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Eminent Domain Rights Dusted Off as Pipelines Trace Path Across Arkansas

Eminent Domain Rights Dusted Off as Pipelines Trace Path Across Arkansas

Several energy projects in various phases of completion are in the works across Arkansas, drawing increased attention to the process of eminent domain used to obtain access to land, as well as some of the difficulties companies face in building their projects.
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Humor Warms Bench in John Rogers Court Case

An April 14 hearing that featured a revolving door of attorneys at the podium started with a line lifted from a baseball comedy sketch that debuted more than 75 years ago.
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Jacksonville Schools Wants To Be Party in Desegregation Case

A federal judge says he needs more information before deciding whether the new Jacksonville School District can be a party to a decades-old desegregation case involving the Pulaski County Special School District.
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Bid to Repeal Arkansas Anti-Discrimination Limits Advances

An effort to repeal a new Arkansas law preventing local governments from extending anti-discrimination protections to gays and lesbians moved closer toward appearing on next year's ballot Thursday. read more >

Arkansas State, Harding Teams Take Top Awards at DWR Governor's Cup

Teams from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro and Harding University in Searcy took top honors at the 2015 Donald W. Reynolds Governor's Cup collegiate business-plan competition awards. read more >

Exxon Mobil Firms to Pay Nearly $5M for Mayflower Oil Spill

The Justice Department says two subsidiaries of Exxon Mobil have agreed to pay almost $5 million in government penalties for a 2013 oil spill in a central Arkansas community. read more >

Arkansas Jobless Rate Unchanged at 5.6 Percent

The state's unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.6 percent in March, reflecting a revised rate for February. According to DWS, the state's civilian labor force rose by 4,900 from January to February, a result of 5,800 more employed and 900 fewer unemployed Arkansans. read more >

Environmentalists Contest Broadened Use of New Herbicide

Environmentalists are contesting the federal government's decision to allow more widespread use of a new version of a popular weed killer to be used on genetically modified corn and soybeans. read more >

Leslie Rutledge Turns Down Washington County Bridge Investigation

The Arkansas attorney general's office has referred a request to investigate the construction of two Washington County bridges to the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department. read more >

Oxane Materials Facing More Heat from Lawsuits

Oxane Materials of Houston is facing another lawsuit in Arkansas. Thermal Specialties Construction Services LLC of Tulsa has filed suit in Crawford County Circuit Court, alleging that it wasn't paid for work it performed for Oxane. read more >

FOI Request for Solicitor General Applications Turned Down by AG

If you were wondering who's in the running to be the new solicitor general at the Arkansas Attorney General's Office, so were we. read more >

Contractors See Construction Business Pick Up in 2014

In general, 2014 was a year of increase among the biggest general contractors in Arkansas. Eighteen out of 32 firms that reported updated revenue figures for the largest commercial contractors list recorded year-over-year gains. read more >

For Fairness (Editorial)

We support the proposal before the Little Rock Board of Directors that would forbid discrimination against city workers, including discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. read more >

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