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[31 Jul 2013 | 3 Comments | 7,594 views]
Tax free weekend coming Saturday and Sunday

It’s time once again for the state of Arkansas to help ease those back to school shopping blues a bit with a tax free weekend.
According to the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration (DFA), the tax free weekend starts at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday (Aug. 3) and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday. During the weekend, sales tax will not apply to certain School Supplies, School Art Supplies, School Instructional Materials and clothing. To be clear, “tax free” means that no state or local sales or use taxes will be …

Features and such, Week in Review »

[23 Jun 2013 | One Comment | 4,318 views]
Week in Review (June 16-22)

Miss an article or two this week? That would be a shame, but don’t worry as there’s a convenient problem to that solution — in this handy article, you’ll find links to all the posts from the past week.
And there were, indeed, a lot of articles from the past week. Why, we covered everything from a handy tip for people who switch from their iPhones to something else and find they can’t receive texts to a few details about an accomplished guitar teacher in Benton. It was, as usual, a …

Columns and other comments, Features and such »

[19 Jun 2013 | 2 Comments | 5,658 views]
Happy 177th birthday, Arkansas

It’s hard to believe we let this one slip past our watchful eyes — Arkansas turned 177-years-old on June 15. It’s hard to believe — the old gal doesn’t look a day over 150.
Yes, Arkansas was admitted to the Union way on back in 1836. To commemorate the Natural State, it’s time for a few fun facts about our beloved Arkansas. Ready? Here we go.
* Politics have always been more than a bit divisive, combative and odd here in Arkansas and there’s good precedent for that — the Speaker of …

Business, Columns and other comments, Features and such, Made in America, News »

[8 Jun 2013 | 2 Comments | 2,840 views]
Innovation key to economic recovery?

It’s no secret that the economy may be recovering but people are wondering where the jobs are. According to the Arkansas Department of Workforce services, the unemployment rate here in the Natural State was 7.1 percent in April — an improvement over 7.3 percent in the same month a year ago.
Here’s something to keep in mind, however — the Department of Workforce Service reported there were 1.236 million Arkansans working in April, down from 1.263 million jobs reported a year ago. How did unemployment decline even though fewer people were …

Arkansas Authors »

[21 Feb 2011 | One Comment | 3,753 views]
Arkansas Author: Tim Ernst

Name: Tim Ernst
Location: Buffalo River Wilderness, Newton County
How many books? Two dozen
All picture books?
No. Besides 11 coffee-table picture books there have been many guidebooks to hiking trails, waterfalls, and scenic areas all over Arkansas (seven of my guidebooks are in print right now and are updated with new editions frequently). Also The Search For Haley, a first-hand account of the largest search and rescue mission in
Arkansas history (featured on Dateline NBC). And finally, The Cloudland Journal ~Book One, which details life in the wilderness. I also write the …

Commentary, News, Politics »

[18 Nov 2010 | 3 Comments | 2,254 views]
Going back to ‘Land of Opportunity?’

If you don’t keep up with TalkBusiness.net regularly, you’re missing out on some great stuff.
Why? Roby Brock over there regularly reports on things that actually interest us Arkansans. Take this item, for example — incoming State Rep. David Sanders has pre-filed HB 1005, which could change our state’s slogan once again.
For more details on this possible change, click here to visit TalkBusiness and read all about it. The long and short of it is this — HB 1005 could effectively change Arkansas’ state slogan to what it was before they …