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For years, John Brummett, political writer for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, has assigned up and down arrows to political and public figures. Today, in his discussion with Roby Brock of Talk Business and Politics he offers his latest arrows for President Donald Trump, presidential candidate Joe Biden and Governor Asa Hutchinson.

As of late, trying to discuss every major news story in one sitting has been a challenge, but John Brummett, political writer for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, and Roby Brock, with our partner Talk Business and Politics, give it a try. 

Michael Tilley, with our partner Talk Business and Politics, helps us review the week in news with a discussion about policing in the Arkansas River Valley, Arkansas's move to a second phase of activity and the life of Ivy Owen, who was the former head of the Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority.

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Michael Tilley, with Talk Business and Politics, discusses some alterations in Northwest Arkansas as a result of precautions related to COVID-19, or coronavirus.  He also discusses tourism revenue and the latest sales tax numbers for Fort Smith.

The city of Fort Smith continues to think about moving big trucks away from downtown. Michael Tilley, with our partner Talk Business and Politics, updates us on that story. Plus, he tells us about a new medical residency partnership in Fort Smith and how UAFS helps students in need.

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Republican Arkansas U.S. Rep. French Hill talks with Roby Brock, with our partner Talk Business and Politics, about what happens next after the end of the impeachment trial.

A groundbreaking in Fort Smith is another example of how the medical sector is growing in the city. Michael Tilley, with Talk Business and Politics, discusses the rise in the number of medical jobs and a slight uptick in homes sales for the metro area in 2019.

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Reynie Rutledge studied industrial engineering before shifting to banking. Now, he's been inducted into the Arkansas Business Hall of Fame. Rutledge discusses his career with Roby Brock on this week's Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report.

Lockheed Martin announced a $142 million expansion investment in its Camden, Ark. facilities that will add another 326 new workers to the complex. Currently, Lockheed Martin employs around 700 workers in Camden.

The announcement was made in conjunction with Gov. Asa Hutchinson at the Paris Air Show – a worldwide trade show for the aerospace and defense industry.

Michael Tilley, with Talk Business and Politics, discusses several recent developments designed to strengthen the Arkansas River Valley workforce. He also examines an arts partnership that stretches across the region.

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