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The Congressional delegations from Arkansas and Oklahoma released a letter Tuesday (March 26) requesting funding for a study that would allow the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to fix a recurring problem versus "putting a band aid" on the problem.

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 6:56pm

The fallout from the investigation into the online activities of Faulkner County Circuit Judge Mike Maggio continues, as the Conway judge's current docket has been reassigned.

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 6:45pm

A journalist who sparked a wave of negative publicity for Bill and Hillary Clinton in the ’90′s shared his “cautionary tale” of fostering Clinton-hating and his conversion to supporting the Clintons, including his hope for a 2016 Presidential run by Hillary Clinton.

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 3:05pm

U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin, R-Westville, Okla., could be in hot water now that the House Committee on Ethics has received a referral from the Office of Congressional Ethics regarding outside employment activities of the eastern Oklahoma congressman.

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 12:40pm

Tax filers the Fort Smith and Northwest Arkansas areas who have waited until the last few weeks of tax season do not have to go it alone.

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 6:49pm

Ben Geren Aquatics Center has taken another step closer to reality with news that the final plans for the joint city-county water park have gone out to bid.

According to Sebastian County Judge David Hudson, bids will be opened April 10 at 2 p.m. at the county courthouse in Fort Smith.

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 5:30pm

The future leaders of the Arkansas House and State Senate – Rep. Jeremy Gillam, R-Judsonia, and Sen. Jonathan Dismang, R-Searcy – say they will be pragmatic in their approach to leading their respective chambers in 2015.

Sun, 03/23/2014 - 4:41pm

The final day of the University of Arkansas System Board of Trustees meeting at the university's Fort Smith campus saw passage of several new degree programs and a renewal of the system's ban of guns on its 17 campuses across Arkansas.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 1:27pm

Manufacturing jobs, controversy surrounding a nursing home company owner, campaign money, more Clinton disclosures and a talking baby are part of the March 21 Friday Wire for the Fort Smith region.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 6:20am

An amazing interest in Wal-Mart’s push for convenience, money for ‘Bags for Books,’ more Clinton disclosures and a talking baby are part of the Northwest Arkansas Friday Wire for March 21.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 6:12am

The 188th Fighter Wing, which is in the process of converting to an intelligence and recon unit, has received approval to spend $12.5 million to build a 40,000-square-foot facility that the 188th commander says could help the unit become an “ISR Center of Excellence.”

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 6:49pm

The University of Arkansas System Board of Trustees took one giant leap forward Thursday (March 20) when it approved the creation of a new online university, becoming the 18th school in the UA System.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 6:20pm

He may have left the Fort Smith Board of Directors in 2012, but former City Director Don Hutchings is hoping the the goodbye will not be permanent.

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 5:50pm

The race for the U.S. Senate is not the only big senate race happening in the Natural State and political observers are starting to take notice. The District 9 Senate Republican primary, which will pit incumbent Sen. Bruce Holland of Greenwood against Rep.

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 3:31pm

GOP gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchinson proposed creating regional “Workforce Education Councils” to better assess worker needs for employers and to streamline funding for workforce education in Arkansas.

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 3:17pm

The Sebastian County Quorum Court voted Tuesday (March 18) to accept a proposal by County Judge David Hudson to change certain operations and fee structures at Ben Geren Regional Park's golf course, while the Fort Smith Board of Directors approved a more than $2 million reservoir project at Chaff

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 6:05am

A unanimous vote by the Fort Smith Planning Commission to approve the planned zoning district (PZD) at the site of the Fianna Hills Country Club does not guarantee a similar vote at the April 1 meeting of the Fort Smith Board of Directors – the last hurdle to jump in order to get the

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 6:29pm

The University of Arkansas System announced Monday (March 17) that its Board of Trustees would meet Thursday (March 20) and Friday (March 21) at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, with votes to continue the system's ban of firearms and approval of new degree programs on the agenda.

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 6:07pm

Attorneys for the family of a Faulkner County woman who died in April 2008 due to what the family alleged was neglect and negligence have added even more fuel to the fire in the case of Circuit Judge Mike Maggio – fuel that could mean trouble for Fort Smith businessman Michael Morton.

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 5:59pm

Gov. Mike Beebe on Monday (March 17) announced the following appointments and reappointments.

Chris Palmer, Little Rock, as Circuit Judge in the Third Division of the 6th Judicial District. Appointment expires Dec. 31, 2014. Replaces Jay Moody.

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 2:05pm

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