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The city of Fort Smith will make the leap into the modern age in September with the launch of livestreams – video of event available via the Internet – of Board of Directors meetings.

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 9:48pm

The Fort Smith Board of Directors Tuesday afternoon (Aug. 26) revisited a Board governance policy that had previously died when no members of the Board made a motion for passage at a June 3 meeting.

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 8:38pm

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.

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 8:09pm

The past three years have been a blur for James Smith, majority owner and founder of Springdale-based James+James — a furniture manufacturer now dabbling in retail.

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 6:00pm

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

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 3:13pm

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.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:12pm

The Sebastian County Quorum Court met Monday evening (Aug. 25) at the county courthouse in Greenwood and approved placing an ambulance fee increase on the November ballot.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:03pm

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.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 8:04pm

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.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 10:03am

Arkansas Democrats honored the two terms of Gov. Mike Beebe Saturday evening (Aug. 23) while rallying its base with less than three months until the Nov. 4 general election.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 9:55am

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.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 1:08pm

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).

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 8:02pm

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.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 5:05pm

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.

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 9:38pm

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.

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 5:52pm

The 2012 Republican presidential nominee paid a visit to Northeast Arkansas, endorsing fellow Republican Asa Hutchinson in this year’s gubernatorial election.

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 5:51pm

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.

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 5:22pm

The Fort Smith Board of Directors approved three items related to infrastructure improvements at the site of the planned Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 7:28pm

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., said during a visit to Fort Smith Tuesday (Aug.

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 4:06pm

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.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 9:13pm


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