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  1. Walton Foundation pours $250 million more into charter schools, including Little RockRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 28 | Arkansas Times

    Th e Walton Family Foundation announced today that it was going to contribute $250 million to help charter schools in 17 cities around the country, including Little Rock, with facility construction. The idea is to make it even easier and more attractive for charter schools to lure students away from conventional public school districts.

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  2. When the gentleman from Arkansas did the hoochie coochieRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 28 | Arkansas Times

    Ernest Dumas' column this week pays tribute to some important new historical study on a former congressman from Arkansas Ezekiel C. "Took" Gathings. There's a current reference.

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  3. Benghazi! Partisan probe doesn't pan outRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 28 | Arkansas Times

    Linda Greenhouse, the veteran reporter and columnist for the New York Times, provides one of the clearest evaluations of Monday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down laws in Texas intended to prevent women from obtaining abortions. A heavy push for charter schools in Detroit rather than fixing the poor public school system has been a failure.

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  4. Detroit: Another charter school failures raises anew questions about Little RockRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 28 | Arkansas Times

    I don't want to confuse Education Commissioner Johnny Key with facts, but somebody please copy him on this article in today's New York Times: Key, who's helped the Walton billionaires expand charter school enrollment exponentially in Arkansas , is offered another lesson in Detroit on top of the miraculous failure of characterization of New Orleans schools. The article describes a public education fiasco perhaps unrivaled in the U.S. Yes, the public schools were failing.

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  5. Resistance grows nationally to freeway expansionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 27 | Arkansas Times

    The U.S. Public Interest Research Group has issued a news release about freeway expansion with relevance in Little Rock. It's about a vote by Florida to proceed with a $3.3 billion Tampa expressway project hotly contested by many local people.

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  6. Another voice rises against school duplication in Pulaski CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 27 | Arkansas Times

    Add Jerry Guess, superintendent of the Pulaski County Special School District, to the voice of Baker Kurrus , outgoing Little Rock superintendent , in questioning the wisdom of creating duplicate school systems in Pulaski County in the form of ever-expanding charter schools. I wrote earlier about Kurrus' letter to the committee appointed to consider school collaboration and organization in Pulaski County.

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  7. Dark money takes over the political processRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 27 | Arkansas Times

    The Brennan Center for Justice has published a new report on the rising influence of secret money in political campaigns. In a study of six states , the study found that fully transparent spending had declined from 76 percent of money spent in 2006 to 29 percent in 2014.

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  8. Skywalks: An idea whose time is past, except maybe in Little RockRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 27 | Arkansas Times

    NO MORE: Downtown's few sky walks, such as this one at Seventh and Main, may move people between buildings, but they don't do much for a vibrant street life. The Associated Press provided an article , reprinted Sunday in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, that holds a lesson for Little Rock, if the right people pay attention.

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  9. Down home goodnessRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 31, 2016 | Arkansas Times

    Alley-Oops has always been a bit of an enigma to us. Is it a neighborhood bar? A fast casual dining restaurant? An upscale diner? Its location, tucked into a strip mall alongside a salon and a gaming store popular with the "Warhammer 40K" crowd doesn't provide many clues.

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  10. Quote of the day: Highway engineeringRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 25 | Arkansas Times

    A friend is reading Bill Bryson's latest book, "The Road to Little Dribbling," something of an England travelogue with Bryson's usual detours into history and other disciplines. Her eye was caught by this passage about an effort to cope with traffic jams in one British town.

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  11. Interest light so far in Little Rock City Board electionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jun 25 | Arkansas Times

    Four races for Little Rock City Board are on the ballot in November but so far only one sure challenge has developed: newcomer Molly Miller will challenge eternal at-large incumbent Director Joan Adcock for her seat in Position 10. Elsewhere, Ward 4 incumbent Brad Cazort is not seeking re-election and Trio's owner Capi Peck is hard at work building a campaign to take the seat. That leaves at-large Directors Dean Kumpuris and Gene Fortson .

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  12. A modest proposal: Turn Bentonville over to charter schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 24 | Arkansas Times

    I turned my column space this week over to Paul Hewitt , recently retired as superintendnet of the Fayetteville School District and an emeritus associate professor of educational leadership at the University of Arkansas. Hewitt, who's written for us before about some shortcomings he perceives in the push for charter schools , has an idea: If charter schools are so good, let's make every school in the current school district a charter school.

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  13. Two arrested in Frontier Diner slayingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 24 | Arkansas Times

    Little Rock police have arrested two men in the slaying of a 78-year-old man about 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the Fr ontier Diner on Interstate 30 in Southwest Little Rock. Charged with capital murder and robbery are Marquis Parker, 21, and Adrian Avery, 21, both of North Little Rock.

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  14. Alarm sounded on Highway Commission attendance at Metroplan meeting on wider freewaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 24 | Arkansas Times

    Leslie Peacock reported yesterday on the Arkansas highway department's request to Metroplan to lift the planning agency's six-lane cap on freeways in Central Arkansas. The road builders want a 10-lane freeway through the heart of Little Rock .

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  15. Group announces LGBT kiss-in at Sen. Jason Rapert's officeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 24 | Arkansas Times

    Dozens of gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgendered, questioning people and their allies will converge outside of the Conway offices of state Senator Jason Rapert on Friday, July 1st at 1:00 p.m. The group will stage a kiss-in to protest the Senator's long-standing opposition to the LGBTQA community as well as the lack of state-wide elected Republican response to the LGBTQA community in the wake of the mass shooting in Orlando. Event organizer James Thweatt said, "What better way to spread love to those that hate than to show them love in action?" Thweatt also commented, "Though the kiss-in may be provocative to some, it's also a way to show everyday Arkansans that LGBTQA people express love the same way they do."

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  16. Four New Members of the Arkansas Jazz Hall of FameRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 23 | Arkansas Times

    Arkansas Jazz Hall of Fame officers and inductees: Vice President Benita Porter Browning, President James Thomson, Secretary Alita Mantels, Gwen Terry and inductee Ted Ludwig. Four jazz musicians were inducted into the Arkansas Jazz Hall of Fame last week in a ceremony at the Capitol Hotel's ballroom.

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  17. AHTD asks Metroplan to lift six-lane freeway capRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 23 | Arkansas Times

    In a letter dated June 17, the state highway department finally made its formal request to Metroplan that the Central Arkansas planning agency lift its six-lane cap on freeways, a request long anticipated to allow the widening of Interstate 30. Highway department Director Scott Bennett asked that the Metroplan board act on the request at its June 29 board meeting. That won't be possible, however, the board has informed the state highway department.

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  18. Homicide reported at Frontier DinerRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 23 | Arkansas Times

    Little Rock police say they are on the scene of a homicide at the Frontier Diner at 10424 Interstate 30 in Southwest Little Rock.

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  19. Attorneys for man shot by police will press for a new trial of shooterRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 23 | Arkansas Times

    Attorneys for the family of Bobby Moore, killed in 2012 by a Little Rock police officer investigating car break-ins, will hold a news conference today and call for another attempt to prosecute Josh Hastings in the death, citing a witness never interviewed by police. Twice mistrials were declared when juries couldn't reach a verdict on a charge s brought against Hastings for killing Moore outside a West Little Rock apartment.

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  20. Stu Soffer's smoking e-mail. Does it suggest trading votes for a job?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 23 | Arkansas Times

    Stu Soffer is a Republican Jefferson County Election Commission official who's prone to get entangled in political intrigue - including when he drew a gun after a commission meeting. Now comes the case of the smoking e-mail, shown above.

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