Are Regulations Killing the Small Community Bank in America?

(JSTOR Daily, November 4, 2015)

Stamps, Arkansas is a town of some 1,500 people in the southwest corner of the state. Its sole claim to fame—other than being the only town in the U.S. named Stamps—is as the childhood home of Maya Angelou, the Presidential-Medal-of-Freedom-winning author and poet. Like many nearby towns its size, Stamps has declined both in population and commerce in recent decades. Many of the old buildings in the downtown district sit empty. Standing watch over them is the locally-owned Bodcaw Bank, still open for business as it has been since 1903.

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A Campus in the Cloud

(Arkansas Money & Politics, Sep/Oct 2015)

In October 2015, the University of Arkansas System will launch a new, wholly online college named eVersity. Its backers want to raise the educational bar for the state, but can they do that without triggering infighting with UA System campuses that already have their own online presence?

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Deregulation and Its Effect on Glen Rose

 (Glen Rose Newspaper, January 11, 2007)

In the tranquil countryside north of Glen Rose, behind concrete walls three feet thick, the building blocks of the universe are carefully broken apart. This activity generates fierce heat. It boils water and spins turbines, electrifying the power lines that feed into our homes, schools and places of business.

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