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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 >

Crawford Pushes Back on Pattern Energy Solar PlanLock Icon

U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford speaks against a plan by Pattern Energy of San Francisco to build a solar array near Marion and West Memphis on land developed to be commercial. read more >
Legal / Transportation

Lack of Parking Remains Problem for Trucking Industry

Rep. Rick Crawford’s subcommittee advanced a bill Tuesday that would provide $755 million in federal money over the next three years to state agencies to expand truck parking access. read more >
Collin Riggin is founder of Evolve Auto in North Little Rock, an EV dealership that has  sold a stake to Seal Solar.
Energy / Government & Politics / Retail / Transportation

In Arkansas, EVs Climb Uphill Road

EV and hybrid vehicle registrations have surged in Arkansas during the past 16 months, but they still have a long way to go. 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 >
The former Strategic Air Command alert center at Eaker Air Force Base in Blytheville
Tourism

Arkansas Delegation Files Bill to Recognize Cold War Museum

The legislation would officially recognize the museum in Blytheville as the nation’s National Cold War Center. read more >
U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford 
Construction / Government & Politics / Transportation

Crawford Vows Hard Eye On Infrastructure Funds

U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford of Arkansas wants to make sure bureaucrats don’t muddle up the works when it comes to infrastructure funding. 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 >
The Big River Steel Flex Mill near Osceola uses as much energy as Afghanistan, says Steve Pienaar, logistics manager at Big River.
Construction / Manufacturing / Public Companies / Real Estate

US Steel Picks Northeast Arkansas for $3B Mill

Arkansas had been competing against Alabama and Mississippi for the project. read more >
Banking & Finance / Government & Politics / Health Care / Legal / Manufacturing / Public Companies / Small Business / Transportation

A Mandate for Higher Inflation (Rick Crawford Commentary)

The Arkansas congressman weighs in on President Biden's workplace vaccine mandate and its possible effect on the economy. 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 >
Energy / Government & Politics / Health Care / Small Business

Improving National Defense Against Ransomware (Rick Crawford Commentary)

Ransomware computer crimes have been around for a number of years, but recent attacks have put them squarely in the headlines. read more >
Gov. Asa Hutchinson
Government & Politics

Video: Officials Report No New Cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas

Arkansas health officials said Tuesday that there had been no new presumptive cases of COVID-19 in the state since yesterday, and the total number of known cases remains at 22. 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 >
Farm Bureau President Randy Veach, U.S. Sen. John Boozman, Farm Bureau Board Member Terry Dabbs and Matt King, Farm Bureau director of public affairs and government relations, stand onstage before the signing ceremony of the 2018 Farm Bill in Washington, D.C.
Agriculture & Poultry / Government & Politics / Health Care / Restaurants & Food

New Farm Bill Gives Farmers, Ranchers Certainty (Matt King Commentary)

The passage of the 2018 Farm Bill was welcome news to Arkansas' farmers and ranchers, who face myriad challenges in trade, regulatory and monetary policy — issues beyond their control, but that threaten their profitability and, ultimately, their livelihoods. read more >
Government & Politics

Trumann Officials Express Concern Over City’s Postal Issues

The Trumann mayor, who earlier this month staved off four challengers in the general election, recently said that the city's mail service hasn't been the same since the U.S. Postal Service's Jonesboro sorting center shut down several years ago. 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 >
Energy / Government & Politics

DOE Drops Its Deal With Clean Line; Wind Project Won’t Cross Arkansas

Two months after planners gave up hopes of crossing Arkansas with a $2.5 billion wind-energy transmission line as doomed, the U.S. Department of Energy hammered a nail in the project's coffin Friday by ending its participation in the Plains & Eastern Clean Line. read more >