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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 17:21:00

The kids are marching open line

The open line. Kids marching for gun control. And a recollection of how hard it is in Arkansas to restrict gun ownership, even by proven thugs.

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Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 16:59:00

Election security scorecard: Arkansas grades between D and F

A natoinal scorecard on election security puts Arkansas security procedures at the bottom of the heap.

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Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 08:49:00

A school shooter's warning signals and the ready availability of assault rifles

Many warnings didn't prevent the Florida school massacre. Would the lack of legal availability of assault weapons have made a difference?

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Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 08:17:00

Another Trump propagandist from Arkansas gets blasted

If Sarah Huckabee Sanders is Donald Trump's Baghdad Barbie, spouting implausible statements in support of her boss in the style of Saddam's Baghdad Bob, then let's make El Dorado native Hogan Gidley Baghdad Ken.

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Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 08:03:00

A revenue stream for Little Rock: Uber

An idea for Little Rock: Put a charge on Uber and other ride-hailng services.

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Saturday, February 17, 2018

Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 16:38:00

The assault weapon open line

The open line. And report of the arrest of a man with an AR-15 who threatened to shoot people at a Springdale business.

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Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 07:51:00

A primary challenger for Rep. Laurie Rushing

Blue Hog Report has some news on a Republican primary challenge of an incumbent legislator, Rep. Laurie Rushing, by Ernie Hinz of Hot Springs.

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Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 07:39:00

A common-sense gun measure draws no sponsors from Arkansas

Republicans, including at least one from Arkansas, are talking about repealing the Dickey Amendment which prohibits gun research from a public health perspective. But none of them are yet willing to DO anything about it.

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Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 07:10:00

Taxpayers out $71,000 (at least) for state's defense of discrimination

The state will pay still more attorney fees for defending unconstitutional rules — these that made it harder for same-sex married women to get a birth certificate for their child.

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Friday, February 16, 2018

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 18:12:00

Legislative leadership asks governor to call special session on pharmacy reimbursement

The Senate President Pro Tem and Speaker of the House ask the governor for a special session to tackle the pharmacy benefit manager question. No mention of Arkansas Works, however.

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Friday, February 16, 2018 - 17:02:00

The Guns and Taxes Edition

Governor Hutchinson’s tax cut promises, guns, Medicaid and pharmacists and the Babe Bracket — all covered on this week's podcast.

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Friday, February 16, 2018 - 16:49:00

Hutchinson appoints group to study occupational licensing

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced today a study group on occupational licensing.

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Friday, February 16, 2018 - 16:04:00

2nd District candidate Combs calls for gun control measures

Gwen Combs, one of three Democratic candidates for 2nd District Congress, issued today a tough pro-gun control position, in contrast to Republican incumbent Rep. French Hill of Little Rock, who's received more money from the NRA than any member of the House.

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Friday, February 16, 2018 - 15:52:00

Piazza tosses challenge of dicamba ban, says state can't be sued

Circuit Judge Chris Piazza has dismissed Monsanto Chemical's lawsuit challenging a state Plant Board restriction on the use of dicamba herbicide because of the recent state Supreme Court ruling that seems to say absolutely the state may not be made a defendant in its courts.

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Friday, February 16, 2018 - 15:10:00

An open line to end the week

The open line and the week-ending news roundup.

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Friday, February 16, 2018 - 14:32:00

PSC endeavors to correct Facebook message on electric rates

The state Public Service Commission today took the somewhat unusual step of issuing a news release to correct information circulating on Facebook about electric rates.

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Friday, February 16, 2018 - 12:10:00

Mueller indicts Russians for interfering with U.S. politics

Here we go. Special Counsel Robert Mueller has indicted 13 Russians and three Russian entities for interfering with U.S. politics.

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Friday, February 16, 2018 - 10:42:00

The desegregation of Fisher's Bar-B-Q, a winning story

Good read from UA-Little Rock, on a prize-winning history paper by Nancy Tell-Hall, a master's degree student.  She wrote about the 1962 end of segregated dining areas at Fisher's Bar-B-Q, the late Doll Robinson's legendary eatery at Thirteenth and Pulaski. That brings back other memories.

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Friday, February 16, 2018 - 09:55:00

Intruders kill man in SWLR apartment

Devon Howard, 23, was shot to death about 7:50 p.m. Thursday in an apartment at 5 Falcon Court.

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Friday, February 16, 2018 - 09:39:00

Guns: Rumors bring pep rally cancellation; GOP candidate comes forward with ideas

Unsubstantiated rumors caused cancellation of a pep rally Friday at Rogers Heritage High School. But meanwhlie, a Republican candidate emerges with ideas of things to do about gun violenc.e

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