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After SEC plea, Arkansas panel advances measure exempting sporting events from gun law March 29, 2017 at 2:57 p.m.

DDDKA, why not you keep your guns at home? No amount of consumer-grade training will assure some of us that we won't get caught in the crossfire when you have your shootout at the Razorback Stadium corral, even assuming you're the good guy trying to shoot the bad guy in the next section. Sometimes even the cops get it wrong, and they usually have more & better training...

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In Spanish, Little Rock offers road rules March 27, 2017 at 11:52 a.m.

Did the ADG just hire Yoda as a headline writer?

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AP analysis: 'Bathroom bill' to cost North Carolina $3.76B March 27, 2017 at 11:50 a.m.

I only hope Arkansas legislators read this article. SB774 & HB1986 might not have the same dollar impact, but then we can't afford even the same proportion of losses as NC. And if they drive the HQ of Walmart, Tyson or J.B. Hunt out of Northwest Arkansas, they will be even more devastating than HB2.

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Arkansas legislature's plate full for session's final days March 26, 2017 at 9:02 p.m.

The article is incorrect when it claims SB774 "requir(es) transgender people to use the public restrooms that correspond with the sex listed on their birth certificates". In fact, it tries to direct restroom use based on "immutable biological sex as objectively determined by anatomy and genetics existing at the time of birth", accepting ONLY an "original birth certificate" as proof. That makes it WORSE than North Carolina's HB2, Texas' SB6, and even the original "shell bill" SB346; though the law will still permit native Arkansans who are transgender to change their birth certificates (HB1894 died in committee last week), that will NOT be enough for them to get relief from SB774.
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This article also ignores HB1986, which is a "bathroom bill" in disguise that is EVEN WORSE than SB774. It effectively imposes CRIMINAL penalties on transgender people using the restroom of their gender identity by secretly making it a form of indecent exposure. If it's read like the statute banning sex in public places (including restrooms), even dropping trou in a locked stall would be illegal if someone of the "opposite biological sex" (not defined) is present. Unlike SB774, it applies to restrooms on PRIVATE as well as public property. Both bills need to die!!!

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Proposal for busy stretch of Cantrell Road in west Little Rock takes cue from interstate junction March 26, 2017 at 8:43 p.m.

I believe the reporter is very confused here. For one, though AHTD did consider a flyover-style ramp from Cantrell WB to I-430 NB, in the end they simply modified the original plan that squeezed a more traditional right-hand ramp between the Johnswood area and the two highways. (I read the final plans online when they were bid out; there was NO flyover.) For another, though Big Rock added an I-630/Chenal overpass over Shackleford, it is *NOT* a SPUI; there are currently no SPUIs in Arkansas, though they do exist in the Memphis & Branson areas. Finally, it doesn't clearly explain the difference between a continuous flow interchange (no overpasses, left-turn lane exits left before the main intersection) and a SPUI (a freeway-style interchange with all left-turn lanes converging at a single traffic light).

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Vice President Mike Pence's Little Rock visit canceled March 24, 2017 at 5:07 p.m.

Actually, DoubleBlind, the 91st took off today. Somewhere, the late George Fisher is breathing just a little bit easier, though he's still waiting for those sweet words "sine die". ;)

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Arkansas governor signs bill reinstating voter ID law March 24, 2017 at 5:01 p.m.

In the same paragraph you call it a "sworn statement". Though that term is used in the bill, it's actually a form signed "under penalty of perjury" -- NOT actually sworn or notarized.

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Vice President Mike Pence's Little Rock visit canceled March 24, 2017 at 1:47 p.m.

I heard that for security reasons he was to fly to LRAFB, which has an air terminal built during the Clinton years for Air Force One. (It's now used mainly for military travelers.) The original plan was for him to go from Jacksonville to the tour bus company, then take one of their buses to Memphis; apparently the "listening session" was tacked on later. At least his staying home makes it easier for me to root for Butler, because we're better than North Carolina -- as long as our "bathroom bills" don't pass. ;)

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Police: Little Rock woman drove wrong way on I-430, I-40 for 13 miles March 23, 2017 at 5:51 p.m.

My question, how was it that ASP "flagged" her at Colonel Glenn, then took 13 miles to pull her over at Crystal Hill? If they pulled her over the first time, why didn't they force her to turn around? And if they just started chasing her at Colonel Glenn, isn't 13 miles going the wrong way pretty dangerous (with OR without the cops on her tail)?
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YoungHog & LR1955: AHTD (soon likely to be ARDOT, the bill's on Asa's desk) is working on putting bigger "WRONG WAY" and related signs statewide. However, drunks like her don't need no stinkin' signs. ;)

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Arkansas senator files resolution to chastise NCAA referees after UA loss March 23, 2017 at 5:38 p.m.

As a transgender woman, I say let's take the high road and reject both "bathroom bills" still alive in Senate Judiciary (SB774 & HB1986). We're better than North Carolina, both on the basketball court AND in a court of law! :D

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