Author - Paul McDonnold

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July/August 2015 Magazine

Spotlight: Arkansas Rolls the Dice

July/August 2015 Issue Earlier this year, the legislature passed Act 218 shaking up the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery by disbanding the lottery commission and reallocating scholarship amounts. Photography by Ashlee Nobel Top photo: Scratch-Offs – According to lottery director Bishop Woosley...

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What Now, Arkansas Democrats?

Following two consecutive elections in which the Republican Party dominated, the state’s Democratic Party is working to assert its relevance and revive its brand. The political reddening of Arkansas is something Republicans have eagerly awaited. The American South, a bastion of Democratic Party...

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New Marching Orders

Budget cuts have the Arkansas National Guard thinking more like a business. The Washington, D.C., political rhetoric was white-hot in the summer of 2011. Everyone was sick of debt-ceiling crises and the specter of a government default. So Congress passed the Budget Control Act in August of that...

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Arkansas National Guard

March/April 2015 Issue Budget cuts have the Arkansas National Guard thinking more like a business. Photos courtesy of Arkansas National Guard Top Photo: Staff Sgt. Skipper J. Smith of the 39th Infantry Brigade’s Benton-based Echo Company, 1-153rd Infantry Regiment, assists in the cleanup after...

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What now, Arkansas Democrats?

March/April 2015 Issue Sixteen legislators have two years to decide how to wind down or replace the program. he political reddening of Arkansas is something Republicans have eagerly awaited. The American South, a bastion of Democratic Party power since the Civil War, first started leaning to the...

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Highland Industrial Park

March/April 2015 Issue Photos courtesy of Spectra Technologies and Highland Industrial Park Top photo: A large sign at the entrance to the park’s more than 15,000 acres displays the names of the organizations with a presence there — Fortune 500 companies like General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin...