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News on the Wire

If you’re tired of Republicans and Democrats, there may be an alternative for you in the November election.

In the Governor’s race, the focus has been on major party candidates Democrat Mike Ross and Republican Asa Hutchinson.

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 9:03pm

The proposed Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine announced the formation of an atypical construction management partnership at the Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce's First Friday Breakfast this morning (Sept. 5).

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 8:01am

Food insecurity is a problem that has only grown in severity since the financial crisis of 2008, according to a local food bank executive. Arvest Bank is teaming up with local organizations to reduce the number of hunger in the Fort Smith and Northwest Arkansas regions.

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 8:52pm

Voters in the Greenwood School District will go to the polls on Sept. 16 to decide whether to increase the district's millage rate by 1.9 mils and generate an estimated $590,000 more in annual district revenue.

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 7:32pm

Jeff Amerine says there is no cure for serial entrepreneurs whether they are age 17 or 37 or 97.

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 6:17pm

No one told Keith Scheffler that moving his plastics manufacturing business from Asia to Lowell, Ark., would be easy, even if Wal-Mart Stores is the company’s largest customer.

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 4:35pm

A recent study released by the website Nerd Wallet lists Fort Smith as one of the cities in America "that are borrowing the least smart," but according to a Walton College of Business expert, the study may not mean doom and gloom for the Fort Smith area economy.

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 1:00pm

Arkansas may have just had its coldest July on record, according to an Aug.

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 7:03pm

Mike Callan’s office at Arkansas Oklahoma Gas Corp. was almost empty the Thursday before the Labor Day weekend. There were hooks on the walls where pictures once hung. On his desk was a box of shotgun shells and Rice Krispie treats in a Ziploc bag.

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 5:24pm

Leaders with Wal-Mart’s Mexican and Central American business unit have announced a three-prong plan to grow sales over the next year on the heels of solid second quarter results across Latin America.

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 2:33pm

Construction crews in Northwest Arkansas had a productive month in July with combined permit values in the four largest cities totaling $71.33 million, up 57% from the same month last year.

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 2:07pm

A statewide survey conducted last week found that a strong majority of Arkansans are persuaded by a variety of arguments to increase broadband access to K-12 schools and students.

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 1:04pm

Overall Arkansas tax collections for the first two months of the fiscal year are on a positive track, with the topline up 1.9% compared to the same period in 2013.

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 12:57pm

The Fort Smith Board of Directors voted Tuesday (Sept. 2) to close a portion of Veterans Avenue in Chaffee Crossing to make way for possible future expansion plans for the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 9:13pm

The Fort Smith Central Improvement District approved a variance at a special meeting Tuesday (Sept. 2) that would allow a new Jimmy John's sandwich shop under construction at 822 Garrison Avenue to incorporate construction elements that differ from downtown guidelines.

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 4:26pm

Building permits in Fort Smith, Greenwood and Van Buren were a combined $18.149 million in August, up 2.71% from August 2013's total of $17.7 million.

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 4:16pm

In an economic age where many companies are returning their manufacturing operations from overseas to in part satisfy consumer demands and also save money, an Arkansas-based company already has that advantage.

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 4:07pm

Cereal giant Kellogg recently unveiled plans involving two new sustainability commitments — responsible sourcing and natural resources – that should help the company’s ratings on the Wal-Mart Stores sustainability index.

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 3:40pm

Dassault Falcon Jet broke ground on its new $60 million completion facility in Little Rock. The 250,000 square feet project will allow the Paris-based aviation firm to handle new aircraft projects and upgrade existing facilities, including the Falcon 5x and 8x models.

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 2:43pm

Arkansas’ efforts to grapple with a new EPA rule that will have a huge impact on the economy is still in the education phase and one key regulator says it’s “too early” to tell which direction the state may go in complying with the rule.

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 8:24pm


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