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Mike Bloomberg Opens Little Rock Field Office

Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg has opened a field office in downtown Little Rock, his campaign announced. The office is located at 815 Main Street. The Arkansas primary election is part of “Super Tuesday” on March 3. Early voting begins Tuesday, Feb. 18. Bloomberg, the...

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U of A Establishes Arkansas Humanities Center

Arkansas’ flagship educational institution is establishing a new research institution. The University of Arkansas has announced the formation of the Arkansas Humanities Center, an entity that is designed to foster research within the university’s J. William Fulbright College of Arts...

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Arkansas Advertising Executive Wayne Cranford Dies at 87

Prominent Little Rock ad man Wayne Cranford has died at the age of 87. Cranford was one of the founders of the advertising firm CJRW. He founded Cranford Johnson in 1961 with Jim Johnson and helped usher the world of advertising into the modern age. He was born in 1933 in Bald Knob and later...

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Governor’s Address: The Home of History Makers

The brick house at 1207 West 28th Street stands at the intersection of the United States civil rights movement and Little Rock. February is Black History Month, and today I’d like to talk about that house and about Daisy Gatson Bates and her husband, Lucious Christopher Bates, who lived there...

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Daily Digest: February 14, 2020

Pope County Casino Estimates $3 Billion Economic Impact Over 10 Years A proposed Pope County casino is estimating that it will have a $3 billion impact in Arkansas during its first 10 years of operation. According to Cherokee Nation Businesses (CNB), a new study conducted by consulting firm...

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Wild River Country Facing Auction Due to Unpaid Taxes

A popular central Arkansas water park is going under the gavel due to unpaid taxes. Wild River Country, located in North Little Rock, is set to be sold at auction on April 14 by the Arkansas State Land Commissioner’s office due to unpaid taxes. In total, the park has reportedly failed to pay...