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  • Democratic Party adds seats for dinner featuring Hillary Clinton
    The Arkansas Democratic Party says it sold out of 1,500 $200 floor seats to the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner July 18 at Verizon Arena featuring presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. So it is opening lower level arena seating to her speech at $15.The…
    - 2 hours ago, 6 Jul 15, 10:23am -
  • Speaking of religious freedom: How about this Bro. Rapert?
    Thanks to Kathryn Joyce I learned of a landmark North Carolina court case in 2014 on same-sex marriage that might send some of our local right-wing religionists, still stirring a rear-guard action against marriage equality. into orbit.Aft…
    - 3 hours ago, 6 Jul 15, 10:13am -
  • Clinton family values: Brotherly love. Plus: Reporter reveals 'Clinton Rules.'
    Media digging into how Bill and Hillary Clinton make and spend money continues with this report from the Washington Post: Quietly, the Clintons have helped brothers who needed it — buying an $857,000 house in a Los Angeles suburb for use of Bill…
    - 3 hours ago, 6 Jul 15, 9:54am -
  • A new flag to fight about — 'Appeal to Heaven'
    Those wishing to impose their religion on others through the state have a new rallying point — a Revolutionary War banner with a religious message. A flag with a pine tree and the legend "Appeal to Heaven" — flown by cruisers under th…
    - 6 hours ago, 6 Jul 15, 7:09am -
  • Arkansas: No. 2 in gun ownership
    Coincidental to a July 4 on which at least six people were shot in the Little Rock area comes a link to a survey that shows Arkansas No. 2 among the states in the percentage of adults who own guns. Arkansas clocked in at 57.9 percent, b…
    - 6 hours ago, 6 Jul 15, 6:43am -
  • Photographer recounts formative experience in Arkansas
    The New York Times today profiled Robert Frank, described as the most influential photographer alive, and his travels chronicling Americans and the American experience. My attention was drawn to his 1955 photo above of people on a New O…
    - 20 hours ago, 5 Jul 15, 4:43pm -
  • A quiet Sunday in Dixie: Marriage equality reaches the D-G
    Seems like a quiet day except for 150 or so neo-Confederates waving flags in Conway,  Russellville, Harrison, Searcy and other places. Just to display their pride in Southern heritage, they say. And what precisely does that heritage include…
    - 20 hours ago, 5 Jul 15, 4:23pm -
  • Fear and the U.S. Supreme Court
    Linda Greenhouse, who once covered the U.S. Supreme Court for the New York Times, still writes smartly on the court, including this latest about the fear-based campaigns by Republican politicians to use recent court rulings for political purposes. Sh…
    - 1 day ago, 5 Jul 15, 7:59am -
  • A 2nd Amendment celebration of the Fourth
    Never mind the fireworks show downtown. High-caliber fireworks have been popping all over Little Rock today. From Twitter and elsewhere: * A double homicide at the Briarwood Apartments early today on Rodney Parham Road. KATV's account sounds li…
    - 2 days ago, 4 Jul 15, 6:34pm -
  • The Declaration of Independence open line
    A city of Little Rock photo of Bill Worthen, director of the Historic Arkansas Museum, reading the Declaration of Independence at the museum today seems a good way to kick off the open line. U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton made his announcement wi…
    - 2 days ago, 4 Jul 15, 4:24pm -

Arkansas News Bureau

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (State)

