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Arkansas Arts Center's chief accepts N.C. job; exit comes as museum in Little Rock plans $70M face-lift

Subscriber onlyArkansas Arts Center Executive Director Todd Herman informed staff members Wednesday that he has accepted a job in North Carolina, creating a leadership vacancy at a pivotal moment for the downtown Little Rock museum. Continue reading...

Arkansas college foundation in tax-status morass

Nonprofit revived in ’16 lacks own IRS exemption standing, files show

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Baptist College Foundation continued raising money after the federal government stripped it of its tax-exempt status, a sanction that generally subjects nonprofits and their donors to tax bills. Continue reading...

After '17 immigration scare, 19-year-old puts down roots in state

Subscriber onlyThe young Salvadoran woman whose arrest last year puzzled immigration attorneys has since settled into a routine similar to many others in America's working class. Continue reading...

Panel formally levels claims against Arkansas judge over death-penalty protest

Judge broke 9 conduct rules, it says

Subscriber onlyArkansas' judicial watchdog agency filed formal charges Friday against Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen over his 2017 death-penalty protest, launching a high-stakes case with potential sanctions ranging from counseling to removal from office. Continue reading...

UA's transfer of thousands a year to Razorback Foundation raises questions about 'public money'

Subscriber onlyThe University of Arkansas, Fayetteville transfers hundreds of thousands of dollars a year to the nonprofit Razorback Foundation, raising questions about whether the booster club receives public money that would compel it to disclose business records it has shielded from the public, an Arkansas Democrat-Gazette investigation shows. Continue reading...

UA nonprofit sent $7 million to help pay 2017 athletic department wages

Subscriber onlyWhile the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville sends wire transfers to the nonprofit Razorback Foundation, a lot of the money flows the opposite direction. Continue reading...

Leaner UAMS ready to rock its goals, new chancellor says

Subscriber onlyOn the day that he became its new chief, Dr. Cam Patterson said that the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is leaner after emerging from a budget crisis and is well-positioned to accomplish new goals throughout Arkansas. Continue reading...

Little Rock's War Memorial Stadium should be 'mecca of statewide football,' Arkansas governor says

Subscriber onlyGov. Asa Hutchinson wants War Memorial Stadium to serve as the "mecca of statewide football," a magnet for high school and college teams across Arkansas. Continue reading...

Hogs' Little Rock games hinge on stadium redo; deal has income, ticket thresholds

Subscriber onlyArkansas games in Little Rock hinge on upgrading War Memorial before Thanksgiving 2019, according to an agreement that partially keeps a seven-decade tradition intact. Continue reading...

Every other year, Hogs to play game in Little Rock, sources say

Contract for War Memorial covers Missouri matchup, spring scrimmage

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Razorbacks will host football games against the Missouri Tigers at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock every other year as part of a broader "compromise" agreement that partly preserves the long-standing tradition, according to two sources familiar with the deal. Continue reading...

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