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  • Some Ga. Repubs wouldn't be welcome in Jason Rapert's GOP
    Remember Bro. Jason Rapert's declaration, when some Young Republicans wanted to soften the Arkansas GOP stance against same-sex marriage, that there was no room in the Republican Party for anyone soft on the gays?Bro. Rapert has some evang…
    - 14 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 4:48pm -
  • UPDATED: Lawsuit filed over Fayetteville special election
    UPDATE: A lawsuit was filed today seeking an injunction to halt the special election scheduled Sept. 8 in Fayetteville on a city civil rights ordinance referred by the City Council to voters. The suit was filed by Travis Story, the…
    - 15 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 4:00pm -
  • Monday's open line and the daily news roundup
    Here's the Monday open line and our video news roundup.
    - 15 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 3:42pm -
  • UPDATE: Dexter Suggs no longer has doctorate; should end severance
    UPDATE: Don Sprowl, chief academic officer at Indiana Wesleyan University, says Dexter Suggs, the former Little Rock school superintendent, no longer holds a doctorate in education from the university. This is most likely a result o…
    - 17 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 2:21pm -
  • Black students disproportionately suspended in Southern schools
    Old news, but even more important in a world where Republican political correctness dictates that racial disparity is now a non-issue. A new report says that federal figures show a disproportionate rate of discipline for black studen…
    - 17 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 2:10pm -
  • Parents again lose Blytheville school transfer lawsuit
    The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today upheld a lower court ruling that the Blytheville School District had not acted improperly in refusing white parents' request to transfer out of the majority black school district under a 2013 school transfe…
    - 17 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 1:41pm -
  • Bankers nix credit union participation in Tech Park loan
    Arkansas Business reports that because of bankers' objections, the Arkansas Federal Credit Union has not been allowed to participate in a lender consortium financing $17 million in initial property acquisition and development for the Little…
    - 18 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 12:39pm -
  • UA puts limit on use of drones on campus
    The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports an announcement is scheduled today at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville to announce the ban of drones and other remote controlled aircraft on campus. Comments are scheduled from police,…
    - 20 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 10:57am -
  • Catholic bishop offers counsel on Ashley Madison information
    Bishop Anthony Taylor of the Catholic Church's Little Rock diocese has published counsel in the Arkansas Catholic about the identification of people as paying customers of the Ashley Madison website. It promoted itself as an outlet for peop…
    - 20 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 10:43am -
  • The Medicaid mess: More than 25,000 beneficiaries (including ARKids children and the medically frail) still don't have coverage for medication
    As the Arkansas Medicaid verification mess continues, it's important to remember the stakes: tens of thousands of Arkansans, many or most of them actually eligible for the program, are now facing gaps in access to care. That includes more th…
    - 21 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 10:31am -

Arkansas News Bureau

  • Cotton meets with Netanyahu in Jerusalem
    LITTLE ROCK — U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., an outspoken opponent of the president’s nuclear deal with Iran, met Monday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem during a weeklong trip to Israel.
    - 12 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 7:01pm -
  • Ex-Little Rock School District superintendent stripped of doctorate
    LITTLE ROCK — Former Little Rock School District Superintendent Dexter Suggs no longer holds a doctorate degree, the district said Monday.
    - 12 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 6:49pm -
  • Court: Blytheville district properly denied white students’ transfer requests
    LITTLE ROCK — A federal appeals court on Monday upheld a judge’s ruling that the Blytheville School District properly denied requests from several parents to transfer their white children out of the district.
    - 13 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 6:31pm -
  • Murray lock closed, not dewatered
    LITTLE ROCK — Although the Army Corps of Engineers closed Murray Lock on the Arkansas River Sunday so workers could “dewater” it to assess and repair the downstream lock gates, workers could not dewater the lock because maintenance issues made…
    - 15 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 4:29pm -
  • University of Arkansas bans drones
    LITTLE ROCK —The University of Arkansas on Monday announced a new policy banning the use of unmanned aircraft, or drones, on university property or within the university’s air rights without prior written approval.
    - 17 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 1:50pm -
  • Arkansas airports to share $8.5 million in FAA grants
    LITTLE ROCK —Thirteen Arkansas airports will share $8.5 million in grants from the Federal Aviation Administration for facility upgrades and expansions, Arkansas’ congressional delegation announced Monday.
    - 19 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 12:32pm -
  • State Democratic Party hires new executive director
    LITTLE ROCK —The Democratic Party of Arkansas has hired a Montana man as its new executive director.
    - 20 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 11:17am -
  • Arkansas drawing presidential candidates; opinions differ on why
    LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas is receiving a steady stream of visits from presidential hopefuls in advance of the 2016 elections, but opinions differ on the reasons behind the state’s heightened visibility to candidates.
    - 3 days ago, 28 Aug 15, 9:55pm -
  • Rutledge: 2013 law allows open carry, with limitations
    LITTLE ROCK — A 2013 Arkansas law allows a person to openly carry a handgun as long as he or she does so without intent to use it unlawfully against another person and does not violate any other gun law, Attorney General Leslie Rutledge said in an…
    - 3 days ago, 28 Aug 15, 8:33pm -
  • Lawsuit against Ashley Madison website filed in Arkansas
    LITTLE ROCK — A Benton man has filed a class-action lawsuit against a Canadian website created to help married people find partners for extramarital affairs.
    - 4 days ago, 28 Aug 15, 6:42pm -

