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Little Rock Airport Gets $5.9M Grant for Improvements

Little Rock Airport Gets $5.9M Grant for Improvements
The Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport

The Federal Aviation Administration is awarding a $5.9 million grant to the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in Little Rock to rehabilitate the taxiway at Adams Field.
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Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce Opposing Casinos Measure

The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce says it's opposing a ballot measure that would legalize casinos in three counties.
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Latin Dance Club To Take Lead on Juanita's River Market Space

Sarah and Jorge Gutierrez are bringing a Latin flair back to the River Market location that once housed Juanita's restaurant with their plans for Little Rock Salsa, a private club focusing on salsa dancing, naturally, along with other Latin dances like bachata, cumbia, cha-cha and meringue.
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Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe Opposes Casinos Measure

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Arkansas Travelers Sign as Farm Team with Seattle Mariners

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Little Rock Zoo Director Mike Blakely to Retire in October

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Casino Campaign Asks Arkansas Court to Dismiss Challenge

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Tokyo House To Rise in Rogers

A Little Rock group plans to open a Tokyo House sushi restaurant in Rogers after a $1.6 million purchase. read more >

Chaffee Crossing Continues Growth in Fort Smith

While it seems today that Chaffee Crossing is one of those blessed developments that seems to fall into one handsome deal after another, Ivy Owen, the executive director of the Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority in Fort Smith, remembers a much leaner time. read more >

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