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John Bethel Retiring as PSC Executive Director; Rate Expert Leaving, Too

John Bethel Retiring as PSC Executive Director; Rate Expert Leaving, Too

John Bethel is retiring from the state Public Service Commission after 18 years as executive director. One of the commission's top experts on rate issues, Matthew Klucher, is also departing in an unrelated move.
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River Rock, Entegrity Build Renewable Features Into Daily Work

Arkansas builders are incorporating solar energy into everyday projects, from residences to commercial businesses to schools to prisons.
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Prospect of Solar Power Rises in Ashley County

Ashley County sees a big ball of energy up in the sky, and it is looking to a Kansas company to possibly harness the sun's power.
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Arkansas State Veterans Home Gets Quick Fix-Up

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