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Lee Hogan

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Lee Hogan joined Arkansas Business in 2014. In addition to his work with ArkansasBusiness.com, he writes for other ABPG publications, including Little Rock Soirée.

Hogan graduated from the University of Central Arkansas with a degree in print journalism. Before joining the Arkansas Business team, he was a reporter with the Log Cabin Democrat in Conway and also spent time as an online intern at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. He is on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.

Last 10 Articles & Blog Posts

Performance, Not Academics, Drive Incentives for SEC Football Coaches

Football coaches in the Southeastern Conference rake in mounds and mounds of cash for performance incentives, but rarely see much for the academic success of their teams. read more >

Wal-Mart Cheered, Jeered for Solar Power Efforts

No matter the situation the world's largest retailer involves itself in, rest assured, it will be analyzed, critiqued and questioned to excruciating levels. The latest area is solar power. read more >

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Falls to 6.2 Percent in September

Arkansas' unemployment rate dropped one-tenth of a percentage point from August to 6.2 percent in September, according to data released by the state Department of Workforce Services on Tuesday. read more >

Social Media Reactions to Final Gubernatorial Debate

The same day early voting began, leading gubernatorial candidates Mike Ross and Asa Hutchinson debated one final time. read more >

PAC, Lobbyist Donations Nearing $1M in Contested State Legislative Races

Less than three weeks before Election Day, political action committees and lobbyists have already pumped more than three-quarters of a million dollars into contested state Senate and House races across the state. read more >

Home BancShares 3Q Earnings Up 49 Percent From 2013

Home BancShares Inc. of Conway, the parent company of Centennial Bank of Conway, announced $24.7 million third quarter earnings, up 49 percent from $18.4 million for the same period of 2013. read more >

Northwest Arkansas Shows Gains in Housing Market

The residential market in northwest Arkansas saw increases across the board in the first half of 2014, according to Arvest Bank's Skyline Report released Thursday. read more >

Reactions to Tom Cotton, Mark Pryor Debate

For the second night in a row, the two leading candidates vying for a seat in the U.S. Senate battled it out in a statewide televised debate. Here's an offering of the reactions on social media during Tuesday night's debate in Fayetteville. read more >

KUAR, PBS Look at Minimum Wage Issue in Arkansas

KUAR's Jacob Kauffman had an in-depth look at a minimum wage issue that will be on the Nov. 4 ballot in Arkansas, which aims to raise the state's minimum wage from its current rate, $6.25, to $8.50 by Jan. 1, 2017, in three increments. read more >

The Pantry Crest Opens Thursday

The Pantry Crest, the second restaurant from Tomas Böhm, is set to open at 4 p.m. Thursday at 722 N. Palm St. in a 1906 home that has housed a slew of other restaurants including the Laughing Moon Café and the House. read more >