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It's all about power

Whether you’re talking political power or the power that lights your home, it’s making headlines around Arkansas today.

Entergy Arkansas is set to take on the Arkansas Public Service Commission. It’s a complicated legal issue, based on the PSC’s ruling that Entergy Arkansas should function as a standalone utility, separate from the Entergy Corporation system agreement.  The fight is not a new one, dating back several years. The PSC says forcing Entergy Arkansas to separate would save customers money.

The Pulaski County Special School District is back to square one in the search for a new superintendent. The board’s decision to reopen the interview and application process essentially means that acting Superintendent Rob McGill doesn’t have enough support to get the job permanently.

Governor Beebe has vetoed a bill that would have funded a plan to draw up new boundaries for legislative districts in Arkansas. Beebe didn’t like the funding plan, saying it would jeopardize state operations by relying on a fund that’s in rough shape. Secretary of State Charlie Daniels must now try to find another source of money, since the work needs to be done.

Heading off to the blogs today, we’re back into the political game. When Arkansas politics heats up and moves into the national spotlight, it’s always good to see some familiar faces start to pop up on the national news programs. We noted (with video) Arkansas Times’ Max Brantley providing some level-headed commentary with Ed  Shultz:

Schultz, Lincoln, Halter and Brantley

It didn’t take long for the Halter vs. Lincoln political showdown to garner national attention.  One example – The Ed Show on MSNBC, where […]

Up in Northwest Arkansas, Ozarks Unbound is keeping tabs on the political filings of interest there:

… and they’re off: Day 1 of candidate filings

Here at Ozarks Unbound we are going to try our best to keep up with candidate filings in the races that matter to us locally. We plan to give you a top-down view at the federal, state, county and city levels. If you are voting on a candidate in Fayetteville and the surrounding area, we want […]

And, from bustling Argenta, on the north side of the river, comes an update on the Argenta Market, set to open April 1:

Long-Awaited Argenta Market Prepares to Open Doors April 1

Walking in the back door of the long-awaited Argenta Market a little over a week ago, I couldn’t help but think of E.T.  You know, the movie…in the 80s…never mind. If you’re under 30, Google it. The entire 7,000-square-foot space was partitioned with […]

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