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Director Kane Webb to Leave Parks & Tourism for Walmart Post
Kane Webb

Director Kane Webb to Leave Parks & Tourism for Walmart Post

Kane Webb, executive director of the state Department of Parks and Tourism, is leaving the agency at the end of year to become director of executive communications at Walmart Inc. Gov. Asa Hutchinson has named department CFO Cynthia Dunlap as interim director.
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Rett Hatcher Joins Gilmore Strategy Group

Gilmore Strategy Group of Little Rock, a political consulting and lobbying firm, adds Rett Hatcher as a partner in the firm.
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Fort Smith Eyes Temporary Tax to Help Marshals Museum

Leaders in Fort Smith are considering whether to call a special election for a temporary tax increase that would help pay for the planned U.S. Marshals Museum.
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Arkansas Court Dismisses Appeal Over Ad Attacking Justice

An Arkansas court is dismissing a television station's appeal of an order that prohibited it from airing a conservative group's attack ad against a state Supreme Court justice during her re-election bid.
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