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  • recentWoman hit in Bryant store lot dies of injuries
    Josh Berry with KARK/Fox 16 reports that the Benton woman injured by a hit-and-run vehicle in the Target parking lot in Bryant has died of her injuries.The 20-year-old woman, Heather Danielle Baker, was struck Thursday afternoon while wa…
    - 57 mins ago, 22 Aug 14, 11:42am -
  • recentBrinkley man sought in death of father, robbery of grandmother
    The State Police and Monroe County authorities are looking for Dustin Heath Burrow, 29, of Brinkley as a suspect in the shooting death of his father, Carl Lynn Burrow,. 62, and armed robbery of his grandmother, Vaudean Burrow.State Police…
    - 1 hour ago, 22 Aug 14, 11:32am -
  • recentNashville gets its teacher back
    John Schirmer, editor of the Nashville Leader, provides the final chapter in the story of a Nashville college teacher denied readmission to the U.S. after a mission trip to Central America and forced to go back to her native India. She arriv…
    - 1 hour ago, 22 Aug 14, 11:26am -
  • recentLegislative committee meets on grain dealer losses
    A legislative committee is talking this morning about losses by farmers who sold crops to a Brinkley grain dealer but who have not been paid or received checks that bounced. The losses could be in the millions and reach other states.Comments on Twi…
    - 1 hour ago, 22 Aug 14, 11:14am -
  • recentArkansas State delays opening Mexican campus
    Problems with water and power delivery have delayed the opening of a Mexican campus of Arkansas State University until 2016, ASU said in a news release.The campus is to be in Queretaro and ASU remains committed. Groundbreaking of the $50 m…
    - 2 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 10:42am -
  • Forum planned for Pulaski county judge race
    The League of Women Voters announces a candidate forum for Pulaski County judge from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Quorum Court meeting room in the county office building at 201 Broadway. Democrat Barry Hyde, Libertarian Glen Schwarz and Republican Phil…
    - 3 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 9:43am -
  • Jonesboro mayor promises statement today on police chief; maybe the Fraternal Order of Police should weigh in, too
    Jonesboro Mayor Harold Perrin plans to issue a statement today concerning the city's police chief, Mike Yates, whose ugly comments on Facebook and a pattern of official harassment contributed to the recent resignation of Jonesboro Sun police…
    - 5 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 7:17am -
  • Clinton Library planning 10th anniversary celebration; Arkansas Blog, too
    Politico notes that e-mails are circulating to potential participants in a big wingding at the Clinton Library to celebrate the institution's 10th anniversary. The date is said to be Nov. 14, 10 days after the midterm election. Naturally Pol…
    - 6 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 6:53am -
  • LR matchmaker Christian Rudder of OkCupid dinged for web experiment
    We've written about Christian Rudder, the Little Rock Central grad who went on to fame and fortune as one of the founders of OkCupid, the on-line matchmaking service. The New Yorker this week interviews Rudder about a controversial experimen…
    - 6 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 6:37am -
  • The open line and video news roundup
    Here's the Thursday open line and video news roundup — Mitt Romney, Nate Steel, state pensions, Cargill's hog farm, Powerball winner, Razorback football. ALSO:* HUEY NEWTON GUN CLUB: A link from elwood deserves a highlight here. It's a…
    - 21 hours ago, 21 Aug 14, 3:59pm -

