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Michael Tilley, with our partner Talk Business and Politics, discusses how the city of Fort Smith is considering the future and why city leaders are paying close attention to sales tax collection amounts.

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This week's Northwest Arkansas Business Journal takes a look at rural health care, vaccine hesitancy and a hospital finances in the time of coronavirus. Paul Gatling talks with Paul Taylor, the CEO of the OCHA Health System, based in Gravette.

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The Arkansas General Assembly is taking a pause. Roby Brock, with our partner Talk Business and Politics, asks John Brummett, political columnist with the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, for his analysis of the session and of three proposed amendments lawmakers are placing in front of voters.

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Arkansas U.S. Senator Tom Cotton talks with Roby Brock, host of Talk Business and Politics, about President Biden's plans to withdraw troops from Affghanistan and more.

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Michael Tilley, with our partner Talk Business & Politics, explains paying attention to traffic on the Arkansas River can help explain the local, regional and even national economy.

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Roby Brock, with our partner Talk Business and Politics, talks with John Brummett, political columnist at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, about Gov. Asa Hutchinson's plans to help influence politics in the 2022 political cycle, both in Arkansas and around the country.

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On this week's edition of the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report, we hear from Ray Hanley, the president and CEO of the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care, about the high rate of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in Arkansas and what can be done to encourage more people to get vaccinated, especially as the reluctance was escalated by the federal government’s recommendation this week to pause the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

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Roby Brock, with our partner Talk Business and Politics, and John Brummett, political columnist for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, discuss the writing legacy of the late Pulitzer-prize winning columnist Paul Greenberg and whether legislation some are calling a hate crimes bill can actually be considered a hate crimes bill.

Michael Tilley, with our partner Talk Business and Politics, discusses the decision-making process for a possible pilot training project in Fort Smith, a drop in building activity in the River Valley and a renewed fundraising push for the U.S. Marshals Museum.

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The Arkansas Community Foundation, a statewide nonprofit, is celebrating its 45th anniversary. Roby Brock, of Talk Business and Politics, speaks with President and CEO Heather Larkin on this week's edition of the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report.

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