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  • 5G To Arrive In Arkansas By 2021; Fayetteville To Expand Broadband Access

    (TB&P) — Mobile phone service 5G is the next generation of cellular technology after 4G LTE, and cellular service providers are expected to offer nationwide 5G service by 2020 or 2021. Sean Kinney, the managing partner of content for Arden Media and editor in chief of RCR Wireless News, said providers are continuing to release the service in U.S. cities this year, and it should be offered in the next couple of years in areas of Arkansas where existing cellular service […]

  • Tyson Foods, Walmart Provide Aid For Flooding Victims In Midwest

    (TB&P) — Severe flooding in Iowa and Nebraska has prompted Northwest Arkansas companies Tyson Foods and Walmart Inc. to send aid. Both employers have extensive operations in the flooded Midwest. Walmart, Sam’s Club and the Walmart Foundation have committed $100,000 in support through cash and product donations. That commitment includes $50,000 in product donations to organizations providing support to impacted areas, and cash commitments of $50,000 to the Red Cross and United Way, which are providing relief services to affected […]

  • Court Asked To Settle Control Of Fort Smith Restaurants Owned By The Late Bill Neumeier

    FORT SMITH (TB&P) —A legal battle is underway between the brother of the late Bill Neumeier and Trent Goins, the CEO of Fort Smith-based OK Foods, over the control of downtown Fort Smith restaurants and other property owned by Neumeier’s trust. Documents filed by Goins’ attorney show that Neumeier wanted Goins to “have everything” because “you’ll take good care of my joints and my people.” Neumeier, a longtime downtown Fort Smith restaurant owner and promoter who helped launch the Peacemaker Arts […]

  • Trucking Industry Turnover Falls As Researchers Seek To Identify, Deter Drivers Under Influence Of Marijuana

    (TB&P) — A research organization of the trucking industry recently released a study on the safety impacts of marijuana-impaired driving and provided several recommendations to address the issue as driver turnover falls. The driver turnover rate at large truckload carriers declined nine percentage points to 78% in the fourth quarter of 2018, from the previous quarter, according to trade organization American Trucking Associations (ATA). The rate is 10 percentage points lower than it was in the fourth quarter of 2017. […]

  • Thousands Of Arkansans Have One Month To Collect $12 Million In Unclaimed Federal Tax Refunds From 2015

    (TB&P) — More than 11,000 Arkansas taxpayers have left an estimated $12 million in federal income tax refunds on the table ahead of the three-year deadline to collect unclaimed payments, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) officials said on Wednesday (March 13). Nationwide, unclaimed income tax refunds totaling almost $1.4 billion may be waiting for an estimated 1.2 million taxpayers who did not file a 2015 Form 1040 federal income tax return. To collect the money, these taxpayers must file their 2015 […]

  • Thousands Of Arkansans Have One Month To Collect $12 Million in Unclaimed Federal Tax Refunds From 2015

    (TB&P)—More than 11,000 Arkansas taxpayers have left an estimated $12 million in federal income tax refunds on the table ahead of the three-year deadline to collect unclaimed payments, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) officials said on Wednesday (March 13). Nationwide, unclaimed income tax refunds totaling almost $1.4 billion may be waiting for an estimated 1.2 million taxpayers who did not file a 2015 Form 1040 federal income tax return. To collect the money, these taxpayers must file their 2015 tax returns […]

  • Bill Aims To Tackle ‘Fake Rice’ Problem In Arkansas

    (TB&P) — Companies that produce products with “fake rice” may face a new hurdle in the Natural State. The Arkansas Senate approved HB 1407 Wednesday (March 13) in a 31-3-1 vote. The bill creates a standard of identity for rice and outlaws product labels using the term “rice” outside of a specified definition noted in the language. The legislation applies only to a person who places a label on an agricultural product. It will therefore not affect grocers unless they […]

  • ‘True Grit Trail’ To Connect Dardanelle And Fort Smith

    (TB&P) — Arkansas Highway 22 between Dardanelle and Fort Smith should soon be designated the “True Grit Trail” in recognition of the famous novel by Arkansas author Charles Portis and the two movies based on the novel. Legislation approved by the Arkansas House and Senate now awaits a signature by Gov. Asa Hutchinson. House Bill 1628, carried in the House by Rep. Mary Bentley, R-Perryville, and in the Senate by Sen. Gary Stubblefield, R-Branch, was approved March 6 in the […]

  • Walmart Supports Girls Who Code With $3 Million In Grants

    BENTONVILLE, Ark. (TB&P)—In an effort to expand the national tech talent pipeline, Walmart has announced a $3 million investment to support national nonprofit Girls Who Code. The money will be used to help the organization administer summer immersion programs in Northwest Arkansas and across the country. Walmart said the financial support is an effort to close the gender gap in tech across the United States. There are about 6,000 Girls Who Code clubs around the country and the investment will also […]

  • Northwest Health Looks To Fill 300 Jobs At Local Hospitals

    (TB&P) — Springdale-based Northwest Health will host five job fairs Wednesday (March 6) at its local hospitals in hopes of filling some 300 jobs posted throughout the provider’s five hospitals, six urgent care centers and more than 30 primary care clinics. The hiring fairs will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. at all five hospitals: Northwest Medical Center-Bentonville, 3000 Medical Center Parkway, Bentonville, Northwest Medical Center-Springdale, 609 W. Maple Ave., Springdale Northwest Health Physicians’ Specialty Hospital, 3873 Parkview Drive, Fayetteville […]

  • Regulators Draft Rules To Transport Medical Marijuana Across State

    (TB&P) — As the race to open Arkansas’ first cannabis dispensary in time for April showers grows closer, the state Medical Marijuana Commission (MMC) on Tuesday (March 5) approved the first round of draft rules for the transportation of marijuana between cultivation facilities and retail stores across the state. However, the new rules governing the licensure of medical marijuana transporters were only approved after MMC Chair Dr. Ronda Henry-Tillman and other board members asked the regulatory panel’s legal staff to […]

  • Mercy Hospital In Rogers Named One Of Nation’s Top 100 Hospitals In New Study

    (TB&P) — Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas in Rogers was named one of the top 100 hospitals in the nation by IBM Watson Health. The organization published its 100 Top Hospitals annual study on Monday (March 4) identifying top-performing hospitals in the U.S. using publicly available data for clinical, operational and patient satisfaction metrics. This is the first year Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas has been recognized. The study has been conducted annually since 1933. “We are enthusiastically celebrating this designation because […]

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