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  1. Startup Junkie hits entrepreneurs with - Shark' questions, refine ideasRead the original story

    Yesterday | The City Wire

    Jeff Amerine describes himself as a startup junkie, hence the name of his consulting firm on the square in Fayetteville. Simply put, the business, which includes his wife, Phyl, and son, Brett, nurtures some ideas into marketable products and finds capital to finance the development.

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  2. Businesses weigh options, reactions on controversial legislationRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The City Wire

    Arkansas lawmakers and Gov. Asa Hutchinson are on track - as were their counterparts in Indiana - to go against concerns of large employers and influential businesses like Wal-Mart Stores, Apple and Acxiom and approve legislation the businesses believe discriminatory. Only time will tell the extent of real corporate reaction when their concerns don't sway legislative votes or fail to garner a veto.

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  3. University of Arkansas sports ranks 11th nationally in Learfield standingsRead the original story

    Thursday Mar 26 | The City Wire

    An NCAA Championship from the Razorback women's indoor track and field team and a top-three national finish by the men's indoor track and field squad, has vaulted the University of Arkansas to 11th in the 2014-15 Learfield Sports Directors Cup standings released on Thursday by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of America . Arkansas leads all Southeastern Conference programs with 401 points and is one of only four of 14 SEC programs in the top 25. Arkansas is primed to continue its rise up the standings based on other sports yet to be scored.

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  4. Downtown Fort Smith murals project plans to announce artists by JuneRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | The City Wire

    Plans are developing fast for the "Festival of Murals" planned for downtown Fort Smith, with organizers hoping to have the first round of artists named by June. The event is expected to include a music festival and a "Criterium" bicycle race that could attract hundreds of competitors.

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  5. Northwest Arkansas cities report stronger tax revenue to start 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | The City Wire

    The largest four towns in Northwest Arkansas continue to show improved sales tax revenue collections. The cities report $14.419 million in sale tax revenue collected in November, December and January, up 10.65% from the $13.031 million reported in the same period last year.

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  6. February home building pace stalls across Northwest ArkansasRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | The City Wire

    Overall February building permit values were up almost 30% in Northwest Arkansas, but permits for new home construction fell more than 3% thanks in part to limited availability of residential lots. Permit values in the region's four largest cities during February totaled $42.583 million, up 29.3% compared to the $32.913 million a year ago.

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  7. World Gym closing Bentonville and Lowell locationsRead the original story

    Tuesday Mar 24 | The City Wire

    Fitness chain World Gym announced the closing of three Northwest Arkansas locations with a Facebook post on Tuesday . "Due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control we have been forced to close our Bentonville and Lowell World Gym locations.

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  8. Report: Northwest Arkansas schools outperform the state in 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | The City Wire

    Good schools are crucial to a region's economic growth because employers rely on strong school performance as one of the selling points for recruiting top talent to the region, according to Mike Malone, CEO of the Northwest Arkansas Council. Again this year, the NWA Council in conjunction with the University of Arkansas Office of Education Policy, released its 2014 Northwest School Report Card.

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  9. Proposed wind farm in Elm Springs raises questions, concernsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | The City Wire

    A town hall meeting slated for 6:30 p.m. on March 31 in Elm Springs aims to answer questions and concerns regarding a proposed wind farm just outside of Springdale. Elm Springs Mayor Harold Douthit has a few questions about a proposed 80-megawatt wind farm planned for development in unincorporated Washington County, about a mile west of this small city in Northwest Arkansas.

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  10. On Time Logistics expands its Springdale operationsRead the original story

    Monday Mar 23 | The City Wire

    A Northwest Arkansas-based logistics company announced a major expansion and partnership Monday that will mean enhanced warehousing and fulfillment capabilities for current and potential customers of both companies involved. On Time Logistics is moving from its approximately 25,000 square foot warehousing space on Emma Avenue to a 48,000 square foot building .

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  11. Troubled Rep. Harris quits chairman post, workforce bill approvedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 16 | The City Wire

    A House legislator facing questions in an adoption scandal resigned his committee leadership post Monday afternoon, while several education bills including two on workforce training sailed through the state Senate. Rep. Justin Harris, R-West Fork, who has admitted "rehoming" two of his adopted daughters, quit his posts as vice chairman of the House Aging, Children and Youth, Legislative and Military Affairs committee as well as a seat on the Joint Performance Committee, content partner KUAR reported.

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  12. Legislature considers health care reform task force, Cuba relations, gun billRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 10 | The City Wire

    It was meeting day Tuesday as several committees approved legislation, while a task force to study health care reform in the state met for the first time. The 16-member task force was formed after legislators approved Senate Bill 96 earlier in the session.

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  13. Re-homing should be illegalRead the original story

    Sunday Mar 8 | The City Wire

    Editor's note: Maylon Rice has 40 years of experience working as a newspaper reporter, columnist and editor at several Arkansas newspapers. He ran, unsuccessfully for the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2012.

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  14. Irish artists arrive in Fort Smith to preview September murals projectRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 5 | The City Wire

    Conor Harrington takes a picture of the early work on the mural project at Boardertown Skate Shop in Fort Smith. Steve Clark, CEO of Fort Smith-based Propak Logistics, talks about why he brought Irish artists Maser and Conor Harrington to paint a mural in Fort Smith.

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  15. Arkansas bank officials hope to build on profitable 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 4 | The City Wire

    Community Bankers across the Natural State enjoyed a profitable 2014 accruing net income of $810 million among the 109 institutions. Profits rose from $707 million a year ago, according the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

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  16. Walton Family Foundation gives $5 million toward Walton Arts Center expansionRead the original story

    Tuesday Mar 3 | The City Wire

    The $23 million expansion of the Walton Arts Center in downtown Fayetteville got a booster shot from the Walton Family Foundation who pledged a $5 million challenge grant in support of the project. The $23 million campaign will add 30,000 square feet of space, including a new and expanded atrium lobby that connects to Dickson Street, significant renovations and expansion of Starr Theater, expanded space for back of house technical and theatrical equipment, and new administrative offices.

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  17. Northwest Arkansas residential construction off to good start in 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 2 | The City Wire

    There's no shortage of work for construction crews in Northwest Arkansas as local residential and commercial construction projects continue to pop up in the region. New construction permits issued in January among the four largest cities totaled $36.235 million which consisted of 60% new home starts and the balance in commercial projects.

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  18. Tyson family donates $5 million for Don Tyson Center for Agricultural SciencesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 2 | The City Wire

    John Tyson, Chairman of Tyson Foods, said having the new agriculture research center named after his father Don Tyson is an honor given that his dad loved the University of Arkansas and Arkansas Agriculture his entire 80-year life. Tyson Foods and the Tyson family contributed $5 million toward the new $16.3 million research center soon to be built in Fayetteville.

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  19. Arvest Springdale announces two employee movesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 26, 2015 | The City Wire

    Arvest Bank Springdale announced two employment changes as Randall Harriman joins the company as a private banking advisor and Andrea Kennedy is promoted commercial banker. Harriman has more than 14 years' experience in banking and lending, most recently as an assistant vice president, lender and security manager for First Security Bank.

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  20. February sales tax revenue rises for most of Northwest ArkansasRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2015 | The City Wire

    Combined sales tax revenue in the most recent report for Northwest Arkansas' four largest cities was up 9.43% - a clear sign of strong consumer confidence in the metro economy. The four cites reported composite revenue of $5.356 million this month, a gain of $462,000 from the year-ago period.

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