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School district in Pulaski County objects to agents in suit April 30, 2018 at 9:18 a.m.

The never-ending case... that will remain until the schools involved are dead.

Mr. Walker, The longstanding attorney for the so-called “Joshua Interveanors” has grown wealthy in large part from this case.

This is yet another example of how one can make a name and heavy income with an interest that the case never end—- because if the supposed basis for lawsuit ever were to be judged as “fixed”, you lose that income stream. So Walker and company continue to engineer a reason to exist.

Sadly, all districts in Pulaski County have suffered under this case. These districts raked in far more per-student funding than the rest of the state, yet have produced among the most violent and low-achieving student bodies in the state.

Just check out the school report cards released a few weeks ago—- compare to previous reports. There is no positive return on investment to taxpayers.

Is it any wonder that the few schools making any positive progress are charter schools that don’t have to follow the same rules?

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NW Arkansas ranks high in livability, but Little Rock falls April 10, 2018 at 10:58 a.m.

To TravisBickle -

I've pulled up sex offender maps - and Pulaski County has as many or more registered offenders as NW Arkansas (indeed - Pulaski County alone has more than Benton and Washington County combined). And up here in NW Arkansas - the Benton and Washington County sheriffs' offices do a good job of making sure citizens are made aware when a sex offender is in the area. Thats a lot more than I can say for Pulaski County.

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NW Arkansas ranks high in livability, but Little Rock falls April 10, 2018 at 10:56 a.m.

As someone who has lived in both the LR/NLR area and in NW Arkansas - I absolutely agree with this assessment. And this doesn't take into consideration that crime has skyrocketed int he last several years since I lived in the 'Hood. Our household had a standing semi-joking bet going each day - how many police, fire, or ambulance runs up the hill in front of the house we would count each day.

In LR - Mayor Stodola has been in full denial mode of the issues of the city for over a decade and a half. Gangs have taken back over, and where it isn't formal gangs, it is thugs and drug heads. Stodola hinted about the possibility of growing crime when he demanded the sales tax increase. He warned of increased crime if voters did not pass his sales tax. Voters DID pass it - and crime has skyrocketed. Hmmm... I guess a fleet of brand new police Chargers and SUVs has gone a long way to helping with the crime problem? Mismanagement and dependency on the Federal government to fund any significant projects, while wasting money on idiotic programs and pet projects...

And NLR is right there in the mix - decades of the previous mayor's Chicago-style crooked politics - followed by his hand-selected successor - and their criminal enterprises, including scamming NLR Electric rate payers and taxpayers by skimming electric payments to fund pet city projects while NOT paying off the hydro plant bonds/indebtedness - all while ignoring some very real crime problems as well. But there's plenty of bike lanes... sigh

LR/NLR is suffering because of Liberal progressive mismanagement and failure to be genuinely forward-looking, with a fiscally responsible backbone.

NW Arkansas is progressive in mostly the right/original meaning of the word: willing to do what it takes to move forward, all while being as fiscally restrained as is practical. Lots of cost/benefit analysis done up here.

And notice an electoral map - NW Arkansas is soundly "red". Pulaski County has turned quite Leftist-blue. Then notice EVERY metropolitan area in this nation - and the problems that mirror what LR/NLR is seeing - and every one of them is... Leftist blue. Hmmm...

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Darious Hall, C.J. Jones transferring from Arkansas April 4, 2018 at 9:58 p.m.

Don’t they lose a hear of eligibility?

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Revived RiverFest announces 2018 lineup; 3 more 'major headliners' expected, director says April 4, 2018 at 9:41 p.m.

Who? They want how much formpasses to see folks I’ve never heard of?

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Plans to exempt Arkansas stadiums from gun law OK'd March 31, 2018 at 9:54 a.m.

The “Enhanced” permission slip law was passed under the guise of allowing students and faculty to protect themselves on campuses as well as visitors (including sporting events).

The reality is- this was quite literally a scam to further pad the Arkansas State Police retirement/pension plan (where all the concealed carry fees go-check it out ArDemGaz).

Regardless of ones views in the 2nd Amendment, this is legally one of the most dramatic lies/scams ever perpetrated by our legislature.

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Operations suspended at 2 prison units in Arkansas; officers, inmates to be relocated March 2, 2018 at 8:22 p.m.

Oh great... with no real free bed space in the corrections system, we close two units? Great.

Maybe look at just WHY they can’t keep the prison system staffed might be a good idea?

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Arkansas execution drug set to expire while appeals proceed February 28, 2018 at 4:45 p.m.

There is no logical or moral reason for it to take so long to exhaust the appeals process. Justice delayed = justice denied.

There is no question as to the guilt of those on death row in these cases. That isn’t even being argued. Instead, the argument is against the death penalty in general.

They should have considered this possible outcome when they chose to commit their horrific crimes.

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49-year-old Arkansan faces 10 counts of rape, sexual indecency with a child, records show January 27, 2018 at 1:23 p.m.

Upon conviction, I volunteer to help build a gallows in front of the courthouse to hang this monster by the neck for his evil crimes!

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VIDEO: North Little Rock police release footage showing fatal shooting of teen by officers January 11, 2018 at 12:47 p.m.

FrFredBall: Your comment is, indeed, a reflection of the problem - accountability. We want to point fingers at the police, point fingers at "society", point fingers at circumstances. Sometimes (most of the time) people make seriously bad decisions. This young man's friends cooperated, even willingly submitting to search/pat down (where drugs were found on one). Yet they remained calm and cooperative. In fact - the conversation between officers and the other two was jovial and pretty much polite. It was the driver who CHOSE - not because of a society "forcing him" or "oppressing him" - but his own corrupt heart that led him to attempt to kill police officers over a stolen gun and some drugs. He showed ZERO care for anyones lives.

Does the culture contribute - certainly, but it is the "we are victims" culture. This young man had access to education and resources that previous generations didn't have. He chose a different path and paid for his horrendous decision with his life.

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