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Members of the Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce received an update Friday morning (March 7) on the current state of the so-called Private Option, Arkansas' answer to the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), where money that would be spent on Medicaid coverage for poor Arkansans is instead

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 4:48pm

Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority board members approved a lease agreement that puts operations and maintenance of the Deer Trails Golf Course in the hands of a non-profit for $1 per year at its Thursday (March 6) meeting.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 4:42pm

"New" high schools are popping up in communities in the region, filling a district's capacity needs while potentially changing the way students learn.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 6:31pm

Progress on the River Valley Sports Complex inched forward Tuesday (Feb. 25) during a study session of the Fort Smith Board of Directors, but not without serious questions about how the city can protect itself from investing money in the project should it not be completed.

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 7:12pm

Whirlpool Corporation has submitted yet another revised Revised Final Work Plan to the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) as the company prepares to start remediation efforts well ahead of previous estimates.

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 1:23pm

Bella Vista Property Owners Association is seeking a 62.5% rate increase in the monthly fees paid by homeowners in Bella Vista to combat a $60 million shortfall in reserves by 2023.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 4:27pm

It’s been less than three months since the city of Bentonville unveiled an ambitious project involving the redevelopment of an 18-acre southeast extension to downtown.

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 5:18pm

Five women in Van Buren went on dates with seven different men Thursday night (Feb. 13).

While it may seem improbable, it's exactly what happened at the city's public library as it hosted its first ever speed dating event.

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 6:16am

Rep. Charlie Collins, R-Fayetteville, gave no indication Saturday (Feb. 8) when he spoke to The City Wire that he was looking to exit the race for lieutenant governor, but that is exactly what he did Thursday (Feb.

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 2:43pm

The Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks will host the 2014 National Veterans Golden Age Games in Fayetteville June 28 to July 2.

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 3:11pm

A Tuesday (Feb. 11) Board of Visitors meeting at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith provided an update to three new degree programs at the university, as well as two new certificate programs and an update on the state's coordination of educational efforts across all grade levels.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 6:22pm

The University of Arkansas System tied for 48th among the world’s top 100 universities for the number of U.S. utility patents received in 2012, according to a statement from the UA System.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 2:17pm

A variety of issues that specifically affect the elderly population in the state of Arkansas was the topic of discussion at Monday's (Feb. 10) League of Women Voters meeting in Fort Smith.

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 4:11pm

What better place to change the world, saving one child at a time, than Northwest Arkansas.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 7:09pm

Coca Cola has sponsored the addition of a “Hydration Station” at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 3:14pm

Tuesday's (Feb. 4) meeting of the Fort Smith Board of Directors dealt almost entirely with issues most other city governments would probably find to be ordinary and mundane.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 9:54pm

Spring semester enrollment was down 4% at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, and preliminary figures show enrollment up almost 4% at Arkansas Tech University-Ozark campus.

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 5:36pm

Following a Sunday storm that dropped snow and sleet across the region, most local counties lifted burn bans that had been in effect for weeks due to dry and windy conditions.

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 3:34pm

The Van Buren Chamber of Commerce of today looks drastically different than the chamber of 2007.

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 4:45pm

Van Buren is still feeling the effects of the Great Recession, as evidenced by a mix of sales tax figures, number of building permits issued and other factors.

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 6:26am

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