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Steve Schotta, director for the Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter, was on Monday (June 23) handed the keys to a new Chevrolet 3500 cutaway van with a 15-foot cargo box attached.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 7:42pm

Citing an improved labor market and sales tax collections, the city of Fort Smith was the top performing of 16 Arkansas cities measured by an economic index created by Arkansas Tech University.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 6:49pm

A failed May 1 vote on whether to unionize workers at an OK Foods facility in Heavener, Okla., could be dismissed by the National Labor Relations Board after it claimed the company interfered with the vote.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 2:57pm

The Arkansas Colleges of Health Education has selected Risley & Associates as the lead architectural firm for its proposed Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine to be built at Chaffee Crossing in east Fort Smith.

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 1:05pm

The Walton Family Foundation is a major economic engine in its own right, providing more than $34 million in grant funding last year to dozens of local charities, educational efforts and other ventures to improve quality of life in Northwest Arkansas.

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 10:09am

Patricia Brown has been handed her fair share of hard knocks. Not only a recurrence of breast cancer that has spread to her lungs and bones, but also a stage four diagnosis.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 2:22pm

The Regional Intermodal Transportation Authority announced at its Wednesday (June 11) that it may soon host a meeting between legislators and private sector businesses in its attempt to secure funding for a new inland port along the Arkansas River.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 3:02pm

The U.S. Marshals Museum Board is boosting its 2015 public relations budget more than 500% as the museum staff prepares for several events geared toward raising money and awareness for the planned Marshals Museum in downtown Fort Smith.

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 5:36pm

A Utah man who allegedly took $272,500 from the Southside High School band that was intended to pay for a 2012 band trip to Hawaii was in Fort Smith on Monday (June 9) where he was handed a three-count indictment for wire fraud.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 5:37pm

It is no secret that education systems in the 21st century faces an ever-increasing pressure to keep pace with the pace of change.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 5:18pm

As the last two A-10 Warthogs departed the Air National Guard base in Fort Smith on Saturday (June 7), a small boy looking to the sky was excited about what might happen next. “Do the drones come now?” he asked his mother.

Sat, 06/07/2014 - 2:53pm

Sales tax revenues for the city of Fort Smith were up in April, with the revenue gap narrowing in the city for the first four months of the year.

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 8:57pm

Van Buren municipal employees, including police officers and firefighters, could face increasing costs associated with health insurance for spouses and dependents when next year's city budget is created following a rate increase for the city.

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 3:42pm

The U.S. Marshals Museum's Finance Committee advanced a proposed $3.176 million budget Tuesday (June 3) that includes funding for architecture and exhibit design for the museum.

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 9:05pm

The departure of the of the A-10 flying mission at the 188th Fighter Wing means more than just the flying Razorbacks are leaving Fort Smith's airport, so is firefighting protection for the flying public.

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 5:23pm

Fort Smith-based ArcBest Corp. – formerly known as Arkansas Best Corp.

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 1:43pm

Fort Smith City Administrator Ray Gosack said he wanted proof from attorney Matt Campbell after Campbell alleged on his Blue Hog Report blog that the city's law firm had overcharged for services rendered. Campbell has responded.

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 7:22pm

Plans for a new $40 million events complex for Fort Smith Public Schools took another step forward Tuesday (May 27) with the Fort Smith Regional Airport Commission giving the green light for the airport to move forward with negotiations with the district to use airport property as the site for th

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 9:35pm

Walter Turnbow has spent more than 50 years dedicated to making Northwest Arkansas a better place to live. His signature is on every glass of tap water consumed in Benton and Washington counties as he was a founding director and pioneer in the formation of the Beaver Water District. 

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 6:01pm

Good things come to those who wait, so the saying goes, and Springdale is ready to collect, unveiling a $2 million trail and plaza project that will be a centerpiece on the Razorback Greenway that stretches through Benton and Washington counties in Northwest Arkansas.

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 5:45pm


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