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Vivian Flowers

Education / Government & Politics

Update: Lawmakers Send Governor Bill to Amend Computer Science Requirements

The state Chamber of Commerce still opposes the bill; Mike Hernandez, head of the Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators, which represents superintendents, is in favor of it. read more >
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Small Business

Scaling Business, Supporting Entrepreneurs Focus of 2nd Annual Black Founders Summit

Discussions will focus on market opportunities, business procurement and access to capital, which has historically been a challenge for Black business owners read more >
Government & Politics

Arkansas Lawmakers Approve Changes to State’s Election Laws

Arkansas legislators approve changes to the state's election laws, including restrictions outside polling places and on absentee ballots, that opponents said would disproportionately harm voters of color in the state. read more >
Rep. Vivian Flowers
Government & Politics / Legal

Flowers Receives National Honors (Movers & Shakers)

Rep. Vivian Flowers, D-Pine Bluff, was named Legislator of the Year by the National Black Caucus of State Legislators at its recent conference. read more >
Brandon Achor, a pharmacist and co-owner of Lackie Drug Store, said the pharmacy is losing about $50,000 annually as a result  of pharmacy benefit managers reimbursement rates.
Government & Politics / Health Care / Insurance / Legal / Retail

Lonoke Drug Store Targets Pharmacy Benefit ManagersLock Icon

Lackie Drug Store of Lonoke is suing six of the largest pharmacy benefit managers in the country, saying it won’t be able to survive because the drug reimbursement rates it receives from the PBMs are often below its cost. read more >
Dr. Edward Kramer of CHI St. Vincent Neurology Clinic in Hot Springs.
Health Care

Kramer Added, Flaxman Appointed at CHI St. Vincent (Movers & Shakers)

Dr. Edward Kramer has joined the CHI St. Vincent Neurology Clinic in Hot Springs. Dr. Jill Flaxman has been appointed medical director of perioperative services at CHI St. Vincent in Little Rock. read more >
Education / Health Care

UAMS Fay W. Boozman College Announces Board Appointments

The Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has appointed new members to its advisory board. read more >
State Rep. Les Warren, R-Hot Springs
Government & Politics

Third Arkansas Lawmaker Tests Positive for Coronavirus

A third Arkansas lawmaker said Monday he has tested positive for the coronavirus, days before the Legislature is set to meet for this year's session. read more >
Government & Politics

Legislators Give Final OK to Bill Supporters Say Will Boost Solar in Arkansas

Arkansas’ sun power industry scored a major victory Tuesday afternoon at the state Capitol as the state House approved legislation to allow third-party financing of solar arrays. The measure, already cleared by the state Senate, will open up solar power options for non-taxed entities like nonprofit corporations, government agencies and schools. read more >
Wendell Griffen
Government & Politics / Legal

Impeachment Talk Expands Fight Over Arkansas Judge (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

A potential effort by lawmakers to remove a judge from office has expanded it into an even more politically charged battle between the legislative and judicial branches. read more >
Gov. Asa Hutchinson during a legislative forum on Wednesday put on by the Arkansas Associated Press Managing Editors.
Government & Politics

Asa Hutchinson: Taking Lee Off King Holiday Uphill Fight

Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Wednesday he expects an uphill battle pushing to remove Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from the holiday honoring slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., but said the move is needed to unify the state and help its image. read more >