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (State)

  • recent46 Arkansas schools earn bottom 5% tag
    The Arkansas Department of Education has identified 46 schools as "priority" schools -- those scoring in the bottom 5 percent on state tests over three years.
    - 2 hours ago, 1 Sep 15, 5:28am -
  • recentUniversity voids degree of Suggs, ex-school chief
    The doctoral degree of a former Little Rock School District superintendent has been revoked by an Indiana university, meaning the district is no longer obligated to continue making payments on a nearly $250,000 settlement with him.
    - 2 hours ago, 1 Sep 15, 5:27am -
  • recentMedicaid ends for 17,000 despite reprieve for others
    More than 17,000 individuals will lose their health coverage today despite a federally mandated change in Arkansas' process for conducting Medicaid renewals, a spokesman for the state Department of Health and Human Services said Monday.
    - 2 hours ago, 1 Sep 15, 5:17am -
  • Parents lose school-choice suit's appeal
    The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday upheld the Blytheville School District's decision to opt out of the state's Public School Choice Act.
    - 2 hours ago, 1 Sep 15, 4:36am -
  • Hiland: Deputy won't be charged
    Faulkner County Sheriff's Maj. John Randall will not be charged with a crime over a shooting in the line of duty almost three months ago, a prosecutor said Monday.
    - 2 hours ago, 1 Sep 15, 4:36am -
  • UA bars drones over campus after flights above rally, game
    After having unauthorized drones fly over two separate university events, the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville announced Monday a new policy prohibiting the use of unmanned aircraft systems without written permission from the university.
    - 3 hours ago, 1 Sep 15, 4:34am -
  • 5th of 6 accused of being in robbery ring enters guilty plea
    As his mother sat wiping tears from her eyes in the courtroom gallery, a Clark County man pleaded guilty Monday to carrying out two robberies of central Arkansas businesses in which shots were fired in 2013.
    - 3 hours ago, 1 Sep 15, 4:33am -
  • No tips yet on culprits in two fires
    An investigation into the burning of two Little Rock School District playgrounds continued Monday as the school district increased reward money for information leading to arrests.
    - 3 hours ago, 1 Sep 15, 4:30am -
  • County starts early bias-ban voting
    Washington County officials said early voting will proceed today despite a lawsuit filed Monday afternoon seeking to block a public vote on Fayetteville's proposed Uniform Civil Rights Protection ordinance.
    - 3 hours ago, 1 Sep 15, 4:27am -
  • FAA awarding $8.5M in grants
    The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded grants totaling $8.5 million to 13 Arkansas airports to help pay for upgrades and expansions, the state's congressional delegation announced Monday.
    - 3 hours ago, 1 Sep 15, 4:19am -

