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On Mississippi's Shore, What Katrina Erased Not yet Replaced

On Mississippi's Shore, What Katrina Erased Not yet Replaced

Between Mississippi's seashore and the railroad tracks a little ways inland, where Hurricane Katrina all but erased a neighborhood 10 years ago, Efrem Garza and a handful of other homeowners are still resettling a frontier.
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Justice Department Sides with Planned Parenthood in Louisiana Lawsuit

The U.S. Justice Department told a federal judge that Gov. Bobby Jindal's decision to oust Planned Parenthood from Louisiana's Medicaid program appears to violate federal law by denying Medicaid patients the right to choose their health care providers.
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Arkansas Officials Again Suspend Medicaid Cancellations

Arkansas officials on Friday suspended a push to terminate coverage for thousands of people on Medicaid for the second time this month after the federal government told the state to give beneficiaries more time to prove they're eligible.
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Bank of Augusta Adopts New Name: RiverWind

The 80-year-old bank with $85 million in assets announced Tuesday that, effective Sept. 14, it will be RiverWind Bank. read more >

The Problem With Percentages (Editorial)

Big numbers made for a technically accurate but deeply misleading story in The New York Times. But even knowing the approved changes isn't very helpful. read more >

Supply Lags Demand for Osteopathic Residencies

Two new osteopathic medical schools preparing to open in Arkansas aim to address the state's shortage of primary care physicians, but the pipeline of required residencies may be too narrow to handle a flood of new medical school graduates beginning in 2021. read more >

Farm Profits to Fall Second Consecutive Year

It will be a less profitable year for farmers as low grain, milk and hog prices cut into income, U.S. Department of Agriculture officials say. read more >

Insurance Hikes Through State Marketplace Top Out at 7 Percent

Health insurance plans sold to Arkansans through the health insurance marketplace will increase in cost by no more than 7.15 percent next year, according to the Arkansas Insurance Department. read more >

Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield Awards Grant to UAPB

Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield on Tuesday announced a grant of $250,000 to the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff's Department of Nursing to fund the Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield Endowed Nursing Professorship in Rural Health. read more >

Case Closed in Clint Stoerner Lawsuit

The lawsuit involving Razorbacks star quarterback Clint Stoerner and his three former business partners has been settled. The joint motion to dismiss was filed last week in Pulaski County Circuit Court. read more >

Self Storage Sales Top Recent Central Arkansas Seven-Digit Deals

Topping the $1 million mark this week are a trio of Conway transactions involving mini warehouses and more plus a North Little Rock office building. read more >

Being Interesting to Buyers (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

The rules of customer engagement have changed dramatically in recent years: Your potential buyers know more — or at least believe that they know more — than ever. read more >

Securities Department Issues Third Order Against Timothy Lilly

A Mayflower man with a history of problems with state regulators is the subject of a cease-and-desist order issued Thursday by Arkansas Securities Commissioner Edmond Waters. read more >

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