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Pine Bluff Attorney Seeks South Arkansas Congressional Seat

A Pine Bluff attorney has filed to challenge U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman for a south Arkansas congressional seat next year. read more >
Government & Politics

Biden, Trump Qualify for Arkansas Ballot As Filing Period Begins

President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump have qualified for the ballot in Arkansas as the filing period for the state's elections next year have kicked off. read more >
Construction / Energy / Government & Politics / Investments / Public Companies

A Gusher for an Era of EVs?Lock Icon

The lithium race, like the boom that followed drillers striking oil in the Smackover Formation a century ago, could transform Magnolia, El Dorado and the entire region. read more >
Energy / Investments / Public Companies

A Bigger Bang (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

Is lithium really the next big thing? According to energy reporter Kyle Massey’s cover story this week, the signs increasingly point to yes. read more >

$500K Grant Aims to Redevelop Aging Hot Springs Buildings

The grant was in the amount of $500,000 and will be used to plan the redevelopment of the Central Business Corridor. read more >
French Hill
Government & Politics

Incumbent Republicans Keep Arkansas Congressional Seats

The state's GOP-dominated Legislature made keeping the congressional delegation totally Republican easier as it redrew district maps following the 2020 census. read more >
U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford 
Government & Politics

Arkansas House Races Quiet With Republicans Favored

The state's GOP-dominated Legislature made keeping the congressional delegation totally Republican easier as it redrew district maps following the 2020 census. read more >
Oil pipelines at a refinery. Plains All American Pipeline L.P. plans to build a 440-mile crude oil pipeline to connect its Plains Cushing, Okla. terminal to the Valero Memphis Refinery.
Construction / Government & Politics / Manufacturing / Transportation

Biden Restores Stricter Environmental Review of Big Projects

The reviews will look at the likely impact of a project on climate change and nearby communities. read more >

OMB Abandons Change That Would Have Downgraded Some MSAs

Arkansas cities that feared economic repercussions from a proposed statistical change need worry no longer; that plan has been abandoned by the federal Office of Management & Budget. read more >

FiberPro Plans $3M Expansion, 69 New Jobs in Hot Springs

FiberPro LLC of Hot Springs announces plans to expand its manufacturing facility there, investing more than $3.1 million and creating 69 jobs over three years. read more >
Magnolia’s well-appointed small-town hospital was one of only three owned by Arkansas cities before its transition this month to nonprofit ownership. The state’s last city-owned hospitals are now in Mena and Piggott.
Government & Politics / Health Care / Insurance / Nonprofits

Magnolia Regional Sheds City Ownership

Shifting from city to nonprofit ownership could mean a million dollars a year to Magnolia Regional Medical Center, but patients and doctors may see no outward difference. read more >
U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman of Hot Springs is pushing what he calls a bipartisan plan for better health care.
Government & Politics / Health Care / Insurance

Westerman’s Fair Care Act Takes Aim at AffordabilityLock Icon

A Republican congressman from Arkansas is working on what he calls a bipartisan health care bill that would close existing coverage gaps and lower costs: the Fair Care Act. read more >
GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump delivers a campaign speech at Sun Center Studios in Aston, Pennsylvania.
Government & Politics

House Heads Toward Trump Impeachment; Arkansas Members to Vote ‘No’

President Trump is on the cusp of being impeached by the House, with a historic debate set Wednesday on charges that he abused his power and obstructed Congress. read more >
Bruce Westerman

Arkansas Congressman, Supreme Court Hopeful File for 2020

An Arkansas congressman seeking re-election and a judge running for a state Supreme Court seat are among the hopefuls who have made their candidacies official for 2020. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Government & Politics / Manufacturing / Transportation

What, Me Plan? (Editorial)

Arkansas’ elected officials know President Donald Trump’s trade war with China is hurting the state. They just don’t appear to know exactly what to do about it. read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care / Insurance

Matters of Life and Death (Gwen Moritz Editor’s Note)

Someday our federal lawmakers will have the luxury of turning their attention away from impeachment and back to matters of life and death. One of those is health insurance. read more >
Bruce Westerman
Government & Politics / Health Care / Insurance

Lost Causes (Editorial)

One of our mottoes is “Lost causes are the only ones worth fighting for.” Apparently, whether he knows it or not, it’s one of Congressman Bruce Westerman’s too. read more >
Republican incumbent Rep. French Hill will face two challengers in the general election for Arkansas' 2nd District, Libertarian Joe Swafford and Democrat Clarke Tucker.
Government & Politics

Democrats Hope to Flip House Seat in Solidly Red Arkansas

Republican U.S. Rep. French Hill is trying to fend off a competitive bid by Democratic challenger Clarke Tucker in the election for the 2nd Congressional District. read more >
Republican incumbent Rep. French Hill will face two challengers in the general election for Arkansas' 2nd District, Libertarian Joe Swafford and Democrat Clarke Tucker.

Heated Congressional, Court Races on Arkansas Midterm Ballot

A push by Democrats to flip a Republican-held congressional seat that represents the Little Rock area and a state Supreme Court race that has drawn heavy spending by a conservative interest group have drawn the most attention in Arkansas' midterm election. read more >
Government & Politics

‘The Year of the Woman’ in Arkansas (Heather Yates On Politics)

This is a record-breaking year for women in politics. Heading into the general election, there are 185 women running for Congress. Here's how women candidates are making a difference in Arkansas this year. read more >