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President Trump sworn into office; ‘the forgotten’ get turn now, he says January 21, 2017 at 12:17 p.m.

Nodmcm, let's not forget multiple Timex plants will be making watches and Polaroid cameras again. And the Teletype plant too.

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Little Rock radio station announces new morning show with longtime personality, DJ January 20, 2017 at 12:18 p.m.

What's this BIG 94.9? All Biggie, all the time? Sorry, but I prefer Tupac. /sarcasm

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Washington County judge hires two more to top positions January 17, 2017 at 5:12 p.m.

The entity is the Association of Arkansas Counties, *not* the Arkansas Counties Association. Much like the Arkansas Municipal League for cities and the Arkansas Activities Association for high school athletics, it is a nominally private but quasi-governmental entity whose members are the 75 counties themselves; it also operates the various associations of county officers (county judges, county clerks, circuit clerks, etc.) It is definitely appropriate for a county judge to consult with an AAC attorney before making significant legal moves, especially when one of the issues involved is hiring a county attorney.

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Postal Service disavows Robert E. Lee notice on Springdale office January 17, 2017 at 5:03 p.m.

333nono33, I think you're hinting at why Gov. Hutchinson wants to take Gen. Lee off the holiday now. As a Bob Jones University grad, I'm sure Asa! knows the historical importance of Gen. Lee to the South as well as Paul Greenberg does. Still, Asa! knows the butter on his bread comes from Walmart, Tyson, and other major Arkansas businesses who are embarrassed by this sort of outdated thinking; they probably want Gen. Lee gone more than Asa! himself does. (It's also why Asa! is currently against any "bathroom bills".)

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Postal Service disavows Robert E. Lee notice on Springdale office January 17, 2017 at 4:57 p.m.

It should also be noted that Arkansas Code 10-2-128, the 1999 law prohibiting the legislature from meeting on the third Monday in January, specifically says it is "(i)n respect to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and in observance of his birthday" -- NO mention of Gen. Lee. If not for that law, Arkansas Code 1-5-102(b) would require state agencies in Pulaski County to maintain minimal staffing for the MLK/Lee holiday in case the legislature needs them. (It also applies to George Washington's Birthday and Daisy Gatson Bates Day, more commonly called "Presidents Day" though the ADG abhors that term as neither Federal nor Arkansas law uses it.)

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Postal Service disavows Robert E. Lee notice on Springdale office January 17, 2017 at 4:47 p.m.

Haphog, it is the legislature that ultimately decides what the official state holidays are. I personally believe Gen. Lee still has some redeeming qualities (especially in his post-Appomattox life -- the college he led, now Washington & Lee University, actually admitted a few black students during his life *and* admitted blacks in the 1960's when Virginia's public schools were still practicing "massive resistance"), but IMO putting his name on our state observance of the MLK holiday sends the wrong message for the 21st century.
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And ultimately that has nothing to do with this article; as a FEDERAL agency USPS must follow the FEDERAL holiday, which is for MLK alone. Even if it was put up by a USPS employee, it was 100% unauthorized and appropriate action should be taken. By law USPS was closed for MLK, *NOT* Gen. Lee.

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Arkansas roads agency looks at fee levy for electric, hybrid vehicles January 17, 2017 at 3:07 a.m.

Some people may get it (i.e., electric car owners don't pay gas or diesel taxes), but a lot of Arkansans won't. Mr. Bennett needs to remember what caused Bill Clinton to lose to Frank White in 1980: "Cubans and car tags". Car tags are to our legislature what Social Security is to Congress; the only changes in tag fees since White rolled back Clinton's increase were when Mike Huckabee got rid of auto inspections for an additional fee (which netted out to a $1 reduction total) and a recent 14-cent increase in the postage fee.

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Ex-Little Rock football coach pleads guilty in sexual assault case involving student January 14, 2017 at 2:15 p.m.

Here goes the bad headline writing, though at least there's no state prison in LR. He's an "ex-coach" or possibly "ex-football coach", not "ex-Little Rock".

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In sex case, 5-year term for ex-Arkansas officer January 14, 2017 at 1:07 p.m.

This perp is definitely NOT "ex-Arkansas"; he will definitely be spending several months in the Arkansas Department of Correction, even with parole & good time. He should have been called an "Arkansas ex-officer" in the headline.

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Officer at DHS accepts new job January 14, 2017 at 12:59 p.m.

PFH hiring the head of the agency overseeing it is NOT "trying to distance itself from... scandal"; if anything it's scandalous on its own. Where's ethics laws when you need them?

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