  • St. Francis County takes tax payments online
    St. Francis County residents in east Arkansas now have the option to pay personal property and real estate taxes online, county officials say.
    - 3 hours ago, 6 Jul 15, 10:12am -
  • Storms possible in north, central Arkansas
    Rain showers and thunderstorms are possible for parts of north and central Arkansas on Monday afternoon and evening, according to the National Weather Service.
    - 3 hours ago, 6 Jul 15, 9:39am -
  • Westbound I-30 closed to remove overturned truck
    Westbound Interstate 30 in Saline County has closed so crews can remove an overturned truck.
    - 3 hours ago, 6 Jul 15, 9:27am -
  • Suspects in killing of El Dorado boy due in court
    EL DORADO — Two men facing capital-murder charges in the accidental shooting of an El Dorado boy are due in court.
    - 5 hours ago, 6 Jul 15, 7:18am -
  • Motorcyclist killed in Stone County collision
    A Mississippi man was killed Sunday after the motorcycle he was riding hit another vehicle and then a road sign, authorities said.
    - 6 hours ago, 6 Jul 15, 6:26am -
  • Officers in study strap on cameras
    After 50 days of testing officer-worn body cameras -- 20 days more than originally planned -- the Little Rock Police Department is no closer to getting the cameras on the streets.
    - 7 hours ago, 6 Jul 15, 5:22am -
  • U.S. lending farmers a little seed money
    Dakota Williams plans to follow in her parents' and grandparents' footsteps and raise cattle near Myron in Izard County. She's using a $15,000 loan from the federal government to purchase at least six head to begin breeding a specialty mix breed of c…
    - 7 hours ago, 6 Jul 15, 5:21am -
  • 3 theaters in 3 towns, 3 wishes to save them
    It's a tale of three Rialtos in Arkansas: the Rialto Theater in Searcy, the Rialto Community Arts Center in Morrilton and the Rialto Theater in El Dorado.
    - 7 hours ago, 6 Jul 15, 5:18am -
  • LR plan bans soliciting gifts in, near roads
    It will be illegal to solicit donations along roadways and at intersections in the capital city if the Little Rock Board of Directors approves an ordinance Tuesday banning the practice.
    - 8 hours ago, 6 Jul 15, 4:35am -
  • PB demolition plan slow to set up
    A program that will put parolees to work tearing down condemned homes in Pine Bluff has hit another delay.
    - 8 hours ago, 6 Jul 15, 4:35am -

Cook's Outlook

John Burris

Brummett's Blog

  • Here’s a point the right-wingers actually have
    The Chicken Littles of the evangelical Christian right wing – who say the Lord will cause the sky to fall upon us because it really peeves him or her that gay people may now marry in the United States – raise one worthy issue. Does this new unive…
    - 2 days ago, 4 Jul 15, 8:10am -
  • 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…
    - 70 days ago, 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…
    - 74 days ago, 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…
    - 90 days ago, 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…
    - 91 days ago, 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…
    - 91 days ago, 6 Apr 15, 4:28pm -
  • Too scared to rule, state Supreme Court rules — CORRECTED
    The Arkansas Supreme Court announced Thursday a little something I wish to paraphrase generously, indeed embellish, but only for worthy purposes of candor and clarity. The court is dealing in chaff and somebody needs to get in there and pick out the…
    - 94 days ago, 3 Apr 15, 7:55am -
  • On the religion-gay issue
    I just released my column for tomorrow on HB1228, the religious conscience bill that outrages the gay and lesbian movement, after inserting a few hedging phrases in concession to a bit of morning buzz. I am told that Gov. Asa Hutchinson, who has comm…
    - 98 days ago, 30 Mar 15, 11:52am -

The Arkansas Project

  • The Future of Religious Liberty In Arkansas
    One week ago, the Supreme Court of the United States found in Obergefell v. Hodges that all Americans have a right to same-sex marriage. This decision creates some open questions about what that...Read at our website!
    - 3 days ago, 3 Jul 15, 4:30pm -
  • Westerman’s Forestry Bill is Long Overdue
    Congressman Bruce Westerman is taking an interest in our nation’s forestry laws. He may not get a lot of credit from the public for this, but he should. There are a lot of other issues that members...Read at our website!
    - 4 days ago, 2 Jul 15, 7:00am -
  • Legislature Considers Repealing State Exchange
    Other Arkansas state legislators would be wise to take Bentley’s advice: I hope they make sure they’re “fully aware of what’s entailed and the costs” that are involved with setting up a state...Read at our website!
    - 5 days ago, 1 Jul 15, 6:02pm -
  • Gov’s Office: Arkansas “Moving Towards” State Exchange, But Nothing Final Yet
    Arkansas is in the process of establishing a state exchange, but a final decision won’t be made until after the Health Care Reform Legislative Task Force makes its recommendations, a spokesman for...Read at our website!
    - 6 days ago, 30 Jun 15, 5:56pm -
  • Will Arkansas Establish A State O’Care Exchange?
    It seems clear to me after attending today’s Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace committee meeting that pro-Obamacare legislators and bureaucrats are eager for Arkansas to proceed with establishing...Read at our website!
    - 7 days ago, 29 Jun 15, 7:28pm -
  • More Arkansas Hospital Workers Fired Due To Obamacare
    On the same day that Obamacare won a big victory in the Supreme Court, Arkansas health care workers found out they were being fired due to Obamacare. From Breitbart: Mercy Health announced Thursday...Read at our website!
    - 10 days ago, 26 Jun 15, 3:44pm -
  • Scalia: “We Should Start Calling This Law SCOTUScare.”
    One hour ago, the Supreme Court of the United States held, in a 6-3 ruling, that Obamacare subsidies flowing through federal exchanges are legal.Read at our website!
    - 11 days ago, 25 Jun 15, 10:13am -
  • About Obamacare and the Deficit
    Is Obamacare really good for the federal budget? Will it really reduce the deficit? Should fiscal conservatives support Obamacare in order to control federal spending? Not quite. You may have seen...Read at our website!
    - 12 days ago, 24 Jun 15, 4:48pm -

