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Federal Complaint Alleges SWEPCO Overcharged Ratepayers

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Staff Report Martha Peine has filed a complaint with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) against American Electric Power (AEP). Peine alleges that AEP’s subsidiary SWEPCO improperly charged their customers for thousands of dollars the company spent in lobbying, advertising, charitable contributions, and other non-transmission expenditures. Affected ratepayers are in portions of Arkansas and the…

Acoustic Body Sculpting Hits U.S., NWA

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By Terrah Baker Acoustic Body Sculpting technology is one of those things Europe saw first. Then Harrison resident and ultrasound technician Larry Horton caught a glimpse and decided Arkansas needed to get in on the action. After being in the diagnostic ultrasound industry for 36 years, his research into the “successful” treatment technology led him…

Yes Virginia There is a Police State

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“Secret Service ran jamming devices so that all cell phones in the area went straight to voice mail but could not connect, again interfering with protesters’ (and uninvolved neighbors’) ability to communicate with each other and the press…” By Lynn Fitz-Hugh Hyperbole? You decide if this is how you believe the police should behave when…

Quality of Life Overview for Arkansas, Washington County

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By Terrah Baker It is said that the first step to solving a problem is recognizing that it’s there. That’s why each year since 2011 the Arkansas Community Foundation — with a mission to build community by “engaging people, connecting resources, and inspiring solutions” — releases a county-by-county look at the quality of life within…