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Enid Olvey
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Enid Olvey Named President of Arkansas Children’s Foundation (Movers & Shakers)

Olvey will oversee the daily strategy, leadership, direction and administration of the fundraising arm of Arkansas Children’s. read more >
Stephanie Blevins
Education / Health Care / Media & Marketing / Nonprofits

Stephanie Blevins Joins Arkansas Center for Health Improvement (Movers & Shakers)

Blevins will serve as director of northwest Arkansas community engagement. read more >
A photo of Jay Barth at an event photographed by Arkansas Business in 2017.
Education / Government & Politics / Nonprofits / Tourism

Jay Barth Named Director of Clinton Presidential Library

He has nearly three decades of experience teaching and researching American politics. read more >
Aaron Sadler, media relations specialist at Ghidotti Communications
Education / Government & Politics / Media & Marketing

Aaron Sadler Named Spokesman for LR Mayor Frank Scott

He's a former journalist and communications specialist who has served five state attorneys general. read more >
Construction / Education / Government & Politics / Media & Marketing / Nonprofits / Real Estate / Technology

Digital Divide Affects City Folks, Too

As the state rushes to address the digital divide separating urban and rural Arkansans by using federal dollars for broadband infrastructure projects, another digital divide exists within urban communities. read more >
Education / Government & Politics / Health Care / Nonprofits

Education’s COVID Generation (Jay Barth Commentary)

A “COVID Generation” — portending reduced achievement and growing inequities — will define the period between now and the mid-2030s. Policy leaders must confront this generational reality in guiding strategic education policy. read more >
Incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. French Hill faces Democratic State Sen. Joyce Elliott in the general election for Arkansas' 2nd Congressional District.

2nd District Race Tests Democrats’ Reach in Solidly Red Arkansas

Joyce Elliott has turned what was a longshot bid into one of the Democrats' best chances to flip a seat in the South this year. read more >
Jay Barth
Education / Government & Politics

Hendrix Professor Honored for Political Courses

Hendrix College politics professor Jay Barth was recently named a Faculty Fellow for The Education Network for Active Civic Transformation at Brandeis University. read more >
From left: former state Sen. Gilbert Baker of Conway, Michael Morton, former Faulkner County Circuit Judge Michael Maggio
Government & Politics / Health Care / Legal

Nursing Home Magnate Michael Morton Considered a Top Political Donor

Nursing home magnate Michael Morton has long been considered a go-to guy for those looking to raise political campaign money in Arkansas. read more >
Gov. Asa Hutchinson
Government & Politics

Hutchinson Straddles Issue with Unsigned Law (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

By letting a measure become law without his signature to prohibit local governments from expanding anti-discrimination protections, Gov. Asa Hutchinson is straddling the debate over a proposal being cast as endorsing bias against gays and lesbians. read more >
Ads by Mark Pryor and Tom Cotton.
Government & Politics / Media & Marketing

Arkansas Cowers Under Senate Advertising Barrage

Arkansas has been especially hard hit this year by an ad blitz focused on the state's Senate race and, to a lesser extent, the governor's office. read more >
Government & Politics

Arkansas’ Independent Streak On the Line (AP Analysis)

Tuesdays' election won't just be a test of whether Republicans can win control of the state Legislature and sweep Arkansas' congressional seats. It could also signal the end of the state's long-heralded independent streak. read more >