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U.S. Supreme Court Deals Big Setback to Labor Unions

U.S. Supreme Court Deals Big Setback to Labor Unions

The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that government workers can't be forced to contribute to labor unions that represent them in collective bargaining, dealing a serious financial blow to organized labor.
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Update: Arkansas Municipal League Director Don Zimmerman Dies

Longtime Arkansas Municipal League Executive Director Don Zimmerman has died at age 75. His funeral is Friday.
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The Nuts and Bolts of Oklahoma's Marijuana Proposal (Erika Gee Commentary)

Arkansas' neighbors in Oklahoma vote today whether to approve one of the least-restrictive state laws allowing medical marijuana. Here, Erika Gee examines the law and finds points of comparison with Arkansas' medical marijuana law.
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Here's What Arkansas' Redesigned Driver's Licenses Look Like

The state Department of Finance and Administration today unveiled a newly redesigned Arkansas driver's license and ID card.
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Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments to Funeral Industry Board

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City: Amazon to Open Distribution Center In North Little Rock

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IRS Proposes Rules to Govern New Small Business Deduction

Small business owners have gotten more information about a new tax break many will get, with the IRS issuing proposed regulations that explain the deduction for qualified business income and which company owners can claim it. read more >

The Problem With Patience (Editorial)

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Arkansas Tourism Website Reborn, With Advertising This article is available only in print.

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Double Departures Leave KUAR Short-Staffed

KUAR found itself abruptly short-staffed last month when news veterans Jacob Kauffman and Sarah Whites-Koditschek departed on the same day. read more >

Life Is Priceless (Tré Kitchens Commentary)

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Fed Finds Inequality in Wealth Distribution Growing

The distribution of income and wealth in the United States has grown increasingly unequal, according to the Federal Reserve. read more >

Amid Clean Air Debate, Entergy To Halt Coal-Burning at Redfield in 2028

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Jared Henderson Calls for Teacher Salary Increase

The Democratic nominee for governor of Arkansas said he plans to raise minimum pay for teachers by an initial 10 percent with the ultimate goal of making Arkansas teachers the highest paid in the nation. read more >

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