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Sunday, March 18, 2018

Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 10:33:00

Voter ID laws 'work' at suppressing votes, but they fail the constitution

Another voter suppression law is getting a rough ride in federal court in Kansas. We hope for the same in Arkansas.

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Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 10:13:00

Pine Bluff newspaper calls for county judge's resignation over bribery allegation

The Pine Bluff Commercial called in an editorial today for Henry Wilkins to resign as Jefferson County judge over the revelation Friday that he'd told the FBI he'd taken $100,000 in bribes from lobbyist and health copany executive Rusty Cranford when he was a state legislator.

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Saturday, March 17, 2018

Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 16:37:00

The Thou Shalt Not open line

The Saturday open line comes with a progress report on the Ten Commandments monument at the Capitol. Resurrection is coming.

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Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 16:29:00

Jefferson County suit filed to end dual election commission service by Stu Soffer

Two residents of Jefferson County have filed a lawsuit seeking to force Stu Soffer, a Republican from White Hall, off the Jefferson County Election Commission.

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Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 16:09:00

Fatal shooting near Boyle Park

Little Rock police say when one man was killed and another wounded about 1 a.m. this morning in the 3100 block of Boyle Park Road, near the park maintenance entrance.

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Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 08:42:00

Prosecutor says legislator Hank Wilkins took $100,000 in bribes from indicted lobbyist

A federal prosecutor in Missouri said Friday that a former legislator, Henry Wilkins IV of Pine Bluff, had said he'd received $100,000 in bribes as a state legislator from indicted former lobbyist Rusty Cranford. He was not alone on an illicit dole.

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Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 08:41:00

A special legislative session leaves questions about pharmacy benefits, public schools

You think the legislature solved the pharmacy benefits problem? I'm not so sure. Beeyond that, the legisaltion was even worse.

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Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 08:12:00

Greenbrier's paddling of student protester goes worldwide

The paddling of Greenbrier High School students who joined in te national school walkout Wednesday has produced headlines worldwide.

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Today's headlines: Medical marijuana and more court news

Friday, March 16, 2018

Friday, March 16, 2018 - 19:49:00

Would-be grower asks judge to 'throw out the entire process' at hearing on marijuana licenses

Griffen, who rejected the state's sovereign immunity defense at the beginning of the hearing, said he expects to have a written decision by Wednesday.

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Friday, March 16, 2018 - 17:37:00

Hutchinson names Steve Cox to UA Board of Trustees

Gov. Asa Hutchinson has named Jonesboro businessman Steve Cox, a former Razorback and NFL punter, to the 

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Friday, March 16, 2018 - 16:17:00

Judge ponders holding lobbyist without bail

Federal Magistrate David Rush heard arguments today in Springfield, Mo., on whether former lobbyist and health care agency executive Rusty Cranford should continue to be held without bail pending his trial on charges that he participated in a scheme to divert money from the nonprofit for which he worked to himself and others as well as to  payments to politicians and campaign funds.

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Friday, March 16, 2018 - 16:08:00

Abortion is safe, but many states throw up delays and misinformation. See Leslie Rutledge

Abortion is safe, but some states make it less safe with delays and misinformation. Think Arkansas.

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Friday, March 16, 2018 - 15:18:47

UPDATE: No ruling today on marijuana lawsuit

No decisiion today in lawsuit challenging top scores in competition for medical marijuana cultivation permits.

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Friday, March 16, 2018 - 14:31:00

Friday open line and the day's headlines

Here's the Friday open line, plus the daily roundup of news and comment.

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Friday, March 16, 2018 - 14:27:00

The Students Make Themselves Heard Edition

Challenges to the state medical marijuana commission’s grading of cultivation applications, the just concluded special session of the legislature, Governor Hutchinson’s politicking, students protesting gun violence and another civil rights lawsuit from Mike Laux targeting the Little Rock Police Department and the city of Little Rock — all covered on this week's podcast.

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Friday, March 16, 2018 - 13:39:00

Judge OKs race by state Parole Board member; complainant cries foul

Circuit Judge Chris Carnahan of Conway ruled today that Andy Shock could run for Faulkner County justice of the peace even though he holds a full-time paid state job as a gubernatorial appointee to the state Parole Board.

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Friday, March 16, 2018 - 12:51:00

ACLU objects to Magnolia schools surveillance system

The ACLU of Arkansas has condemned a new  biometric surveillance system planned at Magnolia junior and senior high schools as "unproven, costly and intrusive."

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Friday, March 16, 2018 - 12:51:00

Judicial watchdog expected to get judgeship

Gov. Asa Hutchinson is expected to announce soon the appointment of Emily White to fill a vacancy as Malvern district judge to succeed Judge Sherry Burnett, who's resigned to go into private practice.

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Friday, March 16, 2018 - 11:09:00

Park Service grant will repair Central High facade

More details on a federal grant to preserve the facade of Little Rock Central High School, a landmark in the civil rights struggle.

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Friday, March 16, 2018 - 06:47:00

Speaking of unwieldy government

State government, which Gov. Asa Hutchinson wants to reorganize, is a complicated business. See the governor's office itself.

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