Arkansas News Bureau

  • recentBeebe: State’s unemployment debt to be fully paid this year
    LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas’ recession-era unemployment debt to the federal government, at one time as high as $360 million, will be paid off by Jan. 1, Gov. Mike Beebe said Friday.
    - 22 mins ago, 22 Aug 14, 12:17pm -
  • Romney stumps for Cotton
    NORTH LITTLE ROCK — Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Thursday that bringing real change to Washington means electing someone to the Senate like Tom Cotton who will stand up to President Barack Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Re…
    - 18 hours ago, 21 Aug 14, 6:51pm -
  • Two school districts dismissed from long-running desegregation case
    LITTLE ROCK — Seven months after approving a settlement to end decades of desegregation payments to three school districts in Pulaski County, a federal judge on Thursday officially dismissed two of the districts from the lawsuit that led to the pay…
    - 19 hours ago, 21 Aug 14, 5:30pm -
  • Democratic candidate for attorney general outlines legislative agenda
    LITTLE ROCK — A sex-offender label for driver’s licenses and an end to parole eligibility for sex offenders are among the proposals that state Rep. Nate Steel said Thursday would be in his legislative package as attorney general.
    - 20 hours ago, 21 Aug 14, 4:30pm -
  • Bella Vista man wins $1 million lottery prize
    LITTLE ROCK — A Bella Vista man is the latest person to win a $1 million lottery prize in Arkansas, lottery officials said Thursday.
    - 22 hours ago, 21 Aug 14, 2:25pm -
  • Fayetteville City Council passes anti-discrimination ordinance
    LITTLE ROCK — The Fayetteville City Council early Wednesday approved an ordinance that includes protections against discrimination based on sexual orientation.
    - 2 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 7:52pm -
  • Lottery Commission votes to close claims centers
    LITTLE ROCK — The state Lottery Commission voted Wednesday to close three regional claim centers in Springdale, Jonesboro and Camden, a move that lottery officials said could save as much as $381,000 a year.
    - 2 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 5:54pm -
  • U.S. House majority leader says Keystone pipeline shows contrast in 2nd District race
    LITTLE ROCK — U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Wednesday the Keystone pipeline project highlights the differences between Arkansas’ Republican and Democratic 2nd District congressional candidates.
    - 2 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 5:46pm -
  • Arkansas ACT scores show improvement
    LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas’ high school graduating class of 2014 took the ACT college entrance exam in higher numbers and on average scored higher than the 2013 senior class, the state Department of Education said Wednesday in a news release.
    - 2 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 5:23pm -
  • Company plans $130 million wood pellets plant in Pine Bluff
    PINE BLUFF — An Arkansas-based company announced plans Wednesday to build a $130 million plant in the Jefferson Industrial Park to manufacture wood pellets for the European market.
    - 2 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 12:52pm -

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (State)

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Talk Politics

Tolbert Report

Brummett's Blog

  • Slapstick with Ross, Asa and other oddballs
    The comedy hits just keep coming in the governor’s race. Just yesterday: –Mike Ross said Asa Hutchinson may be the only lawyer in the history of the state to lose a trial with his brother on the jury, and Asa said that was snarky –Ross assailed…
    - 27 Mar 14, 7:33am -
  • Asa calls, chortles, challenges, converses
    Asa Hutchinson called this morning to chortle, challenge and converse on the matter of Mike Ross’s tax plan, and we covered several points that I want to share. Let’s get this out of the way: Hutchinson said he had met with officials of the Finan…
    - 6 Feb 14, 11:38am -
  • High drama on private option? Line in sand by Democrats?
    With Sen. Missy Irvin of Mountain View continuing to say it’s not all up to her and that she is a “no” on re-upping the private option for which she fashioned an all-about-me dramatic “aye” vote late in the regular session — though it app…
    - 31 Jan 14, 9:26am -
  • Private option looking great except politically
    There are developments regarding the state’s innovative Medicaid private option — developments beyond the potentially tragic political signals sent by the Jonesboro area in the special election Tuesday. First: The state has compiled the demograph…
    - 16 Jan 14, 10:49am -
  • Darr’s two minds, and the one he’ll follow
    My best reading is that Mark Darr is currently of two minds and goes back and forth between these minds with great speed and dexterity and frustration. One mind: Yes, I made errors and I was wrong. But, darnit, it’s not serious thievery and I could…
    - 10 Jan 14, 10:56am -
  • A Brummett Christmas. It was 1959 . . .
    A request poured in that I rerun a Christmas column of years past, something about my dad. But I don’t have a Christmas Day column this year and I’m wondering if the request confused a childhood Christmas remembrance with any of a half-dozen trib…
    - 24 Dec 13, 2:29pm -
  • Clubbing Tom Cotton with John Burris
    The employee-employer relationship between state Rep. John Burris of Harrison, a responsible Republican state representative, and U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton, an irresponsible congressman seeking undeserved promotion to the U.S. Senate, is indeed a delicate…
    - 17 Dec 13, 12:15pm -
  • All tied up for Senate and governor
    Last week Republicans gleefully touted a poll commissioned by a bankroller of Tom Cotton that said Cotton was ahead of Mark Pryor by 48-41 in our big U. S. Senate race. So it seems fair today to report a survey by Public Policy Polling, a Democratic…
    - 16 Dec 13, 10:58am -

