"An outdated system" delayed vote counts Tuesday night in Washington, while Benton County also saw delays.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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The state of Arkansas definitely has room to improve in battling other states in the region for economic development projects and the day-to-day economy, Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce president Randy Zook said Thursday (Oct. 23).
City Director At-Large Position 7 is the only contested municipal election in Fort Smith in the 2014 general election. Former City Director Don Hutchings and Parks and Recreation Commissioner Sherry Toliver are candidates for the position.
As the world becomes more digitally connected, expanding broadband access for Arkansans has become an important issue across the state. And in the area of education, broadband access has become an issue of paramount importance.