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Friday, June 23, 2017

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 10:45:00

Equality watch: Arkansas birth certificate case still hanging

A lawyer for plaintiffs thinks delay is a good sign for the petition asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review Arkansas discrimination against same-sex couples in issuance of birth certificates.

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Friday, June 23, 2017 - 10:20:00

Lend me your ears: 'Julius Caesar' opens at UCA tonight

A reimagined "Julius Caesar" hits the boards in Conway tonight. Lend it an ear.

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Friday, June 23, 2017 - 10:07:00

James Bowden plea bargains for life sentence in slaying of Deputy Kevin Mainhart, two others

James Bowden, 42, has pleaded guilty to the March slaying of Yell County sheriff's Lt. Kevin Mainhart and Rita Miller, 61, and Ciera Miller, 17, and been sentenced in a negotiated deal to life in prison without parole.

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Friday, June 23, 2017 - 07:24:00

Bullets fly repeatedly in Little Rock

KARK reports five drive-by shootings in 24 hours in Little Rock.

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Friday, June 23, 2017 - 07:23:00

Has anybody seen Sen. Tom Cotton, architect of the health bill

Where is the normally voluble Tom Cotton on the health bill he helped write in secret with 12 other white Republican males?

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Friday, June 23, 2017 - 07:01:00

The Trump era: Rich gain, truth loses

Rich is good, truth isn't in the Trump era.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 16:02:00

Former Arkansas Democratic legislator lands on Trump vote fraud commission

Donald Trump quietly Wednesday named some members to a commission supposed to look into election fraud and they included some unlikely members, including David Dunn, a former Democratic state representative from  Forrest City.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 15:28:00

Judge Griffen strikes down 2017 law on sentencing juvenile killers

Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen today ruled that a 2017 law addressing sentencing of juvenile killers was unconstitutional.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 14:44:00

Thursday's open line

The open line and the daily news roundup.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 12:49:00

What a deal is Trumpcare! Spend more for less coverage with higher deductibles and fewer benefits

A good explainer from Vox on the terms of the Senate health care bill. What the headline says.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 12:19:00

New name, same game in LR wastewater treatment

Meet the Little Rock Water Reclamation Authority, the new name for the agency that treats sanitary sewer discharge.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 12:05:00

Supreme Court chides Court of Appeals again

Appellate court sniping continues at the Arkansas Justice Building.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 11:34:00

Two-year-old dies from accidental gunshot wound in Yell County

KARK reports that two-year-old Jacob Chronister was killed by an accidental gunshot wound Monday evening in his family's Yell County home.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 10:52:00

ASU plans a football stadium expansion

Arkansas State University today announced details of a north end zone expansion of its football stadium in Jonesboro.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 10:31:00

DF&A spokesman Jake Bleed heading to governor's office

Jake Bleed, who's been communications administrator at the state Department of Finance Administration, tells me he's moving to Gov. Asa Hutchinson's staff July 5 as senior projects coordinator.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 09:36:00

Do concealed weapons make us safer? Stanford study suggests otherwise

A new Stanford research paper concludes that states with concealed carry laws have experienced greater increases in violent crime than states that do not have such laws.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 07:21:00

Resistance continues in Arkansas

All over Arkansas yesterday, groups stood up in resistance to health care aims of the Trump administration and the Republican Congress.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 07:04:00

Senate health legislation slows but worsens cuts in support for health coverage

The shape of Senate health legislation has finally emerged and, to no one's surprise, it means a lot less help for poor people over time and big tax cuts for the wealthy.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 06:52:00

Funeral set next week for Melvin Pickens

Funeral arrangements have been announced for The Broom Man, Melvin Pickens, who died Sunday.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 18:16:00

Former Dumas cop gets 11 years for selling drugs in uniform

The U.S. attorney's office says James Edgerson, 39, of Dumas has been sentenced 135 months in prison for his role in a drug conspiracy while a Dumas police officer.

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