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News on the Wire

The Northwest Arkansas community has strong support for a community college-level sports program, a room full of area sports program advocates told the NorthWest Arkansas Community College Board of Trustees on Saturday (July 26). 

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 8:34pm

A new five-year strategic plan is in the works at NorthWest Arkansas Community College and it is specifically geared to measure against how it helps students succeed.

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 6:17pm

Tyson Foods announced late Friday (July 25) plans to shutter three of its processing facilities as it streamlines its prepared foods segment ahead of the anticipated merger with Hillshire Brands.

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 6:28pm

A study released July 22 by the University of Arkansas this week said research showed that charter schools provide a greater return on investment and are more cost effective than traditional public schools.

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 4:43pm

Many of the nation’s industrial sectors saw major declines in the first quarter of 2014 as 16 of 22 industry groups contributed to the 2.9% decrease in U.S. economic activity, according to a quarterly report from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA).

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 12:56pm

Fort Smith and Northwest Arkansas areas do not sit on or near regularly active fault lines, but residents in the regions should pay attention to a new hazard map issued by the United States Geological Survey.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 7:50pm

When Tom arrives at work, he enjoys spending time with co-workers and simply getting time out of the house. He says the paycheck “is just icing on the cake.” 

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 7:31pm

This year the four major cities in Northwest Arkansas have reported yo-yo tax revenue month-to-month, but in July revenue bounced higher topping $4.936 million reported by Bentonville, Rogers, Springdale and Fayetteville. The cumulative gain is up over the $4.406 million in July 2013.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 7:26pm

A move by an Oklahoma state representative could potentially limit any future growth of strip clubs and other adult oriented businesses in the eastern Oklahoma areas near the Fort Smith and Northwest Arkansas regions.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 7:11pm

July has been a month to reflect on the past and look to the future as Dr. Evelyn Jorgenson celebrated her one-year anniversary as President at NorthWest Arkansas Community College July 1.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:39pm

Walmart U.S. CEO Bill Simon is stepping down after more than four years in the job and eight years with Wal-Mart. Greg Foran, 53, was named the new Walmart U.S. CEO and the transition is effective Aug. 9.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 8:13am

Joint events in Fort Smith and Washington, D.C., Wednesday (July 23) unveiled the design of a U.S. Marshals commemorative coin to be minted later this year.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 5:54pm

A recent study by the website Wallet Hub lists Arkansas as among the nation's most inexpensive states when it comes to energy consumption, but an official with a local electric cooperative said that could change if proposed federal environmental policies are fully enacted.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 5:30pm

Tonnage shipped along the Arkansas River is down for the first half of 2014, but it is not necessarily bad news according to a Fort Smith-area river operator.

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:44am

The transition from fire protection provided by what is now known as the 188th Wing to an airport-run fire department has hit some speed bumps, the Fort Smith Airport Commission were told during its monthly meeting Tuesday (July 22).

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 9:45pm

Regional business and civic leaders who responded to an informal survey by The City Wire do not share the pessimism exhibited in a recent Rasmussen Poll in which only 29% said America’s best days like ahead.

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 9:35pm

Some Republican candidates in Arkansas are jumping on the opportunity to comment on Tuesday’s (July 22) rulings by two federal appeals courts that affect the nation’s healthcare law.

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 9:18pm

The City of Fort Smith has already begun preparations of the fiscal year 2015 budget and members of the city's Board of Directors had their first public opportunity to weigh in on the process Tuesday (July 22) at the group's noon study session at the Fort Smith Public Library.

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 5:15pm

Travel, office moves and adding product lines have kept the days busy for the management at Picasolar, DataRank and Ecovet – three of the five startups followed by The City Wire in 2014.

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 2:41pm

Some reports of the closely watched U.S. freight industry suggest the economy performed well in the first half of 2014, with the only hiccup being a 0.8% decline in the June truck tonnage index reported by the American Trucking Associations’.

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 2:19pm


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