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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 21:59:00

Supreme Court overturns contempt order against DHS for at-home services rule

The justices were split, 5-2, with Chief Justice Dan Kemp and Justice Jo Hart dissenting. The ruling appears to have no immediate impact for ARChoices beneficiaries.

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Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 20:17:00

Open line

Have at it.

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Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 17:32:00

Chief Humphrey says citizens advisory committee in the works; encourages nonviolent protests

In a press conference Thursday afternoon, new LRPD Police Chief Keith Humphrey said he and Mayor Frank Scott Jr. will be talking to the Department of Justice about establishing a citizen review board or citizen advisory committee. He said he's "reviewing all policies" of the department, including its policy on no-knock search warrants. He also asked for "patience" from the community and the family of Bradley Blackshire, who was killed by LRPD Officer Charles Starks after a traffic stop in February, regarding both the LRPD and the Prosecuting Attorney's investigations into the incident.

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Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 17:00:00

Update: State Supreme Court orders new trial in Torres capital murder case

The court remanded the case for a new trial. The reversal was due to an underlying flaw in the legal arguments made by prosecutors in the case, turning on the question of whether an Arkansas trial court had jurisdiction in regards to the underlying felony of rape.

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Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 15:47:00

Power struggle at AETN

Current, a news outlet covering public media, has a thorough report out on the tangled power struggle at the Arkansas Education Television Network.

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Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 13:52:00

Barr bends the truth on Starr precedent

Starrs and Barrs

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Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 10:43:00

Vote now in Best of Arkansas 2019

Vote today in the Times annual Best of Arkansas poll, which covers more than 100 categories, ranging from entertainment to media, to where to eat and drink. 

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Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 10:17:00

Here's the Mueller report

Here it is.

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Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 10:00:00

Rep. Steve Womack's son sentenced to 9 years on gun and drug charges after plea agreement

James Womack, the 31-year-old son of U.S. Rep. Steve Womack, was sentenced to nine years in prison last week on felony drug and gun charges. Womack pleaded guilty last week in Benton County Circuit Court after reaching a plea agreement with prosecutors.

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Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 08:01:00

Redacted Mueller report to be released after Barr news conference

A redacted version of the report from Special Counsel Robert Mueller will be released today. 

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Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 07:34:00

Hutchinson declares 2019 legislative session "greatest of all time"

The remarks came in a speech before the annual convention of the Arkansas Bankers Association in Little Rock. Perhaps a few of them had their taxes cut during the session.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 18:42:00

Open line

It's yours.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 16:50:00

Settlement reached in lawsuit over prisoner's death in Texarkana

The AP reports that an undisclosed settlement was reached yesterday in a federal lawsuit over the death of a man in a for-profit jail in Texarkana.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 16:08:00

Statue swap coming for Arkansas at U.S. Capitol

Roll Call takes a look at the planned replacement of the statues representing Arkansas at the U.S. Capitol, after a bill sponsored by Sen. David Wallace (R-Leachville) was signed into law last week.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 15:24:00

Second pediatric flu-related death reported in Arkansas, bringing total to 106 deaths this season

A child in the 0-4 range died from flu-related causes in the week ending Saturday, the Arkansas Department of Health reported in its weekly flu report, issued yesterday.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 14:46:00

Release of redacted Mueller report set for tomorrow

A redacted version of the nearly 400-page report from Special Counsel Robert Mueller will be released tomorrow.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 14:10:00

Arkansas opens up options for municipal broadband

CityLab highlights a rare piece of good news from this year's legislative session — the bill from Sen. Breanne Davis (R-Russellville) to allow local governments to build broadband infrastructure, overturning a previous legislative ban that gave phone and TV companies a monopoly on the broadband business.The new law is limited in scope — due to an amendment tacked on shortly before it was approved in committee, perhaps under the influence of the telecom lobby, government entities wishing to build broadband networks and provide broadband services can only do so if the funding comes from an outside grant or loan. Still, it's a start.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 12:50:00

Federal officials acknowledge that Hutchinson's bureaucratic trainwreck in Medicaid caused significant coverage losses

In a new court filing, the Trump administration blames the state's ill-conceived requirement that Medicaid beneficiaries report their work activities only via a glitchy website for the massive loss of coverage that followed. The Trump administration is trying to salvage the state's Medicaid work requirement, recently blocked by a federal judge, but its filing yesterday serves as a final rebuke to the web-only reporting requirement that the Hutchinson administration once strongly defended.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 11:14:00

The rap Medicaid explainer you've been longing for

Here's Kevin De Liban, a lawyer with Legal Aid of Arkansas, making the case for Medicaid and why Arkansas's work reporting rule is unfair — in rhyme.

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