Government & Politics


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 >

Fed Cuts Rates for 3rd Time This Year

Fed Cuts Rates for 3rd Time This Year

Banking & Finance

The Federal Reserve cut its benchmark interest rate Wednesday for the third time this year to try to sustain the economic expansion in the face of global threats. But it hinted that it won't likely cut again this year. read more >

What, Me Plan? (Editorial)

What, Me Plan? (Editorial)

OpinionTransportation

Arkansas' elected officials know President Donald Trump's trade war with China is hurting the state. They just don't appear to know exactly what to do about it. read more >