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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 07:49:00

Did Jerry Jones find an exit strategy for player protests?

Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys may have found an exit strategy for the growing controversy over player protests of racial inequities and Donald Trump's boorishness.

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 07:26:00

Filling a gap in Democrat-Gazette coverage of Central High event

In which I fix an overlooked speaker in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's coverage of the observance of the 60th anniversary of Central High School desegregation

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Monday, September 25, 2017

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 18:01:00

North Little Rock mayor shows downtown plaza plan

North Little Rock Mayor Joe Smith is presenting a plan to the City Council tonight for a downtown plaza meant to augment planned private developments and further enhanced downtown as a destination.

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Monday, September 25, 2017 - 17:05:00

Attorney general asks for continued secrecy on execution drugs

As expected, Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has asked the Arknasas Supreme Court for an "emergency stay" of a lower court ruling that the Correction Department must produce labels from one of the drugs used in executions.

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Monday, September 25, 2017 - 16:58:00

Groups seek end to commercial collection of wild turtles

Several environmental organizations to end commercial turtle collection in Arkansas.The harvests (more than 126,000 turtles from 2014 to 2016) are not sustainable and that, in turn, is damaging to ecosystems, the groups said.

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Monday, September 25, 2017 - 16:41:00

City attorney sees city-state conflict in law on exploratory committees

City Attorney Tom Carpenter has thrown a wrinkle into efforts by two candidates for Little Rock mayor to use exploratory committees to raise money for a race against incumbent Mayor Mark Stodola.

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Monday, September 25, 2017 - 14:10:00

Monday's open line and the daily video roundup

The open line plus the daily roundup of news and comment.

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Monday, September 25, 2017 - 13:00:00

Husbands' influence on the vote of women

Hillary Clinton has been criticized for even mentioning that husbands might have had an influence on the vote of women, who only gave 54 percent of their vote to her candidacy. A social scientist says she might have a point.

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Today's headlines: Civil rights from Central High to the NFL and a Conway coffee shop

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 12:24:00

Training for cannabis and medical marijuana dispensary jobs in Arkansas

HempStaff's four-hour course is designed to prepare participants for work in a medical marijuana dispensary so that business owners are getting educated and well-prepared candidates when they start to fill new positions.

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Monday, September 25, 2017 - 11:06:00

Marking 60 years since the school crisis. Praise for the Nine and calls to action. UPDATE.

The 60th anniversary of desegregation of Little Rock Central High School was lavishly recalled this morning with a ceremony featuring the eight surviving members of the Little Rock Nine, former President Bill Clinton, Gov. Asa Hutchinson, Mayor Mark Stodola and many other speakers.

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Monday, September 25, 2017 - 09:14:00

Security tightens at Little Rock airport

Security procedures will tighten at Clinton National Airport this week as the Transportation Security Administration requires separate screening of all electronic devices larger than a cell phone.

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Monday, September 25, 2017 - 08:45:00

Children of Little Rock Nine speak at panel

Rebecca Goodloe remembered not thinking too much of a blue book that held newspaper clippings and photos of her father, Terrence J. Roberts, desegregating Central High in 1957.

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Monday, September 25, 2017 - 08:39:48

Central High at 60: Seize the day mayor. Stand up for LR schools.

The conversion of a national debate on race is an apt commentary for the 60th anniversary of the Little Rock school crisis and the city's effort to sell it as an occasion to laud progress. Progress would be someone talking about the elephant in the room — the white establishment's takeover of the majority black Little Rock School District.

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Monday, September 25, 2017 - 08:22:00

Mike Beebe weighs in on preserving his private option plan

Former Gov. Mike Beebe urges Arkansans to call senators to defeat the Graham-Cassidy health bill, which he says would be devastating to the Arkansas economy and the hundreds of thousands of people helped by the Medicaid expansion under Obamacare.

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Monday, September 25, 2017 - 08:11:00

Obamacare wrecking crew has new legislative wrinkles

Backers of the Graham-Cassidy legislation to repeal Obamacare are madly trying to amend the bill to win over enough Republican senators for passage. It makes it even worse, if by worse you mean reduces health coverage for Americans.

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Monday, September 25, 2017 - 08:00:00

Conway coffee shop apologizes for white supremacist gathering

A white supremacist gathering at a Conway coffee shop sparks a social media controversy and an abject apology.

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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 16:12:00

An open line for Sunday

An open line.

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Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 11:26:00

City plans more spending on 30 Crossing

The Little Rock City Board meets Tuesday to set an agenda for the following week and among the "consent" items is a new $175,000 with Nelson/Nygaard consultants to "assist with a comprehensive review" of the 30 Crossing project, otherwise known as the bigger concrete ditch the Department of Transportation wants to tear through the heart of Little Rock.

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Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 09:08:00

NFL owners rise to defense of players against Trump and false patriots

Many football team owners have risen to the defense of players against Donald Trump criticism as yet another racially fraught issue seems likely to gain increasing heat thanks to Trump's rhetoric.

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Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 08:31:00

The school crisis at 60: A light show and light cast on the lack of progress

The 60th school crisis anniversary observance continues with a spectacular light show and some sobering thoughts on just what was accomplished and how much progress has been made in theintervening six decades.

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