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Southwest Airlines to Start Nonstop Flights from St. Louis to Little Rock

Southwest Airlines to Start Nonstop Flights from St. Louis to Little Rock
The entrance to Clinton National Airport in Little Rock. 

Flights with nonstop service to Little Rock, Arkansas, are set to return to Lambert-St. Louis International Airport after a two-year absence.
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Former Hogs QB Clint Stoerner Tangles with Former Business Partners

What started out as a perfect partnership between former Razorbacks star quarterback Clint Stoerner and three businessmen to form a Little Rock insurance agency has turned into a courtroom battle.
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Chris Mathews Re-elected Port Authority Board Chair

Chris Mathews has been re-elected chairman of the Little Rock Port Authority Board of Directors. Mathews became chairman in 2014, and since joining the board in 2006 has served as treasurer and vice chairman.
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Tear Down This Embargo (Editorial)

Sen. John Boozman is sponsoring a bill that would enable Cuba to use credit to buy U.S. agricultural products, including Arkansas rice and chicken. And he's among the many Arkansans calling for the end of the U.S. embargo against Cuba. read more >

Consumers and Highway Funding (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

Arkansas consumers recognize the importance of smoother and safer roads. Consumers get it. And here's hoping the new Highway Funding Working Group assembled by Gov. Asa Hutchinson gets it, too. read more >

Walnut Ridge Regional Airport Starts $1.8 Million in Construction Projects

The Walnut Ridge Regional Airport will begin several construction projects this month that are worth a total of $1.84 million. read more >

Springdale Water, Little Rock Beef Up CNG Fleets

While private companies have reported benefits from using or offering compressed natural gas, several cities and utilities in Arkansas have also turned to the alternative fuel source. Springdale Water Utilities added CNG trucks to its fleet last year, and the city of Little Rock has been purchasing more of the vehicles. read more >

CNG Stations Continue Expansion in Arkansas

Compressed natural gas stations around the state are seeing gains in fuel sales and demand, despite lower costs this year for traditional fuels. read more >

Millennials Rising as Biggest Share of Workforce

The millennial generation earlier this year passed Generation X to become the largest share of the U.S. workforce, the Pew Research Center says. read more >

Growing Participation Means Longer List of Largest Trade & Professional Unions

The Arkansas Business list of the state's largest trade and professional associations is back after a four-year hiatus, complete with 15 new entries because of greater participation. read more >

Agri-Drones Await Final FAA Rules

Two recent webinars hosted by a senior staff attorney at the National Agricultural Law Center at the University of Arkansas System's Division of Agriculture focused on the legal framework behind deploying drones for agricultural use. read more >

Uber Hit With Complaint Over Privacy Policy

The Electronic Privacy Information Center filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission late last month, arguing that the policy “will claim the right to collect personal contact information and detailed location data of American consumers, even when they are not using the service.” read more >

Farmers Insurance Now Offers Rideshare Coverage

Farmers Insurance recently announced that it has begun offering Arkansas drivers rideshare insurance coverage in response to the state's new ride-sharing law, Act 1267, which was signed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson in early April. read more >

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