Preferred Family Healthcare is close to a deal to sell all of its Arkansas operations, not related to its contracts with the state Department of Human Services, to an affiliate of a Russellville-based health care firm, the Missouri-based nonprofit said in a statement late Friday. "TrueNorth, a sister company of Real Practices Inc. ... has recently signed a letter of intent to acquire all of the PFH non-DHS contractual operations in Arkansas," the statement said. "The partners are working on the specifics of the acquisition" and hope to close the deal on Sept. 1, the statement adds. "We are encouraged that this acquisition will greatly benefit our clients and our employees in Arkansas." The statement described Real Practices as being in the health care business for more than 25 years. The Real Practices web page says it is still under construction, and links to corporate information return a "not found" error message. Preferred Family and its Arkansas affiliates lost 16 state contracts … [Read more...] about Health-care firm reports sale near on state interests
Arkansas quarterback Cole Kelley passes Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, during practice at the university practice fields in Fayetteville. - Photo by Andy Shupe FAYETTEVILLE -- The final major scrimmage for the Arkansas Razorbacks got mixed reviews from the coaching staff. Turnovers, pass protection issues and missed tackles were interspersed with solid running and a couple of touchdown passes Saturday. Sophomore Cole Kelley opened the workout with the top offense, but coordinator Joe Craddock said the staff made sure to script equal time with the ones and twos for Kelley and junior Ty Storey, who threw a pair of interceptions. Coach Chad Morris said he wasn't ready to name a starting quarterback. "We really set it out where it would be exactly equal," said Craddock, who did not estimate the quarterback stats as he did last week. "I think going back and looking at it, just thinking out loud right now, we were pretty much 50-50 on the rep count. We'll go back and grade the film and see … [Read more...] about Morris lukewarm on 2nd scrimmage
Q: I recently bought a Garmin DriveSmart GPS. I have a 2013 Subaru Outback. When the Garmin is mounted on the dashboard, it keeps losing satellite reception. When it is lying on the passenger seat, it works perfectly. Garmin support has no answer for me, and neither does the dealer. I think it has something to do with the windshield. A year ago I had the windshield replaced with an aftermarket one rather than an OEM. What do you know about this situation and is there a solution so that I can mount it on the dashboard? Thanks for your help. — C.H., Chicago … [Read more...] about Q&A: Could the windshield on a Subaru Outback be scrambling GPS signals?
close Video Are Dems underestimating support for Trump among Latinos? A new report says Democrats are not seeing a boost in Latino support ahead of midterms as Hispanic unemployment hits another record low under the president. Hispanic Americans are rapidly becoming the embodiment of a new political narrative – one that isn’t being written by politicians, and isn’t pegged to the unnecessarily divisive issue of immigration. The developing narrative of the Latino community is one about economic opportunity. This young, growing, entrepreneurial demographic is today’s most vivid example of what can happen when government creates the right environment for entrepreneurs and workers to do what they do best. The benefits of an improved economic environment, created through lower taxes and regulatory relief, are reflected in both the Hispanic unemployment rate – which has reached an all-time low and is going lower – and in … [Read more...] about Hispanic Americans are on the rise in every way — politicians must take note
Q: I learned a lot in your column about what's the best way to pay bills when traveling. In your column last week about the pros and cons of allowing utilities to automatically debit your checking account or charge your credit card, I had another thought. I wonder if you could also overpay (prepay) the utilities with enough cushion to take care of the bills while you're away. C.J., Medina A: Yes, this certainly would be an option too. However, I don't know that I personally would be comfortable estimating what future bills would be for utilities that can vary widely, such as your electric bill in the summer or your gas bill in the winter. On bills with fixed amounts, such as your cable or cell phone, it would be easy. Even sewer and water are a bit easier to estimate, although they can vary somewhat, especially in the summer, when the kids may be home from college or you may be filling up wading pools for toddlers. I asked Dominion Energy, one of the major local natural gas … [Read more...] about Traveling? Tips on prepaying bills: Money Matters