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Steve Womack
Government & Politics

Train Carrying GOP Lawmakers to Policy Retreat Hits Truck

A chartered train carrying dozens of GOP lawmakers to a Republican retreat in West Virginia struck a garbage truck south of Charlottesville, Virginia on Wednesday, lawmakers said. 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 >
Energy / Government & Politics / Legal / Real Estate

Clean Line Shelves Arkansas Plans; Delegation Steps Up Attack

As Arkansas' congressional delegation stepped up its war Tuesday on a $2.5 billion wind-power transmission project, Clean Line Energy Partners has confirmed that it has shelved plans to string the controversial power line across Arkansas. read more >
Chintan Desai
Education / Government & Politics

Chintan Desai Launches US House Bid in Arkansas

An official with a network of charter schools says he's seeking the Democratic nomination for a U.S. House seat in east Arkansas. read more >
U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford, R-Ark.
Government & Politics / Manufacturing

Rick Crawford Named Co-Chair of House Steel Caucus

U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford, R-Ark., has been named co-chairman of the bipartisan Congressional Steel Caucus. read more >
Randy Veach
Agriculture & Poultry / Government & Politics / Restaurants & Food / Tourism

US Should Do More, Not Less, to Push Exports to Cuba (Randy Veach Commentary)

The Arkansas Farm Bureau believes a move to roll back relations with Cuba is a step in the wrong direction. "There is no better diplomacy than making food available to another country," Randy Veach writes. read more >
U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford, R-Ark.
Agriculture & Poultry / Government & Politics / Manufacturing

Arkansas Lawmakers Criticize Trump Shifting Cuba Policy

Members of Arkansas' congressional delegation are criticizing President Donald Trump's decision to restore some travel and economic restrictions on Cuba. read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care

Farmer Running for East Arkansas Congressional Seat

A "semi-retired" rancher and farmer who hasn't sought political office before said Tuesday he's challenging an Arkansas Republican congressman as a Democrat next year. read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care / Insurance

Arkansas Congressmen Vote for Republican Health Care Bill

Arkansas' four U.S. House members have voted for Republican legislation to repeal and replace major parts of the federal health care law. read more >
Elizabeth Bowles
Business Services / Government & Politics / Media & Marketing / Small Business

Aristotle Exec on Broadband Mission to Washington

Elizabeth Bowles will be on a mission April 21 when she flies to Washington, D.C., as a newly minted member of the federal Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee. She’s demanding technological equality for rural people. read more >
Construction / Energy / Government & Politics / Real Estate

Bill Targets Clean Line, Contrasting With Trump’s Zeal for Infrastructure

Arkansas' congressional delegation backs a bill that would halt the $2 billion Clean Line project. read more >
Government & Politics

Only 1 of Arkansas’ US House Races Draws Democratic Opponent

A former member of the Little Rock School Board is challenging GOP U.S. Rep. French Hill in his run for a second term in the House representing central Arkansas, while the three other members of Arkansas' all-Republican House delegation face no Democratic opponents this year. read more >
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Clean Line Meets Resistance from Arkansas Lawmakers

Despite the promise of jobs and clean wind energy for Arkansas, the Clean Line has met resistance in court and from the state’s entire congressional delegation. read more >
Wes Ward
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Arkansas Rice Federation Travels to Cuba for Trade Talks

Members of the Arkansas Rice Federation have traveled to Cuba to discuss the future of trade between the U.S. and Cuba. read more >
U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford, R-Ark.
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A New Infrastructure of Thinking (U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford Commentary)

The future economy will have different benchmarks critical to sustaining schools, businesses and our towns. read more >
Rick Crawford
Agriculture & Poultry / Government & Politics / Restaurants & Food

Rick Crawford ‘Very Encouraged’ After Cuba Trip

U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford, R-Ark., talks to Arkansas Business about opportunities he sees for trade with Cuba, where he spent four days last week. read more >
Government & Politics / Legal / Transportation

Wording Puts Truckers in Restart Limbo

Shannon Newton, the president of the Arkansas Trucking Association, recently traveled with representatives of state trucking companies to Washington, D.C., to meet with members of Congress about the rule being in a sort of limbo. The issue at hand is the 34-hour restart for drivers. read more >
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Exception to Road Rule Helps Northeast Arkansas Get I-555

It has taken more than four decades, but northeast Arkansas finally has an interstate. "This will significantly impact the economy in this part of the state," Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department district 10 Engineer Walter McMillan said. read more >
Rick Crawford
Agriculture & Poultry / Government & Politics / Restaurants & Food

Crawford: Cuban Market Could Boost Arkansas, But Leaders Must Act Fast

Cuba's dependence on outside food sources could provide a $36 million annual boost to Arkansas' economy, particularly farmers in northeast Arkansas. read more >
Marco Rubio
Government & Politics

Marco Rubio Picks Up Endorsements from Arkansas Leaders

Two Arkansas congressmen and the state's lieutenant governor backed Marco Rubio for the Republican presidential nomination Wednesday, two days after former Gov. Mike Huckabee ended his White House bid. read more >