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NanoMech Files Plans to Sell Company

NanoMech Files Plans to Sell Company

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NanoMech Inc. of Springdale, which filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection earlier this month, has filed plans to sell the company at auction in June. read more >

Arkansas in Court Today in Fight Over Sedative for Executions

Arkansas in Court Today in Fight Over Sedative for Executions

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A federal lawsuit filed by death row inmates has renewed a court fight over whether the sedative Arkansas uses for lethal injections causes torturous executions, two years after the state raced to put eight convicted killers to death in 11 days before a previous batch of the drug expired. read more >

North Little Rock Looks to the Skies

North Little Rock Looks to the Skies This article is available only in print.

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North Little Rock Mayor Joe Smith had heard complaints about the North Little Rock Municipal Airport. Last fall, he asked some of the critical executives to put their concerns in writing, into a form he could take to the City Council. They did, and the remarks were scathing. read more >

Hot Springs Airport Once Held 'Name of Shame'

Hot Springs Airport Once Held 'Name of Shame' This article is available only in print.

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Hot Springs Memorial Field was dedicated on Memorial Day in 1947 to honor Arkansans who fought and died in World War II. But originally, cronies on the City Council had named the airport for Mayor Leo P. McLaughlin. read more >

Arkansas Business to Honor 2019 40 Under 40 Class

Arkansas Business to Honor 2019 40 Under 40 Class

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Arkansas Business will once again honor the state's outstanding young professionals at a luncheon for its 40 Under 40 class. You can order tickets here. read more >

Swepco Faces Challenges at PSC and in Federal Court

Swepco Faces Challenges at PSC and in Federal Court

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Southwest Electric Power Co. faces legal and environmental pressure on two fronts, with the Sierra Club filing a Public Service Commission request to force a resubmission of the utility's 20-year resource plan and the city of Prescott suing it for $3.3 million. read more >

NanoMech Files for Chapter 11 Reorganization

NanoMech Files for Chapter 11 Reorganization

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The Springdale nanotechnology firm estimates both its debts and its assets as between $10 million and $50 million. Documents say the company has struggled through continual losses from operations together with slow revenue growth. read more >

This Can't Be Right (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

This Can't Be Right (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

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If we changed our law to eliminate the temptation to employ a legal fiction that has failed in court after court, perhaps cases such as the current one against Progressive Eldercare Services could be streamlined. read more >

Central Arkansas Average Weekly Earnings on Rise

Central Arkansas Average Weekly Earnings on Rise

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Private-sector workers in the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway metropolitan statistical area earned an average of $861.50 each week as of February 2019. read more >

Arkansas Bill Banning 'Sanctuary' Cities Fails In Committee

Arkansas Bill Banning 'Sanctuary' Cities Fails In Committee

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A proposal to prohibit Arkansas cities from refusing to cooperate with federal immigration authorities failed before a House committee on Monday after the state's Republican governor said he wanted the legislation changed to ensure it wouldn't open the door to racial profiling. read more >

Arkansas Pot Plots Proved Smokin' Hot

Arkansas Pot Plots Proved Smokin' Hot

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Pinpointing legally permissible real estate for the state's first medical cannabis enterprises after a 2016 legalization vote was like plunging into the haystack to find the perfect spot for a needle, those involved in the process say. read more >

Nursing Home Lawsuits Test Nonprofit Immunity

Nursing Home Lawsuits Test Nonprofit Immunity

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A company behind about two dozen nursing homes in Arkansas is facing increasing scrutiny over the nonprofit status of its facilities, which plaintiffs have dismissed as a ploy to avoid liability in cases alleging improper care. read more >

Windstream Wants Kirkland & Ellis to Handle Bankruptcy

Windstream Wants Kirkland & Ellis to Handle Bankruptcy

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Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock has asked a judge in U.S. Bankruptcy Court's Southern District of New York to approve hiring the law firm Kirkland & Ellis LLP of New York and Kirkland & Ellis International LLP to handle the telecom's Chapter 11 reorganization. read more >