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Little Rock mayor talks public safety, right wing crime narrative on 'Politics Nation'

Wearing the hat of president of the African American Mayors Association, Mayor Frank Scott Jr. talked about battling crime with a comprehensive plan.
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Young Storytellers

On The Observer’s second day of work at the Arkansas Times, while still clueless about such necessities as the location of the office bathroom, I was tasked with covering something called Young Storytellers, which sounded innocuous enough. However, what was quickly revealed by The Observer’s boss, through a grin so tiny it almost didn’t register as mischievous, was that this would be an immersive — nay, participatory — opportunity.
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UPDATE: ABC director revokes River Valley Relief's cultivation license

The director of the state Alcoholic Beverage Control division revoked River Valley Relief’s cultivation license after a nearly hour-long hearing Monday. 

Local, national reactions to photo of Jerry Jones at North Little Rock High desegregation protest

An article from The Washington Post stirred conversation about the Dallas Cowboys owner’s past intentions, and how he will go forward in inclusion practices for football executives.
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Serious concerns about tornadoes, storms in Southeast Arkansas and beyond

A strong cold front will move through Arkansas and the Mid-South tomorrow and bring potentially strong storms with it. The National Weather Service has issued a rare, strong warning the day before the storm.

Hutchinson calls out Trump over meeting with white supremacist

Hutchinson says Trump meeting with white supremacist was no accident.
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Detectives identify teens as suspects in North Little Rock homicides

The teenage suspects will be charged as adults, according to the North Little Rock Police Department.

A marijuana post-mortem with David Couch

We caught up with Couch to get his thoughts on the election, why he thinks the amendment failed and the prospects for a recreational marijuana amendment in the future. 
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Sunday open line

Open line.
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A Little Rock city employee shot on the job Friday

The shooting happened near the intersection of Charles Bussey and Elm.
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Trump conspiracies

The former president might be history, but the hoaxes he promoted won’t die easily.

A living 'nightmare' for North Little Rock tenants

Some tenants are facing the early cold weather without working heaters; others were living in mold-and-roach-infested apartments. With many surviving off of limited income, tenants are stuck in unsafe living environments managed by Knight Development Properties.

Judge refuses to dismiss charges against Jan. 6 defendant from Arkansas

A federal judge today denied Richard "Bigo" Barnett's motions to strike all of the charges resulting from his participation in the Jan 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. In a separate ruling, the judge withheld an immediate decision on whether to postpone Barnett's trial now set for Dec. 12.
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Think Rubix hands over LITFest performance contracts, sponsorship details

LITFest went up in smoke days before its scheduled start, and the Think Rubix Principal Tristan Wilkerson shared how his firm was negatively impacted by the loss. “We were asked to perform a miracle,” Wilkerson said. “That’s a lot to ask.”

Homicide victim in Conway identified

25-year-old woman shot to death in Conway.

First pediatric flu death reported in Arkansas this season, intensity is ‘very high’

The flu hit early this year, and health experts aren’t sure when the high numbers could end.

Meeting planned, public invited in effort to get Conway School District back on track

The Conway residents really wanting to take politics out of the schools are planning to get organized.

Remember the Jan. 6 guy who propped his feet on Pelosi's desk? He wants more time at home before his trial

Richard "Bigo" Barnett, the Gravette man who propped his feet upon House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's desk during the January 6, 2021 insurrection, wants his Dec. 12 delayed until March.

Sanders' newly announced chief of staff comes from Arizona in wake of scandal

Sarah Sanders' new chief of staff comes from Arizona, where she worked as deputy chief of staff for Gov. Doug Ducey while also lobbying for a tax break that would deliver $10 million to her dad's company. Grifting with dad is something Sanders knows plenty about, so they'll make a fine pair.

Sunday planes will be stuffed full of holiday travelers at Little Rock airport

“Is there going to be a long line? Yes, but we will be out there actively managing it," Brian Malinowski, executive director of the airport commission said.
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