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[9 Jun 2013 | No Comment | 1,564 views]
Week in Review (June 2-8)

It was, as usual, a busy week here at First Arkansas News. We learned about the perils of moving a yard in Arkansas, innovation in the Natural State, discussed Wal-Mart and its “buy American/hire veterans” initiative the fact that bulletin board systems (BBS) are still alive although the Internet made dialing into local services obsolete, etc.
It would be a tragedy if our tens of fans missed a single thing that was posted in the past week. To avoid such unspeakable tragedy, then, we’ve made it easy to catch up on …

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[8 Jun 2013 | 2 Comments | 2,830 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 …

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[6 Jun 2013 | 25 Comments | 9,474 views]
Why Wal-Mart’s ‘buy American’ initiative could be significant

KATV-7 — the ABC affiliate in Little Rock — reported today that Bentonville-based Walmart Stores Inc. has pledged to buy $50 billion in goods made or grown in America over the next 10. Wal-Mart also plans to train and provide jobs to 100,000 recently-discharged veterans over the next five years.
Here’s the odd thing — Reuters reported Walmart made those announcements back in January. So, the question must be asked — is KATV just six months behind in its news coverage?
Absolutely not. In fact, one could argue that there can’t be …

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[2 Jun 2013 | No Comment | 1,692 views]
Week in Review (May 26-June 1)

It’s the start of a new week, so that means it’s time to take a look at what went on last week here at First Arkansas News through our Week in Review series. It would be an outright tragedy if our tens of fans missed a post or two, so we rehash revisit our most resent stories as a matter of convenience. And, oh yes, we covered a lot of ground last week — we did a little something to honor veterans on Memorial Day, paid a visit to the …

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[28 May 2013 | One Comment | 4,094 views]
Wal-Mart pleads guilty in hazardous waste case

Wal-Mart Stores, on Tuesday, issued a news release stating the Bentonville-based retailer had entered into agreements related to investigations into hazardous waste dumping. The release, however, is rather vague on why an agreement was necessary or what wrongdoing the retailer engaged in that led to a series of federal investigations.
“Walmart has entered into plea agreements with the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices in the Northern and Central Districts of California, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Missouri regarding misdemeanor violations of certain environmental laws, and has signed an administrative …

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[29 Apr 2013 | 2 Comments | 5,947 views]
Fast, Easy, Protein-Filled Breakfast

ROGERS, AR — It’s difficult for working people to get a fast, nutritious breakfast at home, so they’re tempted to hit the drive-through for some deep-fried, starchy potatoes or runny eggs thrown on a half-toasted, half-soggy 99-cent deal in a sack.
Well, working people unite! Get a real plate, eat real food, and sit down for 15 minutes before you hit the door and day 345,986 of the rat race.
It’s easy to find products in your supermarket that make preparing breakfast easy and fast.
Take the Great Day Farms cage-free eggs. A dozen …

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[28 Jul 2011 | 2 Comments | 2,732 views]
Walmart grant pays admission fees to Crystal Bridges

Press release below is courtesy of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art has received a $20 million grant from Walmart that will sponsor admission fees for all. Prior to receiving the grant, the Museum was considering adopting an admission fee of $10 per adult.
“One of the greatest challenges for museums today is finding ways to remove barriers to community participation, including admission charges,” said Don Bacigalupi, Crystal Bridges executive director. “Walmart has shown extraordinary vision and foresight in funding access to the museum, providing all …

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[29 Jun 2011 | One Comment | 2,388 views]
Gas on the cheap(er)

In case you haven’t heard, Wal-Mart is cutting gas prices at their stations by 10 cents a gallon for the entire summer. There’s a small catch. You have to purchase the gas using one of Wal-Mart’s gift cards or credit cards.
Don’t believe us? Here’s the press release straight from the Bentonville-based retailer:
Today, Walmart announces a 90-day Rollback at the pump to give customers a savings of 10 cents a gallon on all fuel, gas and diesel, at participating Murphy USA and Walmart gas stations. The discount applies to gas purchases …

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[3 Mar 2011 | 2 Comments | 3,074 views]
FLW returns to Beaver Lake this morning

This is a press release issued by the Rogers-Lowell Chamber of Commerce
ROGERS–After a year hiatus, the Walmart FLW Tour is returning to Beaver Lake.  The Walmart Open, which will be held March 3-6 in Rogers, will begin the 2011 FLW Tour Majors season.  According to a recent economic impact study, the estimated impact of the tournament will be nearly half a million dollars as fans, fishermen and their families visit northwest Arkansas during the 4-day tournament.
“It is only fitting that we begin our first Walmart FLW Tour Major of 2011 …

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[9 Feb 2011 | 3 Comments | 7,370 views]
Northwest Arkansas Is Closed Due to Inclement Weather

There was not a single snowflake falling in Benton County at 2 a.m. Wednesday.
When the alarm went off at 6:15 a.m., I rolled over to look out the French doors, and saw a world of white. The ground was white. The air was white from falling snow. The patio was white. The vehicles were white. The street was white.
By mid-afternoon, two feet of snow covered my back yard. And, as I am snowed inside, I will change the date stamp on my digital camera, which is stuck frozen on 2010.
The …