Six stakeholder groups went back-and-forth Thursday for several hours on the economic impact of the Environmental Protection Agency’s pending regulations to reduce carbon emissions from existing power plants in Arkansas.
An Arkansas legislative committee heard directly from employers and educators at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith Wednesday (Aug. 27) about how they are partnering to meet the region's employment needs in innovative ways.
The state’s economic development community concluded two days of workshops hearing from leaders who called for a workforce overhaul and potential changes to Amendment 82, the state’s superproject amendment.
Mike Ross took time during the opening of his Northwest Arkansas campaign headquarters in Springdale to blast a new television ad from the Republican Governors Association (RGA) alleging that the 2007 sale of a pharmacy in Prescott owned by Ross and his wife, Holly, for $420,000 was “a sweetheart
A brainstorming session was held Monday evening (Aug. 25) for the Fort Smith Board of Directors at the city's sanitation department headquarters, with a wide range of topics receiving attention from the group of seven city directors.
U.S. Rep. James Lankford, R-Edmond, brought his campaign for U.S. Senate to Poteau Monday (Aug. 25). The Oklahoma City-area congressman, who is running to replace retiring Muskogee Republican Tom Coburn in the Senate in January, said he was in eastern Oklahoma on a listening tour.
Republican gubernatorial nominee Asa Hutchinson announced the formation of a “Teachers for Asa” coalition, which identified that one of its efforts would be to find a long-term fix to the public school employees health insurance problem.
The Sebastian County Election Commission took action Friday (Aug. 22) to be in compliance with state election laws following an attorney general's opinion that stated the commission erred in a previous vote to close specific polling locations.
A tax reform issue and a stronger infrastructure bill await Congress when it returns from its summer recess early next month, U.S. Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark., told the state’s mayors Thursday (Aug. 21).
For realtors and mortgage loan officers fearing the impacts of Van Buren's loss of eligibility for the Rural Development Loan program, it appears the city and others across Arkansas have been given a one year extension before any changes occur.
Immigration, the federal budget and national defense were among the most discussed topics Wednesday (Aug. 20) at a town hall event held by U.S. Rep. Steve Womack, R-Rogers, at the Blue Lion (formerly Second Street Live) in downtown Fort Smith.
The Arkansas Lottery Commission voted Wednesday (Aug. 20) to close its three regional claim centers in Springdale, Jonesboro and Camden, a savings measure expected to free as much as $381,000 to fund additional scholarships for Arkansas students.
A majority of legislators from Northwest Arkansas and Fort Smith who responded The City Wire’s question about the future of the Lt. Governor’s office oppose an existing proposal to do away with the Constitutional office.