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Southwest Power Pool Sets Wind Energy Record

Southwest Power Pool Sets Wind Energy Record

At 4:30 a.m., SPP became the first regional transmission organization in North America to became the first regional transmission organization in North America to provide more than 50 percent of its power load from wind energy.
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Biggest Deals in Arkansas Rise 11 Percent in 2016

Both the value and the volume of mergers and acquisitions in Arkansas rose last year, with the value increasing 11 percent to $9.8 billion and the volume rising 10 percent to 92.
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Arkansas Nonprofit News Network Aiming for Impact

In an era when “fake news” is a rallying cry and the Trump administration is attacking the press as a “failing” opposition party, Lindsay Millar has launched the Arkansas Nonprofit News Network as a “nonpartisan news project dedicated to producing journalism that matters to Arkansans.”
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Asa Hutchinson Makes Appointments to Boards, Commissions

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on announces appointments to boards and commissions.
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