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Second Lawsuit Names Closed Crittenden Regional Hospital

Second Lawsuit Names Closed Crittenden Regional Hospital
Crittenden Regional Hospital in West Memphis | (Photo by Mark Friedman)

The ultimately fatal financial troubles at Crittenden Regional Hospital in West Memphis might have started three years ago, according to a federal lawsuit filed last month against the hospital's former directors.
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Arkansas Gay Marriage to Hit 2 Courts on Same Day

Arkansas' highest court will hear oral arguments in a case challenging the state's gay marriage ban on the same day a federal judge takes up a separate case over the prohibition.
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Turner Grain Close to Filing $25M Bankruptcy

Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. of Brinkley appears close to filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, according to a court filing made last week by the company's receiver. Turner's draft, filed by receiver Kevin Keech of North Little Rock, lists $24.8 million of creditors holding unsecured claims
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Turner Grain Merchandising Files $25M Bankruptcy

Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. of Brinkley filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Thursday, listing $24.8 million in debts and $13.8 million in assets — the same amounts listed in a draft of the bankruptcy filed Oct. 14. Turner's filing lists $23.8 million of creditors holding unsecured claims. read more >

Turner Grain Collapse Prompts Legislation

The Arkansas Agriculture Department is working on legislation to prevent companies like Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. of Brinkley from suffering similar collapses that cost farmers millions of dollars. read more >

The Interesting Battle over Alcohol in Arkansas

The Los Angeles Times offers a look at the battle being waged over Arkansas' alcohol amendment that, if approved, would make the entire state wet, and the inconceivable allies it has formed. read more >

Brad Phelps Hired as Arkansas State Associate General Counsel

Brad Phelps, Arkansas' chief deputy attorney general, has been hired by Arkansas State University as associate general counsel. read more >

16 Arkansas Public School Superintendent Jobs Top $200,000

The list includes 247 current-year superintendents of public school districts and a few charter schools, and it ranks them by the total compensation package — salary plus benefits — paid to the superintendent of that school district in the 2013-14 academic year. read more >

Top College Officials See Sizable Pay Raises

Arkansas Business reviewed the Administrator's Compensation Survey reports filed with the state Department of Higher Education for the 2010 and 2014 fiscal years. In the four-year period, the number of six-figure employees included in the report increased from 460 to 703. read more >

Federal Health Fraud Case Against Barrows Postponed to February

If you've wondered what's happening in the case of the Little Rock husband-and-wife physician team who were charged with health insurance fraud in excess of $1.2 million, well, here's your answer: Their trial has been postponed. read more >

One Bank Takes Claims Against David Crews to Federal Bankruptcy Court

The financial tiff between David Crews and Little Rock's One Bank & Trust has shifted venues from Pulaski County Circuit Court to U.S. Bankruptcy Court. read more >

Tom Cotton and Me (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

If you care about these things, you know that last week I interrupted Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., during his so-called “debate” against three opponents in the race for U.S. Senate in order to ask him to actually address my question. read more >

Supreme Court: Voters Will Consider Arkansas Liquor Issue

Arkansas' highest court says voters will be able to consider whether alcohol sales should be legal statewide. read more >

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