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The People Have Spoken, So Let Them Speak (Editorial)

The People Have Spoken, So Let Them Speak (Editorial)

Last Tuesday, Saline County became the seventh county in Arkansas to switch from “dry” to “wet” under the onerous law that requires proponents to collect signatures from 38 percent of registered voters just to get the referendum on the ballot.
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Arkansas Had Soda Tax Long Before Berkeley Caught the Wave

Berkeley, California, the birthplace of liberal nanny-state policies like smoke-free restaurants and curb cuts for wheelchair access, got a lot of ink last week for passing the nation's first “soda tax.”
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Damgoode Pies Moving into River Market

Damgoode Pies is taking over in the former spot of Boscos in the River Market District.
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Tyson CEO Donnie Smith: Hillshire Opens Door to More Growth

Donnie Smith, CEO and president of Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale, said Wednesday that it's an exciting time to be in the food business, especially as the company moves forward after its $8.55 billion acquisition of Hillshire Brands Inc. of Chicago. read more >

The Hop Diner is Closing; At the Corner Opening in Its Place

Little Rock Soirée, our sister publication, has news that The Hop Diner is closing its doors after seven years of business. read more >

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse Coming to McCain Mall

BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse is on its way to McCain Mall in North Little Rock. It's expected to open summer 2015. read more >

Little Greek Restaurant Opens in Fayetteville

Little Greek Restaurant is expanding into northwest Arkansas. The Florida-based Greek restaurant opens its second location in Arkansas on Wednesday read more >

Arvest Consumer Survey: Arkansans' Opinion of Economy Improving

Arkansas consumer sentiment is up slightly in Arvest Bank's most recent survey, but it's still lower than surrounding states and considerably lower than the national outlook on the economy. read more >

Chuy's to Open in March in North Little Rock

Chuy's will open a new restaurant in North Little Rock in March, according to its local owner and operator Dallas Hagar. read more >

Grub's Bar & Grille Expands to Fort Smith

Fort Smith lost MarketPlace Grill but is gaining a Grub's Bar & Grille in its place. read more >

Rock Town Distillery Ranked High in 'Whisky Bible'

Little Rock's Rock Town Distillery has been recognized for producing the “2015 US Micro Whisky of the Year” for its Single Barrel Bourbon Whiskey. read more >

Harps Planning Grocery Store in Sherwood

Harps Food Stores Inc. of Springdale will be setting up shop in Sherwood, near the northwest corner of Highway 107 and Oakdale Road. read more >

Tyson Family Stock Nears $3 Billion; Waltons No. 1 On Top Stockholders List

The second-wealthiest family in northwest Arkansas, the Tysons, saw their stock holdings increase by nearly $1 billion over the past year — an increase of more than 40 percent. read more >

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