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Medical Marijuana Licensing Tests Scales of Justice

Medical Marijuana Licensing Tests Scales of Justice

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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 >

Transgender Laws Draw a Hot Spotlight

Transgender Laws Draw a Hot Spotlight

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New restrictions on trangender minors have left the state a target of scorn and boycotts, and LGBTQ activists were calling the new legislation itself a hate crime. read more >

Ghost Herd Gives Tyson $233M Nightmare

Ghost Herd Gives Tyson $233M Nightmare

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In a case of $233 million stolen by a Washington rancher who peddled nonexistent livestock, Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale has learned you can’t see phantom cattle if you don’t look. read more >

ASU to the Rescue

ASU to the Rescue

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The Arkansas State University System assimilates troubled Henderson State in Arkadelphia and grants its first diplomas in Mexico. read more >

Pig Farmer Accused of Hogging Loan Proceeds

Pig Farmer Accused of Hogging Loan Proceeds

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Arvest Bank accuses a Fulton County pig farmer of submitting false financial statements to obtain millions of dollars in loans to raise pigs, instead using the money for other debts. read more >

Walmart’s Trial Over Alleged Stolen Tech

Walmart’s Trial Over Alleged Stolen Tech

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Walmart Inc. of Bentonville stands accused in a Little Rock courtroom of stealing another company’s technology, and it’s not the first such allegation the world’s largest retailer has faced in recent years. read more >

Big Deals in Arkansas Jump 157% Despite Pandemic

Big Deals in Arkansas Jump 157% Despite Pandemic

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Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the value of the biggest deals in Arkansas last year jumped 157%, from $7.9 billion in 2019 to $20.3 billion in 2020, pushed largely by Walmart’s sales of stakes in two subsidiaries, Asda Group and Seiyu. read more >