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  1. State Board of Education's Diane Zook to move to reshape LRSDRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Arkansas Times

    State Board of Education member Diane Zook disclosed her wide-ranging plan to micromanage the Little Rock School District at a State Board meeting on Thursday. She sounds like she wants to be LRSD superintendent.

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  2. State Board of Education wakes up to transparency; delays vote on...Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Arkansas Times

    Although it was nowhere to be found on its agenda, the State Board of Education discussed waiving the Teacher Fair Dismissal Act for the Pine Bluff School District today. The fair dismissal law provides basic due process protections for all public school teachers.

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  3. Democratic lawmakers call for state Board of Education to maintain standards, deny waiver proposalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Arkansas Times

    State Rep. Vivian Flowers and state Rep.-elect Tippi McCullough have released statements decrying expected moves by the State Board of Education to waive educational laws in the Little Rock and Pine Bluff school districts, both of which are under state control. You can stream the seemingly interminable State Board meeting here .

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  4. Teacher fair dismissal law apparently to be waived in Pine Bluff, tooRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Arkansas Times

    State Board of Education action to waive school standards law in the Pine Bluff School District may be broader than I indicated yesterday. But officials won't talk about it.

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  5. Law waiver on Education Board agenda for Pine Bluff School DistrictRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 12 | Arkansas Times

    We've reported about the proposal Thursday before the state Board of Education to waive the teacher fair dismissal law for all teachers in the state-controlled Little Rock School District, ostensibly as a means to improve student performance. It has supposedly deteriorated under four years of state operation.

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  6. Visionary Arkansans 2018: Brandon MarkinRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 6 | Arkansas Times

    Brandon Markin's approach to photography and life are the same: "You get one go-round and so you might as well try it all and put yourself into situations that make you uncomfortable and just deal with that. ... I look at photography as an extension of who I am as a person and a way to document my learning experience as I go through life."

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  7. DYS director to new roleRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 6 | Arkansas Times

    Betty Guhman, director of the Arkansas Department of Human Services' Division of Youth Services, announced she would leave her position to advocate at the legislature on behalf of juvenile justice reforms supported by Governor Hutchinson. Michael Crump, director of the DHS Office of Compliance and Integrity, will serve as interim director while the department mounts a national search for her replacement.

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  8. Local leaders select Quapaw Nation as casino operator for Jefferson CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 3 | Arkansas Times

    As expected, Pine Bluff and Jefferson County officials have picked the Quapaw Tribe's Downstream Development Authority as the county's casino operator. The Quapaw Tribe has been working with Pine Bluff officials for five years to gain approval of its bid.

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  9. Death penalty reversed in Pine Bluff killing for ineffective defenseRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 8, 2018 | Arkansas Times

    The Arkansas Supreme Court t oday reversed the death penalty given Kenneth Reams by a Jefferson County jury in the 1993 shooting death of Gary Turner during a robbery at an ATM machine. The court said Reams had ineffective counsel during the penalty phase of the trial.

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  10. Quapaw Tribe points to early 2020 opening for Pine Bluff casinoRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 8, 2018 | Arkansas Times

    John Berrey , chairman of the Oklahoma-based Quapaw Tribe , says he hopes to have a permit for a casino in Pine Bluff by the end of April, to be "digging dirt" by June and to open a casino in Pine Bluff early in 2020. I talked by phone with Berrey, whose tribe was a major underwriter of the campaign to pass Issue 4, which expands casino gambling at Oaklawn and Southland racetracks and authorizes permits for two new casinos in Jefferson and Pope County.

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  11. Kevin Gordon plays Potluck and Poison IvyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 26, 2018 | Arkansas Times

    Potluck and Poison Ivy departs from its multi-act format this week for a spotlight on the poems and songs of Louisiana guitar sage Kevin Gordon , 7 p.m., The Joint Theater & Coffeehouse, $35, see potluckandpoisonivy.org for tickets. Country rockers the Randy Rogers Band return to the Rev Room, 8:30 p.m., $25.

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  12. AfriCOBRA collective celebrates a half-century of revolutionary art at Mosaic TemplarsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 20, 2018 | Arkansas Times

    Mosaic Templars Cultural Center sits a record player with a copy of Miles Davis' "A Kind of Blue" propped up on its lid. At the other end, there's an easel with three blocks of text: "Constructive Criticism: We're not talking about you.

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  13. 'The White House Collection of American Crafts': Coming to the Clinton CenterRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 12, 2018 | Arkansas Times

    Twenty-five years ago, first lady Hillary Clinton and Smithsonian curator Michael Monroe chose 73 works by top America artisans for exhibition in the White House. Congress and the George H.W. Bush administration had proclaimed 1993 as "The Year of American Craft: A Celebration of the Creative Works of the Hand."

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  14. One dead in Pine Bluff shooting with policeRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 4, 2018 | Arkansas Times

    KARK/Fox 16 reports that a man was fatally shot in Pine Bluff last night after police officers arrived. No officers were hurt.

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  15. Wife shoots husband over porn purchaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 30, 2018 | Arkansas Times

    Here's the Arkansas story that circled the world this weekend: A 69-year-old Jefferson County woman shot her 65-year-old husband dead with a .22 pistol for defying her with repeat video porn purchases. The Pine Bluff Commercial has the story of Patricia Hill, now jailed, and Frank Hill, who died Saturday of gunshot wounds to the leg and head.

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  16. Simmons Bank gives $2.5 million to UAPBRead the original story w/Photo

    May 22, 2018 | Arkansas Times

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  17. UAPB to get record gift for sports faciltiesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2018 | Arkansas Times

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  18. State election board refers former Rep. Hank Wilkins to Jefferson Co. ...Read the original story w/Photo

    May 6, 2018 | Arkansas Times

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  19. Youth services nonprofit referenced in Wilkins bribery plea hired...Read the original story w/Photo

    May 2, 2018 | Arkansas Times

    Youth services nonprofit referenced in Wilkins bribery plea hired Sens. Lamoureux and Hutchinson to do legal work, former director says The former director of a now-defunct youth services nonprofit that appears to be referenced in the federal bribery plea agreement of former Sen. Henry "Hank" Wilkins IV denied any wrongdoing in a phone interview with the Arkansas Times on Tuesday. Jerry Walsh , the longtime director of Magnolia-based South Arkansas Youth Services , matches the description of an individual referred to as "Person #3" in the Wilkins plea, which was announced Monday.

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  20. Wilkins pleadsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 2, 2018 | Arkansas Times

    Ten Commandments are an important component to the foundation of the laws and the legal system of the United States of America and of the state of Arkansas." - Sen. Jason Rapert at the dedication ceremony for the Ten Commandments monument on the state Capitol grounds.

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