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ARK Challenge: Politapoll Aims to Give Voice to Disenfranchised
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ARK Challenge: Politapoll Aims to Give Voice to Disenfranchised

Politapoll, a startup participating in the fourth installment of the ARK Challenge accelerator, enables citizens to tell their legislators exactly where they fall on specific issues and also provides a legislative report card to constituents.
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Power Technology Hopes to Break into Movie Projection with Illumina

Power Technology Inc. of Alexander is marketing a new laser-illuminated projection system for cinemas called Illumina, which the firm says could help change the movie projection business.
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Tom Dalton of Innovate Arkansas: Funding for Early Stage Startups Has Increased

Innovate Arkansas director Tom Dalton writes in the INOV8 blog that funding for early stage, tech-based startup ventures in Arkansas has increased dramatically in the past six years.
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HD Nursing Shines Light on Falls Management

Amy Hester and Dees Davis, nurses at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, recognized a need within the health care industry that wasn't being, well, properly recognized: falls management.
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Top College Officials See Sizable Pay Raises

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The list includes 247 current-year superintendents of public school districts and a few charter schools, and it ranks them by the total compensation package — salary plus benefits — paid to the superintendent of that school district in the 2013-14 academic year. read more >

Mark Pryor Proposes National Energy Review at AAEA Conference

Mark Pryor provided opening remarks Friday morning at the Arkansas Advanced Energy Association's annual conference, Empowering Arkansas, held at the Doubletree Hotel in downtown Little Rock. read more >

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