Author - Rob Moritz

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Citizens and lawmakers aim to change Constitution

In this photo from 2012, Jerry Cox, president of Arkansas Family Council, was speaking against medical marijuana.  He also opposes the two medical marijuana measures on the 2016 ballot. The measures camouflage recreational marijuana in medical garb, Mr. Cox said. (AP file photo by Danny...

AMPed Up Education People

Influential: Saying Goodbye

University of Arkansas at Little Rock Chancellor Joel E. Anderson reflects on his career in higher education ahead of his retirement in June. Photography by Sara Edwards Neal t the end of June, Joel E. Anderson plans to retire as chancellor of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, a position...

Economics

Local Economies Benefit from Film Festival Success

f someone had said in 2012 that a certain prominent Arkansas film festival would no longer exist in 2016, many would have assumed that meant the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival. That was the year Courtney Pledger took over the troubled festival as executive director. By her own description...

AMPed Up Transportation

Transportation: Spinning the Wheels

June/July 2016 Issue A proposed sales tax increase earmarked for public transit in central Arkansas failed in March, leaving the region’s long-range transportation planners deciding what to do next. Top photo by Jon Wisniewski. iming is everything and supporters of a dedicated tax for Rock...

AMPed Up Construction/Real Estate

Real Estate: Major Acquisitions

February/March 2016 Issue Nearing its third phase, Arkansas-based CapRocq Core Real Estate Fund invests across the South and Midwest, but the investments directly benefit its home state. Photography courtesy of Colliers International Arkansas Top photo: 300 W. Lime St. in Lakeland, Florida in...

AMP News Policy

Booze Boost: How Counties Benefit From Going Wet

The 2012 vote to make Benton County “wet” has had a positive economic impact on the Northwest Arkansas county, but it may be a while before the full extent of the impact can be fully documented. “You can drive down the street in Benton County and see construction on liquor stores,” said...