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Internet sales tax may be on lame-duck menu

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid appears to be laying the groundwork for Congress to vote, after the November mid-term elections, on a bill that would require online merchants to collect sales tax receipts on Internet purchases.

USA Truck posts positive quarter

FORT SMITH — USA Truck posted its first quarter of positive net income in three years as the company continues to drive on its turnaround plan with diversification, efficiency and “crisp execution,” President and CEO John Simone said.

ArcBest sees revenue increase

FORT SMITH — ArcBest Corp . reported a 14 percent increase in revenue for this year’s second quarter led by performances at its two largest operating companies, ABF Freight and Panther Premium Logistics.

Sports

Killian: Arm Soreness No Concern

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas pitcher Trey Killian’s stint with the USA Baseball Collegiate National team was shortened because of arm soreness.

Opinion

Editorial: Keep E-Cigarettes Away From Minors

Electronic cigarettes, now a $1.5 billion to $2 billion business, have become difficult to ignore. The electronic devices, which might look like cigarettes or cigars or even pipes, come with different battery sizes and burn a variety of vapors that might contain a greater or smaller amount of nicotine and a flavor enhancer, according to a February Southwest Times Record report .

Editorial: Different goals should lead to different tests for alternative schools in Arkansas

Although we have always supported the hypothetical goal of leaving no students behind, we also have always held that in reality, not all students will make the same progress. Thus we have argued that alternative schools like Fort Smith’s Belle Point secondary school, which enrolls students who do not succeed in traditional schools, should not be judged by the same criteria as traditional schools face.

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