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Bill Halter's Scenic Hill Solar Lands Big First Projects, With L'Oreal
Scenic Hill Solar is led by CEO Bill Halter, who is also a former Arkansas lieutenant governor.

Bill Halter's Scenic Hill Solar Lands Big First Projects, With L'Oreal

Scenic Hill Solar, led by former Arkansas lieutenant governor Bill Halter, has landed big work for its first projects — the multimillion-dollar job of putting thousands of solar panels on two L'Oreal USA cosmetics factories in North Little Rock and Florence, Kentucky.
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Inside the Legal Challenges to Arkansas' Medical Marijuana Proposals (Erika Gee Commentary)

Erika Gee takes a closer look at issues identified by three legal challenges to Arkansas' two medical marijuana proposals and what to expect as the court considers them.
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Guhman Tapped to Lead Arkansas Youth Services Agency

A former adviser to Gov. Asa Hutchinson who had been running the Division of Youth Services on an interim basis is now taking the post permanently.
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Casino Campaign Asks Arkansas Court to Dismiss Challenge

The campaign behind an effort to legalize casinos in three Arkansas counties is asking the state's highest court to dismiss a lawsuit trying to block votes for the ballot measure.
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Today's Bank Named Receiver for Undercapitalized Allied Bank

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Eldridge Begins Airing TV Ads in Arkansas Senate Bid

Democratic challenger Conner Eldridge has launched the first television ads of his uphill fight to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. John Boozman in Arkansas, with a pair of spots that accuse the incumbent lawmaker of having a lackluster record in Washington. read more >

Arkansas Advanced Energy Association Names Katie Laning Niebaum Director

Katie Laning Niebaum is appointed executive director of the Arkansas Advanced Energy Association and its educational affiliate, the Arkansas Advanced Energy Foundation. read more >

William Rockefeller, Samar Ali Join Winrock International Board

Winrock International of Arkansas announced on Thursday the appointments of Samar Ali and William Rockefeller to its board of directors. read more >

Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce Opposing Casinos Measure

The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce says it's opposing a ballot measure that would legalize casinos in three counties. read more >

Little Rock Airport Gets $5.9M Grant for Improvements

The Federal Aviation Administration is awarding a $5.9 million grant to the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in Little Rock to rehabilitate the taxiway at Adams Field. read more >

UA Earns Record $101.7M in Research Funding

The University of Arkansas says it received $101.7 million in research — the highest level in the university's history and 27 percent more than it got in 2015 — for the fiscal year that ended June 30. read more >

Appeals Panel Weighs Arkansas Planned Parenthood Case

A federal appeals panel is considering whether to uphold or strike down a judge's decision to temporarily block Arkansas from cutting off Medicaid payments for three Planned Parenthood patients. read more >

Fed Keeps Key Rate Unchanged But Hints of Coming Hike

The Federal Reserve is keeping its key interest rate unchanged but signaling that it will likely raise rates before year's end. read more >

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe Opposes Casinos Measure

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe is opposing a ballot measure that would legalize casinos in three counties. He said a statewide vote on the issue would run counter to the state's tradition of allowing local communities to decide whether to allow liquor sales. read more >

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