The Arkansas Project

  • Senator Pryor Jumps the Gun on Phthalates
    Senators aren’t rocket scientists. In fact, most of them aren’t scientists at all. There are a few doctors in the Senate. The House of Representatives has a microbiologist, but most of the members of...Read at our website!
    - 4 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 9:00am -
  • Conway Christmas Tree: The Gift That Keeps on Giving
    You might remember that last November our former colleague, Nic Horton, put aside his Thanksgiving leftovers and called the 54-foot Christmas tree bearing a $130,000 taxpayer tab a “ridiculous waste...Read at our website!
    - 1 day ago, 21 Aug 14, 9:45am -
  • Sen. Pryor Stops Kids from Eating All-Terrain Vehicles
    Can all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) be dangerous to children? Of course. When I was 12, my cousin and I were riding on my grandfather’s 4-wheel ATV. Our behavior was about as mature as that of a typical...Read at our website!
    - 1 day ago, 21 Aug 14, 9:00am -
  • McDaniel: In the Matter of the Bowen Gym, I Plead Not Guilty
      We’ve written before about the ill-conceived waste of money that is the Bowen Law School 6th floor gym. Who decided to spend the money that Bowen received on a law school gym? According to...Read at our website!
    - 2 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 9:00am -
  • The Dustin McDaniel Sweat-and-Sour Experience
    Earlier this month, we were pleased to hear that Attorney General Dustin McDaniel was helping to fund a new program for UALR’s Bowen Law School. (And not only because we thought a McDaniel endowment...Read at our website!
    - 3 days ago, 19 Aug 14, 9:00am -
  • Act 312 Stops Illegal Voter ‘Education’ in Texarkana
    As we wrote in November, Act 312 prohibits government employees from using taxpayer-funded resources to influence the outcome of ballot measure elections.Read at our website!
    - 4 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 4:40pm -
  • Mark Pryor: Saving Kids from Old Books
    When you think of unsafe children’s products, you probably don’t think of books. Outside of our one-year-old smacking me in the head with one of his board books, I have a difficult time imagining a...Read at our website!
    - 4 days ago, 18 Aug 14, 9:00am -
  • Senator Pryor Helps Out Big Toy
    Big businesses – or at least big toy makers – don’t have a better friend in the Senate than Mark Pryor. That may seem strange. After all, didn’t the federal law he sponsored, the Consumer Product...Read at our website!
    - 7 days ago, 15 Aug 14, 2:34pm -

Blue Hog Report

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Arkansas Business

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (Business)

  • At LR, 2 differ on how U.S. health care advances
    Two speakers at a forum Thursday at the Clinton Presidential Center had differing perspectives on health care in the United States.
    - 10 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 2:22am -
  • News in brief
    Court: Tyson must pay workers to dress
    - 10 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 2:15am -
  • Grain payment defaults draw suit
    Farmers in southeast Arkansas have filed suit in Lee County Circuit Court seeking an undisclosed amount of money or return of their grain for which they contracted with Turner Merchandising Inc. to sell.
    - 1 day ago, 21 Aug 14, 2:37am -
  • Holiday peak to see open registers
    During Wal-Mart's recent 2014 U.S. Holiday Meeting in Denver, the company vowed to keep all its cash registers open during peak hours at its 3,800 Supercenters and discount stores every weekend from Black Friday through Christmas.
    - 1 day ago, 21 Aug 14, 2:33am -
  • News in brief
    Tyson again delays Hillshire acquisition Tyson Foods pushed back its deadline to acquire Hillshire Brands by another week because of an antitrust request, the companies announced Tuesday night.
    - 1 day ago, 21 Aug 14, 2:23am -
  • $130 million wood pellet plant set for Pine Bluff
    Highland Pellets will open a $130 million plant in Pine Bluff, creating at least 35 jobs, the Arkansas Economic Development Commission said Wednesday.
    - 2 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 9:11am -
  • Jefferson County jobs announcement planned
    PINE BLUFF — Gov. Mike Beebe is scheduled to join in a job creation announcement in Jefferson County.
    - 2 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 7:11am -
  • Dealer buffer for grain farmers lacking, 2 say
    There are no protections at the state or federal level for grain farmers in Arkansas who stand to lose millions of dollars in crops they have sold to Turner Grain Merchandising in Brinkley, which has not paid them for their harvests.
    - 2 days ago, 20 Aug 14, 5:01am -

