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3 hrs ago | The City Wire

Dassault announces $60 million expansion of Little Rock operation

Dassault Falcon Jet broke ground on its new $60 million completion facility in Little Rock.


Related Topix: Dassault Falcon, Civil Aircraft, Aircraft, Dassault Aircraft, Mike Beebe, US Governors, US Politics, Mark Pryor, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Arkansas Government

8 hrs ago | Arkansas Times

Gallery news: One opening in NLR, one closing in Hot Springs

John Gaudin, the father of the Argenta Arts District in downtown North Little Rock, is "finally" opening a gallery of his own, in the slender storefronts at 413A and 413B Main St. The inaugural show will be works by acclaimed Northwest Arkansas artist George Dombek .


Related Topix: Hot Springs, AR, North Little Rock, AR, Little Rock, AR, Education Etc.

12 hrs ago | Arkansas Times

Arkansas lottery collects $1 million in taxes and child support

Did you know that state law requires the Arkansas Lottery to help collect unpaid taxes and child support? The lottery issued a release noting it has collected $1 million in such debts in its five years of existence, along with $500 million for college scholarships.


Related Topix: Lottery, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Arkansas Government, Little Rock, AR

15 hrs ago | Arkansas Times

Asa Hutchinson, long opponent of minimum wage increase referendum, wants you to think otherwise

FOR AND AGAINST: Mike Ross supports and Asa Hutchinson opposes a ballot measure to increase the minimum wage in Arkansas.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Mike Ross, Democrat, Mark Pryor, US Senate

19 hrs ago | Daily Record

Clinton School Study highlights economic impact of civil legal aid

A team of graduate students conducted research to help Arkansas Access to Justice Commission calculate the economic impact of civil legal aid services in Arkansas provided by the state's two legal aid providers: the Center for Arkansas Legal Services, which serves 44 counties in central, western, and southern Arkansas; and Legal Aid of Arkansas, ... (more)


Related Topix: Arkansas Government, University of Arkansas

22 hrs ago | NWAonline

Older 'Riders getting a shot

Bill Keopple pulled his seniors aside nine days ago and gave them the freedom to decide how they would proceed toward Southern Arkansas' opener.


22 hrs ago | Arkansas Online

El Dorado hospital completes upgrades, renovations

EL DORADO - Patients and visitors entering the emergency department of the Medical Center of South Arkansas will find a warmer, softer space that has been retrofitted and expanded to include the latest technology and to improve efficiency and the overall quality of patient care.


Mon Sep 01, 2014

The City Wire

Arkansas environmental director says state has flexibility with EPA plan

Arkansas' efforts to grapple with a new EPA rule that will have a huge impact on the economy is still in the education phase and one key regulator says it's "too early" to tell which direction the state may go in complying with the rule.


Related Topix: Arkansas Government, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The City Wire

Another Pryor commitment

Editor's note: This commentary is part of a collaboration between the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith and The City Wire to deliver an ongoing series of political-based essays and reports.


Related Topix: University of Arkansas, Fort Smith, AR, American University, US News, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics

Daily Record

Behind the News

Arkansas needs to change its system of selecting judges, and we need to do it before the people who elect them lose confidence in their courts.


Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, Criminal Defense Law, Law

The Daily Caller

Super PAC Running Unorthodox Ads Tying Mark Pryor To 'Extremist Liberals'

A conservative super PAC plans to go up on television in the crucial Arkansas Senate race this week to tie incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor to "extremist liberals" in Washington D.C. What's unusual about these ads from the Conservative War Chest super PAC is that one version is two minutes long.


Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Pryor, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Senator Chuck Schumer, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton

Crooks and Liars

Man Of God Huckabee Hates Regulations On Fronts For Money Laundering

Huckabee really believes it is just plain un-American for barely legal businesses to suffer any scrutiny under Operation Choke Point.


Related Topix: US Politics, Tom DeLay, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Arkansas Government, Prison, Liberal Political News

Daily Kos

The Variety of Statewide Offices

I have commented over 1300 times, but this is my first attempt at a diary. I thought I would for my first time out try something informational and uncontroversial, but hopefully not too boring either.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, US News, Liberal Political News

Don't Miss Another Chance

At this time of year, farmers in Arkansas should have better things to dwell on than whether they will get paid for the grain they've already sold.


Related Topix: Arkansas Government, Opinion

Arkansas Online

UAM's credits for teens disputed

A Pine Bluff-area community college has complained to the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board that a four-year university offering concurrent enrollment at a nearby high school has encroached on its service area and created friction in the community.


Sun Aug 31, 2014

Newly Insured 'Private Option' Arkansans Present Challenges, Opportunities

Last week, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's left-leaning columnist John Brummett said that Arkansas' unique "private option" approach to Medicaid expansion "threatens to be the most thoroughly successful public policy and government program - by idea and execution - that I've covered in 40 years."


Related Topix: West Memphis, AR

Baptist Health CEO Troy Wells on Best & Worst of Obamacare

Troy Wells has been the president and CEO of Baptist Health of Little Rock since July.


Related Topix: Little Rock, AR, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, University of Arkansas Little Rock, Medicine


Business awards

ASSOCIATION MANAGEMENT The Arkansas Society of Association Executives has honored Montine McNulty, executive director of the Arkansas Hospitality Association, with its Ken Graves Memorial Award for outstanding achievement in the profession of association management and service to the community.


Arkansas Online

A senator and the Great War

This summer marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I, or the Great War as it was known until the extreme horrors of World War II dwarfed the earlier conflict.


Related Topix: History in the News

Arkansas Times

Control of the U.S. Senate: Is black turnout the key?

MOBILIZING BLACK VOTERS: Rep. John Lewis, shown at a recent appearance in Arkansas, is urging blacks to vote to continue Democratic Senate control.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Mark Pryor, US Senate, Mike Ross, Democrat, John Lewis, Barack Obama


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