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Today's news: Trump and thunderstorms

The news roundup: Trump, storms, Hillary, Hogs.

Another woman enters NWA legislative fray

A Democrat will challenge Republican Rep. Jim Dotson of Bentonville.

Drug/medical device payments continue to nation's doctors

Pro Publica has updated its reporting on sums paid to doctors by drug companies and medical device makers in consulting and speaking fees and other payments. A database shows payments in Arkanas.

Storms hit Arkansas, one dead in Benton County

One death and widespread damage reported in Arkansas Sunday night from a line of thunderstorms.
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Trump retreats from Doral self-dealing

Donald Trump has given up for once in face of outcry over sending government business to himself.

PS: The Hillary email scandal? It wasn't

The Hillary email scandal? There was no there there.

The Walmarting of U.S. public schools

More today on a familiar theme: The impact of the Walton fortune on real public schools, a subject of importance in Little Rock, as I wrote yesterday. Education politics in Louisiana and the national movement to privatize schools.

Pope County to consider repealing required vote on casino

The Pope County Quorum Court will consider an ordinance at 5 p.m. Monday to repeal the 2018 voter-approved ordinance that required a county vote before county officials could approve a casino proposal in the county.
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The Judges, Dogs, Schools, Feral Hogs Edition

Arkansas Times editors Max Brantley and Lindsey Millar talk judges, dog racing, schools and feral hogs.

History made: Unescorted women in space

It was a long-time coming, but American astronauts today completed the first all-female spacewalk.

Friday: A video tale of woe

Terrors of Trump and Walton money dominate today's news video.

The Walmarting of the Little Rock School District

It was evident again yesterday that the Walton Family Foundation is a major driver of the effort to damage the Little Rock School District and, particularly, the Little Rock Education Association
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Little Rock establishes mental health court

Little Rock District Judge Melanie Martin, who handles criminal cases, is beginning a mental health court to clear misdemeanor records after successful treatment. 

Bobbit taps provost to take over at UA Monticello

The current provost has recommended as the next chancelllor at UA Monticello.

Unemployment rate rises in September

An uptick in Arkansas unemployment.

Trump engages in self-dealing for all the world to see

In a day of Trump outrages, a smaller one is the sharpest illustration of his lawlessness and greed.

LRSD Community Advisory Board considers plan for Personnel Policy Committee

The Little Rock School District Community Advisory Board, an unelected board with no real power, made recommendations Thursday to Education Secretary Johnny Key on the composition of a Personnel Policy Committee, an advisory body made up of teachers and administrators that will also have no real power.

UPDATE: Traffic stop near Warren leads to shooting death

The State Police says one person was killed in a reported exchange of gunfire with an Arkansas state trooper near Warren.

Dogs and Donald in today's video news roundup

Today's video news roundup starts with dogs and ends with Donald.

Freedom from religion gets help from U.S. Supreme Court

Opponents of forced religion in schools got a bit of a victory last week when the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal of a 4th Circuit decision that allowed a lawsuit to proceed against a West Virginia school district over an optional Bible course.
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