Cook's Outlook

Talk Politics

John Burris

Brummett's Blog

  • Slow down, feds tell the mad Medicaid purgers
    The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services told the state last Friday – a week ago today — that it had to stop terminating Medicaid recipients after giving them only 10 days’ notice to object to the state’s admittedly malfunctioni…
    - 4 days ago, 28 Aug 15, 12:52pm -
  • An official Medicaid mess conversation
    The Medicaid madness, the mess, continues to leave me nearly flabbergasted. I would be fully flabbergasted except that I get, to an extent, the pandering right-wing politics that the Hutchinson administration deems necessary. I’ve had conversations…
    - 18 days ago, 14 Aug 15, 8:44am -
  • The purge, as I am told and understand
    Here is what I get this morning on the horrid private option purge, checking in with Human Services in light of reporting by David Ramsey of the Arkansas Times that you can get purged for having your income move 10 percent either way, even down, assu…
    - 22 days ago, 10 Aug 15, 11:29am -
  • Asa’s veneer of niceness and centrism
    Asa Hutchinson keeps governing from the right and talking from the center. That makes him the inverse of Bill Clinton, who once was credited by a labor lobbyist with the splendid dexterity to hug you while urinating on your leg. There is a vintage As…
    - 27 Apr 15, 4:01pm -
  • The two faces of Tim — UPDATE
    Politico reports that Mike Huckabee is lining up campaign staff for his personal rebranding refreshment campaign that will encompass a perfunctory bid for the Republican presidential nomination. It reports that the lieutenant governor of Arkansas, a…
    - 23 Apr 15, 8:29am -
  • How’s Mike Beebe doing?
    So I chatted by phone this morning with Mike Beebe. It was the first time we’d talked since he left the building. Any governmental or legislative commentary or analysis was off-the-record, not that he had much of that to offer. I just wondered how…
    - 7 Apr 15, 2:33pm -
  • A blogging ode to spring — tiptoeing through the tulips
    I’ll just tell you: I’m a real sissy for the tulips. I tiptoe through ‘em like a regular falsetto. It started years ago – the last century, I think. Shalah and I had one of our best vacations, starting in Amsterdam. We caught a bus to Haarlem…
    - 6 Apr 15, 5:37pm -
  • Quoting Vickery on the gay matter
    Credit where due: Conservative quipster/lobbyist Bill Vickery said during my monthly sit-in with him on his radio show Sunday morning that, when it came to religious rights and gay rights in Arkansas from the big to-do last week, “nothing has chang…
    - 6 Apr 15, 4:28pm -

The Arkansas Project

  • Rep. Della Rosa Doesn’t Understand Free Speech
    You can learn a lot reading this week’s Arkansas Times: I learned that state Rep. Jana Della Rosa believes that “free speech doesn’t mean anonymous free speech.” From the Arkansas Times: Della Rosa also supported the other major campaign fina…
    - 12 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 7:25pm -
  • Rutledge’s Act 746 Opinion: The Good And The Bad
    Earlier today, Attorney General Leslie Rutledge released her long-awaited official opinion on Act 746.The post Rutledge’s Act 746 Opinion: The Good And The Bad appeared first on The Arkansas Project.
    - 3 days ago, 28 Aug 15, 7:15pm -
  • Hutchinson, Sanders, and AAI on Obamacare Exchanges
    Once again, Arkansas policymakers are debating whether our state or our federal government should establish and manage a health insurance marketplace (popularly called an “exchange”). In a recent presentation to the Health Reform Legislative Task…
    - 4 days ago, 28 Aug 15, 6:00am -
  • Army Saves Arkansas Taxpayers $87 Million
    The federal government actually did Arkansas state taxpayers a favor this week -- when it decided not to award Lockheed Martin a federal contract to build Joint Light Tactical Vehicles in Camden.The post Army Saves Arkansas Taxpayers $87 Million app…
    - 5 days ago, 27 Aug 15, 5:29pm -
  • What I Saw At the Trial – Or, Dustin McDaniel’s Revenge
    Here’s a brief account of the trial of Richard Chambless yesterday in Bald Knob.The post What I Saw At the Trial – Or, Dustin McDaniel’s Revenge appeared first on The Arkansas Project.
    - 5 days ago, 27 Aug 15, 12:25am -
  • Summer Break Should Be Over For AG’s Office on Act 746
    What happened yesterday to Richard Chambless in Bald Knob was a disgrace. Whenever this case is taken up by a higher court on appeal, I hope Chambless’s guilty verdict will be overturned. In the meantime, Attorney General Leslie Rutledge could ensu…
    - 5 days ago, 26 Aug 15, 7:28pm -
  • Chambless Found Guilty Of…Well, Something.
    Richard Chambless was found guilty of two misdemeanors earlier today: carrying a weapon and disorderly conduct. You’ll probably recall our earlier coverage of this story.The post Chambless Found Guilty Of…Well, Something. appeared first on The A…
    - 6 days ago, 25 Aug 15, 10:44pm -
  • Bald Knob Constitutional Carry Trial Tomorrow
    Today Arkansas Carry, a pro-Second Amendment organization, released a statement, saying the BKPD’s charges should be dropped.The post Bald Knob Constitutional Carry Trial Tomorrow appeared first on The Arkansas Project.
    - 8 days ago, 24 Aug 15, 6:05pm -

