Publication: The City Wire

First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated 21 hours ago - 1 reports

NWACC entertains sports discussion

The Northwest Arkansas community has strong support for a community college-level sports program, a room full of area sports program advocates told the NorthWest Arkansas Community College Board of Trustees on Saturday (July 26).The board met for its ... [Published The City Wire - Jul 27 2014]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 1 reports

New NWACC 5-year plan focuses on student success

A new five-year strategic plan is in the works at NorthWest Arkansas Community College and it is specifically geared to measure against how it helps students succeed.The NWACC Board of Trustees met for its semi-annual board retreat, which is a brainstorming ... [Published The City Wire - Jul 27 2014]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 1 reports

Englander dZignPak relocates office in Bentonville

Englander dZignPak, a retail display and packaging provider, recently announced a relocation of its Northwest Arkansas office to 3607 SE Metro Parkway near I-49 and Walton Boulevard in Bentonville.The new location is strategically located to better serve ... [Published The City Wire - Jul 26 2014]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 1 reports

Sales Tax DataLINK receives patent

Sales Tax DataLINK of Bentonville received a new patent for sales tax software that is titled: “System and Method for Tax Filing, Data Processing, Data Verification and Reconciliation.”“Sales tax compliance becomes more sophisticated and complex every ... [Published The City Wire - Jul 26 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Study claims charter schools more cost effective, provide better return on investment

A study released July 22 by the University of Arkansas this week said research showed that charter schools provide a greater return on investment and are more cost effective than traditional public schools. The head of Arkansas' largest education trade ... [Published The City Wire - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

UA bookstores to observe sales tax holiday

The University of Arkansas Bookstore, its shops at the Garland Center and all of its Razorback Shops will observe the Arkansas “sales tax holiday” on Saturday, Aug. 2, and Sunday, Aug. 3. State and local sales tax will not be collected during this 48-hour ... [Published The City Wire - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

New economic data reflects Q1 industry sector downturn

Many of the nation’s industrial sectors saw major declines in the first quarter of 2014 as 16 of 22 industry groups contributed to the 2.9% decrease in U.S. economic activity, according to a quarterly report from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis ... [Published The City Wire - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

First National Bank of Rogers announces new name

First National Bank of Rogers announces it is rebranding its name to First National Bank of NWA. A new logo is also being introduced to reflect the new name. This name change is effective Aug. 1 with signage being changed in the coming months.“The name ... [Published The City Wire - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Coalition asks Justice Department to scrutinize Tyson’s takeover of Hillshire

A coalition of 82 organizations signed a letter sent to the U.S. Justice Department on Thursday (July 24) opposing the antitrust process of Tyson Foods’ planned take over of Hillshire Brands.In the letter , the coalition asked the Justice Department to ... [Published The City Wire - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Geologist: Fort Smith, Northwest Arkansas should prep for earthquakes

Fort Smith and Northwest Arkansas areas do not sit on or near regularly active fault lines, but residents in the regions should pay attention to a new hazard map issued by the United States Geological Survey.The reason, notes Geologist Scott Ausbrooks ... [Published The City Wire - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Proposed Oklahoma law could limit areas allowed for strip clubs

A move by an Oklahoma state representative could potentially limit any future growth of strip clubs and other adult oriented businesses in the eastern Oklahoma areas near the Fort Smith and Northwest Arkansas regions.Rep. Ben Sherrer, D-Chouteau, earlier ... [Published The City Wire - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

ArcBest announces 3-cent quarterly dividend

The Board of Directors of Fort Smith-based ArcBest Corp. (formerly Arkansas Best) announced Thursday (July 24) of 3 cents per share payable Aug. 21 to shareholders of record Aug. 7.ArcBest shares (Nasdaq: ARCB) closed Thursday (July 24) at $43.21, up ... [Published The City Wire - Jul 25 2014]

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...a good headline and it makes charter schools feel good about what they're doing, but it does nothing to tell us how well they're doing," he said. "I think what we need to make sure is that the public has an understanding of what do they want schools to produce? And once we have that understanding and ask that question, then we can understand what we want our kids to look like when they graduate. Once we have that, we can study to see if we're getting what we want. But to say are we doing that cost effectively is not an apples to apples comparison."
...investigation by the Department of Justice and should be stopped," President of the National Farmers Union Roger Johnson noted in a statement. "It's time for the Justice Department to enforce our anti-trust laws."
"Constituents asked for me to do what I could and I tried to call the special session to do something immediately," he said. "I told those folks I would file legislation and I intend to keep my word on that."
"In fact, that (5.6) magnitude in Prague actually knocked pictures and stuff off the walls in Fort Smith. There was an impact that far away" Ausbrooks said, before noting that should a 6...

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NWACC entertains sports discussion [Published The City Wire - Jul 27 2014]
New NWACC 5-year plan focuses on student success [Published The City Wire - Jul 27 2014]
Englander dZignPak relocates office in Bentonville [Published The City Wire - Jul 26 2014]
Sales Tax DataLINK receives patent [Published The City Wire - Jul 26 2014]
Study claims charter schools more cost effectiv... [Published The City Wire - Jul 25 2014]
UA bookstores to observe sales tax holiday [Published The City Wire - Jul 25 2014]
First National Bank of Rogers announces new name [Published The City Wire - Jul 25 2014]
New economic data reflects Q1 industry sector d... [Published The City Wire - Jul 25 2014]
Coalition asks Justice Department to scrutinize... [Published The City Wire - Jul 25 2014]
Proposed Oklahoma law could limit areas allowed... [Published The City Wire - Jul 25 2014]
Geologist: Fort Smith, Northwest Arkansas shoul... [Published The City Wire - Jul 25 2014]
July tax revenue reports solid for Northwest Ar... [Published The City Wire - Jul 25 2014]
ArcBest announces 3-cent quarterly dividend [Published The City Wire - Jul 25 2014]
The Supply Side: Wal-Mart provides contract wor... [Published The City Wire - Jul 25 2014]
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