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With the uproar over new Common Core standards leading some states, including Indiana and soon Oklahoma, to repeal all or part of the standards, local education administrators are defending the educational standards.

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 6:18pm

Much of Arkansas could face large hail, damaging winds and tornadoes on Wednesday and rain the rest of the week, with the Fort Smith and Northwest Arkansas areas almost at the center of the large weather pattern.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 5:12pm

The City of Rogers is a shopping destination in Northwest Arkansas and the new Walmart AMP under construction in Pinnacle Hills is poised to be a gem the entire region will enjoy, but the city still falls short in expanded business and cultural opportunities, according to a new assessment report

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 6:37am

Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus will host a series of receptions that will provide students, faculty, staff and community members with an opportunity to learn more about the four finalists to become the 12th president of Arkansas Tech.

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 8:37am

Susan Steffens has been named executive director of the Arkansas-Oklahoma Cancer Support Foundation and Donald W. Reynolds Cancer Support House of Fort Smith.

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 2:30pm

A land swap between the Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority and the Army National Guard has the city of Barling wanting something, too.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 5:58pm

A new online university and many new degree programs were approved at last week's meeting of the University of Arkansas System Board of Trustees meeting. But not much discussed was a fee to fund a new fitness facility at the system's Fort Smith campus.

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 6:47pm

Combined personal incomes in Arkansas during 2013 grew 2.2%, below the 2.6% U.S. average, with the state’s per capita average of $36,086 pushing the state’s national ranking from 45 in 2012 to 46 in 2013.

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 6:06pm

Ben Geren Aquatics Center has taken another step closer to reality with news that the final plans for the joint city-county water park have gone out to bid.

According to Sebastian County Judge David Hudson, bids will be opened April 10 at 2 p.m. at the county courthouse in Fort Smith.

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 5:30pm

Betsy Garrison, who has held various positions at Louisiana State University since 1993, has been named director of the School of Human Environmental Sciences in the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences at the University of Arkansas.

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 1:40pm

The 188th Fighter Wing, which is in the process of converting to an intelligence and recon unit, has received approval to spend $12.5 million to build a 40,000-square-foot facility that the 188th commander says could help the unit become an “ISR Center of Excellence.”

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 6:49pm

The gifts that give again, or paying it forward are one of the main reasons the Walmart Foundation continues to support the Jones Center for Families in Springdale.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 3:36pm

When Ralph Overstreet bought a watch repair shop on Bentonville’s town square in 1948, the city had less than 3,000 residents, no one had ever heard of Sam Walton, and outsiders weren’t particularly welcome.

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 6:27am

Downtown leaders Tuesday (March 18) moved to request more city funding in order to cover an overage in the cost of a planned splash pad at Compass Park after changes in the project bumped the cost to $350,000, about $50,000 over budget.

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 6:16pm

Pizza, Mexican food and a snoring wife are what keeps local mayors up at night.

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 5:44pm

Brandy Cox, a University of Arkansas graduate who grew up in Hot Springs Village, has been named associate vice chancellor for alumni and executive director of the Arkansas Alumni Association at the University of Arkansas, starting April 21.

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 10:30am

Much of Arkansas is in the area of “greatest risk” for severe weather that may include a spike in tornadoes and damaging thunderstorms and is expected to begin in early Spring, according to AccuWeather.com.

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 7:58pm

Dr. Ray Wallace, provost and senior vice chancellor at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, will assume his new position as chancellor at Indiana University Southeast on July 1.

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 6:04pm

The U.S. Marshals Museum, a more than $50 million museum to be built along the banks of the Arkansas River, will still have a September groundbreaking, but the opening of the museum will be delayed one year to 2017.

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 5:57pm

The Fort Smith Planning Commission passed a set of planned zoning districts Tuesday (March 11), both of which faced opposition from residents in neighborhoods surrounding the proposed districts.

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 9:16pm

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