Tolbert Report from Youtube

Rutledge Ad from JCN
Rutledge Ad from JCNLeslie Rutledge ad from Judicial Crisis Network.From:Jason TolbertViews:119 0ratingsTime:00:30More inPeople & Blogs
- 85 days ago, 29 May 14, 3:43pm -
Mike Ross on Abortion at Governor's Announcement
Mike Ross on Abortion at Governor's AnnouncementMike Ross on Abortion at Governor's Announcement.From:Jason TolbertViews:186 2ratingsTime:04:57More inNews & Politics
- 93 days ago, 21 May 14, 11:50am -
Holland for State Ad
Holland for State AdSen. Bruce Holland ad in his state senate race against Rep. Terry Rice.From:Jason TolbertViews:48 0ratingsTime:00:34More inNews & Politics
- 2 May 14, 8:27am -
Dennis Milligan on KARN 111813 - Part 2
Dennis Milligan on KARN 111813 - Part 2Dennis Milligan on KARN 111813 Part 2.From:Jason TolbertViews:104 1ratingsTime:10:00More inNews & Politics
- 18 Mar 14, 2:47pm -
Milligan Says Elswick has "Completely Exonerated" Him
Milligan Says Elswick has "Completely Exonerated" HimDennis Milligan Says Dave Elswick has "Completely Exonerated" Him - audio from Paul Harrell Program.From:Jason TolbertViews:83 1ratingsTime:00:31More inNews & Politics
- 17 Mar 14, 10:15pm -
Rep. Lea Announces for State Auditor
Rep. Lea Announces for State AuditorRep. Andrea Lea Announces for State Auditor.From:Jason TolbertViews:26 0ratingsTime:02:52More inNews & Politics
- 8 Mar 14, 12:38am -


  • recentMore schools mixing beer with football
    Walk through the tailgate area at a college football stadium, and beer drinking is as common a sight as fans adorned in jerseys of their favorite players.
    - 11 mins ago, 22 Aug 14, 12:28pm -
  • recentFroholdt update
    Arkansas defensive line commitment Hjalte Frohodlt is planning to visit Fayetteville in couple of weeks.
    - 39 mins ago, 22 Aug 14, 12:00pm -
  • recentBolsinger hit in face with line drive
    Mike Bolsinger was hit in the face with a line drive while playing for triple-A Reno Thursday.
    - 52 mins ago, 22 Aug 14, 11:47am -
  • Hill and Gragg get royal treatment
    Arkansas rolled out the red carpet and a few new twists for North Little Rock receiver K.J. Hill and Dumas tight end Will Gragg during their visit over the weekend.
    - 3 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 10:00am -
  • Auburn receivers catching preseason buzz
    Auburn receivers coach Dameyune Craig set a goal for his players a year ago: Be the nation's best group in 2014.
    - 3 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 9:11am -
  • Player of the Week: Patrick Carr
    Highly recruited running back Patrick Carr, who plans to officially visit Arkansas, does the Q&A.
    - 5 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 8:00am -
  • Women's hoops to host Rutgers
    The Arkansas women's basketball schedule will include a home game against Rutgers on Dec. 7 at Bud Walton Arena.
    - 6 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 6:38am -
  • Austin Allen set at backup
    When Arkansas quarterback Brandon Allen suffered a shoulder injury in the third game last season, coaches didn't feel Austin Allen was ready to take over.
    - 9 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 3:27am -

Arkansas Razorbacks (Yahoo!)

Arkansas Online - Sports

  • recentDates for waterfowl season approved
    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has approved the dates for the forthcoming waterfowl hunting season.
    - 1 hour ago, 22 Aug 14, 11:28am -
  • Austin Allen set at backup
    When Arkansas quarterback Brandon Allen suffered a shoulder injury in the third game last season, coaches didn't feel Austin Allen was ready to take over.
    - 9 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 3:27am -
  • Transfer QB gives Wynne path to title
    The Wynne Yellowjackets have a new turf field, but the same high expectations entering the 2014 football season.
    - 9 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 3:25am -
  • Tringale, conscience clear, posts free, easy 5-under 66
    PARAMUS, N.J. -- Cameron Tringale began the FedEx Cup playoffs with a 66, one shot off the lead, and a clear conscience.
    - 9 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 3:24am -
  • Breaking up is not so hard to do by mail
    Texas Tech football Coach Kliff Kingsbury gets his share of fan mail, but a letter he received from an Arkansas fan in the Dallas/Fort Worth area may have topped them all.
    - 9 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 3:22am -
  • Gilbride: Giants still need best of Eli
    With the New York Giants' offense in seeming disarray as they head into tonight's exhibition game against the New York Jets, Eli Manning and Co. have received a vote of confidence from an unexpected source: former offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride…
    - 9 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 3:21am -
  • Foles in fine form; Eagles top Steelers
    - 9 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 3:20am -
  • Notes
    - 9 hours ago, 22 Aug 14, 3:19am -