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LRSD Community Advisory Board recommends conversion of Hall to a magnet school

The Little Rock School District Community Advisory Board voted 5-1 to approve the recommendation of LRSD Superintendent Mike Poore and recommend to Education Secretary Johnny Key a plan to rezone high schools, in which Hall High School will become a magnet school without an attendance zone.

Jacksonville man gets 30-year sentence in child porn case

Robert Franke III, 41, of Jacksonville was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison today by federal Judge James Moody for producing explicit photos of a 15-year-old.

New prosecutor to be named in Linda Collins murder case

A new prosecutor will be appointed to handle the prosecution of Rebecca O'Donnell, charged with capital murder in the slaying last June of former Republican state Sen. Linda Collins.

LRSD Community Advisory Board to discuss high school zones tonight

The Little Rock School District Community Advisory Board will hold a special meeting tonight at 5:30 p.m. at district headquarters, 810 W. Markham St, to discuss new high school zones. The meeting also gained an extra layer of importance after the State Board of Education, during a work session yesterday, discussed giving the CAB the same authority an elected board will have after November 2020.
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Today's news: Impeachment, Hillary, Wendell Griffen and Asa's thumb on LRSD

Today's news: Trump impeachment and hints at a Hillary candidacy.

Hillary does the Howard Stern show

Hillary Clinton charms Howard Stern. Is she running?

Supreme Court denies state's effort to remove Judge Griffen from marijuana permit appeal

The Arkansas Supreme Court today issued a brief order denying the state's effort to nullify orders by Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen in a marijuana cultivation permit lawsuit and also to have him removed from all cases in which the office of attorney general is involved.

Community support for Hall High key to LRSD's future

The tone of the debate regarding the LRSD high school boundary-line adjustments could make it much more difficult for Hall to succeed under any of the three options. When we tell our neighbors that “my kid will never go to Hall,” or repeat phrases like “F-rated school” or “failing,” we make it less likely that our neighbors will ever give Hall serious consideration, even if the programing and opportunities offered there are excellent.
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UPDATE: Rutledge wants to hurry executions; doesn't mention opposition from family to pending Arkansas case

Leslie Rutledge naturally calls for Supreme Court to resume scheduled federal executions, despite opposition from family of an Arkansas victim of one of the condemned prisoners.

Democrats prepared to move on impeachment

Democrats are ready to prepare articles of impeachment.

Advocacy group formed to fight for Little Rock School District

A group has been formed to take legal action over state mismanagement of the Little Rock School Distrit. Help is needed because state control is still the aim of the Asa Faubus-controlled state education apparatus.

Zook, Pekron spar over how involved State Board should be in LRSD

To what degree should the State Board of Education shape the future of the Little Rock School District? That was the major question up for debate at a State Board special work session Wednesday afternoon.
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Today's video: Impeachment and more politics

The impeachable, mockable president leads the video roundup.

Fire reported in Bentonville

KNWA reports a  large fire in Bentonville, believed to be at United Industries, a signboard manufacturer on Central Avenue.

Trump moves to throw hundreds of thousands off food stamps

The Trump administration has moved forward with its plan to make it harder to get the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits known as food stamps.

The president goes to a summit. Mockery ensues.

Donald Trump goes to a summit and the usual ensues.

From Jonesboro, Ark., love for Russia

The U.S. House had a rare bipartisan vote yesterday, 339-71 for a resolution opposing the inclusion of Russia in Group Seven summits. For Arkansans watching at home: Only Republican Rep. Rick Crawford of Jonesboro sided with Russia's inclusion.

UPDATE: Judge lays down the law in Hunter Biden paternity case

Circuit Judge Don McSpadden has summarized in a letter today what he expects going forward in the paternity case against Hunter Biden, son of the former vice president. In short: No nonsense.

Big Frank has been found

Big Frank, the giant meat smoking trailer, has been found.

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.
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