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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 >
Morril Harriman
Education / Government & Politics / Legal

Morril Harriman to Chair UA Board of Trustees

The University of Arkansas board of trustees elects Morril Harriman as its chairman for the upcoming year. read more >
Wallace Fowler at the Fowler Foods Headquarters in Jonesboro.
Banking & Finance / Restaurants & Food

Jonesboro Business Leader Wallace Fowler Dies at 87

Wallace Fowler, the Jonesboro businessman who built and sold multiple banks and led robust KFC and Taco Bell franchises, died Wednesday. He was 87. read more >
Gov. Mike Beebe and John Correnti at the Jan. 29, 2013, news conference announcing plans for a $1.1 billion steel mill in Mississippi County. 
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All the Right Moves (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

Arkansas has made some good bets in Mississippi County and they continue to pay off. It’s worth remembering how improbable the biggest of those seemed. read more >
Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Nationalizing Her Governor Run? ‘You Bet I Am,’ Sanders Says

Sarah Sanders' celebrity as former President Donald Trump's spokesperson granted her immediate front-runner status and transformed politics in a place where voters are used to hearing about Arkansas taxes, Arkansas roads and Arkansas schools. read more >
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Entrepreneur Jeremy Wilson Joins UA Board

Gov. Asa Hutchinson appoints Jeremy Wilson of Bentonville to the Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas. read more >
Steven Lamm
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Economic Development VP Finds Promising Situation In Jonesboro Return

On March 15, Steven Lamm begins his new job as vice president of economic development for Jonesboro Unlimited, returning to the city where he graduated Arkansas State University and met his future spouse. read more >
Incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. French Hill faces Democratic State Sen. Joyce Elliott in the general election for Arkansas' 2nd Congressional District.

Democrat Hopes to Flip 2nd District Seat in Solid Red Arkansas

A Democratic state senator hopes to flip a House seat in solidly red Arkansas on Tuesday and become the first Black member of Congress from the state. read more >
Gov. Asa Hutchinson
Government & Politics

Asa Hutchinson Not on Ballot But Still Factor in Election

Gov. Asa Hutchinson isn't on the ballot in Tuesday's election, but it's been hard to escape him in the weeks leading up to it. read more >
Candace Franks
Banking & Finance / Government & Politics

Candace Franks to Retire as State Bank Commissioner

Candace Franks, commissioner of Arkansas state banks for the past 13 years, announced on Wednesday that she will retire on Oct. 1 after 40 years with the State Bank Department. read more >
Dr. Nathaniel Smith, the state's health secretary, speaks Thursday during the governor's daily press briefing on the state’s COVID-19 response.  
Health Care

Nate Smith to Leave Arkansas for CDC Post

Arkansas Secretary of Health Dr. Nathaniel Smith has been hired by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta to serve as deputy director for public health service and implementation science. read more >
The 223,880-SF industrial property at 7400 Scott Hamilton Drive.

LM Wind Power to Close Little Rock Plant As Industry Moves to Bigger Blades

LM Wind Power said Tuesday that it will close its wind blade manufacturing plant in Little Rock later this year amid declining demand for its product. read more >
Tom Schueck
Government & Politics / Transportation

Tom Schueck, Lexicon Founder and Arkansas’ ‘Titan’ of Steel, Dies at 78

Thomas B. Schueck, who founded steel company Lexicon and grew it into one of the state's largest private companies, died Tuesday morning. He was 78. read more >
Gov. Mike Beebe and Grant Tennille, executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, hint that the first batch of good news from a European trade mission should be landing soon. | (Photo by Jason Burt)
Government & Politics / Tourism

Beebe Film, Tribute to DeCample Will Open Arkansas Cinema Festival

The Arkansas Cinema Society will open its annual festival, Filmland 2019, this week with a look at a couple of men of distinction. read more >
Matt DeCample
Government & Politics

Matt DeCample, Former Beebe Spokesman, Dies at 44

Matt DeCample, the former spokesman for Gov. Mike Beebe who applied his reporter’s eye, comic’s wit and writer’s openness in a three-year struggle against an extremely rare and aggressive liver cancer, died Sunday in Little Rock. He was 44. read more >
Bill Gwatney
Health Care

Bill Gwatney: What Might Have BeenLock Icon

Democrats who worked with Bill Gwatney agree that the slain party leader would have had a "legitimate shot" at a higher political office had he lived. read more >
Asa Hutchinson
Government & Politics / Restaurants & Food / Retail

Asa Hutchinson Says He’s Opposed to Grocery Tax Hike

Arkansas' governor said Thursday that he's opposed to raising the state's sales tax on groceries, likely killing an idea that some lawmakers were considering as a possible way to make room for further income tax cuts. read more >
Gov. Mike Beebe and Grant Tennille, executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, hint that the first batch of good news from a European trade mission should be landing soon. | (Photo by Jason Burt)
Government & Politics / Retail

Lawmakers Test Sanctity of Grocery Tax Cut (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

Democrats reclaimed the governor's office in Arkansas 12 years ago after a campaign that hinged on a promise to end the state's sales tax on groceries. A majority Republican Legislature currently hunting for ways to cut income taxes even further may test just how sacred that promise is. read more >
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Plains & Eastern Clean Line Appears Doomed In ArkansasLock Icon

After putting nearly nine years and more than $100 million of investors’ money into a $2.5 billion power transmission project across Oklahoma and Arkansas, the electric dream of Michael Skelly has shorted out. read more >
Government & Politics

Mike Beebe to Give Keynote at 2nd ‘Under 40 Forum’

Former Gov. Mike Beebe will be the keynote speaker for the second Under 40 Forum, scheduled for March 2-3 at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute on Petit Jean Mountain near Morrilton. read more >