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Trump abused power of office, House committee concludes

Surprise. The House Intelligence Committee concludes that Donald Trump put his interests above those of the country.

Today's news roundup: Travels with Trump and school travails

Trump, impeachment and schools are among the topics of today's news roundup.

Appeals court orders another hearing on tasing of man by Jacksonville police

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today ordered another hearing on a claim that Jacksonville police used excessive force against Charles Jackson, who was unhappy with a local tire business.

State tax take continues upswing

November state tax collections continued a trend of an increase over the same month last year and ahead of the forecast on which the state budget is set.

Opinion: Racism and wealthy imperil Little Rock School District

Meet Thomas Ultican, a retired physics and advanced math teacher, who's taken up study and criticism of the school privatization movement. He writes today, in-depth, about the wealthy men and Republican governor who have the Little Rock School District in their crosshairs.

Asa, naturally, thinks the goods aren't there for Trump impeachment

Gov. Asa Hutchinson, in an interview with NPR, says to no one's surprise that he doesn't think the impeachment inquiry has produced evidence of obstruction by Donald Trump in his obvious effort to coerce a foreign country to investigate a political rival and refusal to cooperate with the inquiry.

Blood red and dying sooner: Life expectancy in Trump's heartland

Columnist Paul Krugman notes a correlation between life expectancy and political leanings in U.S. states. Not good for Arkansas.

Jonesboro Council finally names street for Martin Luther King Jr.

After months of sometimes rancorous controversy, the Jonesboro City Council has finally named a street for the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. KAIT TV reports.

Hall High key to future of LRSD, Poore says at community forum

Today's video leads with impeachment and mockery of Donald Trump and related political developments in Arkansas. The line is open.

Big Frank, giant meat smoker, reported stolen

Buddy Rhoads, who acquired Big Frank, a giant meat smoker built for the late Jennings Osborne and who uses it as Osborne did to cook barbecue for charity events, reports that somebody stole the cooker from his home over the weekend.

Today's news: Trump a no-show for impeachment inquiry

Today's video: Impeachment, Hunter Biden and Hog football.

Things to consider regarding proposals to redraw LRSD high school attendance zones

Tonight at Parkview High School, from 6-7:30 p.m., the Little Rock School District will hold the first of two community meetings to hear public input before deciding between three zoning options. Let's talk about the competing proposals.

UPDATE AND CORRECTION: Hunter Biden's lawyers withdraw from case

Little Rock attorneys for Hunter Biden in the paternity case pending against him in Independence County have asked to withdraw as his counsel in the case.

Hog humor from Hunter Yurachek's hunt for football coach

Hunter Yurachek's stealth flights become a Twitter meme for the Hog athletic director.

FBI agent mocked by Trump speaks out

A former FBI lawyer trashed by Donald Trump decides to speak out.

Sunday thoughts?

The open line.

Trump interferes in a foreign election. Plus or minus?

Why shouldn't Donald Trump try to influence a foreign election? Russia helped him.

Even Arkansas thinks global warming is happening

I was encouraged to learn that polling shows a majority of Arkansans, despite this being Trumpland, believe global warming is happening.

A pigskin open line

An open line as I watch the Iron Bowl.

Police beat: A SWAT callout and a beer run that ended in lost fingertip and ear lobe

A SWAT callout and a bite fight were reported by police agencies today.