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Nelson Design Disputes Jobless Benefits Debt

Nelson Design Disputes Jobless Benefits Debt
Michael Nelson, owner Nelson Design Group: “It’s been the worst hell that we’ve had to go through for 10 years.”

The Nelson Design Group LLC in Jonesboro has been fighting with the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services over debts that date back to the Great Recession.
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Arkansas Electrical Engineers Ride a Power Surge

Arkansas' college programs in electrical engineering are thriving, with enrollment up over the past 10 years in all of the state's accredited programs.
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Fay Jones School Adding Design Camps This Summer

The Fay Jones School of Architecture & Design is adding three design camps this summer, with the goal of exposing even more children to careers in architecture, landscape architecture and interior design.
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An affiliate of Read Property Group of Brooklyn, New York, purchased the 96-unit apartment project in west Little Rock. read more >

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Trying Again on Revised Overtime Rules (Missy McJunkins Duke Commentary)

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Gender Equity Award Winner Windstream Learns From New Assessment

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Arkansas Ranks Low in Economic Clout of Women-Owned Businesses

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