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A change in insurance rates and possible cost of living raises the major highlights of the proposed Fiscal Year 2015 budget presented to the Sebastian County Quorum Court Thursday night (Nov. 6).

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 9:25pm

With Republicans taking control of the U.S. Senate, all seven Arkansas constitutional offices and strengthening their majority in the Arkansas General Assembly, there's no doubt that this week was a good one for the Republican Party. But U.S. Rep.

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 7:03pm

The team helping Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson become the next governor will include Mike Carroll of Fort Smith and Philip Taldo of Springdale.

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 3:13pm

With a sweep of all federal offices, statewide offices including the governor's office and a larger majority in the General Assembly going into the 90th legislative session, Wednesday (Nov. 5) is truly a new and historic day for Republicans.

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 5:17pm

"An outdated system" delayed vote counts Tuesday night in Washington, while Benton County also saw delays. But after midnight, all candidates knew how they fared. Republicans swept the contested state legislative races in Northwest Arkansas.

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 2:08am

A former Fort Smith city director is returning to the Board in January and a local mayor is entering his third and final term following the general election Tuesday night (Nov. 4).

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 12:10am

While Arkansas Republicans were jubilant – and rightfully so – with Tuesday night’s election results, respondents to a call from The City Wire for post-election comments were more guarded and contemplative in their reactions.

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 12:00am

Arkansas' congressional delegation will now be all Republicans starting in January 2015 after the party swept state constitutional and federal offices Tuesday night (Nov. 4).

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 11:01pm

Gov. Mary Fallin was won a second term leading the state of Oklahoma. Fallin, the first female governor in the state's history, defeated Democrat Joe Dorman by a total of 55.4% to 41.4%. Independents Kimberly Willis and Richard Prawdzienski received 2.1% and 1.1% respectively.

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 9:39pm

Former U.S. Rep. Asa Hutchinson, R-Fort Smith, is now Gov.-Elect Asa Hutchinson, R-Ark., following a bitter year-long battle for the state's top office.

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 8:17pm

U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton, the young Republican from Dardanelle, has unseated two-term U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor (D), in a race that was as expensive as it was nasty. Driving the cost and the negative tone of the race was that it was one of a handful of U.S.

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 8:08pm

The race for U.S. Congress in Oklahoma's 2nd Congressional District became a two-man race Sunday following the unexpected death of Democratic nominee Earl Everett.

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 6:47pm

Even after two rounds of finance committee meetings meant to slash the budget line item by line item, the Crawford County Quorum Court is still facing a county general budget shortfall of $372,539 for fiscal year 2015.

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 6:02pm

Former President and former Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton made his way through the Fort Smith and Texarkana areas Sunday (Nov. 2) on what is likely his last 2014 campaign through the state before Tuesday's (Nov. 4) general election.

Sun, 11/02/2014 - 7:49pm

The Crawford County Quorum Court worked Thursday (Oct. 30) for the second night in a week on reducing requests of the county's general fund by more than $400,000 as it attempts to balance the fiscal year 2015 budget.

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 7:46pm

With less than a week until Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 4, the latest polling in the race for Arkansas governor and U.S. Senate show Republicans with leads that are outside the margin of error.

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 3:12pm

As the Fort Smith Board of Directors continues searching for a solution to its budgetary woes, more ideas continue to come from the group and the latest could have voters deciding on a reallocation of an existing sales tax.

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 5:11pm

Gov. Mike Beebe on Monday (Oct. 27) announced the following appointments to State boards and commissions.

Larry "Joe" Burns, Rector, as the Clay County Constable for East Oak Bluff and Blue Cane Township. Appointment expires Dec. 31, 2014. Replaces Darrell Spear.

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 6:48am

After several weeks of legal wrangling, a key component of the Democrats’ get-out-the-vote strategy will remain on the ballot this November.

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 8:43pm

Early voting numbers in Arkansas’ mid-term elections through the end of Saturday are 36.54% higher than the midterm election cycle in 2010 and political strategists on both sides of the political spectrum say the higher totals are good news for their campaigns.

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 5:38pm

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