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Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) education was the topic discussed by area business leaders and educators Friday (April 17) at the Bentonville-Bella Vista Chamber of Commerce Business Matters breakfast event.

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 2:10pm

A lament about a Clinton Bush appearance in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the unfortunate allegation that the Fort Smith Police Department attempted to hack an attorney’s computer, and the politics of hiring and firing within the city of Fort Smith are part of Dawson Meadow’s report.

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 10:23am

Students and officials at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith held a groundbreaking Wednesday (April 15) for the new Recreation and Wellness Center.

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 8:54pm

Former and current Arkansas Highway Commissioners Bobby Hopper and Dick Trammel, respectively, were part of a group of area officials who gathered Wednesday morning (April 15) to formally break ground on the $100.62 million first phase of the U.S. 412 Bypass north of Springdale.

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 3:54pm

Revisiting the hire-fire authority of the Fort Smith City Administrator and a review of finances and operations at the Fort Smith Convention Center were part of Tuesday’s (April 14) study session held by the Fort Smith Board of Directors.

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 9:00pm

Laura Rudolph, director of community outreach for Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus, has been named director of Leadership Franklin County.

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 3:08pm

Little Rock attorney Matt Campbell is alleging in a lawsuit that an officer with the Fort Smith Police Department attempted to place “malicious software” on his law office computer.

Mon, 04/13/2015 - 6:27pm

Plans for an 80 megawatt wind farm proposed for a 300-acre track west of Springdale in Elm Springs are moving ahead, and a University of Arkansas assistant professor is excited to watch the progress of Arkansas’ first renewable energy plant.

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 1:47pm

The Video Wire anchor Dawson Meadows opens with an interesting way to address upcoming sewer rate increases in Fort Smith. His method uses a crude drawing of a fan.

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 1:23pm

The statistics are beyond alarming. At any given time, there are between 3,800-4,000 children in the care of the Arkansas Department of Human Services. And the Fort Smith area, known as Area II, is notoriously the worst offender in the state.

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 2:28pm

Add the Peacemaker Music and Arts Festival to a growing list of events to debut in downtown Fort Smith in 2015. And Peacemaker is bringing to town impressive acts like Jason Isbell, and the Chris Robinson Brotherhood.

Tue, 04/07/2015 - 12:02pm

Operations in Fort Smith and Northwest Arkansas are among the six finalists for the 2015 Arkansas Environmental Stewardship Award. The winner will announced later this month as part of Earth Week activities at the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ).

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 5:10pm

The Walton Family Foundation, funded by the world’s richest family, continues to share the wealth across its home region of Northwest Arkansas.

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 3:46pm

University of Arkansas System President Don Bobbitt has named Dan Ferritor as interim chancellor to take over the flagship university’s top position when UA Chancellor G. David Gearhart retires on July 31.

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 10:46am

The Video Wire anchor Dawson Meadows offers a less than factual take on Fort Smith area news and events including info on a “grown up prom” with “tons of roses.” He does deliver a good note on why you should attend the upcoming Compass Conference.

Thu, 04/02/2015 - 8:26am

A standing room only audience of more than 100 residents crowded into the Elm Springs City Hall Tuesday (March 31) to hear more about a proposed $100 million wind farm that could be built just west of the city limits.

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 10:33pm

Four charities, a “Thunder Through The Valley” parade in downtown Fort Smith and potentially 5,000 motorcyclists are expected to be part of the inaugural Steel Horse Rally now just a month away from roaring into the region.

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 3:46pm

The man who stole more than $272,000 from Southside High School band students and their parents and caused the cancellation of a 2012 band trip to Hawaii was sentenced Monday (March 30) to more than five years in prison and ordered to pay restitution.

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 6:00pm

The discovery of a human bone and continued erosion at a mound in Fort Smith built by Native Americans has caused The Archaeological Conservancy to expedite its plans to stabilize and preserve the structure.

Mon, 03/30/2015 - 5:07pm

New estimates from the U.S. Census show that Northwest Arkansas’ population grew 8.3% between April 2010 and July 2014, while the Fort Smith metro census estimate declined 0.31% in the same period.

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 1:33pm

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