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  • Women's City Club window debate heads to Little Rock City Board
    The Little Rock City Board will consider Tuesday whether to sell a historic easement back to the Junior League of Little Rock so it no longer encumbers renovation work on the historic Women's City Club building at Fourth and Scott.Like ac…
    - 3 hours ago, 28 Nov 14, 7:56am -
  • 18 legislators object to free speech by UA chancellor
    It's belated but important to note a letter signed by 18 Arkansas legislators or legislators-elect objecting to University of Arkansas Chancellor David Gearhart's call for the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce to rescind its resolution opposi…
    - 6 hours ago, 28 Nov 14, 5:01am -
  • Arkansas Chamber hires Republican spokesman to 'educate' on limiting damage lawsuits
    Talk Business reports that the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce has created a nonprofit organization to "educate" the public on "civil justice reform" — meaning changing the law to make it harder to sue for damages and to limit the amoun…
    - 6 hours ago, 28 Nov 14, 4:47am -
  • Doug Smith, long-time Arkansas newsman, dies at 74
    Doug Smith, a longtime journalist who wrote principally for the old Arkansas Gazette and the Arkansas Times, died Wednesday night at a Little Rock hospice. He was 74.Plagued by heart trouble, he had retired at the end of 2013 as a reporter…
    - 1 day ago, 27 Nov 14, 8:02am -
  • The Thanksgiving Day open line
    It's possible I'll check in later on, but there's cooking to be done. So here's an open line for all to contribute news and views.For the record: Turkey, cornbread dressing, sweet potato casserole (with marshmallows on top), creamed pearl…
    - 1 day ago, 27 Nov 14, 7:10am -
  • '50 Phenomenal Women' include historic Arkansans
    Kat Robinson, who with photographer Grav Weldon chronicled the historic Eureka Springs wedding of Kristin Seaton and Jennifer Rambo, the first same-sex couple to be legally married within the borders of Arkansas, sends along this national m…
    - 1 day ago, 27 Nov 14, 6:55am -
  • Duggars: $20,000 and counting for gay kids
    A Happy Thanksgiving addendum to my ongoing passion today:The social media campaign to use the anti-gay campaign of the reality TV show family of  Arkansas's Jim Bob Duggar to win contrarian support for a Little Rock organization, luciesp…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Nov 14, 7:39pm -
  • UPDATE: Duggar-based appeal raises $5,000 for homeless LGBT youth
    I'm late in reporting an effort I've already cheered on Facebook and Twitter. But here, from the Bilerico Project, is happy news about how the Duggars anti-gay work in Fayetteville has been used to help gay youths in Arkansas.Jim Bob and…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Nov 14, 4:17pm -
  • UALR law professor criticizes LR police chief on post-Ferguson statement
    Adjoa A. Aiyetoro, a member of the faculty at the UALR law school who began her legal career as a staff attorney in the civil rights division of the Justice Department, apparently shares my low opinion of the statement issued by Little Rock…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Nov 14, 3:44pm -
  • The Thanksgiving eve open line; also Zoo jaguar exhibit reopens
    Here's the open line and today's video, last until Monday.* JAGUARS ARE BACK: KATV reports here that the Little Rock Zoo jaguar exhibit has reopened, with some new warning signs. A child fell into the enclosure and was rescued by employee…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Nov 14, 2:17pm -

Arkansas News Bureau

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (State)

