Government & Politics


Rhea Lana Finds Silver Linings in Changes
By Christmastime in 2019, Rhea Lana Riner, here at her home in Conway, had proven that a new business plan forced by a federal appeals court ruling would work.

Rhea Lana Finds Silver Linings in Changes

by Gwen Moritz – 1 week ago

A painful loss in a long dispute with the federal government forced changes in Rhea Lana Riner's consignment sale business plan — and some of them have been positive.


Future Shock (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Future Shock (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

OpinionEditor's Note

BlackRock won't be betting on climate change denialists — or on companies that refuse to plan for a future economy that is different from the one we're all accustomed to. read more >

Keeping the Door Open (Editorial)

Opinion

In defending to legislators his decision to allow about 50 refugees to resettle in northwest Arkansas, Gov. Hutchinson sounded like the thoughtful Republicans we remember with nostalgia. read more >

Senate Approves US-Mexico-Canada Deal

Senate Approves US-Mexico-Canada Deal

The Senate overwhelmingly approved a new North American trade agreement that rewrites the rules of trade with Canada and Mexico and gives President Donald Trump a major policy win before senators turn their full attention to his impeachment trial. read more >

Marijuana Panel Rejects Sale of 2 Dispensary Licenses

Marijuana Panel Rejects Sale of 2 Dispensary Licenses

Health Care

The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission rejected the sale of two medical marijuana dispensary licenses Tuesday, signaling frustration with licensees attempting to sell without having made significant progress toward opening their outlets. read more >

Arkansas' 'Firstborn' Osteopaths Near Graduation

Arkansas' 'Firstborn' Osteopaths Near Graduation

Health CareCover Story

One-hundred at New York Institute of Technology's College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro to walk in May; ceremony set for next year at Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Smith. read more >

Specialized Cannabis Clinics Rise to Meet Demand

Specialized Cannabis Clinics Rise to Meet Demand

Health CareLegalCover Story

With medical marijuana expected to boom into a $100 million-a-year business in Arkansas within a year or two, medical clinics specializing in marijuana certifications are cropping up to handle the rush. read more >

I'll Have The Usual (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

I'll Have The Usual (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

OpinionEditor's Note

Everyone has been in a situation in which we felt we had no options, and that is never a good feeling. But being overwhelmed or paralyzed by too many choices is even more familiar and almost as miserable. read more >

Paying More for Less (Editorial)

Paying More for Less (Editorial)

OpinionHealth Care

Health care costs in the United States are unsustainable, punitive to every American — except, of course, to those who benefit from this unsustainable system — and a drag on an otherwise robust economy. read more >

Elise Mitchell Makes News With New Year's Greeting

Elise Mitchell Makes News With New Year's Greeting

Outtakes

“New year, new beginnings,” writes northwest Arkansas PR entrepreneur Elise Mitchell, who led a parade of new year's greetings, big and small, funny and poignant, posted by Arkansas marketing, media and political figures. read more >

Metroplan Report: Fintech Helping Region Grow

Metroplan Report: Fintech Helping Region Grow

Banking & FinanceTechnology & Telecom

Amid modest overall job growth, the central Arkansas region's financial sector grew jobs at nearly twice the U.S. average from 2017 to 2019, according to Metroplan's 2019 Economic Review and Outlook report released Wednesday. read more >