Author - Caleb Talley

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Cash & Candor Exclusive: Gov. Asa Hutchinson

by Caleb Talley Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is just days away from the primary election, but you wouldn’t tell it. The first-term incumbent is calm, cool and collected inside the office of his campaign headquarters in downtown Little Rock. On Tuesday, Hutchinson hopes to stave off an upset from...

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Razorbacks to Continue Playing in Little Rock

The Arkansas Razorbacks will continue to play in Little Rock past this year, according to a source familiar to the situation. As reported Wednesday night by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, the football team will play the Missouri Tigers at War Memorial Stadium in alternating years. Officials with...

Opinion Politics

Religion, North Korea and Mom

by Caleb Talley You might not have noticed, but religious liberty and the separation of church and state has been at the forefront recently at both the state and federal level. You’d be forgiven if you missed it, with all that’s going on in the world. Roughly two weeks ago, Sen. Jason Rapert...

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Fayetteville, Arkansas: Epicenter of the Universe

Story by Caleb Talley Fayetteville is a lot of things. It’s hip. And it’s historic. It’s green, and it’s diverse. It’s a college town, home of the state’s flagship university. It’s the startup city of the South, averaging a new business a day. It’s the third-largest city in...

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BREAKING: Peter Emanuel Leaving UAMS

by Caleb Talley Peter Emanuel, M.D., is resigning his post as director of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Emanuel’s resignation is effective July 31. Emanuel has served as director of the UAMS Cancer Institute since 2007, following...

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Licensed to Vote

by Caleb Talley  Arkansas’ controversial ‘voter ID’ law has been put to the test in recent days. Last week, Pulaski County Circuit Judge Alice Gray granted a preliminary injunction blocking the enforcement of the infamous law passed by the Arkansas Legislature in 2017. The move...

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Wing-nut Allergy

by Caleb Talley It’s primary season. In less than a month, a number of candidates – local, state and U.S. – will square off in a chance to represent their respective parties. Arkansas will feature a couple of big primary fights, but none more interesting (and bizarre) as the race between...

Business Exchange

The Banker Behind Malvern National Bank

Mark Roberts, President of MNB Malvern National Bank • 501-332-6955 • mnbbank.com Mark Roberts, president of Malvern National Bank, didn’t choose banking. Banking chose him. An attorney by training, Roberts served the bank as outside legal counselor from the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s. Then...

Opinion Politics

When In Doubt, Undermine

by Caleb Talley With Donald Trump, there’s very little one can predict. Look up ‘loose cannon’ in the dictionary and you’ll find his bright, orange mug. Though he’s hard to predict – or understand – Trump is still very prone to themes. You can guarantee that any story he tells will...