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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Arkansas Newsletter for Sunday August 11, 2019 ( 3 items )  

Governor Hutchinson Announces the 'Arkansas Rural Connect' Grant Program, $25 Million for Broadband Deployment
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas, Aug. 6 -- Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce and Associated Industries of Arkansas issued the following news release: * * * - Must provide broadband speed of 25 Mbps/3 Mbps; Town must have at least 500 residents to qualify * * * Following his July 23 announcement establishing the Arkansas State Broadband Office, Governor Asa Hutchinson announced "Arkansas Rural Connect," a new $25 million grant program within the Arkansas State Broadband Office, while speaking to the A  more

Truckload Carriers Association: CalArk International, Inc. Driver Assists Motorist in Rollover Incident
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, Aug. 9 -- The Truckload Carriers Association issued the following news: Kevin Phillips of Sheridan, Arkansas, a professional truck driver with CalArk International, Inc. of Little Rock, Arkansas, has been named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association. He is being recognized for aiding a woman after vehicle rollover. Phillips has been a truck driver for 30 years, but says he's never experienced anything like what happened May 22. It was 5 a.m. and Phillips, a  more

USA Rice Federation: EPA Staff Explores Mid-South Rice Country
STUTTGART, Arkansas, Aug. 5 -- USA Rice Federation issued the following news: Last week USA Rice hosted eight staff members from across the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Pesticide Programs to experience rice production in Missouri and Arkansas. With the need for new crop protection products ever growing, these tours bring key EPA personnel out to the farm to inform them of pesticide issues facing rice growers across the country. The group started the week in St. Louis  more