Northeast Arkansas


Unemployment Rates Trend Lower in Arkansas

Unemployment Rates Trend Lower in Arkansas

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The unemployment rates in most of Arkansas' metro areas continued to move downward or stay stable in June, with Fayetteville, Jonesboro, Little Rock and Texarkana seeing declines. read more >

Marijuana Cultivator Rising In Newport Adds Illinois Ally

Marijuana Cultivator Rising In Newport Adds Illinois Ally

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Don Parker can tell you chapter and verse about how he'll grow medicinal marijuana at a $9 million, 35,000-SF cultivation facility his company is building in Newport. But ask where he'll get his first plant or seed, and he goes quiet for a beat. read more >

Elaine Massacre Memorial Set for Unveiling

Elaine Massacre Memorial Set for Unveiling

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A three-day period of killing in the Arkansas Delta a century ago will be commemorated with the Elaine Massacre Memorial, to be dedicated across the street from the Phillips County Courthouse in Helena on Sept. 29. read more >

Arkansas Floods Force New Look at Old Levees

Arkansas Floods Force New Look at Old Levees

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The historic spring flooding in Arkansas caused at least $100 million in damage. Now comes the re-evaluation of Arkansas' long-neglected levee system, which will surely seek to address at least two big public policy questions: Who should be responsible for the levees? Who should pay for their maintenance? read more >

Judging a Clean Line Book by Its Hero and Antagonist

Judging a Clean Line Book by Its Hero and Antagonist

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A new book by Russell Gold, “Superpower: One Man's Quest to Transform American Energy," casts Clean Line Partners' bid to build a huge transmission line for solar and wind power across mid-America as visionary and environmentally heroic. read more >