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Crystal Bridges Announces 2015 Exhibits, Including Warhol, van Gogh, Pollock

Crystal Bridges Announces 2015 Exhibits, Including Warhol, van Gogh, Pollock

The Bentonville museum will host "Van Gogh to Rothko: Masterworks From the Albright-Knox Art Gallery," bringing together "75 artworks by more than 39 influential artists from the late 19th century to the present."
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New Shipping Law More Miss Than Hit, Arkansas Wine Producers Say

Arkansas' wine producers said Act 483, which went into effect in August 2013, puts the state wineries at a competitive disadvantage to out-of-state shippers. The Alcoholic Beverage Control Administration said 114 permits have been issued to allow shipping to Arkansas consumers, but only two permits have been given to a state winery.
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Signs Show Way to Arkansas Wine Industry

When it comes to state expenditures, $26,000 is not a huge outlay. That was the bargain rate for some highway signage Arkansas bought and erected to direct people to the state's wineries.
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Cleared for Ballot, Wage Hike Faces Easy Path

The Arkansas Supreme Court's decision to keep a minimum wage hike on the ballot removes the last major hurdle for a proposal that is gaining bipartisan support and faces no organized opposition as Election Day nears. read more >

Temporary Hold Placed on Arkansas Hog Farm Permits

Officials have put another temporary hold on new permits for hog farms near the Buffalo National River in northern Arkansas. read more >

Small Business Divided Over Minimum Wage Votes

Some small business owners say raising the minimum wage will pressure their companies, forcing them to cut employees' hours or jobs. Others say it's the right thing to do for workers and the economy. read more >

Arkansas Supreme Court: Minimum Wage Issue Stays on Ballot

Arkansas' highest court ruled Monday that a proposal to gradually raise the state's minimum wage can remain on the November ballot. read more >

Northeast Arkansas District Fair Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

The Northeast Arkansas District Fair will list close to $10 million in debts, according to its bankruptcy attorney, James Dowden of Little Rock. read more >

Lake Ouachita Vista Trail to Officially Open

A ceremony is planned next week to officially open the Lake Ouachita Vista Trail. read more >

Marshals Museum Increases Budget for Coin Marketing

Officials with the U.S. Marshals Museum have increased the budget to market new commemorative coins designed to raise money for the facility in Fort Smith. read more >

Arkansas State Fair Attendance Down 8.6 Percent From 2013

Officials with the Arkansas State Fair in Little Rock say attendance during the final six days of the fair rebounded with improved weather - but fell short of 2013 numbers. read more >

16 Arkansas Public School Superintendent Jobs Top $200,000

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 >

Top College Officials See Sizable Pay Raises

Arkansas Business reviewed the Administrator's Compensation Survey reports filed with the state Department of Higher Education for the 2010 and 2014 fiscal years. In the four-year period, the number of six-figure employees included in the report increased from 460 to 703. read more >

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