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.
Bonds that will pay for construction of the new Crawford County jail were issued Monday (Aug. 18), with rates coming in lower than expected saving the county about $50,000, according to County Judge John Hall.
Supporters of raising the minimum wage and a group wanting a statewide vote on expanding alcohol sales have both turned in additional numbers of signatures to potentially qualify their measures for the November ballot.
Municipal candidate filings drew to a close at noon Friday (Aug. 15) and a large number of candidates have filed to run for positions ranging from city council to mayor in cities across Crawford and Sebastian Counties.
Municipal candidate filings drew to a close at noon Friday (Aug. 15) and a large number of candidates have filed to run for positions ranging from city clerk to mayor to city council in cities across Benton and Washington Counties.
A Washington, D.C.-based energy efficiency advocate told Arkansas regulators and others on Thursday that the state could see huge economic growth, save billions of dollars in power costs and create thousands of new jobs by reducing demand for electricity from the nation’s power grid.
Reforming the state’s workforce education system is the single most-important issue in economic development, Chris Masingill, director of the Delta Regional Authority, said Wednesday at a DRA-sponsored summit that brought together leaders of the business community, educators and officeholders at
The Fort Smith Board of Directors dove into the region's economy and attempted to understand why the city has some of the highest numbers of households depending on welfare and other supplemental income and has some of the lowest number of households relying on earnings earned through employment.
Arkansas should be able to expand broadband access to all public schools without extra state funding because it’s currently wasting too much money on outdated technology and is not effectively leveraging federal funds, members of the House and Senate Education Committees were told Tuesday.
Arkansas should be able to connect all of its schools to high-speed fiber optics broadband networks within a few years using $15 million it already spends annually on outdated copper networks along with federal funds, Gov. Mike Beebe and a group that works to connect schools announced Monday.
The two leading Arkansas candidates in the U.S. Senate race were in Fort Smith on Friday (Aug. 8) with one talking about a jobs plan and the other pledging to help cattle farmers fend off federal rules that “interfere” with farm operations.
A recent Pew Research study said Republicans nationwide have a clear electoral engagement advantage going into the November mid-term elections, but enthusiasm among likely Republican voters is lower than in years past.
The city of Fort Smith has invested $201.2 million since 1993 on wet weather sewer improvements and another $150 million or more could be poured into improvements before the city atones for violations of the federal Clean Water Act – bringing the grand total for compliance with the law to $351.2
Two longtime Alma residents have filed to be the city's next mayor following news that long-time Mayor John Ballentine would not seek re-election. The candidates, retired businessman Keith Greene and former Rep. Ed Thicksten, have both filed to appear on the November ballot.