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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 11:24:00

Lawsuit seeks halt of Interstate 630 widening work, sees link to 30 Crossing project

A federal lawsuit was filed today to halt work on an expansion of Interstate 630 between Baptist Medical Center and University Avenue because the Arkansas Department of Transportation didn't perform an environmental assessment of the work.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 08:00:30

Another city challenged over ordinance aimed at banning inexpensive mobile homes

A group that successfully sued McCroy over its effort ban inexpensive mobile homes has filed a similar complaint against the city of Newark.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 06:51:00

State suspends search for execution drug

KARK reports that the state Correction Department has temporarily stopped searching for midazolam, one of the drugs used in executions. That likely means no further executions until the law can be changed to provide more secrecy in the process.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 06:40:00

Asa finally mans up on deadbeat GOP lawmaker, says Gates should resign

Under political pressure, Gov. Asa Hutchinson finally said Tuesday what he should have said almost three weeks ago — tax deadbeat and Republican state representative Mickey Gates should resign.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 04:05:00

John Burkhalter back with scaled-down building across from Capitol

John Burkhalter, a former candidate for lieutenant governor whose controversial plan for a five-story office building on Sixth Street across from the Capitol ran into roadblocks, is back with plans for a smaller building on the property.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 03:13:00

More concerns about election security

Motherboard reports on more reasons to feel insecure about fair, secure elections in the United States.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 15:43:00

Ned Perme to retire

Ned Perme is retiring. Talk about news.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 14:27:00

Trump ducks for cover but still refuses to criticize Putin

The Trump Helsinki horror show was so bad that he had to come close to admitting error at a White House session today. But while acknowledging Russian election interference that he disputed the day before, there was a key omission.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 13:39:00

Tuesday's open line

Here's the open line. And headline roundup.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 12:15:00

Vincent Tolliver announces agenda for LR mayoral run

Vincent Tolliver announced on Facebook today his candidacy for Little Rock mayor. He'd earlier been among those packing up materials necessary to file for the office.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 11:52:00

150 lose jobs at Walmart optical facility in Fayetteville

40/29 reports the layoff of 150 workers at a Walmart optical lab. The company statement referred to "changing business needs."

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 11:45:00

Laquanda Jacobs to be freed today after 26 years in prison for murder advocates say she didn't commit

Laquanda "Faye" Jacobs, 43, is to be released from the women's prison unit in Newport today after serving 26 years for a murder her advocates  insist she didn't commit.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 09:52:00

Complaint filed over NRA support for Tom Cotton

The Campaign Legal Center has complained to the Federal Election Commission that the NRA used a shell company to unlawfully coordinate spending to elect Tom Cotton and others to the Senate in 2014.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 07:28:00

To work or not to work in the days of air conditioning when a/c fails

Is a non-functioning air conditioning a good reason to allow employees to go home?

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 07:15:00

Meet the Russian Rifle Association

Russia, NRA and the Republican Party. Kind of hard to tell them apart.

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Monday, July 16, 2018

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 17:08:00

Suddenly, Rutledge is interested in state's terrible landlord-tenant law

Crocodile tears from Attorney General Leslie Rutledge on the state's terrible landlord-tenant law. Given a chance to do something meaningful about it before, however, she didn't.

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Monday, July 16, 2018 - 16:25:00

Reports filed on casino amendment

Initial financial reports have been filed by groups pushing a casino expansion amendment and the major financial force so far is the Quapaw tribe of Oklahoma, which is in the casino business. Another Oklahoma tribe, a gambling machine organization and a Mississippi gambling enterprise also are listed.

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Monday, July 16, 2018 - 14:42:00

Re Trump: The Arkies say......

Trump getting trashed for cozying up to Putin, from Fox News to John McCain. Now Arkansans are being heard from. Example from Sen. John Boozman: "Russia is not our friend."

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Monday, July 16, 2018 - 14:30:00

Another week begins

The open line and the first news roundup of the week.

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Monday, July 16, 2018 - 14:00:00

Campaign finance reports begin, first the minimum wage effort

Arkansans for a Fair Wage have made their first significant financial report on their campaign to put an initiated act on the ballot to raise the minimum wage.

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