Today's News

Petit Jean Electric Co-op Receives Federal Loan for Project

by Associated Press 10/26/2016 03:16 pm

Petit Jean Electric Cooperative Corp. in Arkansas will receive a nearly $21.7 million federal loan for construction and improvement projects.

Construction Begins on Arkansas Children's $4.4M Clinic

by Mark Friedman 10/26/2016 11:13 am

Arkansas Children's Hospital started construction Wednesday on its $4.4 million Southwest Little Rock Community Clinic.

Bart Hester Proposes $105M Income Tax Cut

by Associated Press 10/26/2016 11:07 am

An Arkansas lawmaker says he'll file legislation next year to cut income taxes by $105 million, a move he says would benefit nearly 600,000 taxpayers in the state.

Caterpillar Stung by Global Economic Funk

by Associated Press 10/26/2016 08:10 am

Caterpillar's third-quarter profit was essentially cut in half with the global economy stuck in a funk, and the company said that it expects that malaise to extend into next year.

Boozman, Eldridge Launch New Ads as Senate Race Nears End

by Associated Press 10/25/2016 04:57 pm

Republican Sen. John Boozman's campaign is spending nearly half a million dollars on a new television ad portraying himself as someone who puts Arkansas first as he enters the final two weeks of the campaign for his re-election. His Democratic challenger has also launched a spot touting his work prosecuting a county judge for corruption.

Governor Wants to Move War Memorial Under Parks And Tourism

by Sarah Campbell 10/25/2016 02:50 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he will ask the state Legislature to move oversight of War Memorial Stadium under the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism.

Gaming, Interactive Media Degrees Add to State's Focus on Technology Education

by Alexis Hosticka 10/25/2016 01:51 pm

It's the lazy college student cliché: sitting in a dorm room playing video games until 2:30 a.m. But for some students, video games have a new, more productive role.

Ross Family Gives $1M to Baptist Preparatory School

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/25/2016 01:39 pm

Mark and Dianne Ross have given $1 million to The Baptist Preparatory School of Little Rock, officials said Tuesday.

Hutchinson: Open to Looking at Alternate Medical Pot Plan

by Associated Press 10/25/2016 12:44 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he's open to looking at an effort to legalize a limited form of marijuana for patients if two medical pot proposals fail in next month's election. But the Republican governor says he has questions about how the alternate proposal would comply with federal law.

Update: 37K Cast Ballots Monday for Election in Arkansas

by Associated Press 10/25/2016 12:20 pm

Thousands of Arkansas voters have cast a ballot early for the November general election.

Fort Smith Foam Plant to Add 100 Workers

by Lance Turner 10/25/2016 11:31 am

Elite Comfort Solutions of Newnan, Georgia, announced Tuesday that it will expand its Fort Smith plant, adding 100 jobs.

Boone County Airport Board Selects Contour Airlines for EAS

by Lance Turner 10/25/2016 09:01 am

The Boone County Airport Board has recommended that the Department of Transportation award Contour Airlines of Smyrna, Tennessee, the contract for its essential air service.

Rep. Dan Douglas to Push for Medical Pot If Measures Lose

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/25/2016 07:07 am

Republican Rep. Dan Douglas says he'll introduce legislation during next year's session to make a more limited form of medical marijuana available to some patients if voters reject two ballot proposals.

Eldridge Says Threat Case Undermines Boozman's Criticism

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/24/2016 04:45 pm

Democratic Senate hopeful Conner Eldridge is touting his work prosecuting a man who threatened Sen. John Boozman, saying it undercuts the Republican lawmaker's criticism of his role as an Obama-appointed U.S. attorney in Arkansas.

Arkansas Lawmaker to Push for Medical Pot if Measures Lose

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/24/2016 11:55 am

An Arkansas lawmaker opposed to ballot measures legalizing medical marijuana says he'll introduce legislation next year to make a more limited form of the drug available to some patients if voters reject the proposals.

SPONSORED: Uncle T's: A Neighborhood Mainstay For 50 Years And Counting

by 10/24/2016 11:00 am

History books may devote more pages to nearby Little Rock Central High School, but in the day-to-day life of the neighborhood it's hard to imagine any landmark around here ranking higher than Uncle T's Deli Market.

Site Selector: Arkansas' Strong Economic Development Teams An Asset

by Alexis Hosticka 10/24/2016 10:29 am

Phil Schneider is the board chair of the Site Selectors Guild and has been in the industry for more than 30 years. The guild is meeting in Little Rock this week.

Rulings Leave Unanswered Questions on Canvassers (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/24/2016 07:08 am

By disqualifying proposals to legalize casinos and limit medical lawsuit damages from the November ballot, Arkansas' highest court punted on questions surrounding a state law aimed at keeping track of workers paid to gather signatures for initiatives.

Eldridge Aims to Unseat Boozman in Arkansas US Senate Race

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/24/2016 07:02 am

Republican Sen. John Boozman's fight against Democratic challenger Conner Eldridge has drawn barely a fraction of the money and attention of the 2014 Senate race, when national groups and candidates bombarded Arkansas' airwaves with ads.

Early Voting Begins for Arkansas General Election

by Associated Press 10/24/2016 07:01 am

Early voting is beginning for Arkansas' general election, though the fate of a medical marijuana proposal being challenged before the state's highest court still remains unclear.