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U.S. road fatalities on rise August 24, 2015 at 8:14 a.m.

It's a leadership and lawlessness problem! Respect for rules and authority has to be restored at the ground (family) level. What I am seeing is not so much the inattentive driving, as it is just driving too fast, too close to other vehicles, illegal lane changes and just plain selfishness, rudeness and carelessness about anyone else. That pretty much describes where society is headed with everything these days.

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LR school chief: No west campus as quick add-on August 14, 2015 at 9:39 a.m.

Near areas of less traffic and previous development (might require annexing into the county a little ways - that requires forward thinking about future development). Along Kanis Rd., Denny Rd, north side of north leg of Chenal Valley, back end of Pride valley, Spring Lake area... there are options.

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Stop pretending August 14, 2015 at 9:04 a.m.

Has anyone thought that perhaps the fracking induced Seismic activity might actually relieve built-up stress along the fault lines, thus decreasing the risk of stronger and more devastating quakes? It might be worth studying.

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LR school chief: No west campus as quick add-on August 14, 2015 at 8:45 a.m.

If a new Middle School is built on the LRSD owned property off of North Katillus Rd in West Little Rock, and a new High School is put into the Leisure Building, there will then be at least eight (8) separate schools along a 3.3 mile stretch of Cantrell Rd (Hwy 10) (actually more like eleven (yes 11) schools if you break them down by education level). So this proposed plan is to jam 2 more LRSD schools into one small area of West Little Rock along an already busy State Highway? Come on folks, we can plan better than this!!! Oh, and since someone will ask, the existing schools (listed from East to West along Cantrell) are: Don Roberts Elem (LRSD – directly across Cantrell from the proposed Middle School site), AR Baptist Middle & High (one campus – essentially across the street from the former Leisure Arts bldg), LR Christian Elem, Middle & High (one campus) and Joe T Robinson Elem, Middle & High. I am all for the LRSD building new schools in the growth areas of town, but this idea lacks serious long-range planning (which is exactly why the LRSD is in this mess to begin with – and which Mr. Kurrus addresses by his thoughtful comments). The idea that was floated about the LRSD annexing Robinson and expanding & upgrading those campuses makes much more logical sense than trying to convert a Commercial Warehouse & Office Building into a school. Baptist Health apparently already studied and abandoned the idea of converting Leisure Arts into a Nursing School. Why then do folks think the LRSD can put a High School in it economically? And where will they put the obligatory sports facilities? The new Middle School site will not have room for all of the facilities for Middle & High... and it will already be crammed in between existing residences and a natural wildlife area along the Little Maumelle River. The LRSD property hosts an amazingly diverse ecosystem in an urban setting. I have seen Wild Turkeys, Bobcats, Coyotes, Deer, Beavers, and loads of other critters. There is also a large pond on the property that is full of fish, turtles and other aquatic life - that will have to be drained and regarded when they decide to build a school there. I think the pond should be protected and that property should remain zoned as residential. We can find a better, more central and less congested location for the new West Little Rock school(s).

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To grow ... or not August 13, 2015 at 8:17 a.m.

I hope everyone realizes that if a Middle School is built on the new LRSD owned property off of Katillus and a new High School is put into the Leisure Building... there will then be at least eight (8) separate schools along a 3.3 mile stretch of Cantrell Rd (Hwy 10) (it would be eleven (yes 11) schools if you break them down by education level). So we plan to go from no new LRSD schools in West Little Rock (since Fulbright was built) to jamming everything up into essentially one stretch along an already busy State Highway? Come on folks, we can plan better than this!!! Oh, and since someone will ask, the existing schools (listed from East to West along Cantrell) are: Don Roberts Elem (LRSD), AR Baptist Middle & High (very near the former Leisure Arts bldg), LR Christian Elem, Middle & High, and Joe T Robinson Elem, Middle & High. I am all for the LRSD building new schools in the growth areas of town, but this idea lacks any serious long-range planning (which is exactly why the LRSD is in this mess to begin with). The idea that was floated about the LSRD annexing Robinson and expanding & upgrading those campuses makes much more logical sense than trying to convert a Commercial Warehouse & Office Building into a school. Baptist Health apparently already studied and abandoned the idea of converting Leisure Arts into a Nursing School. Why then do folks think the LRSD can put a High School in it economically? And where will they put the obligatory sports facilities? The new Middle School site will not have room for all of the facilities for Middle & High... and it will already be crammed in between existing residences and a natural wildlife area along the Little Maumelle River. That piece of land has an amazingly diverse ecosystem (Wild Turkeys, Bobcats, Coyotes, lots of Deer, Beavers, and a large pond that is well stocked with fish).

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Parsimony on pause August 6, 2015 at 8:12 a.m.

The 10 day period has been in place for Medicaid recipients for at least the last 10 years... yes, even during the Beebe administration. So, who, pray tell, is being "political" about this?

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What's in a word August 3, 2015 at 8:03 a.m.

No NOD, conservatives want America to remain America... hence the name Conservative. There is no other and never has been another country like ours. We once had something to conserve... let's pray we still have it long enough that Conservatives do not have to become revolutionaries to get us back to the greatness America once embodied. Or are we already there?

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Putin accuses U.S. of meddling into FIFA affairs May 28, 2015 at 12:57 p.m.

Everyone in America should watch the PBS Frontline episode titled "Putin's Way".

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Putin accuses U.S. of meddling into FIFA affairs May 28, 2015 at 12:11 p.m.

Of Course Putin & Russia think they did not do anything wrong... their whole governmental system is based in corruption and pay-to-play kick backs. They make the Clinton Family Foundation look like a bunch of two-bit Pikers!

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Just not a priority May 14, 2015 at 8:23 a.m.

Strawmen are always "quite simple, really" Nod! Keep thrashing that hay!

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