Opinion

by Paul Holmes -

The more things change …

Two things, music and the passage of time, in the right circumstances seem to smooth the rough edges of one’s memory. So it was pretty easy — sitting in a…

by Michael Tilley -

Riff Raff: Remembering Raymond

This week we are to remember the military men and women who served this country — especially those who saw combat and those for whom combat was the last thing…

by Michael Tilley -

Riff Raff: It’ll never work

The City Wire launched Nov. 1, 2008. 10 years ago. A few folks like Fred Williams and then homebuilders association president Dave Hughes were supportive of the concept of an…

by Titus Laney -

Saving for retirement for Millennials

As a financial adviser and Millennial, I often read articles highlighting the lack of retirement savings by people my age. Sometimes referred to as the “most-educated generation in American history,”…

by Paul Holmes -

Uneasy riders

Do you remember those cross-country car trips, crammed in the back seat of the non-air conditioned family station wagon next to a baby brother you claimed you couldn’t stand? And…

by Andrea Allen -

Regional collaboration results in regional strength

A strong region needs a strong university partner. Likewise, a strong university needs strong regional communities. Northeast Arkansas communities produce and prepare future Arkansas State University (A-State) students, scholars and…

by Greg Kaza -

Reorganization and ‘Shared Services’

“Shared services” is an important component of Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s proposed government reorganization, the first serious effort to reorganize state agencies since 1972. “The proposal will improve management control throughout…

by Cal Rose -

The Land of (Qualified) Opportunity

A lesser known provision of the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was the establishment of Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZ), which allows taxpayers to temporarily defer (until 2026) tax on…

by Wayne Young -

Medical marijuana and the workplace

Medical marijuana will impact workplaces in Arkansas, and many employers are rightfully concerned about the implications. Although Amendment 98 was approved in November 2016, the drug is still not legally…