Blue Hog Report

Arkansas Business

  • recentGrowth in US Services Firms Rises in June
    U.S. service firms grew at a slightly faster pace in June, as business activity and new orders increased.
    - 1 hour ago, 6 Jul 15, 11:28am -
  • Simmons Bank Names New VP Chris Dunn
    Chris Dunn has joined Simmons First National Corp. as executive vice president for regulatory affairs and risk strategy.
    - 4 hours ago, 6 Jul 15, 9:11am -
  • Arkansas Supreme Court Punts on Gay Marriage (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)
    By punting a same-sex marriage case that sat before it for more than seven months, members of the Arkansas Supreme Court left unresolved a serious question about how sacrosanct a voter-approved constitutional amendment really is.
    - 6 hours ago, 6 Jul 15, 7:07am -
  • Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee Compete for Evangelical Votes
    Republican presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee went head-to-head for evangelical votes this weekend, telling a congregation in Georgia that God favors the U.S. but warning that the nation is on a perilous spiritual path.
    - 6 hours ago, 6 Jul 15, 7:04am -
  • Bank Documents Illuminate John Rogers' Dealings
    Bank of Little Rock's position among creditors battered by the financial wheeling and dealing of John Rogers is uncertain. But the $203 million-asset lender was first in line to accuse Rogers of fraud among the growing crowd of litigants pursuing him…
    - 13 hours ago, 6 Jul 15, 12:00am -
  • Soul of the South Board Member Mac Hogan Steps Down
    Mac Hogan, who invested $375,000 in the fledgling television network, submitted a brief letter to Secretary Bill Campbell and board Chairman Ladly Abraham on Tuesday. The letter stated that Hogan was resigning from the board and all related entities.
    - 13 hours ago, 6 Jul 15, 12:00am -
  • Allied Bank Properties Put Up On the Block
    Allied Bank of Mulberry has retained the services of Little Rock's Blackmon Auctions to sell real estate collected mostly from borrowers on loans gone bad.
    - 13 hours ago, 6 Jul 15, 12:00am -
  • Growing Participation Means Longer List of Largest Trade & Professional Unions
    The Arkansas Business list of the state's largest trade and professional associations is back after a four-year hiatus, complete with 15 new entries because of greater participation.
    - 13 hours ago, 6 Jul 15, 12:00am -

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (Business)

  • 3 theaters in 3 towns, 3 wishes to save them
    It's a tale of three Rialtos in Arkansas: the Rialto Theater in Searcy, the Rialto Community Arts Center in Morrilton and the Rialto Theater in El Dorado.
    - 7 hours ago, 6 Jul 15, 5:18am -
  • J.B. Hunt asks shippers to help save time
    J.B. Hunt executive Craig Harper had the attention of the state's transportation industry earlier this year, telling members of the Arkansas Trucking Association that he needed help spreading an important message to shipping companies.
    - 10 hours ago, 6 Jul 15, 2:25am -
  • Washable headphones offer cleaner sound alternative
    Last week, I intended to talk about a couple of new headphones hitting the market. However, I was so impressed that I actually found earbud-style headphones that fit and that I liked, I had to expound a bit on that.
    - 11 hours ago, 6 Jul 15, 2:14am -
  • Bankruptcy watch
    More than 220 bankruptcies were declared during the most recent filing period.
    - 11 hours ago, 6 Jul 15, 2:00am -
  • Sherwood center offerings bulk up
    New fitness equipment at Sherwood's Bill Harmon Recreation Center is targeted toward all ages, sexes and abilities to allow strength and cardio workouts that focus on specific muscle groups or total body routines, center officials say.
    - 1 day ago, 5 Jul 15, 4:52am -
  • Walmart Museum launches first website
    The Walmart Heritage Group is taking the Walmart Museum to the world through its first independent website.
    - 1 day ago, 5 Jul 15, 4:26am -
  • Security chips in the cards for Americans
    Banks in Arkansas that issue credit cards are spending thousands of dollars to fund computer chip technology that promises to cut down on theft.
    - 1 day ago, 5 Jul 15, 2:16am -
  • UALR area's fans aim to revive it
    In the summer of 2001, Mosaic Church directional leader Mark DeYmaz and his wife, Linda, set out to start a church in Little Rock's 72204 ZIP code -- the area generally south of Interstate 630 and east of of Interstate 430.
    - 1 day ago, 5 Jul 15, 2:13am -

