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Zombies Beware: Pine Bluff Is Rising

Zombies Beware: Pine Bluff Is Rising

A growing army of developers and investors are on a mission of revitalization for the city of Pine Bluff.
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Political Capital, Maneuvering Aided King Bill Win (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

All it took was a Republican governor willing to spend political capital, a provision that helped the bill maneuver through committees and a closing argument from a lawmaker whose great-great grandfather left Mississippi to fight for the Union.
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State Personal Income Rises Below National Gain in 2016

Arkansas personal income rose 3.2 percent in 2016, below the national average of 3.6 percent, according to estimates by the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Economic Analysis. read more >

Arkansas Minimum Wage Bill Advances

The Arkansas House passed legislation that would shield businesses from liability for what employees do before and after their primary work. read more >

Highland Pellets Haggling Over New Plant Site

Hopes for a new wood pellet plant between Stephens and Camden are in the balance as the decision-making scale toggles between Arkansas and Mississippi. read more >

Health Care – Right or Privilege? (Editorial)

The philosophical question of whether health care is something every American is entitled to or something every American must earn underlies all discussion of how best to provide it. read more >

Arkansas Truckers Tackle Automated Driving

The Arkansas Trucking Association is trying to move the state forward into the world of technology with a vote expected this week which would allow exceptions to a state law that requires trucks to keep 200 feet apart on state highways. read more >

Former State Supreme Court Justice Paul Danielson Joins Family Law Firm (Movers & Shakers)

Paul Danielson has recently joined the team at the Danielson Law Firm after retiring from the Arkansas Supreme Court Dec. 31. T read more >

An Out-of-State Ad Firm for Arkansas Tourism? Unlikely, but Possible

Will the state of Arkansas award its biggest advertising contract to an out-of-state agency? Little Rock marketing pros think probably not, but the idea isn't inconceivable. read more >

Scholarships for Retail Development (J. Cliff McKinney Commentary)

Other states recognize the valuable economic contribution of retail. These states have incentive programs — retail scholarships — that Arkansas tries to compete against without an effective answer. read more >

Asa Hutchinson Signs Bill Reinstating Voter ID Law

Arkansas' governor signed a measure Friday requiring voters to show photo identification before casting a ballot, reinstating a voter ID law that was struck down by the state's highest court more than two years ago. read more >

Arkansas Unemployment Drops to Record 3.7 Percent in February

Arkansas' unemployment rate continued to fall in February to the lowest on record, 3.7 percent. The rate was 3.8 percent in January and 4.1 percent in February 2016. read more >

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