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ABF Freight, Teamsters Ratify Labor Agreement

ABF Freight, Teamsters Ratify Labor Agreement

ArcBest Corp. of Fort Smith announced a 63-month labor agreement between ABF Freight and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters had been ratified and would go into effect Sunday.
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Driving Arkansas Forward Gets More Time for Signatures

Supporters of a proposal to legalize casinos in Arkansas have been given 30 more days to circulate petitions after falling short of the signatures needed to qualify for the November ballot.
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Joe Quinn Joins Arkansas Good Roads Foundation (Movers & Shakers)

Joe Quinn has been named executive director of the Arkansas Good Roads Foundation in Little Rock.
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Lack of Funding Continues To Sideline Interstate 49

A lack of funding continues to hinder the completion of Interstate 49, a highway seen as a boon to economic development in western Arkansas. read more >

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