  • Fire danger in parts of Oklahoma, Arkansas
    TULSA — The National Weather Service says the fire danger is rising in much of eastern Oklahoma and parts of Northwest Arkansas.
    - 3 hours ago, 28 Nov 14, 7:13am -
  • Christmas bird count set in Hot Springs National Park
    HOT SPRINGS — Hot Springs National Park is joining with local chapters of the National Audubon Society and the city of Hot Springs to host a Christmas bird count.
    - 3 hours ago, 28 Nov 14, 7:11am -
  • Metroplan revenue far short of 'vision'
    Without new ways to raise money, central Arkansas' long-range transportation plan will have $6.4 billion to work with -- and fall about $13.1 billion short of addressing identified needs through 2040, according to the region's planners.
    - 8 hours ago, 28 Nov 14, 2:32am -
  • UCLA emails note Clinton's $300,000 rate a 'special'
    When officials at the University of California at Los Angeles began negotiating a $300,000 speech appearance by Hillary Rodham Clinton, the school had one request: Could we get a reduced rate for public universities?
    - 8 hours ago, 28 Nov 14, 2:26am -
  • Volunteers reach out to hungry
    Having volunteered at the Watershed Family Resource Center every Thanksgiving since 1997, Glenda Wilson knew how to handle the chaos.
    - 8 hours ago, 28 Nov 14, 2:19am -
  • Proposed rule to limit home health aides
    A new rule proposed by the Arkansas Division of Medical Services would limit home health care aides to working 40 hours per week if any portion of their pay comes from Medicaid dollars.
    - 8 hours ago, 28 Nov 14, 2:17am -
  • Partial class action OK'd on wage suit
    A Pulaski County circuit judge has partially certified the class-action status in a lawsuit against the Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs over a group of veterans-home workers who say they are owed back pay for time they were forced to work off…
    - 8 hours ago, 28 Nov 14, 2:16am -
  • City's anti-bias law nearing public vote
    The fate of the first municipal law in the state to prohibit discrimination based on gender identification and sexual orientation will soon be in the hands of Fayetteville voters.
    - 8 hours ago, 28 Nov 14, 2:14am -
  • Wal-Mart has lottery machines in 25 stores
    With no fanfare, Arkansas Scholarship Lottery ticket vending machines have been installed in 25 Wal-Mart stores across the state.
    - 8 hours ago, 28 Nov 14, 2:13am -
  • LR school awarded grant to work with at-risk youths
    Hamilton Learning Academy -- an alternative school in Little Rock -- is the focus of a state grant that the city received to fund prevention and intervention efforts targeting minors most at risk of a poor life outcome.
    - 8 hours ago, 28 Nov 14, 2:12am -

Cook's Outlook

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

  • The Conservative Roots of Thanksgiving
    Unlike some left-wing outfits, we won’t waste your time this Thanksgiving lecturing you about how to talk about politics with your family.Read at our website!
    - 1 day ago, 27 Nov 14, 9:30am -
  • The ‘Credibility Issues’ Of Jonathan Gruber and David Sanders
    “Private Option” Medicaid expansion architects have been busy obfuscating news that broke last week about Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber. Gruber was caught telling the truth about various...Read at our website!
    - 2 days ago, 26 Nov 14, 12:54pm -
  • Kyle Beebe’s Special Privilege
    You may have heard that Kyle Beebe is getting a pardon from the governor. No one would pay much attention to this except for one thing: the governor is Kyle Beebe’s father. According to Governor Mike...Read at our website!
    - 3 days ago, 25 Nov 14, 8:00am -
  • Increased ADC Transparency Possible In 2015
    Now comes another proposal -- this one from state Sen. David Sanders -- which would shine some much-needed light on the state’s inmate system.Read at our website!
    - 4 days ago, 24 Nov 14, 6:32pm -
  • POLL: Majority Support For PO Exit Strategy
    After a midterm election that brought a tidal wave of conservative Republicans into the Capitol, the conversation about Arkansas’s private option has shifted in a much more conservative direction....Read at our website!
    - 7 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 6:14pm -
  • Little Rock: Very Dangerous, But Very PC!
    Two reports have come out recently about the Little Rock Police Department (LRPD).Read at our website!
    - 8 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 5:32pm -
  • Farm Bill Pays Arkansas Farm to Market Tomatoes
    It seems like it was just yesterday we were constantly told (by the now-defunct Pryor campaign) about how dangerous and subversive Tom Cotton was for voting against the farm bill.Read at our website!
    - 8 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 10:05am -
  • Why Arkansas, and America, Needs Tax Reform
    Now that the election is over, it’s time to think about what all these people who will be representing us should actually do once they get sworn into office in Little Rock or Washington, D.C. One of...Read at our website!
    - 8 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 9:00am -

Blue Hog Report

Talk Business

Arkansas Business

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (Business)

