file lawsuit against opioid companies

The Association of Arkansas Counties filed a lawsuit yesterday against a number of major distributors and manufacturers of prescription opioids in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas.

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Friday, December 15, 2017 - 12:02:00

Think Big Little Rock makes its pitch to Little Rock Chamber

Think Big Little Rock, a group of around 100 young professionals aged 25 to 40, presented their vision for the Little Rock region yesterday at the Little Rock Regional Chamber's annual meeting at the Convention Center.

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Friday, December 15, 2017 - 11:18:00

Farmer found guilty in shooting of another farmer in dicamba dispute

The D-G reports that Allan Curtis Jones was found guilty of second degree in a Mississippi County Circuit Court last night and sentenced to 24 years in prison. The shooting happened over a dispute between Jones and another farmer, Mike Wallace, over the controversial herbicide dicamba.

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Friday, December 15, 2017 - 10:29:00

Report: LGBT elders face risks from laws allowing religious exemption for discrimination

A new report demonstrates the ways in which LGBT elders are harmed by laws like the Religious Freedom Restoration Act in Arkansas.

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Friday, December 15, 2017 - 09:38:00

Arkansas executed more people than all but one other state

Twenty-three people were executed last year, the second-lowest number since 1991, according to a new report from the Death Penalty Information Center. Yet Arkansas — after its internationally covered decision to attempt to kill 8 inmates in 11 days with a series of four double executions — bucked that trend. The state successfully killed four men of the eight men in April.

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Friday, December 15, 2017 - 09:26:00

Kim Snow takes on Chalene Fite for House seat

Another new face to watch: Kim Snow, the Democratic challenger to Rep. Charlene Fite in District 80, which includes parts of Washington and Crawford counties.

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Friday, December 15, 2017 - 07:32:00

Is Tom Cotton staying put after all?

So should Cotton be packing his sweaterwear to head across the Potomac? Not so fast.

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 16:45:00

Thursday line's open

Your daily headlines and an open line.

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Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 16:13:00

UPDATE: Four inmates charged in September attack of Arkansas correctional officers

The prosecuting attorney for Pine Bluff has charged four inmates in the Sept. 28 attack of two correctional officers which began, the state police report says, over the confiscation of a "home-made hoodie."

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Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 16:07:00

Hutchinson meets with Pence, urges caution on NAFTA

Gov. Hutchinson made his pitch on the North American Free Trade Agreement to Vice President Pence in Washington D.C. today.

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