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LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS, Sept. 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- This Friday, the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) broke ground on a new solar array. The renewable energy will create savings and help the Library System accomplish its goals of operating sustainably and promoting green practices throughout the state. As listed in their sustainability statement, CALS aims to incorporate energy-efficient practices, raise public awareness, and evaluate and report their environmental impact.

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BENTONVILLE, Ark., Sept. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Movista, Inc. Tree of Life Canada Inc., one of the largest distributors of specialty, fresh, seafood, and natural foods, announced a new initiative to better serve its employees while increasing their clients' revenue today. The well-respected Canadian food distributor announced a partnership with Movista, the leading retail execution and workforce management solution provider. With operations spanning the entire country, Tree of Life employs one of the largest specialty food sales forces in Canada, servicing nationally recognized brands and providing unmatched service and expertise.

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — In his 200th press briefing since the pandemic began in Arkansas and on a day in which 36 more COVID-19 deaths were reported, Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday clarified his opposition to President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandates, saying mandates on businesses will “increase vaccine hesitancy.”

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BENTONVILLE, Ark., Sept. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Sam's Club announced today its intentions to support student-athletes leveraging the NCAA NIL agreement that allows college athletes to monetize their name, image, and likeness (NIL) and profit from work with brands. The warehouse retailer is offering $10,000 each to 10 athletes across sports, including those that are often under-represented. Sam's Club has signed four athletes and is turning to the public to fill the remainder of the team via TikTok.

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Ark., Sept. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Pizza Inn, America's Hometown Pizza Place, announced the opening of its new buffet location in Mountain View, Arkansas. Located at 220 E. Main Street, the new Pizza Inn is owned and operated by Franchisees Eric and Heidi Myers, and George and Julie Bethell. The Mountain View Pizza Inn location will be the brand's 32nd store in Arkansas.

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(The Center Square) – Twenty-seven Republican governors or attorneys general have vowed to fight the latest executive order issued by President Joe Biden mandating that over 80 million private employees receive COVID vaccinations or undergo weekly testing, or their employer will be fined.