Northwest Arkansas

Rode Microphones Gives Crystal Bridges Offshoot $1M

Rode Microphones Gives Crystal Bridges Offshoot $1M
From left to right: Rod Bigelow, executive director and chief diversity and inclusion officer, Crystal Bridges; Melissa Babbage and Peter Freedman of Rode Microphones; Alice Walton, founder and board chair, Crystal Bridges; Joe Hockey, Australia's ambassador to the U.S.; and Lieven Bertels, executive director, The Momentary.

Rode Microphones of Sydney has given the Momentary, a contemporary arts satellite to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, $1 million.
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Tyson Family Commits $6M to Upgrade UA Track Center

The Tyson family has committed $6 million toward renovating the University of Arkansas' Randal Tyson Track Center, according to UA athletics and the nonprofit Razorback Foundation.
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J.B. Hunt Adds 5 Electric Trucks to Final Mile Division

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell adds five Fuso eCanter all-electric medium-duty box trucks to its private fleet, the first electric vehicles in company history.
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Sued for Malpractice, Vaughn-Michael Cordes Files for Bankruptcy This article is available only in print.

A Fayetteville attorney who was involved in an adoption case that resulted in a malpractice lawsuit against him has filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy reorganization, listing potentially $1.9 million in debts. read more >

Today's Power Looking Forward to a Sunny 2019 This article is available only in print.

Today's Power Inc., the Little Rock company specializing in building small utility-scale solar power generation projects for the state's electric distribution co-ops, has six noteworthy projects on the books for 2019. read more >

Lawsuit Says Flawed Walmart Contract Foiling Dirt Cheap Discounter This article is available only in print.

Walmart sued over its restrictive covenant related to a Jonesboro retail shopping center. read more >

Largest Commercial Projects in Arkansas Top $2.1B

This marks the fifth consecutive year that the roster of largest commercial construction projects in Arkansas topped $2 billion. The 2018 list consists of 160 projects around the state that represent a combined dollar total of $2.1 billion. read more >

Hogs Without Pigskins Get Upgrades This article is available only in print.

About $50M in facilities are in the works for track athletes and baseball at the University of Arkansas. read more >

Silenced Springdale Student Paper Rescued by State Law

Springdale's Har-Ber High School shifted into reverse last week on its headline-making shutdown of the student newspaper, which had published an article the administration didn't like. read more >

Ozark Natural Foods Tells Tale of Survival

For life after ‘doomsday,' co-op looks to a new site in downtown Fayetteville. read more >

A Surrender of Oversight (Editorial)

The story about the mental health services provider that ripped off both taxpayers and the mentally ill reveals what happens when bureaucrats and lawmakers surrender their oversight duties to highly conflicted parties. read more >

Springdale School District Allows Paper to Post Banned Article

An Arkansas school district that ordered a student newspaper to take down an investigative report now says the article can be re-published on its website. read more >

Cami Jones Gives UA $1M for Three Endowments

University of Arkansas alumna Jean Cameron "Cami" Jones, youngest daughter of Fay and Gus Jones, is donating $1 million to the Fay Jones School of Architecture & Design and University Libraries at UA. read more >

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