Arkansas Business

  • USA Truck Executive Leaves Company to Stay in Dallas
    Jeffrey Lester, an executive vice president with USA Truck Inc., resigned Aug. 24, after CEO Tom Glaser asked him to work from the company's headquarters in Van Buren on a daily basis.
    - 17 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 2:14pm -
  • UA Bans Unmanned Aircraft Use Without Approval
    University of Arkansas has adopted a new policy that prohibits the use of “Unmanned Aircraft Systems” – drones – or remote controlled model aircraft on U of A property or within the university's air rights, without prior written approval.
    - 19 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 11:52am -
  • US Stocks Edge Lower; Energy Shares Reverse a Slide
    Stocks remained mostly lower in midday trading Monday, but a spike in oil prices helped energy shares reverse an early decline.
    - 19 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 11:43am -
  • NLRB Ruling Can Hurt Small Business, Groups Say
    A National Labor Relations Board ruling that modified the definition of an employer could hurt small businesses including franchises and subcontractors, according to industry groups that advocate for those companies.
    - 19 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 11:41am -
  • Democratic Party of Arkansas Names New Director
    The Democratic Party of Arkansas has hired Ted Dick of Montana as the new executive director.
    - 21 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 9:54am -
  • JLTV Pursuit Offers Lesson for Future Deals (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)
    Arkansas' failure to land a major military vehicle contract is a disappointment for officials who hoped to tout another "superproject" in the state. But it's not the setback that other missed economic deals have been, nor will it prompt the same leve…
    - 24 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 7:10am -
  • First National Bank of Lawrence County Bilked of at Least $3.9M
    First National Bank of Lawrence County has been the victim of a fraud valued at approximately $3.9 million, President and CEO Milton Smith has acknowledged.
    - 24 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 7:06am -
  • Initial Common Core Goals Unfulfilled as Results Trickle In
    Results for some of the states that participated in Common Core-aligned testing for the first time this spring are out, with overall scores higher than expected. But they are still below what many parents may be accustomed to seeing.
    - 1 day ago, 31 Aug 15, 7:04am -

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (Business)

  • Lost $3.9M from fraud, bank reveals
    First National Bank of Lawrence County, based in Walnut Ridge, has been the target of a $3.9 million fraud, the bank acknowledged Monday.
    - 4 hours ago, 1 Sep 15, 2:57am -
  • Trucking firm vice president resigns
    USA Truck Executive Vice President Jeff Lester resigned from his position on Aug. 24 after Chief Executive Officer Tom Glaser asked him to change his weekly routine and work from the company's Van Buren offices on a daily basis.
    - 4 hours ago, 1 Sep 15, 2:53am -
  • Wal-Mart Foundation targets kids nutrition
    The Wal-Mart Foundation has donated $10.5 million worth of grants as part of a commitment to increase access to food and nutrition education for children.
    - 4 hours ago, 1 Sep 15, 2:49am -
  • Apps make it fun to keep your eye on the sky
    Ever look up at the sky and wonder what's up there? I happen to have a couple of apps that can answer that question, and in some very cool ways.
    - 1 day ago, 31 Aug 15, 2:33am -
  • Windows 10 search bar finds stuff lost in transition
    A reader told us he was glad he installed the free Windows 10. Then his digital world crashed. He couldn't find Picasa, the program he uses for editing his family photos. He asked us to organize a search party. Here's what the posse found:
    - 1 day ago, 31 Aug 15, 2:31am -
  • Bankruptcy watch
    More than 170 bankruptcies were reported around Arkansas during the most recent filing period.
    - 1 day ago, 31 Aug 15, 2:25am -
  • Northwest Arkansas: On the Agenda
    Today, 1:30-3 p.m. — Arkansas adult education classes, Goodwill Career Center, 1001 S. Mt. Olive St., Siloam Springs.
    - 1 day ago, 31 Aug 15, 1:00am -
  • Stink bugs, other pests appearing in large numbers of crops
    PINE TREE, Ark. — Farmers should expect to see an unusually dense wave of insect and pest populations in crops across the state.
    - 2 days ago, 30 Aug 15, 10:39am -

