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Walmart & Zest Labs Trial Set for January 2025Lock Icon

U.S. District Judge James M. Moody Jr. of Little Rock in December ordered a new trial in the case that yielded a $115 million verdict against the Bentonville retailer. read more >
A rendering of Cherokee Nation Businesses’ planned $225 million casino complex in Pope County. The company is waiting to resolve remaining legal challenges before starting construction.
Construction / Government & Politics / Legal / Restaurants & Food / Tourism

Long-Delayed Legends Casino Faces Final Legal Challenge

More than four years since Arkansans approved a constitutional amendment to put a casino in Pope County, Legends' gaming license is still being challenged. read more >
Edward Haddock
Banking & Finance / Education / Energy / Legal

Edward Haddock to Lead Small Business at FNBC Bank of Ash Flat (Movers & Shakers)

He has more than a decade of experience, most recently as the district director of the Arkansas District of the U.S. Small Business Administration. read more >
Dustin McDaniel
Legal / Media & Marketing / Tourism

Group Aims to Stifle Anti-Casino Campaign in Pope County

The group led by Dustin McDaniel and David Couch says it wants to protect jobs and tourism revenue. read more >
Kade Holliday
Banking & Finance / Government & Politics

Former Craighead County Clerk Gets 10 Years For Embezzlement

Jacob "Kade" Holliday still faces federal charges in another case. read more >
Legal / Restaurants & Food / Tourism

Racing Commission Awards Pope County License to Cherokee Nation Businesses

The Arkansas Racing Commission awards the Pope County casino license to Cherokee Nation Businesses, giving the company control of the state’s fourth and final casino license. read more >
Construction / Government & Politics / Real Estate / Tourism

Arkansas Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Cherokee Nation; Casino License Fight Isn’t Over, Gulfside Says

The ruling focused on a letter of support for Gulfside from a former county judge. read more >
The UA Little Rock Bowen School of Law
Education / Legal / Nonprofits

Bowen School of Law Celebrates 45 Years

The Bowen School of Law will celebrate its 45th anniversary as part of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock the Barrister Gala on Oct. 22. read more >
Kade Holliday
Government & Politics

Holliday Invokes Fifth Amendment in Bankruptcy

Former Craighead County Clerk Jacob “Kade” Holliday repeatedly cited his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination during a bankruptcy proceeding on Friday when creditors asked him what happened to hundreds of thousands of dollars. read more >
Kade Holliday
Banking & Finance / Government & Politics / Legal

Holliday Bankruptcy Meeting Begins FridayLock Icon

Former Craighead County Clerk Jacob “Kade” Holliday listed $3.8 million in debts and $1.6 million in assets, according to his Oct. 1 filing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court. read more >
Kade Holliday
Government & Politics

Federal Grand Jury Returns 11-Count Indictment Against Kade Holliday

Former Craighead County Clerk Jacob "Kade" Holliday, already facing state criminal charges alleging he stole money while in office, was hit with 11 federal wire fraud charges in an indictment announced Wednesday by Cody Hiland, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas. read more >
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Pine Bluff Snaps Up Newport Marijuana CultivatorLock Icon

Turnabout is fair play in Jefferson County, which gained a medical marijuana cultivation center from Newport this month after losing it to the Jackson County seat more than two years ago. read more >
A Walmart pharmacy associate inspects a vial of medication.
Health Care / Legal / Public Companies / Retail

Two Counties Sue Walmart Over Opioids

Two Arkansas counties have sued Walmart Inc. over allegations that the Bentonville retailer contributed to the opioid epidemic by failing to maintain tight controls when filling opioid prescriptions. read more >
Kade Holliday, the former Craighead County clerk, made a commitment of $500,000 to establish jazz studies programs at Arkansas State University. That was before he was accused of embezzling $1.6 million from the county, which is suing to get its money back.
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Kade Holliday: Former County Clerk Accused of Fraud, All That JazzLock Icon

Five weeks after allegations surfaced that former Craighead County Clerk Jacob “Kade” Holliday had embezzled more than $1.6 million from taxpayers, another purported victim was still looking for answers. read more >
Karen Wooten of the Medical Center of South Arkansas in El Dorado.
Agriculture & Poultry / Education / Health Care / Legal

Wooten Takes Director’s Role at Medical Center of South Arkansas (Movers & Shakers)

Karen Wooten has been chosen as the director of physician practice management and physician recruitment at the Medical Center of South Arkansas in El Dorado. read more >
Harvest House of Cannabis, with inspections set next week, may end up being the first Little Rock dispensary to open.
Health Care

Legal Marijuana Sales Arrive at Little Rock’s Harvest House

Harvest House of Cannabis, Little Rock’s first medical marijuana outlet, has opened at 900 Rodney Parham Road, culminating a three-year path to a retail cannabis market in Pulaski County. read more >
Harvest House of Cannabis, with inspections set next week, may end up being the first Little Rock dispensary to open.
Government & Politics / Health Care / Legal

Harvest House of Cannabis of Little Rock Gets State Clearance to Open

A Little Rock medical marijuana dispensary, Harvest House of Cannabis, has been cleared by the state to open, the Arkansas Department of Finance & Administration announces. read more >
Small Business

McDaniel, Wolff & Benca Announce Merger of 3 Law Firms

McDaniel Wolff & Benca PLLC completes a merger combining three Arkansas law firms. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Government & Politics / Health Care / Legal

Arkansas Medical Marijuana Panel Issues 5 Cultivation Licenses

Arkansas' Medical Marijuana Commission has awarded licenses to five cultivation companies after an injunction against issuing the licenses was lifted. read more >
David Couch
Agriculture & Poultry / Government & Politics / Health Care / Legal

Ruling Upends Arkansas Medical Pot Program (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

The Arkansas judge who put the brakes on the state's medical marijuana program didn't do so because of an objection to legalizing pot's use for certain patients. In fact, he was downright apologetic about putting the program on hold because of objections to the licensing process. read more >