Northwest Arkansas

Billionaires, Including the Waltons, Fuel Powerful State Charter Groups

Billionaires, Including the Waltons, Fuel Powerful State Charter Groups

Billionaires are influencing state education policy by giving money to state-level charter support organizations to sustain, defend and expand the charter schools movement across the country.
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Hindsville Fireworks Owner Files Injunction With a Bang This article is available only in print.

Washington County Circuit Judge Doug Martin appointed a receiver to oversee the accounting for Uncle Sam's Fireworks Inc. of Hindsville after the company's owner filed a lawsuit against the company's president.
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Christian Publisher Sued for Defamation This article is available only in print.

A woman filed suit in Benton County Circuit Court against her estranged husband, alleging he defamed her when his lawyer sent a letter to a Wisconsin bank.
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New Frontier For Boomers: Aging in Place This article is available only in print.

As they have since they first started coming into it, baby boomers are having an outsized effect on the world, including the world of design, particularly residential architecture design.
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JB Hunt 2Q Net Income Up 55 Percent

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. of Lowell reports second-quarter income of $151.6 million, up 55 percent from $97.8 million in the same quarter of 2017. read more >

Not Your Grandparents' Retirement Village: Boomers Choose Amenities Fitting Their Lifestyles This article is available only in print.

Baby boomers — the generation born from 1946 through 1964 — are a huge reason retirement communities are big business. read more >

Chris McCoy Promoted to Vice Chancellor at University of Arkansas (Movers & Shakers)

Chris McCoy has been named vice chancellor for finance and administration at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, effective Aug. 2. read more >

Arkansas Law Firms Awarded $6.5M in Fees from State Farm Suit

Two Arkansas law firms will share an award of $6.5 million in attorneys' fees for representing plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit against State Farm Mutual Auto Insurance Co. It's one of the largest awards in Arkansas in recent memory. read more >

Arkansas' Solicitor General Resigns to Join Walmart

A top attorney for Arkansas who has represented the state in lawsuits over abortion restrictions, efforts to resume executions and other cases is leaving for a job with Walmart later this month. read more >

Stacy Leeds Named UA Vice Chancellor for Economic Development

Stacy Leeds, a former dean of the University of Arkansas School of Law, has been appointed vice chancellor for economic development. And Chris McCoy has been appointed vice chancellor for finance and administration. read more >

Arkansas Coach Van Horn Gets Contract Extension after CWS

Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn says he's agreed to a contract extension through the 2023 season after taking the Razorbacks to a runner-up finish in last month's College World Series. read more >

Sentencing Set for Jon Woods, Others in Bribery Scheme

Sentencing dates have been set for two former Arkansas state lawmakers and two others accused in a bribery scheme. read more >

Legacy National Bank Closes Deal to Buy Gravett Bancshares

Legacy National Bank of Springdale closes on its previously announced purchase of Gravett Bancshares Inc. and its subsidiary Bank of Gravett. read more >

Rogers Office Building Sells for $10M

The Citizens Bank building at 3350 S. Pinnacle Hills Parkway was bought by an Oklahoma City developer who is also involved in a $100 million mixed-use development project. read more >

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