Tolbert Report from Youtube

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WholeHogSports

  • Miners aim to get big, just like Hogs
    Texas-El Paso Coach Sean Kugler doesn't know Bret Bielema personally, but he said he understands the kind of team Arkansas' coach likes to build.
    - 3 hours ago, 1 Sep 15, 3:50am -
  • Ex-Hogs reminisce, rekindle memories
    Arkansas put together a solid 18-9 record during the 2006 and 2007 football seasons, but former Razorbacks fullback Peyton Hillis says those teams had the ingredients to become championship material.
    - 3 hours ago, 1 Sep 15, 3:42am -
  • 10 coaches, 57 years of Arkansas football
    Just days away from the kickoff of another football season and for the first time in a while the Razorbacks Nation is full of hope and expectations.
    - 4 hours ago, 1 Sep 15, 3:29am -
  • Junior college prospect impressed by Anderson, visit
    Forward Arlando Cook made an unofficial visit to Arkansas on Saturday, and he said he plans to return for an official visit.
    - 4 hours ago, 1 Sep 15, 3:22am -
  • Jojo out for half of opener
    Arkansas Coach Bret Bielema announced Monday that redshirt freshman receiver Jojo Robinson would be suspended for the first half of Saturday's season opener against Texas-El Paso based on an incident from the summer.
    - 4 hours ago, 1 Sep 15, 3:13am -
  • Despite turnover, Hogs confident in defense
    Arkansas lost four top defensive players to the NFL, and coach Bret Bielema thinks the unit can pick up where it left off last season.
    - 12 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 7:21pm -
  • Monk to announce finalists Tuesday
    Guard Malik Monk of Bentonville will announce his finalists Tuesday night..
    - 15 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 3:43pm -
  • Kelley will start at QB for Ole Miss
    Mississippi's Hugh Freeze says junior transfer Chad Kelly will be the team's starting quarterback against Tennessee Martin.
    - 17 hours ago, 31 Aug 15, 1:54pm -

Arkansas Razorbacks (Yahoo!)

Arkansas Online - Sports

  • Miners aim to get big, just like Hogs
    Texas-El Paso Coach Sean Kugler doesn't know Bret Bielema personally, but he said he understands the kind of team Arkansas' coach likes to build.
    - 3 hours ago, 1 Sep 15, 3:50am -
  • Ex-Hogs reminisce, rekindle memories
    Arkansas put together a solid 18-9 record during the 2006 and 2007 football seasons, but former Razorbacks fullback Peyton Hillis says those teams had the ingredients to become championship material.
    - 3 hours ago, 1 Sep 15, 3:42am -
  • Maxfield readjusts Reddies
    Record-setting quarterback Kevin Rodgers is gone, so too is Rodgers' favorite receiver, Darius Davis. Offensive coordinator Mike Volarvich has also left Henderson State.
    - 4 hours ago, 1 Sep 15, 3:32am -
  • Cousins to start for Redskins vs. Miami
    Kirk Cousins will start the season as Washington’s quarterback, Redskins Coach Jay Gruden said Monday.
    - 4 hours ago, 1 Sep 15, 3:30am -
  • 10 coaches, 57 years of Arkansas football
    Just days away from the kickoff of another football season and for the first time in a while the Razorbacks Nation is full of hope and expectations.
    - 4 hours ago, 1 Sep 15, 3:29am -
  • Scully still more than 'ordinary'
    Helene Elliott of the Los Angeles Times said it's impossible to imagine the Los Angeles Dodgers without longtime play-by-play broadcaster Vin Scully, 87.
    - 4 hours ago, 1 Sep 15, 3:26am -
  • No settlement in ‘Deflategate’
    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady attended last-minute settlement talks between the NFL and its players union Monday before a judge announced he would decide the dispute over deflated footballs with a rulin…
    - 4 hours ago, 1 Sep 15, 3:24am -
  • Serena advances with minimal effort
    Even before Serena Williams set foot in Arthur Ashe Stadium on Monday night, her path through the U.S. Open to complete a season Grand Slam became a lot easier, thanks to losses by other top women.
    - 4 hours ago, 1 Sep 15, 3:23am -