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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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'American Greed', Arkansas DFA Show Interest in John Rogers This article is available only in print.

Members of the “American Greed” team recently visited North Little Rock to film locations and conduct interviews as part of an episode focusing on John Rogers. read more >

Age and Infirmity (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

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Forward Motion (Editorial)

It's too late to wonder why the MMC didn't use the same time-tested approach used by the Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control Board to distribute package store licenses when a county goes wet: set a deadline for applications, determine whether each applicant meets all legal requirements and then draw randomly from among the qualified applicants. read more >

Adult Day Care: Niche Offers Option to Home Care This article is available only in print.

With $8 billion in annual revenue nationwide, and more than 200,000 employees at about 15,000 care facilities, the adult day care industry is competing against other forms of senior assistance. read more >

Pulaski, Crittenden Counties Lead State in Adult Day Care Centers This article is available only in print.

Twenty-two adult day care centers are operating in 12 counties of Arkansas. read more >

Little Rock PR Pros See Moral in Tale of 2 Red Hens

Little Rock PR and reputation management professionals see the Red Hen incident and its aftermath as teaching moments. They're lessons of the modern age, when social media can be judge, jury and reputational executioner in days or even hours. read more >

Diego Quinones to Lead Latino Engagement for Arkansas Democrats (Movers & Shakers)

Diego Quinones has been named state director of Latino engagement for the Democratic Party of Arkansas. read more >

Privacy Rules Put Arkansas In EU's Web

Arkansas companies that are gathering any online information on European Union residents, regardless of whether they have an EU office or EU customers, must comply with the EU's new General Data Protection Regulation or risk massive fines. read more >

7,000 People Fail to Meet Arkansas Medicaid Work Requirement

More than 7,000 people on Arkansas' Medicaid expansion didn't meet a requirement that they report at least 80 hours of work in June and face the threat of losing their coverage if they fail to comply sometime before the end of this year, state officials said Friday. read more >

In Little Rock, Bush, Clinton Talk Immigration

Former President George W. Bush has expressed concern with the national immigration debate, saying the conversation is ignoring the "valuable contributions" immigrants make to society. read more >

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