Government & Politics Archive

Anatomy of a Leak (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 5/14/2018 12:00 am

A Trump voter of my acquaintance referred to Michael Avenatti as “that idiot attorney for Stormy Daniels.” May all of us be represented by such idiots.

Stay Suspicious (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 5/14/2018 12:00 am

So-called dark money has again made its presence known in the race for Arkansas Supreme Court, and it's just as noxious as it was two years ago.

In Trucking, Al Heringer IV Finds His Star Route

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/14/2018 12:00 am

Al Heringer IV, former Razorback and chairman of the Arkansas Trucking Association, looks at the industry's impact, and lessons learned.

Entergy: Subcontractor Paid People to Support Power Plant

by Associated Press 5/10/2018 04:22 pm

Some of the people who showed up at public hearings to express enthusiastic backing for a new power plant in New Orleans were phonies hired by a private firm for anywhere from $50 to $200 to bolster support, a major utility company acknowledged Thursday.

Tame Inflation: April Consumer Prices Up Just 0.2 Percent

by Associated Press 5/10/2018 10:53 am

American drivers paid more for gas, but overall consumer prices rose only modestly in April, a sign that inflation remains mild.

Leachville Staffing Firm Gets Square with Labor Department

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 5/10/2018 09:18 am

The U.S. Department of Labor says an Arkansas staffing company paid more than $708,000 to settle Fair Labor Standards Act violations — but one of the company's owners says he's not heard from the department about its investigation.

Full Text of Mark Stodola's Letter Saying He Won't Seek Re-Election

by Lance Turner 5/8/2018 10:53 am

In letter first sent Monday to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and the Arkansas Times, Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola said he won't seek a fourth term in office.

Citing Family Illness, Little Rock Mayor Won't Seek 4th Term

by Associated Press 5/8/2018 09:57 am

Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola says he won't seek a fourth term in office, citing a serious illness in his immediate family.

Rock Region Metro Board Hires Charles Frazier as Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/8/2018 09:56 am

The Metro Board of Directors announced Monday the hiring of Charles Frazier, assistant director of Palm Tran in Palm Beach County, Florida, as executive director of Rock Region Metro.

Dr. Peter Emanuel Resigns from UAMS' Rockefeller Cancer Institute

by Mark Friedman 5/7/2018 04:28 pm

The resignation, effective July 31, is the latest high-profile departure in a turbulent year for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

Moving the Needle on Grade-Level Reading (Angela Duran Commentary)

by Angela Duran 5/7/2018 09:29 am

Angela Duran, the campaign director for the Arkansas Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, writes that if we want to set Arkansas apart from the competition, we must build a capable and educated workforce.

Bid Procedures Shed Light on LED Pricing

by George Waldon 5/7/2018 12:00 am

Lighting specifications that favored a particular manufacturer added hundreds of thousands of dollars to the cost of the new Sylvan Hills High School and illuminated how much control architects, engineers and lighting wholesalers have over bid specs.

Adult Education Becomes Key to Arkansas Workforce

by Kyle Massey 5/7/2018 12:00 am

Through initiatives like WAGE, the state's Adult Education Centers teach work readiness skills to the unemployed and underemployed. Last fiscal year, 2,000 Arkansans earned WAGE certificates.

Arkansas College Funding Rules Shifting to Outcomes

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 5/7/2018 12:00 am

Arkansas college and universities will have an incentive to move students from initial enrollment to graduation in the most efficient, effective and affordable way possible as a new funding formula takes effect in July.

'Science Bob' May Be Blast at Arkansas Trucking Association Conference

by Marty Cook 5/7/2018 12:00 am

The organization is holding its annual conference May 16-17 at the Hot Springs Convention Center. Its featured speaker this year is Bob Pflugfelder, better known to “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” viewers as “Science Bob.”

Waste, Fraud and Abuse (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 5/7/2018 12:00 am

Here's a little mantra I'd like for you to commit to memory: Wherever there are human beings, there will be waste, fraud and abuse.

A Fish Rots From The Head (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 5/7/2018 12:00 am

Leadership, like expectations, matters. It matters greatly.

Three Little Letters That Say 'A' Lot in PR

by Kyle Massey 5/7/2018 12:00 am

What do the initials APR stand for, beyond some vague notion of achievement in public relations? Several Little Rock communications pros explained, and their answers were surprisingly fervent and personal.

Mike Carroll Named Chairman of Arkansas CPAs (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/7/2018 12:00 am

Mike Carroll of Fort Smith has been appointed chairman of the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Lyon Hired, McAfee Promoted at Dept. of Career Education (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/7/2018 12:00 am

Kelly Lyon has been hired as a strategic planning and development manager for the Arkansas Department of Career Education in Little Rock, and Charles McAfee has been promoted to communications director.