Government & Politics Archive

Andrea Lea to Seek Re-Election

by Associated Press 4/25/2017 03:22 pm

Arkansas' state auditor, Andrea Lea, says she will run for re-election in 2018.

Arkansas Conducts Nation's 1st Double Execution Since 2000

by Andrew DeMillo and Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 4/25/2017 07:41 am

After going nearly 12 years without executing an inmate, Arkansas now has executed three in a few days — including two in one night.

Chris Weiser Named to National Manufacturing Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/24/2017 11:19 am

Chris Weiser, owner and CEO of J.V. Manufacturing in Springdale, is the first Arkansan to be appointed to the National Institute of Standards and Technology Manufacturing Extension Partnership Advisory Board.

Higher Education Bubble Vexing for Arkansas Institutions

by Gwen Moritz 4/24/2017 12:00 am

Runaway inflation in the health care sector is obvious to every American family, but when a kid heads to college, this fact hits home: The consumer cost of higher education has inflated even faster over the past quarter-century.

The Student Debt Bubble (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 4/24/2017 12:00 am

Pay attention, all. This tidal wave of unsecured debt could swamp the country's still less-than-robust recovery.

State to Hear Final Presentations from Potential Parks & Tourism Promoters

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/24/2017 12:00 am

Presentations to be made by the three final advertising firms vying for the state's parks and tourism account, which used to be open to the public, will be closed this time.

Georgia Pacific, UAM-CTC Team Up to Train Workers for 21st Century

by Jan Cottingham 4/24/2017 12:00 am

A worker-training technique that evolved in the Middle Ages is gaining new currency in 21st century Crossett.

Even in Bankruptcy, College Debt Stands

by Mark Friedman 4/24/2017 12:00 am

Generally, student loans aren't discharged in bankruptcy, leaving borrowers with the debt after they've gone through the process. That could be a problem for the growing number of borrowers.

Amy Hopper Leaps Into Innovation Hub (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/24/2017 12:00 am

Amy Hopper has been hired at the Innovation Hub at Winrock International as manager of the organization's Delta I-Fund and will relocate to Little Rock in the coming months.

Arkansas Trucking Association Highlights Parking Problem

by Marty Cook 4/24/2017 12:00 am

Finding safe, quality parking is harder than you would think. Imagine the millions of trucks on the road and then realize that there are a little more than 300,000 public and private parking spots allotted for them.

Acxiom Building Hosts $25 Million Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 4/24/2017 12:00 am

Acxiom Corp. sold its 12-story headquarters and supporting five-story parking deck at 601 E. Third St. to Simmons Bank of Pine Bluff.

The High Cost of Bad Moods (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 4/24/2017 12:00 am

Research in behavioral science is showing that there is a trend toward higher irritability in the workplace — especially in the United States — and it has been more pronounced over the last 24 months.

Former Arkansas US Rep. Jay Dickey Dies at 77

by Associated Press 4/21/2017 11:12 am

Former U.S. Rep. Jay Dickey has died at the age of 77. Dickey was the first Republican to be elected to his Pine Bluff-area district since Reconstruction.

Arkansas Unemployment Falls to Record Low 3.6 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/21/2017 10:36 am

Arkansas' unemployment record fell to another record low, dropping to 3.6 percent in March from 3.7 percent in February.

Arkansas Conducts First Execution Since 2005, Plans 3 More

by Associated Press 4/21/2017 06:31 am

Arkansas carried out its first execution in nearly a dozen years despite a flurry of legal challenges that had spared three convicted killers.

SPONSORED: CRA Helps Expand Entrepreneurship, Job Growth

by 4/20/2017 07:00 am

The Community Reinvestment Act channels capital into communities to spur development.

Conservatives Fault Arkansas Supreme Court for Halting Executions

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/20/2017 06:19 am

Arkansas' attempt to carry out its first execution in nearly 12 years wasn't thwarted by the type of liberal activist judge Republicans regularly bemoan, but by a state Supreme Court that's been the focus of expensive campaigns by conservative groups to reshape the judiciary.

Why Are Executions Stopped? Death Penalty Questions Answered

by Associated Press 4/20/2017 06:15 am

One execution was halted and the state's ability to use one of its execution drugs was called into question. The AP explains what happened and what's next.

Arkansas Execution Plan Again Thrown Into Doubt

by Kelly P. Kissel and Jill Bleed, The Associated Press 4/20/2017 06:11 am

While the latest court rulings could be overturned, Arkansas now faces an uphill battle to execute any inmates before the end of April, when one of its lethal injection drugs expires.

KARK Hires New Reporter, Price McKeon

by Kyle Massey 4/19/2017 05:39 pm

Price McKeon, a Floridian by way of the University of Georgia and KOKI, Fox23 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, has hired on as reporter at KARK-TV in Little Rock.

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