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Daily Digest: November 13, 2019


Josh Mahony Drops Out of U.S. Senate Race

Democratic candidate Josh Mahony has dropped out of Arkansas’ U.S. Senate race.

In a post on his campaign’s official Facebook page, Mahony announced that he will not be continuing the race, citing a family health concern. Read the full story here.


Radke Credits Military-Honed Skills for Business Success

Wade Radke is an unqualified Arkansas success story, launching Galley Support Innovations in Sherwood alongside his wife Gina. The Radkes have grown the mom-and-pop venture to a $5 million-per-year, 50-employee manufacturer of hardware for some of the world’s largest aircraft manufacturers.

The often-decorated company is an industry leader now, but in the beginning, it was just a couple with a dream of business ownership and woeful lack of business knowledge or experience. Read the full story here.

Using tax increment financing for urban renewal.



Sen. Joyce Elliott Files to Run Against Rep. French Hill

State Senator Joyce Elliott (D) is officially running against Rep. French Hill (R) in the 2020 race for Arkansas’ 2nd District in the U.S. Congress.

Elliott currently serves in the Arkansas Senate for the 31st District, a seat she has held since 2009. Elliott is also the former Majority Leader of the state Senate. Read the full story here.

Michael Bloomberg files for presidential primary ballot in Arkansas.



A Dispensed Dilemma

To survive in a constantly evolving economy, businesses must be mindful of trends and flexible enough to accommodate them. Of all the issues affecting local industries, two loom above the rest.

First, the legalization of medical marijuana and its potential consequences for company drug protocols. Second, the employee recruitment and retention crisis being experienced by many Arkansas industries, chiefly manufacturing and agriculture. Read the full story here.

UAMS names new members to cancer institute advisory board.


Yurachek: “I Know I’ve Got to Get This Search Right”

Hunter Yurachek said he reached a “definitive decision” to fire Chad Morris as head football coach of the Arkansas Razorbacks following the Hogs’ disappointing blowout loss to Western Kentucky on Saturday in Fayetteville.

Yurachek, Arkansas’ second-year athletics director, said he had explained to Morris following the Mississippi State loss on Nov. 2 that the team needed to show improved effort moving forward. It didn’t, and Yurachek now is in the market for a football coach. Read the full story here.

Harry Thomason regales with tales of Hollywood and politics.


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