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Regional Innovation Hub gets $1 million federal grant

NORTH LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, a nonprofit organization that promotes entrepreneurship, has been awarded a $1 million federal grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration, federal, state and local officials said Monday.

Milligan staffer on paid leave after emails raise questions

LITTLE ROCK — A member of state Treasurer Dennis Milligan’s staff is on paid leave while the office looks into his past activities as Milligan’s campaign manager and a lobbyist for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, according to the treasurer’s office.

Milligan staffer’s emails raise questions

LITTLE ROCK — Emails sent by a former employee of the nonprofit American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network who now serves on the staff of state Treasurer Dennis Milligan raise questions about whether restrictions on political activity by a nonprofit group were violated during Milligan’s campaign.

Sports

Near-Record Crowd Watches Hogs Clinch Series Against MSU

FAYETTEVILLE – Dominic Taccolini needed Saturday. He needed it about as much as Arkansas needed a team win. The sophomore right-hander was bad his last two times out, giving up 14 earned runs over his last eight innings in two starts.

Opinion

PATE: From ashes to prosperity

In 79 A.D. Mount Vesuvius near modern Naples, Italy, erupted, burying the city of Pompeii in a thick blanket of volcanic ash. As one witness to the calamity wrote, the dust “poured across the land” like a flood. Nearly two thousand people died; and the city was abandoned for the next 1,700 years.

PATE: Now Serving Student Number Six

Recently, I attended a meeting where an administrator from a small public university treated the audience to a review of his institution’s new “brand identity campaign.” There’s a lot I don’t like about the current direction of higher education in America. This is the thing I despise the most.

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