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Riff Raff, Opinions/Editorials

This notion that a majority of Fort Smithians are anti-progress and aren’t willing to pay the bill for socio-economic improvements is absurd and an unfortunate and ill-considered response among those frustrated by voter rejection of a library millage increase.

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 4:01pm

Two savvy state Senators from far flung Arkansas cities have come together with a really good idea.

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 11:10am

In my last posting I wrote about the constitutional power of Congress in the act of taking the nation to war.

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 10:51am

Are we allowing the manipulation of past voting records to be the reason to elect or not elect a future U.S. Senator for our state? Arkansans, especially those watching the U.S.

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 8:17pm

The Fort Smith Public Library is deserving of a funding increase so it can better serve the community, but The City Wire does not endorse the proposal to increase millage for the library by 2 mils – from 1 mil to 3 mils.

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 7:41pm

Like those deranged cult leaders who every so often convince a handful of shaved-head nitwits that the world will end via some cosmic oddity or the loyalty-blinded Razorback fan who sees a path this season to a prominent bowl game, now comes again the crowd suggesting that the future of Wal-Mart

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 9:31pm

Sometimes a business will find itself in a cash crunch and in need of quick cash. While many business owners go to the bank and borrow for their short term cash needs, I have observed many businesses over the years use a simple trick to get a bit of “easy” money.

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 4:57pm

It has all the attributes of a school yard dust up. Or even juvenile finger-pointing just like at home between two siblings. You know, one of those, “he said it first” arguments witnessed by a frazzled parent tired of all the arguments.

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 4:55pm

In his book “The Collapse of Complex Societies,” anthropologist Joseph Tainter examines why civilizations such as the Roman Empire fell apart. Rome was powerful and seemingly invulnerable to decline, at least to its inhabitants.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:58am

This past week, I returned from what is likely to be my last international trade mission as Governor of Arkansas. The journey to three European countries showcased the full range of all that can be gained through in-person contact with current and potential international investors.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 4:51pm

Lottery ticket sales improved during the recent fiscal year in Arkansas Lottery satellite offices in Springdale, Jonesboro and Camden, but it is still a losing business proposition to have three separate, free standing offices with two full time employees.

Sun, 07/27/2014 - 4:47pm

With Fort Smith city government looking like Petrino’s face the day after his skirt chasing motorcycle trek, some are calling for a new form of municipal governance.

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 5:38pm

How long could your family pay for today’s needs with tomorrow’s dollars before it would start to catch up to you? Congress is doing something like that, again.

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 5:26pm

It may just initially be two trucks from a municipal water department, but the move this past week by Springdale officials toward acquiring and testing utility vehicles powered by compressed natural gas is likely to be an historical marker for alternative energy use in Northwest Arkansas.

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 9:36pm

Saturday I was in a clothing store talking with the gentleman who, like me, was born and raised in Fort Smith.

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 7:50pm

We shall watch and see if the move to relocate the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Redemption Center from Springdale to Fayetteville results in a firestorm of protests in the political world of Northwest Arkansas.

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 5:16pm

One may admire the perseverance of Fort Smith City Directors Kevin Settle and Mike Lorenz in their effort to quash any discussion of how the city handles its legal needs, but their passion is raising more red flags among citizens not prone to cynicism, conspiracy or WTF!?

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 11:20pm

On June 2, the Environmental Protection Agency announced its most sweeping rulemaking yet, one that will affect every American but disproportionately affect every Arkansan.

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 8:24pm

There are important issues facing America and Arkansas but our two candidates for United States Senate appear to be more concerned with throwing each other under the church bus.

Sun, 07/13/2014 - 5:37pm

When in-state trucking CEO Steve Williams talks about being for more, new and higher federal taxes on diesel fuel, which could help with the dwindling federal Highway Trust Fund, he is indeed becoming a political maverick.

Sun, 07/13/2014 - 1:38pm

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