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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 17:19:00

Saturday night live

The open line includes Bill O'Reilly news.

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Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 08:03:00

The lying liars of the Trump administration and the missed point

John Kelly should apologize. There's too much he said/she said about combat deaths. Let's talk instead about what happened in Niger.

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Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 07:23:00

Errors and omissions: Little Rock mayor's race

Did Mark Stodola really say that? Did he really complain that his election opponents aren't obeying a city ordinance that he is also flouting?

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 17:58:00

Ethics Commission again says it has no power over Little Rock campaign issue

The state Ethics Commission has again said it has no power to enforce a city ordinance on campaign contributions to exploratory committees established by city candidates.

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Friday, October 20, 2017 - 16:44:00

The PR Stunt Edition

Little Rock’s Amazon PR stunt, the Tom Cotton to the CIA rumor, French Hill and Puerto Rico and UA-Little Rock's football future — all covered on this week's podcast.

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Friday, October 20, 2017 - 15:02:00

12th person sentenced in food program fraud

The U.S. attorney's office has convicted all the people originally indicted in a multi-million-dollar fraud scheme using federal money distributed by the state Human Services Department to pay for meals for poor children.

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Friday, October 20, 2017 - 14:51:00

Allan Siebert pleads guilty to tax evasion, illegal gambling

The U.S. attorney's office announced today that Allan Siebert, 75, of Little Rock had pleaded guilty to a two-count federal charge of tax evasion and operating an illegal gambling business.

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Friday, October 20, 2017 - 14:28:00

Friday: An open line and closing thoughts

Friday's open line and the week-ending news wrapup.

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Friday, October 20, 2017 - 13:35:00

The LR chamber does the public's business. Is it accountable? Blue Hog on the case.

Matt Campbell, lawyer and Blue Hog Report blogger, has sent a Freedom of Information Act request to Jay Chessir, director of the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce, and Mayor Mark Stodola related to the publicity stunt yesterday  built around withdrawing from the mayor's rash pronouncement that the city would seek an Amazon HQ2 project even though the city  didn't meet the company's criteria.

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Friday, October 20, 2017 - 13:10:00

Try tailgating with Edwards – sausage and ground beef on sale now!

Edwards’s has everything you need for tailgating with friends and family this fall!

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Friday, October 20, 2017 - 12:00:00

Fatal shooting at Col. Glenn apartments

Little Rock police say Kordell Johnson, 19, died of gunshot wounds in a shooting before 11 p.m. Wednesday at apartments at 6200 Col. Glenn.

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Friday, October 20, 2017 - 09:57:00

Discussion: State killing of the mentally ill

The Arkansas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty and others will have a forum on mental illness and the death penalty at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Bowen School of Law's Friday Courtroom.

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Friday, October 20, 2017 - 09:36:00

Unemployment rate steady at 3.5 percent

The Arkansas unemployment rate in September held steady at 3.5 percent, with a rise in the workforce of almost 1,500.

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Friday, October 20, 2017 - 07:42:00

Deficits don't matter any more; tax cuts for the rich do

Remember when the crushing federal deficit was a primary point of Republican campaign attack?That was then.

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 16:28:00

Rutledge goes to meddling again, this time to stop legal abortion in Texas

Thanks to Vanessa for noting that Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge had found another out-of-state case to stick her nose into, this time joining the Trump administration in preventing an undocumented 17-year-old immigrant from obtaining an abortion.

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Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 14:58:00

Judge sets $17.6 million damages in deaths from botched 911 call

Circuit Judge Timothy Fox has awarded a $17.6 million default judgment against Candace Middleton, a former city of Little Rock 911 dispatcher who mishandled a call Jan. 14, 2013 on a traffic accident in which two people eventually died.

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Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 14:17:00

Thursday's open line and the daily news roundup

The open line, plus today's news and comment.

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Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 13:48:00

'Dangerous' Tom Cotton

The Intercept reviews U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and doesn't much like what it sees of the "Trump whisperer" and his seeming ache to war with Iran.

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Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 12:25:00

Legislators continue to advocate for race relations discussions

Senators Joyce Elliott and Jim Hendren discussed ways to continue discussions on race relations after the vote last month against their subcommittee.

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Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 10:45:00

Arkansas Supreme Court orders gender neutral treatment of parents on birth certificates

As ordered by the U.S. Supreme Court, a fractured Arkansas Supreme Court today ordered that same-sex couples must be treated the same as opposite-sex couples in the issuance of birth certificates.

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