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[18 Dec 2010 | One Comment | 1,353 views]
The Week in Review

A heck of a lot of things have happened throughout Arkansas this week.
We’ve covered some of those events here at First Arkansas News, but certainly not all of the events followed by Arkansans this week. In the interest of providing a quick summary of some of the stories we’ve followed this week, we’ve put together a synopsis of  some of the more intriguing stories that have come out this week. And, yes, we’ll do the same thing every weekend.
Before getting into all of that, let me make a quick plug …

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[13 Dec 2010 | 5 Comments | 3,254 views]
Looking for work? Here are some local resources that might help

As anyone who has been paying attention is well aware, the economy is still a mess.
The Arkansas Department of Workforce Services reported the unemployment rate was 7.8 percent in October — up slightly over the 7.7 percent rate in September and up from 7.5 percent a year ago. Meanwhile, the national unemployment rate was 9.6 percent — down from 10.1 percent a year ago.
In short, Arkansas’ civilian workforce totals 1.34 million and 104,800 of those able-bodied employees are looking for jobs.
Beverly Smith, co-owner of Career Staffing Services (CSS) in North …