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Staton BreidenthalStaff Sgt. James Bell fires an M9 pistol Tuesday morning on the range at Camp Robinson in North Little Rock as part of firearms and useof-force training. The training will qualify full-time members of the Arkansas National Guard to carry weapons on duty at Guard facilities.

Tyson fills vacancy on board of directors

Subscriber onlyMikel Durham has been named to the Tyson Foods board of directors. Continue reading...

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Jason IvesterDoug McMillon, chief executive officer, speaks on stage during the annual Wal-Mart Shareholers meeting on Friday, June 5, 2015, at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.

Children's given site for NW hospital

Subscriber onlyArkansas Children's Hospital plans to build a hospital in Springdale on land donated by Gary and Robin George, a hospital spokesman said recently. Continue reading...

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J. SCOTT APPLEWHITEA baker works at Ted’s Bulletin, a Capitol Hill restaurant, in May. The Labor Department’s measurement of wages and benefits, the employment cost index, rose 0.2 percent in the April-June quarter.

Despite brisk hiring, rise in pay slowest since '82

Subscriber onlyU.S. wages and benefits grew in the spring at the slowest pace in 33 years, evidence that stronger hiring isn't lifting paychecks much for most Americans. The slowdown also reflects a sharp drop-off in bonus and incentive pay for some workers. Continue reading...