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Gym Memberships Rise After the New Year

Some gym owners report seeing a 30 to 40% increase in traffic in the month of January.  And most of those crowding in just signed up as part of their…

State Capitol Week in Review

Budget officials revised their economic forecast for the current fiscal year, and now predict that state government will collect 1.7 percent less in tax revenue than it did last year.…

November National Adoption Month

Over 80 children in Arkansas will be celebrating this holiday season with a new family.  During the month of November, which is National Adoption Month, the Department of Human Services…

Congress: Rolling Back Home Buyers’ Protections?

This year, many homeowners are thankful for signs of a recovering housing market and new rules limiting uncontrolled fees linked to the mortgage meltdown. But legislation in Congress would roll…

A REMEDY… OR A TRAP?

    IS the Arkansas Association of Counties’ (AAC) proposed resolution to “support the creation of critical habitat…” for muckets and mussels, etc. a remedy… or a trap that will…

Arkansas County Quorum Court Meeting

  By Kevin Brown   The Arkansas County Quorum Court Meeting was held yesterday at the DeWitt Courthouse. The committee congregated for a treasury update issued by Charles Horton, as…

Hunting In Arkansas

Hunting activities add close to $100 million to our state and local tax revenue.  It also helps to support over 17,000 jobs. That statistic may not sound surprising to many…

Arkansas Agriculture Department Announces Arkansas Festival Grant Program

The Arkansas Agriculture Department will administer $45,000 in one-time funding made available to the Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission for Arkansas festivals featuring an agricultural or forestry product, commerce, or…

Impact of Federal Government Shutdown on Arkansas

Arkansas has felt the impact of the federal government shutdown, however it is not as drastic for us as it is for other states.  California, for example, is a state…

National Wildlife Refuges Closed Due to Federal Government Lapse in Appropriations

The Federal Government will be closed as current funding expired on September 30, 2013. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is very much aware that any lapse in appropriations…