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Saturday, November 17, 2018

Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 16:24:00

Saturday's open line

It was a lovely day. Chad Morris seems to have a different opinion. You?

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Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 07:37:00

Democrats call down Republican blockade of Supreme Court budget

State Democratic Party Chair Michael John Gray had harsh words for the effort led by Republican Rep. Bob Ballinger and Sen. Trent Garner to block approval Thursday of the Arkansas Supreme Court budget for the next fiscal year.

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Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 07:29:00

Four dead after bloody day in Little Rock

A bloody Friday in Little Rock leaves four dead and two wounded by gunfire.

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Friday, November 16, 2018

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 17:25:00

The Lightning Round Edition

Max and Lindsey talk about all the news of the week.

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Friday, November 16, 2018 - 16:33:00

Little Rock's government and mayoral power take center stage in runoff for mayor

Little Rock mayoral candidate Frank Scott Jr. today ripped the Little Rock Fraternal Order of Police for "divisive politics" but more importantly called for a change in the form of Little Rock government. His opponent Baker Kurrus says Scott is only now adopting things he's been saying for months about expanding mayoral powers.

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Friday, November 16, 2018 - 15:47:00

Hutchinson announces new boss at Alcoholic Beverage Control

Gov. Asa Hutchinson has named Doralee Chandler as new director of the Alcoholic Beverage Control administration to succeed Mary Robin Casteel, who's going to the governor's staff as chief legal counsel. She'll oversee regulation of the alcohol and medical marijuana business.

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Friday, November 16, 2018 - 14:12:00

Thank goodness open line and news roundup

TGIF open line and news roundup.

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Friday, November 16, 2018 - 13:44:00

Commission disciplines two district judges

The Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission announced ethical findings against two district judges.

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Friday, November 16, 2018 - 13:32:00

Judicial Discipline Commission dismisses ethics charge against Arkansas Supreme Court

After an executive session today, the Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission voted unanimously to dismiss an ethics charge against the Arkansas Supreme Court in its handling of a decision by Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen related to ownership of a drug used in executions.

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Friday, November 16, 2018 - 12:30:00

Entergy agrees to end coal-burning in Arkansas in Sierra Club settlement

Under a settlement agreement filed in federal court today, Entergy Arkansas has agreed to quit burning coal at its White Bluff plant by the end of 2028, its Independence plant by the end of 2030 and to shutter its remaining operating plant at Lake Catherine by the end of 2027.

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Friday, November 16, 2018 - 12:23:00

Gray to seek another term as Democratic Party chair

State Rep. Michael John Gray says he'll seek another term as chairman of the Arkansas Democratic Party after an election with scant gains for Democrats and his own defeat for re-election.

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Friday, November 16, 2018 - 10:51:00

Unemployment rate unchanged in October

The Arkansas unemployment rate held steady in October at 3.5 percent.

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Friday, November 16, 2018 - 10:43:00

Tom Cotton pats himself on the back for defeating Clarke Tucker

Sen. Tom Cotton has sent a memo to supporters of his Republican Majority Fund PAC taking credit for significant help to Republican Rep. French Hill in more than $200,000 spent to drive down Democratic challenger Clarke Tucker's popularity.

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Friday, November 16, 2018 - 10:27:00

Hutchinson announces plans for juvenile justice changes

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced plans to improve state youth services that include closure of two residential facilities and increased spending on community-based programs for troubled kids.

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Friday, November 16, 2018 - 09:58:00

Judge restores Jim Acosta's White House press pass

A federal judge has temporarily restored the White House press credentials of CNN's Jim Acosta, barred essentially because Donald Trump doesn't like him.

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Friday, November 16, 2018 - 08:02:00

Breaking: Mississippi GOP senator speaks the truth

Politics in Darkansas aren't so hot, but there is always Mississippi, where the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate continues to put her foot in her mouth.

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Friday, November 16, 2018 - 07:50:00

Race, Little Rock Fraternal Order of Police and the mayor's race

Catching up on developments in the ugly note the Little Rock Fraternal Order of Police injected into the runoff race for mayor yesterday.

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 17:32:00

Game and Fish agrees to study turtle harvesting; imposes tiny ban

A ban on turtle harvesting in the Gulf Coastal Plain and along the St. Francis River in Clay and Green counties voted on today by the state Game and Fish Commission won't make much of a dent in the total take of freshwater turtles in Arkansas — 0.2 percent come from the Gulf Coastal Plain for example —  but the commission did agree to study whether its trapping rules are having a negative consequence on native turtles.

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Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 16:42:00

UA Athletic Department gets approval for more construction

KNWA reports on University of Arkansas Board of Trustees approval today of roughly $50 million worth of athletic department construction projects on the Fayetteville campus.

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Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 16:12:00

Kurrus says he'd take control of police chief selection process

Baker Kurrus, in the runoff with Frank Scott Jr. for Little Rock mayor, is trying to establish himself as an agent of change and he illustrated one obvious point today: When it comes to choosing a new police chief, he sees the mayor, not the city manager, as the leader of that process.

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