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Ebbing Air National Guard Base: Multimillion-Dollar Training Center Renovation Underway

The remodeling and upgrades will allow Ebbing to hold the Foreign Military Sales pilot training program at the base beginning later this year. read more >
Business Services / Education / Energy / Government & Politics / Industry

Arkansas Universities Build Cybersecurity Hub with $5M GrantLock Icon

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Cyber Security, Energy Security & Emergency Response allocated the money to further work at the Emerging Threat Information Sharing & Analysis Center — a sort of cybersecurity clinic — at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. read more >
Government & Politics / Manufacturing

Top US Military Chief Visits Arkansas Munitions Plant to Press the Need to Arm Ukraine

Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. CQ Brown is visiting Lockheed Martin’s Camden, Arkansas, weapon facility. read more >
Construction / Government & Politics / Transportation

Jonesboro Municipal Airport Awarded $5M for New Terminal

The structure will replace a terminal destroyed by a tornado in March 2020. read more >
Construction / Government & Politics / Health Care

US Awards $7M in Grants for Nurse Training Center, Water Treatment Plant in Northeast Arkansas

The funds will support workforce development and critical infrastructure improvements to support current and future business needs. read more >
Education / Government & Politics

US Army Funds UA Little Rock Project to Combat Social Media Manipulation

A $5 million grant will help professor Nitin Agarwal evaluate and develop methods to defend against "emerging cognitive threats" in cyberspace. read more >
Education / Government & Politics / Health Care

Arkansas Poll: Sanders’ Approval Rating at 48%

The economy and politics/politicians are again among the top concerns for Arkansans, and Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ approval rating is 48%, the lowest for an Arkansas governor since her father’s 47% in 2003. read more >
Banking & Finance / Investments / Restaurants & Food / Retail / Small Business

Goldman Sachs Brings Small-Business Program to Arkansas

Global investment bank and financial services giant Goldman Sachs is rolling out its 10,000 Small Businesses initiative in Arkansas. read more >
Education / Health Care

Number of Osteopathic Residents in State Growing with New Medical Schools

Arkansas has 160 more doctors in residency than it did just a few years ago thanks to the creation of two osteopathic medical schools in the past decade. read more >
Legal

US House Committee Works Toward Clarifying Crypto

Rep. French Hill says delaying regulation risks growth and innovation read more >
Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders speaks to a crowd at Ebbing Air National Guard Base in Fort Smith on May 5, 2023
Government & Politics

Ebbing’s New Pilot Program Celebrated By Arkansas Leaders

The program is expected to bring as many as 1,500 people, counting military personnel and their families, to the River Valley. Officials estimate it could have a $1 billion annual economic impact on the region. read more >
Business Services / Construction / Education / Government & Politics / Manufacturing / Transportation

US Awards $4.3M for Workforce Projects in Pulaski County

One of the projects will extend rail service at the Little Rock Port. read more >
(From left:) Senior Master Sgt. Brian Mays, commander support staff; Capt. Alicia Doyel, 188th Wing executive officer; Col. Jeremiah Gentry, 188th Wing commander; Col. Sara Stigler, 188th Wing vice commander; Command Chief Master Sgt. Carl Schneider, 188th Wing command chief; and Senior Airman Alexus Rhone, commander support staff.
Government & Politics

Air Force Makes It Official, Selecting Fort Smith for Fighter Jet Program

Fort Smith City Administrator Carl Geffken said the new mission could provide as much as $1 billion in economic activity. read more >
Artifacts recovered from the Sultana disaster on display at the museum in Marion
Government & Politics / Tourism

Bill Would Mint Coin to Memorialize Sultana Disaster

A portion of the proceeds from the coin would be allotted to fund the preservation, maintenance and display of artifacts at the Sultana Disaster Museum in Marion. read more >
Longtime "Arkansas Week" host Steve Barnes, center, in a photo from 1988. His guests were, left to right, original host Tom Grimes, reporter Joan Duffy, editor Max Brantley and Pine Bluff Commercial and Arkansas Democrat-Gazette editorial writer Paul Greenberg.
Media & Marketing

‘Arkansas Week’ Celebrates 40 Years on Educational TV

Arkansas PBS will mark the milestone with a six-minute montage of clips from the program over the decades, along with recollections from journalists who regularly appeared with Barnes and other hosts, including longtime Arkansas Business Editor Gwen Moritz. read more >
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Construction / Government & Politics / Transportation

US Spending Package Includes $5 Million for Jonesboro Airport

The Jonesboro Airport will be getting a longer runway thanks to federal tax dollars, Mayor Harold Copenhaver says. read more >
Banking & Finance / Government & Politics

Cryptocurrency Is Ripe for Regulation (Editorial)

However it’s defined — commodity or currency or something else — cryptocurrency is ripe for regulation. read more >
Banking & Finance / Government & Politics / Legal

FTX Spells Discomfort for Arkansas Bitcoin MinersLock Icon

Cameron Baker, founder and owner of Cryptic Farms, which has mining sites in Malvern, Greenbrier, Russellville and Mountain Pine, concedes that the FTX scandal devastated public confidence and generated calls for more regulation, including a declaration last week by Arkansas Sen. John Boozman. read more >
Government & Politics

Arkansas’ Historic Election (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

Arkansas should benefit from having its senior U.S. senator in charge of a key committee. read more >
Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark., is backing two bills that would boost recycling efforts nationwide.
Agriculture & Poultry / Education / Government & Politics / Restaurants & Food

Boozman Reelected to Senate, Awaits Word on Agriculture Panel Chair

What role the two-term incumbent will play in his next stint depends on which party clinches control of the chamber after the midterms. read more >