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Ex-Myeloma Unit Chief Gareth Morgan Says UAMS Audit Faulted Accounting

Ex-Myeloma Unit Chief Gareth Morgan Says UAMS Audit Faulted Accounting
Dr. Gareth Morgan, former director of the UAMS Myeloma Center

Dr. Gareth Morgan, former director of the Myeloma Institute for Research & Therapy at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, said $29 million in operating losses detected by a recent audit were “accounting errors” outside his control.
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Sunlight, The Best Disinfectant (Editorial)

Sunshine Week, the annual celebration of the public's access to public information, is March 10-16 this year, so the timing of a bill by state Sen. Kim Hammer, R-Benton, is fitting.
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Let's You and Him Fight (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

While I love banks and bankers, I confess to enjoying how irritated they get when the subject is credit unions.
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Some People's Parents (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

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Trying Again on Revised Overtime Rules (Missy McJunkins Duke Commentary)

The statistical reality of the the U.S. Department of Labor's overtime proposal is that Arkansas employees earn lower wages than much of the country, meaning Arkansas employers are more likely than employers in other parts of the country to feel the effects of an increase. read more >

Conway Regional Adds Physician Mallory Smith (Movers & Shakers)

Dr. Mallory Smith, an infectious disease physician, has joined Conway Regional Health System to establish the first infectious disease clinic in Faulkner County. read more >

Pledger Actions Drive AETN Employees to Complain This article is available only in print.

Bad blood at the Arkansas Educational Television Network is spilling further into public, with employees accusing Executive Director Courtney Pledger of forcing early retirements, retaliating against subordinates who question her and holding employees in “open contempt.” read more >

Gender Equity Award Winner Windstream Learns From New Assessment

A “deeper dive” into gender equity, inclusivity and diversity was already underway at Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock when the publicly traded telecommunications firm filled out the new “gender equity scorecard” that netted it the inaugural award. read more >

Arkansas Ranks Low in Economic Clout of Women-Owned Businesses

Arkansas ranks in the bottom 11 states in terms of the “economic clout” of women-owned businesses, according to the 2018 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report commissioned by American Express. (Eleven states were included because of ties.) read more >

Fort Smith Voters Reject Tax Hike for Marshals Museum

Voters in Fort Smith have rejected a temporary sales tax increase that would have paid for the completion of the U.S. Marshals Museum now under construction in the city. read more >

Greater Bentonville Chamber Names Travis Stephens VP

Travis Stephens will join the Greater Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce as vice president of operations, effective March 18. read more >

Never More Important (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

If you missed last Wednesday's Arkansas Business of the Year banquet, you missed the feel-good event of the year. And I needed it. read more >

Rocked by Rift, Pledger Earns Applause at AETN Commission Meeting

The rift between the Arkansas Educational Television Network and its support and fundraising arm, the AETN Foundation, didn't get any mention at Tuesday's quarterly meeting of the AETN Commission in Little Rock. read more >

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