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The city of Fayetteville’s search for a downtown parking deck site includes an expensive site that’s more flexible and a preferred site that comes with lots of complications.

Thu, 04/05/2012 - 12:15am

The Fort Smith Rotary Club honored four Fort Smith public servants at the Phoenix Expo Center on Wednesday (April 4).

Wed, 04/04/2012 - 7:54pm

Greg Riley is the new director of Streets and Traffic Control for the city of Fort Smith.

On Tuesday (April 3), the Fort Smith Board of Directors approved a recommendation by Fort Smith City Administrator Ray Gosack to hire Riley.

Wed, 04/04/2012 - 11:27am

Avery Lanning is a typical third grader who loves the color lime green, puppies and horses “a little bit.”

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 11:32am

As the date nears for Siloam Springs’ residents to decide if they want a city-owned broadband system, debate on the success of such programs nationwide continues.

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 10:09am

On Monday (April 2), the Park at West End in downtown Fort Smith went blue, the official color of child abuse awareness and prevention.

Mon, 04/02/2012 - 8:58pm

Liquor and Mayoral collaboration were the first newsmaker items presented in the inaugural showing of “5NEWS Presents: The City Wire” show.

Mon, 04/02/2012 - 5:59pm

SILOAM SPRINGS  — The John Brown University board of trustees unveiled two new building projects for the coming year for its students and surrounding community.

Mon, 04/02/2012 - 1:16pm

The Arbor Day Foundation has named the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith a 2011 Tree Campus USA for the third year in a row.

Sun, 04/01/2012 - 3:39pm

More than 50 tech-savvy volunteers will spend this weekend helping eight local charities write program applications, revamp websites and solve technical issues as part of the second annual NWA Give Camp.

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 9:21pm

The University of Arkansas board of trustees voted unanimously to increase tuition at the college’s two-year and four-year schools Friday morning (Mar. 30).

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 5:37pm

The first round of 188th Fighter Wing members deploying to Afghanistan also comes at a time of much uncertainty among the about 1,000 unit members about the future of the unit’s mission.

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 10:52am

Veterans from the Natural State area who suffered psychological or physical injury in the Afghanistan or Iraqi wars will soon have a new chance to find healing.

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 9:46am

More than 70 high school students from 14 schools throughout the region attended “Baby Steps to Giant Steps,” a program of the Western Arkansas Education Service Cooperative (WAESC) that encourages pregnant students to graduate and pursue higher education.

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 1:35pm

SPRINGDALE - The Jones Trust continues to attract key partnership agreements and recently approved a fee hike to help fill the $2.16 million annual operating deficit at The Jones Center for Families in Springdale.

Thu, 03/29/2012 - 11:29am

The Noon Exchange Club of Fort Smith, in conjunction with the upcoming movement “Step Up, Speak Out! A Rally to End Child Abuse,” will host a joint press event at 5 p.m., April 2, at the Park at West End in downtown Fort Smith.

Wed, 03/28/2012 - 4:29pm

William R. “Bud” Harper, the former Sebastian County Judge and former director of the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management under Gov. Mike Huckabee, passed away Wednesday morning (Mar. 28).

He was 81.

The Fort Smith Police Department filed this report on Harper’s passing.

Wed, 03/28/2012 - 2:49pm

5NEWS (KFSM TV 5 and KXNW TV 34) and The City Wire have teamed up to produce a weekly one-hour news show designed to provide more indepth information about business, politics and arts &

Wed, 03/28/2012 - 1:43pm

The urbanized area of Northwest Arkansas was the 15th fastest growing region in the nation and is now qualified as a “Transportation Management Area,” according to a recent U.S.

Tue, 03/27/2012 - 4:26pm

The Cancer Prevention Study 3 (CPS-3), presented by the American Cancer Society (ACS), is coming to the Fort Smith Region.

Mon, 03/26/2012 - 6:08pm


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