Today's News

UAMS, Arkansas Children's Receive $1.4M to Study Childhood Obesity

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/13/2016 10:21 am

Scientists at Arkansas Children's Research Institute and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences have received a $1.4 million grant from the USDA to find out why obesity rates in Arkansas are among the worst in the nation, the organizations announced in a news release Wednesday.

Arkansas Says It Has All Drugs Needed for Executions

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/13/2016 06:48 am

Arkansas said Tuesday that it has a new supply of a drug used for lethal injections that had expired last month, potentially clearing the way for the state to resume executions after a decade-long hiatus.

Hillary Clinton Gets Long-Awaited Endorsement From Bernie Sanders

by Associated Press 7/12/2016 11:44 am

Bernie Sanders, whose calls for a political revolution energized millions of voters, bestowed his long-awaited endorsement on Hillary Clinton Tuesday, the Democratic former rivals embracing and praising each other before a cheering crowd of thousands.

Panel OKs Religious Opt-Out for Arkansas Counselors

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/12/2016 10:37 am

Arkansas lawmakers have given final approval to a ruling allowing counselors to refer clients to another provider if they have a religious objection to treating them, a measure that critics say could deny mental health services to gay and lesbian people.

Boozman Raises $595K in Last 3 Months for Re-Election Bid

by Associated Press 7/12/2016 09:25 am

Arkansas Republican John Boozman says he's raised more than $595,000 in the past three months for his re-election bid to the U.S. Senate.

Dupps Family Gives $1M to Arkansas Children's Northwest

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/11/2016 12:59 pm

Kirk and Cynthia Dupps have donated $1 million to the construction of Arkansas Children's Northwest, which opens in 2018, the Arkansas Children's Hospital announced Monday.

Reports Says Arkansas Lottery Sales Up 11.5 Percent

by Associated Press 7/11/2016 12:55 pm

A new report says the Arkansas lottery enjoyed record-breaking sales over the past year that funded an increase in college scholarships in the state.

UAFS Gets $2M In Grants for Robotics, Computer Science Programs

by Sarah Campbell 7/11/2016 10:42 am

The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith has received two workforce development grants totaling nearly $2 million from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education.

Arkansas Lt. Gov. Griffin Says He's Seeking Re-Election

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/11/2016 10:01 am

Arkansas Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin says he's seeking re-election in two years, becoming the second statewide official to announce his candidacy in the 2018 election.

Arkansas Surplus Opens Budget Fight in Legislature (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/11/2016 07:20 am

A $177.4 million state budget surplus is likely to open up a new fight in the Legislature over the push for tax cuts and concerns that services are being jeopardized.

Leslie Rutledge, John Nabholz to Have Hand in Drafting GOP Platform

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/11/2016 07:06 am

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge and businessman John Nabholz say they hope to avoid fights over specific policies and instead focus on the GOP's principles.

Bank of the Ozarks Reports Record 2Q Net Income

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/11/2016 06:56 am

Bank of the Ozarks Inc. of Little Rock on Monday announced record second quarter net income of $54.5 million, up nearly 22 percent increase from the same quarter last year.

Update: THV's Alyse Eady Moving Up to Atlanta TV

by Kyle Massey 7/11/2016 12:00 am

Alyse Eady of KTHV-TV, Channel 11, announced on her Facebook page late Monday that she is headed for Atlanta, America's No. 9 TV market, after five years as an anchor of "THV This Morning."

Davidge Sues Soul of the South Investors

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/11/2016 12:00 am

Some debt disputes and lawsuits have made the scene since an ownership change visited a broadcast facility and its media gateway operations in west Little Rock.

AMR Files Foreclosure Suit Against Scott Reed Over Little Rock Lofts

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/11/2016 12:00 am

AMR Construction LLC escalated its efforts to collect money from “developer” Scott Reed of Portland, Oregon.

College Endowments in Arkansas Increase in Importance

by Jan Cottingham 7/11/2016 12:00 am

Endowments have always been important to private colleges and universities, but public higher education, which has experienced flat state funding or even declines in recent years, is joining private schools in its appreciation for the financial gifts that comprise endowments.

A Builder With a Goal: Mark Zweig Raring To Remake Fayetteville

by Marty Cook 7/11/2016 12:00 am

Mark Zweig made his building bones buying up single-family residences and rebuilding or renovating them into high-priced classical homes. That was simple compared to building commercially.

Verizon Arena On Track for Biggest Revenue Year Ever

by George Waldon 7/11/2016 12:00 am

From the outside looking in, 2016 is producing a bumper crop of crowd-drawing entertainment at North Little Rock's Verizon Arena. A banner-year-in-the-making forecast holds up to review by the ultimate arena insider.

Canceled Thunder on the Mountain Music Festival Leads to Lawsuits

by Mark Friedman 7/11/2016 12:00 am

The canceled Thunder on the Mountain music event, planned for near Ozark, has led to dueling lawsuits and a class-action claim on behalf of ticket holders.

Rebel Kettle, Just Opened, Plans to Grow

by Jan Cottingham 7/11/2016 12:00 am

Only three months after opening Rebel Kettle Brewing in east Little Rock on March 21, co-owner Jason Polk is thinking about enlarging the kitchen of the microbrewery/restaurant.