Craft Brewers' Growth Spurs Look at Rules

Craft Brewers' Growth Spurs Look at Rules

The explosive growth of the craft brewing industry in Arkansas is causing the brewers themselves and state regulators to re-evaluate the rules governing the sector, a re-evaluation that has the potential to lead to new state laws.
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Fed Files Appeal Against Mountain Pure's John Stacks

As expected, federal prosecutors in Little Rock have filed an appeal with the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in hopes of preserving the seven convictions it won against John Stacks, owner of the Mountain Pure bottled water company.
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Asa Hutchinson Lays out Plan to Compete in 'Global Marketplace'

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson wants lawmakers to lower tax rates in an effort to compete in the "global marketplace."
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Umarex Partners With Marshals Museum on Commemorative Airgun

Umarex USA has partnered with the U.S. Marshals Museum to offer a limited edition commemorative airgun of the Colt Single Action Army Revolver, also known as the "gun that won the west."
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