  • For OPEC session, oil glut adds import
    The world's major oil producers will gather in Vienna today in what some are calling their most important meeting in six years.
    - 1 day ago, 27 Nov 14, 4:21am -
  • Survey: Turkey costs up across state
    Arkansans are buying turkeys at higher prices this year, but serving a Thanksgiving meal shouldn't put consumers in a foul mood, according to the Arkansas Farm Bureau.
    - 1 day ago, 27 Nov 14, 2:03am -
  • News in brief
    Desist order issued for 3 firms, owner The Arkansas Securities Department entered a cease-and-desist order against three Missouri companies and their owner for deceptive business practices, the department said Wednesday.
    - 1 day ago, 27 Nov 14, 1:54am -
  • LR's Mr. Cool building set to fall
    Work crews are demolishing the downtown Little Rock building that once housed Mr. Cool Clothing in preparation for a new, four-story building at Main and Third streets.
    - 2 days ago, 26 Nov 14, 2:36am -
  • 2nd exec quitting post at retailer
    Duncan Mac Naughton, chief merchandising officer for Wal-Mart U.S., left the company Tuesday, becoming the second member of the retailer's executive management team to exit since Wal-Mart President and Chief Executive Officer Doug McMillon took over…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Nov 14, 2:33am -
  • News in brief
    J.B. Hunt chairman named to Rand board J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. Chairman Kirk Thompson has been named as a board member of Rand Logistics.
    - 2 days ago, 26 Nov 14, 2:21am -
  • Wal-Mart food drive's goal: Help 2
    The organizer of a food drive to help fellow Wal-Mart workers has no regrets, despite her efforts leading to protests and negative national attention about the treatment of the company's employees.
    - 3 days ago, 25 Nov 14, 2:05am -
  • News in brief
    Allens trustee files law-firm complaint
    - 3 days ago, 25 Nov 14, 1:56am -

Tolbert Report from Youtube

Mike Huckabee Uses Blanche Lincoln to Pander to Sheldon Adelson
Mike Huckabee Uses Blanche Lincoln to Pander to Sheldon AdelsonMike Huckabee on his Fox News Show Uses Blanche Lincoln to Pander to Sheldon Adelso.From:Jason TolbertViews:4 0ratingsTime:05:58More inPeople & Blogs
- 2 days ago, 26 Nov 14, 12:31pm -
Austin Barbour advice to the Tea Party
Austin Barbour advice to the Tea PartySpeaking at the Clinton School of Public Service, Austin Barbour advice to the Tea Party.From:Jason TolbertViews:1 0ratingsTime:04:20More inPeople & Blogs
- 7 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 2:51pm -
Sen. Mark Pryor Vs. Miss Teen South Carolina
Sen. Mark Pryor Vs. Miss Teen South CarolinaSen. Mark Pryor Tries to answer a question on Ebola Vs. Miss Teen South Carolina tries to answer a question on maps in the Iraq.From:Jason TolbertViews:144 0ratingsTime:02:34More inPeople…
- 9 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 3:53pm -
Sen. Dismang Elected Pro Tempore
Sen. Dismang Elected Pro TemporeSen. Jonathan Dismang is Elected Pro Tempore of the New and Existing Arkansas Senate.From:Jason TolbertViews:101 0ratingsTime:03:58More inPeople & Blogs
- 14 days ago, 14 Nov 14, 3:09pm -
Jimmy Fallon Pokes Fun at Burkhalter Strip Story
Jimmy Fallon Pokes Fun at Burkhalter Strip StoryJimmy Fallon Pokes Fun at John Burkhalter Strip Story.From:Jason TolbertViews:4775 14ratingsTime:01:21More inPeople & Blogs
- 24 days ago, 4 Nov 14, 2:57pm -
Ross Sings "Rhinestone Cowboy"
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- 24 days ago, 4 Nov 14, 6:50am -

