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Morning Mix: December 16, 2019

Arkansas-based fast food restaurant Slim Chickens will open its 100th store in Little Rock this Wednesday. Job site of the new Bank OZK headquarters on Highway 10 was robbed early this morning.   A national poll sponsored by NPR/PBS finds that 24 percent of Democrats and left-leaning independents favor a Biden presidency, 22 percent lean…

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Morning Mix: December 12, 2019

Seven flu-related deaths have been reported by the Arkansas Department of Health so far this year. Central Arkansas Library System partners with Entergy in audit to reduce excess energy consumption across CALS facilities, potentially saving $216,466 annually.   The Reimann family, owners of Krispy Kreme and Panera Bread will donate $5.5 million to Holocaust surivors…

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Morning Mix: December 11, 2019

Little Rock’s 2019 homicide rate has already exceeded last year’s, although the city’s police chief points to a high rate of suspects arrested and charged as a silver lining. NIMBYs in Bryant are angry that a LKQ auto body warehouse is slated for construction near Interstate 30.   Climate change activist Greta Thunberg named TIME…

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Morning Mix: December 5, 2019

Governor Hutchinson announced he will request the legislature to permanent increase funding for the UA Division of Agriculture by $1.8 million. Yesterday’s large industrial fire in Benton prompted emergency smoke alerts for surrounding communities, including Rogers. The fire’s cause is unknown.   House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has asked the House to proceed with articles of…