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In case you missed it: A new City Hall media policy requires all queries to go through Mayor Frank Scott Jr.
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The Farm Bureau has assembled a rural lobbying force to transfer regulation of liquid animal waste from the Dept. of Environmental Quality to the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission, which isn't always able to carry out its existing role.
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Another big sales tax lick is on the Senate agenda today and, in keeping with the theme of the session, it comes with a tax break for corporations.
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Arkansas Times Mar 22
At least some Pulaski County legislators will rally Monday to oppose Gov. Asa Hutchinson's plan to start a school voucher program in Pulaski County to send 500 lower-income students to private schools.
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Arkansas Times Mar 22
Flooding isn't just a problem in Nebraska and some other states that have dominated recent news coverage. The New York Times notes Weather Service findings that indicate 25 states, including AR, could experience "major or moderate" flooding this spring.
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Arkansas Times Mar 21
State procurement officials confirmed Thursday that a company recently awarded a $15.8 million contract to operate Arkansas's youth lockup facilities has turned out to be ineligible under the terms of the state's RFP.
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Arkansas Times Mar 21
Asa weighs in with resistance to the Farm Bureau legislation to ease regulation of liquid animal waste from the likes of factory hog farms by shifting oversight from the Dept. of Environmental Quality to the farmer friendly Natural Resources Commission.
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Arkansas Times Mar 21
Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott Jr. will announce his pick to be the next police chief at 3:30 p.m. today at City Hall. We'll update as soon as possible.
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Arkansas Times Mar 21
Little Rock police arrested two people shortly after a robbery of the Simmons Bank branch at 2800 Kavanaugh Boulevard in the Hillcrest shopping area about 9 a.m. today.
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Arkansas Times Mar 21
A survey reported in USA Today says Pine Bluff led the nation in population decline among the country's 382 metro areas between 2010 and 2017, based on Census data.
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Arkansas Times Mar 21
“They are all gods really, at least to me.” Fred Arnold sold all of his belongings and began a Beatles collection that would grow to become one of the largest of its kind in the world.
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Arkansas Times Mar 21
ICYMI: Gov. Hutchinson's attack on conventional public school districts in Pulaski County ratcheted up yesterday with the surprise evening announcement of a plan to pump $3.5M a year into a voucher program to send 500 Pulaski students to private schools.
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Arkansas Times Mar 20
Sen. Jim Hendren by a single vote won Senate approval of is proposal to deliver a $100 million income tax cut to lower income people to be financed by an increase in tobacco taxes. The vote was 18-14, with three not voting.
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Arkansas Times Mar 20
The Senate voted 29-2 today to approve Sen. Trent Garner's bill to ban abortion of fetuses determined to have Down Syndrome. Prohibition of abortion for any reason pre-viability of the fetus is unconstitutional under Roe v. Wade.
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Arkansas Times Mar 20
On her website, Attorney General Leslie Rutledge touts her "transparency and accessibility." Well…
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Arkansas Times Mar 20
The regional administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency has told Arkansas it's reviewing legislation to shift oversight of liquid animal waste handling from the Department of Environmental Quality to the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission.
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Arkansas Times Mar 20
Rep. Charles Blake's bill to rewrite the explanation for symbols on the Arkansas flag to strike a reference to the Confederacy again was defeated this morning by the House State Agencies and Governmental Affairs Committee.
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Rock Candy Mar 20
A black woman from Cotton Plant, Arkansas, birthed rock and roll from the strings of a Gibson L-5, and a film celebrating her legacy goes up on the big screen at CALS Ron Robinson tonight.
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Arkansas Times Mar 20
“…we miss the job, and take our opportunities to reminisce about the old days. One of the stories we always get around to telling is the time we spoke to Jason Baldwin of the West Memphis Three. ”
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Arkansas Times Mar 20
Fayetteville City Attorney Kit Williams provided an upbeat take on the now officially dead Fayetteville civil rights ordinance for LGBT people in an interview with the Fayetteville Flyer.
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