by Paul Holmes -

Unbreakable bond

The two communities are 800 miles apart, but after the events of May 24, the small South Texas town and Northeast Arkansas’ largest city are members of an ever-growing group,…

by Austin Grinder -

An economic game-changer

In Arkansas, Southern hospitality is more than a way of life. It’s how we approach new business opportunities. And it’s paying off, especially in fast-growing regions like Northeast Arkansas. At…

by Michael Tilley -

Don’t be an idiot

If you’re gonna be an idiot in this world, it helps to be lucky. I should know. I’m an idiot. It was May 11, 2021, when the colonoscopy doctor told…

by Chuck Hyde -

A math problem

Imagine a scenario where you discover that what is being executed on a routine, day-in-day-out basis is contrary to the direction set by the CEO. Let’s make two assumptions: This…

by Amber Wood -

Close the deal on real estate investing

From stocks to bonds and even Bitcoin, there are endless options of where to put our money. But there’s one investment that’s proven: real estate. So, why are more Arkansans…

by Stacey Mason -

15 phrases

Words have meaning; we should choose them carefully. I overheard someone say that years ago, and it struck a chord with me — and not just because I love language….

by Chad Aduddell -

Our nurses of today and tomorrow

All of us in Arkansas owe our nurses and other healthcare professionals the most sincere and genuine debt of gratitude. Even if we haven’t always taken the time to properly…

by Michael Tilley -

Riff Raff: A note about David

A specific item is why most attend a voting or study meeting of the Fort Smith Board of Directors. A zoning change. Proposed policy opposition. Or support. A not-in-my-back-yard issue….

by Greg Kaza -

U.S. economic expansion, year three

The U.S. economy is about to enter the third year of an economic expansion that began in May 2020, according to the National Bureau of Economic Research’s business cycle dating…

by Mark Hodges -

Data exhaust(ion)

Megabytes, gigabytes, terabytes, petabytes, exabytes, zettabytes … yottabytes. New COVID-19 subvariants? Not at all. These are the measuring sticks of our digital lives. Humans are creating data at an exponential…

by Tina Sewell -

ABCs to rid yourself of PMI

Buying a home with less than 20% down puts many people, who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford it, into a house. But there is an often forgotten aspect of…

by John Bryant and Will Gruber -

Unlocking rural broadband

Statewide, the consensus is that broadband is the tool to transform the economies of rural Arkansas, but the issue has been how to cost-effectively deploy it. A perception exists that…

by Allison Raley -

The progression of cryptocurrency

On March 8, President Joe Biden directed federal agencies to coordinate their efforts at drafting cryptocurrency regulations in a first-of-its-kind executive order. According to a fact sheet accompanying the order,…