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  • recentArkansas target inspired to help troubled kids
    Arkansas offensive tackle target Garett Bolles has a soft heart for kids and hopes to help troubled kids overcome challenges by setting up a foundation sometime in the future.
    - 40 mins ago, 6 Jul 15, 12:07pm -
  • UA's Jamaican stars show off at home
    They say clothes don't make the man. But for Jamaica-born, Arkansas-educated Omar McLeod, it was important for him to take part in his nation's championships while wearing an Arkansas Razorbacks shirt.
    - 10 hours ago, 6 Jul 15, 3:09am -
  • Great Dane gets to size things up
    The seventh in a series profiling newcomers on the 2015 Arkansas Razorbacks football roster.
    - 1 day ago, 5 Jul 15, 4:05am -
  • Flag flap stirs up coaches' rhetoric
    South Carolina Coach Frank Martin hasn't made a huge dent in SEC basketball circles yet, but he made a poignant pitch for race relations on the SEC's summer teleconference for men's basketball last week.
    - 1 day ago, 5 Jul 15, 4:00am -
  • Razorbacks add lineman from Iowa
    Arkansas landed one of its top targets when offensive lineman Jake Heinrich publicly committed to the Razorbacks on Saturday.
    - 1 day ago, 5 Jul 15, 2:50am -
  • Heinrich calls the Hogs
    Offensive lineman Jake Heinrich, a major Arkansas target, has committed to the Hogs.
    - 2 days ago, 4 Jul 15, 11:32am -
  • Beverley returning to Rockets
    Beverley got a four-year deal worth $23.4 million, agent Kevin Bradbury said. The final year is non-guaranteed.
    - 2 days ago, 4 Jul 15, 11:21am -
  • Sykes didn’t need visit to sign with Arkansas
    Willie Sykes still needs help getting out of bed on his own, and he isn't sure how much weight he wants to gain or what position he wants to play in college.
    - 2 days ago, 4 Jul 15, 2:54am -

Arkansas Razorbacks (Yahoo!)

Arkansas Online - Sports

  • Earnhardt wins rain-delayed Daytona ahead of Dillon's crash
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A horrific last-lap accident that left drivers fearing for Austin Dillon's safety muted Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s victory in the rain-delayed race at Daytona International Speedway.
    - 5 hours ago, 6 Jul 15, 7:27am -
  • Lloyd, U.S. bask in glory after 4 scores in 1st 16 minutes
    Carli Lloyd came up big again. Three times. And with it came the Americans' elusive third Women's World Cup title.
    - 9 hours ago, 6 Jul 15, 3:28am -
  • 4 Royals elected All-Stars
    Houston second baseman Jose Altuve passed Kansas City's Omar Infante in the final days of voting, leaving four Royals as starters for the All-Star Game.
    - 9 hours ago, 6 Jul 15, 3:27am -
  • Jenkins, crazy like Fox, first to win 7
    It took an extra hole but Chris Jenkins wasn't going to be denied a record-setting seventh Fourth of July Classic championship Sunday at War Memorial Golf Course.
    - 9 hours ago, 6 Jul 15, 3:26am -
  • Lee finds his glee with first victory
    Danny Lee was overcome with nerves after qualifying for a four-man playoff at The Greenbrier Classic. By the time he walked to the first playoff tee, he was ready.
    - 9 hours ago, 6 Jul 15, 3:24am -
  • Blazer gets sentimental using email
    LaMarcus Aldridge took time to thank the fans of the Portland Trail Blazers after he announced Saturday that he was going to sign with the San Antonio Spurs.
    - 9 hours ago, 6 Jul 15, 3:19am -
  • Report: Cavaliers pursuing LR’s Johnson
    Joe Johnson’s name is apparently still coming up in trade talks and the Cavaliers reportedly have him on their radar.
    - 9 hours ago, 6 Jul 15, 3:18am -
  • Lakers to sign Williams, Bass
    The Los Angeles Lakers say they plan to sign guard Lou Williams, last season's Sixth Man of the Year, and forward Brandon Bass.
    - 9 hours ago, 6 Jul 15, 3:17am -