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De Queen Hospital Owner Leaves Sevier County in the Lurch
Sevier County Judge Greg Ray last week at the De Queen Medical Center, which closed in February. He’s lobbying for building a new hospital.

De Queen Hospital Owner Leaves Sevier County in the Lurch This article is available only in print.

by Mark Friedman – 2 days ago

The Sevier County judge is lobbying to build a new hospital after the De Queen Medical Center closed in February, leaving behind a pile of debt and lawsuits for its owner.


Group to Challenge New Eye Surgery Law

Group to Challenge New Eye Surgery Law

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A coalition of medical doctors called Safe Surgery Arkansas announced Tuesday the formation of a ballot question committee to coordinate a statewide referendum challenging Act 579 of 2019. read more >

A Little Side Hustle (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

A Little Side Hustle (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

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Fake It Till You Break It (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

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Overestimating one's own competence is not really the news here. What's new is the consistency with which other people — complete strangers, even — interpret confidence as competence. read more >

And Now: Good News (Editorial)

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We have suggested to Michael Pakko, the state economic forecaster, that the volume of Movers & Shakers landing in our queue be considered an economic indicator. By that indication, Arkansas' economy is humming. read more >

Walmart Shift on Greeters Leads to Lawsuit

Walmart Shift on Greeters Leads to Lawsuit

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Walmart's initiative to change its “people greeter” jobs to ones that require more physical labor brought complaints and a lawsuit against the Bentonville retailer over allegations that it violated the Americans With Disabilities Act. read more >