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Minute Man Restaurant Chain is Coming Back to Arkansas

(KARK) A once popular restaurant chain that dwindled to just one location in the state is making a comeback. The owner of the Minute Man Restaurant of El Dorado has partnered with Matchbox Food Group founder and Arkansas native Perry J. Smith to revive the legendary brand. Initial plans call for...

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Minimum Wage Set to Increase for Arkansas Employees

(KARK) In two weeks, minimum wage employees in Arkansas will get a raise. It’s the first of three increases voters approved in November. After the boost from $8.50/hour to $9.25/hour Jan. 1, the state wage increases to $10/hour in 2020 then $11/hour in 2021. “I’m excited for it...

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Looking to Louisiana to Learn About Casino Impact

by Susanne Brunner Shreveport, La. ( – On Election Day, Arkansas voters will cast ballots for or against Issue 4. It would amend the Arkansas Constitution to authorize four casinos to operate in the state. Susanne Brunner went to Shreveport, Louisiana to learn more about the impact...