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Gov. Asa Hutchinson
Government & Politics / Health Care

Hutchinson: Biden Vaccine Mandate Not Right Approach

Gov. Asa Hutchinson says President Joe Biden's mandate that many private businesses require employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19 is the wrong approach for boosting vaccination rates. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Government & Politics / Health Care / Legal / Retail

Medical Marijuana Licensing Tests Scales of JusticeLock Icon

As Arkansas’ fledgling medical marijuana industry passed $300 million in cumulative sales, its licensing system for cannabis businesses was taking fire in court, not least for granting a cultivation license to a company that didn’t legally exist. read more >
Jim Parsons, a former Ecclesia instructor and board member, sought to open Ecclesia financial records to full public inspection since the private school accepted state money.
Education / Government & Politics / Legal / Nonprofits

Ecclesia Fallout Includes Taxpayer LawsuitLock Icon

Three years after its president resigned on his way to federal prison after participating in a state grant kickback scheme, Ecclesia College continues to deal with the repercussions. read more >
Chet Patel and Roshan Patel each own 22.5% of the new Pine Bluff dispensary.
Health Care / Investments / Legal / Retail / Small Business

Lawsuit Challenges State on Dispensary Licensing

A company rejected for an Arkansas medical marijuana dispensary license is suing to clear the air over the state’s process of selecting replacement retail outlets when the original licensees fail to open for business. read more >
Travis Story
Government & Politics / Health Care / Retail

Marijuana Panel Rejects Sale of 2 Dispensary Licenses

The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission rejected the sale of two medical marijuana dispensary licenses Tuesday, signaling frustration with licensees attempting to sell without having made significant progress toward opening their outlets. read more >
Ownership of  Bill and Carolyn Schwyhart’s former residence in Rogers is among a checklist of items drawing additional scrutiny in bankruptcy court.
Banking & Finance / Business Services / Insurance / Investments / Legal / Real Estate

Schwyhart Creditor Follows the MoneyLock Icon

Brian Ferguson pursues claim on assets allegedly hidden by Bill Schwyhart in a once secret settlement. read more >
Bill Schwyhart
Banking & Finance / Investments / Real Estate / Transportation

Hidden Search of Schwyhart Assets Probes Attorney FilesLock Icon

The search for nearly $3.2 million from a once-secret 2013 settlement and possession of a grand home valued at $1.9 million by the Benton County assessor remain at center stage in the bankruptcy of Bill and Carolyn Schwyhart. read more >
Ownership of  Bill and Carolyn Schwyhart’s former residence in Rogers is among a checklist of items drawing additional scrutiny in bankruptcy court.
Banking & Finance / Business Services / Investments / Legal / Real Estate

Schwyhart Case Creates Work for 16 LawyersLock Icon

The Chapter 7 bankruptcy of former high-flying northwest Arkansas developer Bill Schwyhart has become an attorney’s delight. read more >
Business Services / Insurance / Investments / Legal / Real Estate

Schwyhart Manor in Rogers, Nearly $3.2M Draw Scrutiny

The dispute between Bill and Carolyn Schwyhart and creditors has also brought into question what happened to nearly $3.2 million from a once-secret settlement unveiled earlier this year. read more >
Selling a piece of his coffee venture became a bitter experience for Tom Kennedy, left. "“I had no clue any of this was coming because I was left
in the dark by my attorney, Travis Story," seen on right.
Insurance / Manufacturing / Restaurants & Food / Small Business

Malpractice Case Grinds Out Settlement to Kennedy Coffee FounderLock Icon

Tom Kennedy's malpractice case against Travis Story and the Story Law Firm in Fayetteville has produced a settlement to be paid to Kennedy's bankruptcy estate. read more >
Selling a piece of his coffee venture became a bitter experience for Tom Kennedy, left. "“I had no clue any of this was coming because I was left
in the dark by my attorney, Travis Story," seen on right.
Restaurants & Food

Kennedy Coffee Controversies Brew Grounds for Legal Malpractice

What began last year in Benton County as an action by founder of Kennedy Coffee Roasters to recover money owed for selling part of his business turned into a highly unfavorable judgment rendered against him in Washington County. read more >
Ownership of  Bill and Carolyn Schwyhart’s former residence in Rogers is among a checklist of items drawing additional scrutiny in bankruptcy court.
Banking & Finance / Investments / Real Estate

DOJ Seeks Schwyhart Exam In Developer’s Chapter 7 CaseLock Icon

The corporate veil protecting Bill Schwyhart from creditors holding millions of dollars in claims is showing further signs of fraying. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Government & Politics / Health Care / Retail

Arkansas to Outsource Evaluation of Medical Pot Applications

The Arkansas Medical Marijuana commission voted to give a consulting group the power to evaluate applications and award 32 dispensary licenses for medical pot. read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care / Legal

Medical Marijuana Commission to Explore Hiring Consultant

The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission took the first step Monday toward hiring an independent consultant to review about 230 applications for dispensary licenses. read more >
Dr. Carlos Roman, member of the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission
Agriculture & Poultry / Government & Politics / Health Care / Investments / Legal

Marijuana Commission’s Carlos Roman Defends Panel’s ChoicesLock Icon

Dr. Carlos Roman, a member of the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission, disputes what he calls the “false narrative” about his scoring of the applicants and defended the honesty of the commission. read more >