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U.S. News & World ranks best high schools in state April 20, 2016 at 1:50 p.m.

MZach - are you sure about that (other schools in central Arkansas with better stats) - which schools are you referring to? I haven't seen any that come close to the 80.4 readiness score above.

Mills HS in Little Rock as a Student/Teacher ratio of 12:1... but their performance is... lacking (and it is a "University Studies" Magnet school... go figure.

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Lawmakers advance backup Medicaid plan; governor seeks end of Plan B coverage April 20, 2016 at 1:05 p.m.

I just love folks like hah406 who CLAIM to be a physician, but don't have a clue about when life begins. While "Plan B" initially attempts to PREVENT fertilization of an ovum, the secondary effect is to prevent a fertilized ovum from implanting. Life begins at conception. So, Plan B IS an abortifacient.

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Lawmakers advance backup Medicaid plan; governor seeks end of Plan B coverage April 20, 2016 at 1:03 p.m.

What a huge scam. Even if you support the Private Option, can you possibly support the end-run, lies and scam being perpetrated to get there? Seriously, the end does NOT justify the means.

The fact that some legislators are actually ignorant enough to play along with the Governor's scheme is disgusting and should be remembered when they ask of your vote again... as their integrity (just like that of Hutchinson) are completely compromised.

BUT - lets look at the facts (short version) - those "Federal dollars" to fund "healthcare for the poor" - is a huge boondoggle - the federal money tapers off, while the demands of the program expand. This is quite literally the state writing a blank check it cannot cash (and one that could, if properly viewed, be a violation of the State Constitution's prohibition against debt/deficit spending.

Further - Asa's plan to threaten funding cuts to many vital programs (that are in absolutely NO WAY connected to the Medicaid funding in question). That in-and-of itself is a huge fraud and morally wrong.

As for those who claim this is all about "poor people" - no - it is about continuing to subsidize employers who don't fulfill their moral duty (particularly towards illegal immigrants who often get thrown under the bus for $), as well as thousands who were thrown into the system who did not actually NEED the system - but were put their without an option - and who then are faced with either staying in the system, or improving their income and suddenly being "on-the-hook" back in the full exchange for a real premium payment... A real dis-incentive to improving oneself.

And I can post this from authority - the authority of my own experience in the messed up system.

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Arkansan accused of opening fire outside residence with at least 10 children inside April 9, 2016 at 9:04 a.m.

Let me get this straight - this fellow went to this house and approached his "girlfriend's" father sitting on his porch and started a fight - he then pulled (or went and fetched) a gun and began shooting the place up...

Sounds like premeditated attempted murder to me. A real "winner"... But that's ok, the "system" will slap him on the wrist and turn him lose to terrorize more until someone finally dies.

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Beard steps down as UALR basketball coach, takes UNLV job March 28, 2016 at 1:50 p.m.

That didn't take long...

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UALR pulls away in second half to win Sun Belt Tournament March 13, 2016 at 3:45 p.m.

Go Razorba........error.... Trojans!

Ummmm.... And we again see why Frank Broyles instituted the no in-state competition....

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Sweatpants ban fails in Arkansas Legislature February 19, 2016 at 5:34 p.m.

I guess they are desperate for something to do in the legislature?

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Former band director faces rape charges involving Harrison teens February 19, 2016 at 5:34 p.m.

Some folks don't read very well, apparently, and/or jump to conclusions because this was a music teacher...

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BRUMMETT ONLINE: Drama amid the corn January 27, 2016 at 1:46 p.m.

"the one equal parts zealot and shameless showboat" - and you actually attached that to the name "Ted Cruz"? Have you EVER listened to even a split second of Trump bluster? If ever there was a "showboat" (and shameless isn't even beginning to scratch the surface) in this race, it is the "ME ME ME-centered Donald Trump.

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Southwestern Energy to lay off 600 Arkansas workers January 22, 2016 at 1 a.m.

IF... Natural Gas prices have "continued to fall" over the last year, when those of us who use natural gas actually expect to see the rate WE pay for it to also "fall"? I don't burn it in our vehicles, but the compressed natural gas stations have remained at a constant price for years (the one I pass regularly has remained at $1.50 for AT LEAST three years). My home gas price (Counterpoint Energy) has not seen a recognizable fall in rates either.

Somebody is being dishonest - either the natural gas producers (such as SWN) or the providers (like Counterpoint).

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