Government & Politics


Trade War Cuts Deep in Arkansas

Trade War Cuts Deep in Arkansas

by Jan Cottingham – 3 weeks ago

The U.S.-China trade war is being fought in the forests and mill towns of Arkansas as tariffs take their toll on the hardwood lumber industry. So far, state lumbermen say, they've been able to absorb most of the losses, but a day of reckoning is coming.

Governor Says AETN Chief Will Take Lesson From Audit

Governor Says AETN Chief  Will Take Lesson From Audit
3 weeks ago

Gov. Asa Hutchinson weighed in on controversies at AETN late Monday, assuring Arkansans that Executive Director Courtney Pledger will learn from an audit report finding $400,000 in misused spending.


Josh Mahony Drops Bid to Challenge Tom Cotton

Josh Mahony Drops Bid to Challenge Tom Cotton

The Democratic candidate hoping to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton in Arkansas abruptly dropped out of the race Tuesday, citing a family health concern, leaving Democrats with no one to contest the seat. read more >

SEC, Labor Seek Compromise on Fiduciary Duties

SEC, Labor Seek Compromise on Fiduciary Duties This article is available only in print.

Banking & FinanceTechnology & TelecomCover Story

Bill Sowell, a registered investment adviser in North Little Rock, embraces a legal obligation to put clients' financial interests first. And he's frustrated that the requirement doesn't apply to everyone across the investing industry. read more >

NanoMech Uncovers Top Secret Dealings

NanoMech Uncovers Top Secret Dealings

Banking & FinanceLegalTechnology & TelecomCover Story

The Delaware bankruptcy of Springdale's NanoMech Inc. has taken a bizarre cloak-and-dagger turn: Former CEO Jim Phillips, under oath in September, cited “national security” when refusing to answer questions about 46 transactions that its top financial officer knew only as the “CIA arrangement.” read more >

With Two Hoops Cleared, ESP Plant Closer to Reality

With Two Hoops Cleared, ESP Plant Closer to Reality

Whispers

Visions of a $3.5 billion plant to turn natural gas into liquid fuel have tantalized Jefferson County while doubters have touted the project as pie in the sky. With two of four crucial environmental permits in hand, that pie could be going into the oven soon. read more >

He Stayed. He Fought. (Editorial)

He Stayed. He Fought. (Editorial)

OpinionLegal

With a law degree from Yale and a lightning-quick mind, John Walker, born in Hope, could have had a brilliant career anywhere. Instead, he quite deliberately chose to stay in Arkansas to try to remedy some of the many wrongs of a racist power and educational structure, many of which he personally suffered. read more >

Ministries Offer Health Care Alternative

Ministries Offer Health Care Alternative

Health Care

Christians tired of dealing with insurance companies and unwilling to pay fines for opting out of the health insurance mandate of the Affordable Care Act found a ready option in health care cost-sharing ministries. read more >

Berry Bishop Sentenced to 60 Months for Bank Fraud

Berry Bishop Sentenced to 60 Months for Bank Fraud

Legal

Supportive family members cried in a Hot Springs courtroom Friday morning as Berry R. Bishop, the Hot Springs insurance agent who also had offices in Prescott and Arkadelphia, was sentenced to five years in federal prison for bank fraud totaling more than $4.3 million. read more >