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Arkansas Children's Nutrition Center Gets $7.4M Grant

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:04:00 -0500

The Arkansas Children’s Nutrition Center will receive $7.4 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture through its Agricultural Research Service.

Asa Hutchinson, Senators Back Near Health Law Repeal Effort

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 07:08:00 -0500

Arkansas' Republican governor said Tuesday he backs a revived effort to repeal former President Barack Obama's health care law, and the state's two GOP senators said they also support the legislation.

Commercial Vacancy in Northwest Arkansas is Lowest Since 2004

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:32:00 -0500

In northwest Arkansas, the commercial real estate market's vacancy rate for the first half of 2017 is the lowest it has been since the inception of Arvest Bank's Skyline Report in 2004.

High Number of Applicants for Arkansas Medical Marijuana

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 07:04:00 -0500

Would-be growers and distributors of Arkansas' initial medical marijuana turned in thousands of pages of paperwork to apply for licenses.

SCA Pharmaceuticals Appoints Milton Boyer as CEO

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 10:53:00 -0500

SCA Pharmaceuticals of Little Rock, which makes sterile pharmaceuticals for hospital pharmacies and health care facilities throughout the country, announced that Milton Boyer has been appointed CEO.

Medical Pot Deadline Opens New Set of Challenges (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 07:33:00 -0500

Arkansas will get its first hint this week of just how large the state's medical marijuana industry will become with hundreds of applications expected to be delivered for those wanting to grow and sell the drug.

Bond Rating for CARTI Downgraded

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

CARTI’s financial pain continues. Last week, Fitch Ratings Inc. of Chicago downgraded CARTI’s bond rating from BBB-, which was the lowest investment-grade rating, to BB+.

PinPoint Pegs Florida for Expansion

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

PinPoint Testing LLC of Little Rock, which offers drug testing and consulting services, is in the process of acquiring a clinical laboratory in Orlando, Florida.

The Essentials of Life Now in One Hot Springs Spot

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

After a decade of work and planning, Amy Thomas has realized her dream of opening a business in downtown Hot Springs — actually, three businesses: the Argentinian Coffee & Wine Bar; Oxy-Zen, what may be Arkansas’ only oxygen bar; and Thai-Me Spa, a day spa.

Data Theft: Is Your Business Ready? (Aaron Gamewell Expert Advice)

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Aaron Gamewell of SBS CyberSecurity offers his list of actions that every business should deploy to mitigate the risk of a data breach.

Saline Memorial Adds Two to Medical Staff (Movers & Shakers)

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Dr. John Brizzolara and Dr. Teryn Driver have joined the Saline Memorial Hospital team.

Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments to Boards, Commissions

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:11:00 -0500

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced appointments to boards and commissions.

DHS, Dinged for Payment Problems, Will Repay $3M to Feds

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 11:02:00 -0500

The Arkansas Department of Human Services will repay about $3 million to the federal government after an audit found problems with a type of Medicaid payment to providers.

Arkansas Unemployment Rate Rises to 3.5 Percent

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 10:00:00 -0500

Arkansas' unemployment rate in August increased one-tenth of a percentage point to 3.5 percent.

Mercy Opens Clinic in Pea Ridge

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 14:19:00 -0500

About 100 people attended a blessing of and ribbon cutting for the new Mercy Clinic Primary Care - Pea Ridge on Wednesday.

Arkansas State Eyes Training Sites in Imboden, Walnut Ridge

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 11:00:00 -0500

The board of trustees for Arkansas State University is considering plans to build facilities in Imboden and Walnut Ridge for use in a disaster preparedness training program.

Marijuana Symposium to Feature Montel Williams

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 09:26:00 -0500

The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Association will host a half-day symposium on the cannabis industry and regulatory issues next week.

Physician Mallory Hurst Hired at St. Bernards Healthcare (Movers & Shakers)

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Dr. Mallory Hurst has joined the medical staff of St. Bernards Healthcare and is seeing patients at the new St. Bernards Dermatology Clinic in Jonesboro.

For Center for Toxicology & Environmental Health, Disasters Mean Business

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Founded in 1997, CTEH of North Little Rock got its start dealing with chemical spills from train derailments, but now includes services such as risk assessment, crisis management and training.

North Metro Medical Faces Lawsuit Combo Over Money Owed

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Filings in Pulaski County Circuit Court suggest the financial situation hasn’t improved at North Metro Medical Center in Jacksonville.