WholeHogSports

  • Player of the Week: T.J. Hammonds
    Pulaski Robinson junior T.J. Hammonds, one of the top junior prospects in Arkansas, takes his turn at the Q&A.
    - 3 hours ago, 28 Nov 14, 8:00am -
  • Arkansas reunion for Evans
    There will be a familiar face on the visiting bench tonight when Arkansas plays North Texas in Walton Arena.
    - 8 hours ago, 28 Nov 14, 2:13am -
  • Arkansas wants to feed burgeoning rivalry
    COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A fresh rivalry born of geography starts today as Arkansas travels to 17th-ranked Missouri, the SEC East leader, with a chance to knock the Tigers out of the SEC Championship Game.
    - 9 hours ago, 28 Nov 14, 2:07am -
  • Plenty to play for on Rivalry Weekend
    Almost every SEC game this weekend is a rivalry game with great names like the Iron Bowl or the Egg Bowl, and then there is the Arkansas-Missouri game, which someday will be a great rivalry that far exceeds the first try at a no-so-catchy name, the B…
    - 9 hours ago, 28 Nov 14, 2:05am -
  • Louisiana running back sees UA as a 'perfect fit'
    One of the top 2016 prospects in Louisiana, running back Devin White of Springhill North Webster, traveled to Fayetteville to watch Arkansas and his cousin, freshman receiver Jared Cornelius, play Ole Miss.
    - 9 hours ago, 28 Nov 14, 2:03am -
  • Ball security key for UA, Missouri
    COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Arkansas' three fumble recoveries in its 30-0 victory over Ole Miss last week were three times more than Missouri's opponents have all season.
    - 9 hours ago, 28 Nov 14, 1:51am -
  • Tis the season to be thankful
    Arkansas commitments and prospects reveal what they're thankful for this Thanksgiving and some added their favorite dish for the day.
    - 1 day ago, 27 Nov 14, 6:00am -
  • Bielema wants 3 1,000 rushers
    Jonathan Williams pushed past the 1,000-yard mark on a big run in the fourth quarter of Arkansas' 30-0 victory over No. 8 Ole Miss last week.
    - 1 day ago, 27 Nov 14, 2:42am -

Arkansas Razorbacks (Yahoo!)

Arkansas Online - Sports

  • Arkansas reunion for Evans
    There will be a familiar face on the visiting bench tonight when Arkansas plays North Texas in Walton Arena.
    - 8 hours ago, 28 Nov 14, 2:13am -
  • Eagles thump Cowboys
    ARLINGTON, Texas -- LeSean McCoy threw open his arms just before crossing the goal line on a touchdown run that essentially put away another big victory over the Dallas Cowboys.
    - 8 hours ago, 28 Nov 14, 2:10am -
  • Brown does job for NLR
    D.J. Brown has tried to keep his focus on North Little Rock's Class 7A state semifinal game tonight against Bentonville, but his mind is on his birthplace of Ferguson, Mo.
    - 9 hours ago, 28 Nov 14, 2:08am -
  • Arkansas wants to feed burgeoning rivalry
    COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A fresh rivalry born of geography starts today as Arkansas travels to 17th-ranked Missouri, the SEC East leader, with a chance to knock the Tigers out of the SEC Championship Game.
    - 9 hours ago, 28 Nov 14, 2:07am -
  • Plenty to play for on Rivalry Weekend
    Almost every SEC game this weekend is a rivalry game with great names like the Iron Bowl or the Egg Bowl, and then there is the Arkansas-Missouri game, which someday will be a great rivalry that far exceeds the first try at a no-so-catchy name, the B…
    - 9 hours ago, 28 Nov 14, 2:05am -
  • Louisiana running back sees UA as a 'perfect fit'
    One of the top 2016 prospects in Louisiana, running back Devin White of Springhill North Webster, traveled to Fayetteville to watch Arkansas and his cousin, freshman receiver Jared Cornelius, play Ole Miss.
    - 9 hours ago, 28 Nov 14, 2:03am -
  • Badgers battle back to beat Hoyas
    NO. 2 WISCONSIN 68, GEORGETOWN 65
    - 9 hours ago, 28 Nov 14, 1:58am -
  • Sophomore stepping up for Bulldogs
    Fayetteville sophomore quarterback Taylor Powell had his ups and downs against Conway in the Class 7A quarterfinals last Friday at John McConnell Stadium in Conway, but the Bulldogs came out on top to knock off the top-ranked Wampus Cats 42-35.
    - 9 hours ago, 28 Nov 14, 1:57am -