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Saturday's open line

Another Saturdat night open line.

Trump 'hereby orders'

Donald Trump's "order" that U.S. companies cease manufacturing in China: Can he do that? Can they easily do that?

The long political history of universal health care

That old bogeyman Ulysses S. Socialism has arrived again on the usual signal — an approaching election where medical care and social welfare are big issues with voters and politicians. It has been so for more than a century, although memories, as always, are in short supply.

The Pope County Drama Edition

Pope County casino drama, Tom Cotton and Greenland, the future of the Little Rock School District and more — covered on this week's podcast.
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Justice Ginsburg receives cancer treatment

Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has received treatment for a tumor on her pancreas, the Supreme Court announced today.

Today's news, from court politics to Trump

Today's video includes Supreme Court politics, public drinking and resumption of Trump tirades.

Appeal filed by man convicted of falsely reporting Jason Rapert

Man convicted of filing false police report against Sen. Jason Rapert has served notice of appeal of his misdemeanor conviction.

Cheryl Maples, lawyer advocate for gay rights, dies at 69

Cheryl K. Maples, the attorney who first brought the legal challenge to Arkansas's now defunct ban on same sex marriage, has died at 69.
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Cache presents Fried Chicken Friday

Cache's lunch specials for today: beef tortilla soup, grilled shrimp salad or Cache's Southern Fried Chicken with mashed potatoes, brown gravy, peas & carrots and a piece of cornbread.
Little Rock River Market at night.

Downtown prepares for launch of River Market Entertainment District 

On Friday, the River Market in downtown Little Rock will officially become an entertainment district, allowing patrons of legal drinking age and older to enjoy alcoholic beverages in public — so long as they’re wearing a branded wristband and drinking their booze from official cups emblazoned with the district’s logo. 

A silent justice prompts look at race for Arkansas Supreme Court

Will Jo Hart seek re-election to the Arkansas Supreme Court in March? Has she struck a deal to help Attorney General Leslie Rutledge succeed her? The unanswered questions have a circuit judge considering whether to enter the race.

Pine Bluff man pleads guilty to mailing threat to Tom Cotton

Henry Goodloe, 77, of Pine Bluff, pleaded guilty in federal court today to mailing a threatening letter to U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton. It contained a white powder later determined to be unbleached flour and starch. He'll be sentenced later.
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Today's news, Trump-free so far.

Today's news roundup, leading with a rare absence of new Trump outrages.

Casino application filed anew; one lawsuit transferred UPDATE

The Cherokee nation proposal to build a Pope County casino was filed today.

Cache presents its Chicken Club Sandwich

Try one of Cache's lunch specials today: beef tortilla soup, grilled shrimp salad with avocado or Cache's Chicken Club Sandwich with bacon, lettuce, tomato, onion, Swiss, honey mustard and avocado all on a brioche bun, served with sweet potato fries.

Police kill man who had been holding child

The State Police say a trooper killed a man who lived south of Clinton in Van Buren County after the rescue of a 9-year-old girl he'd been holding at gunpoint early today.

Huckabee daughter to Fox News

Sarah Huckabee Sanders is headed to, where else, Fox News as a paid contributor.

Greenland: 'Saga of the absurd'

The Greenland debacle looks good to Donald Trump and Tom Cotton. Others? Not so much.

State adds services for mental health and addiction

The state announced today expansion of services to help people with mental health and addiction issues, including a telephone help line.

Today's news: A local angle on Greenland and more

Today's video roundup includes how a former Sand Lizard from Dardanelle slithered into a worldwide joke, Donald Trump's designs on Greenland. Also the open line.
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