Government & Politics Archive

New Era in Ties Begins as Cuba Raises Flag at Embassy in US

by Associated Press 7/20/2015 10:33 am

Cuba's blue, red and white-starred flag was hoisted Monday at the country's embassy in Washington in a symbolic move signaling the start of a new post-Cold War era in U.S.-Cuba relations.

Cities Keep Anti-Discrimination Measures Despite New Law

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/20/2015 07:05 am

Most Arkansas municipalities that have adopted broader anti-discrimination protections for gays and lesbians say they'll keep enforcing the measures despite a new law taking effect this week intended to prohibit such ordinances.

Victor, Spoils, Etc. (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 7/20/2015 12:00 am

The way Robert Stebbins' job termination as sales director for the Arkanas Scholarship Lottery went down, both on the part of the lottery and then by the under-reported, overplayed articles that appeared in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, was astonishing.

Winners and Losers (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 7/20/2015 12:00 am

A couple of green industries in Arkansas — wind and biodiesel — have taken hits in the past few years, as this issue of Arkansas Business makes clear.

Biodiesel Industry Falters; Lack of Support Cited

by Austin DuVall 7/20/2015 12:00 am

Declining gasoline prices that cut demand for biodiesel and the increasing popularity of compressed natural gas as a fuel are two other factors behind the industry's doldrums, the Arkansas Economic Development Commission and others say.

Once Bright, Wind Sector In Arkansas Founders

by Sean Beherec 7/20/2015 12:00 am

What began as a promising new manufacturing sector for the state has petered out into one the Arkansas Economic Development Commission no longer actively pursues.

Tyson Among Poultry Giants Curtailing Antibiotic Use

by Marty Cook 7/20/2015 12:00 am

Christine Daugherty is almost irrepressibly energetic. It's a trait that serves her well in her role as vice president of sustainable food production at Tyson Foods of Springdale.

Harbor's Leslie Davis on How Companies Can Reduce Waste, Regulation

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/20/2015 12:00 am

Leslie Davis, vice president and principal at Harbor Environmental & Safety of Little Rock, co-founded the environmental, safety and engineering consulting firm with Trena Adair in 2007. Davis specializes in acquisition assistance and implementation of compliance management systems.

Iran Nuke Deal Puts Spotlight on Tom Cotton (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/19/2015 09:48 am

Freshman Republican U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton rose to prominence as someone not known for understatement, especially when it comes to criticizing the Obama administration on foreign policy issues.

Hillary Clinton Tries to Lift Democrats' Spirits in Arkansas

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/19/2015 09:42 am

Returning to the state where she served as first lady for 12 years, Hillary Rodham Clinton tried to lift the spirits of Arkansas Democrats after recent losses turned the state into Republican territory.

In Arkansas, Donald Trump Touts Business Background

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/18/2015 08:58 am

Headlining the state Republican Party's annual Reagan Rockefeller fundraising dinner, Donald Trump repeatedly railed against President Barack Obama on issues including the Iran nuclear deal and trade policy.

Hillary Clinton Returns to Arkansas, Now Behind GOP Lines

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/17/2015 07:43 am

As she ramps up her presidential campaign, Hillary Rodham Clinton is returning this weekend to a state that's part of her home territory - a place she's so well known her name adorns landmarks including the national airport and a children's library.

Update: Report Says Arkansas Needs More Foster Homes, Caseworkers

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/16/2015 03:29 pm

An independent review says Arkansas' child welfare system is burdened by a high caseload for its workers and a lack of foster homes that at times has left children spending the night in state offices because no space could be found.

Arkansas Business to Honor 2015 Best Places to Work at Sept. 16 Luncheon

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/16/2015 11:33 am

Arkansas Business will honor its 2015 Best Places to Work in Arkansas at an awards luncheon Wednesday, Sept. 16.

A Look at Presidential Candidates' Fundraising Reports

by Associated Press 7/16/2015 07:10 am

Presidential candidates including Hillary Rodham Clinton and Mike Huckabee are filing their initial fundraising reports on Wednesday, offering a glimpse at how they're raising and spending money.

Asa Hutchinson: Despite Remarks on Mexicans, Trump Welcome in Arkansas

by Associated Press 7/16/2015 07:01 am

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Wednesday he disagrees with Donald Trump's controversial comments regarding immigrants, but says the businessman and presidential hopeful is still welcome at the state GOP's fundraiser this weekend.

Asa Hutchinson Names Joe Morgan to Game and Fish Commission

by Associated Press 7/15/2015 04:01 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has named a retired car dealer from Little Rock to the panel that regulates hunting and fishing in the state.

Beige Book Finds Economic Growth in All Regions of Country

by Associated Press 7/15/2015 02:26 pm

The U.S. economy was expanding in all regions of the country in the late spring, aided by strong sales of autos and other consumer goods.

Mike Huckabee, Allies Raise $8M for Presidential Contest

by Associated Press 7/15/2015 06:46 am

Republican former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has raised $2 million for his 2016 presidential run, his campaign says, while outside groups helping him collected $6 million.

Hoxie Sinkhole Closes Streets, Threatens Sewers

by Associated Press 7/14/2015 01:28 pm

Hoxie city officials say a cavernous sinkhole has shuttered two city streets and threatened sewer service to at least 600 homes.