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With all the focus on statewide races for governor and U.S. Senate, as well as local special elections on millage rate increases, one likely would not be blamed for being unaware of another local race that was settled for many on Sept. 17.

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 7:29pm

A study released by the personal finance website NerdWallet says if marijuana were legalized in the state of Arkansas, the economic and tax revenue impacts for the state could be substantial.

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 8:23pm

Ground was broken Wednesday (Sept. 24) on the U.S. Marshals Museum along the banks of the Arkansas River near downtown Fort Smith, an important step in moving the museum from a dream and concept to a reality.

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 5:08pm

Arkansas has jobs. Arkansas has people who need jobs. Arkansas has too many people who need jobs who can’t do the job.

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 8:30pm

It was announced Tuesday (Sept. 23) that an important link in future infrastructure development along the Arkansas River could become a reality by the end of the decade.

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 7:47pm

Democrat Mike Ross and Republican Asa Hutchinson sat face to face across a table during a sometimes testy, occasionally snippy gubernatorial debate Friday night on KARK-TV that featured confrontations over policy issues, political ads and alleged personal attacks.

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 10:42am

Large, expansive liquor stores being built along Interstate 540 on Grand and Phoenix Avenues in Fort Smith may make it appear as though more liquor stores are coming to the city, but that is not the case according to the state official who oversees the alcohol permitting agency in Arkansas.

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 5:25pm

Van Buren Public Schools' top administrator is calling accusations that students at a city elementary school participated in a faculty-lead prayer during the school day inaccurate.

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 9:40pm

Voters in the Greenwood Public School district Tuesday (Sept. 16) approved a millage hike that will be used to construct a new freshman center adjacent to Greenwood High School.

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 10:16pm

The Sebastian County Quorum Court ran into problems Tuesday night (Sept.

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 9:50pm

Members of Arkansas’ Congressional delegation announced Tuesday (Sept. 16) that eight Arkansas airports will receive more than $4.1 million for upgrades and expansions.

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 6:43pm

The Crawford County Quorum Court voted unanimously Monday night (Sept. 15) to purchase nearly 16 acres of land to house the county's voter-approved $20 million jail project.

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 9:08pm

More than 300 people came to a Sebastian County Democratic Party-sponsored barbecue dinner Saturday night (Sept. 13) for a chance to hear from the party's top of the ticket candidates, U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor and gubernatorial hopeful Mike Ross.

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 2:12pm

Polls taken within days of each other place the Arkansas governor's race as either a competitive race between Democrat Mike Ross and Republican Asa Hutchinson or a far lead for Hutchinson with the race in its final two months.

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 7:28pm

Republican Congressman Tom Cotton and Democratic Senator Mark Pryor will debate in Fayetteville on Oct. 14 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in a one-on-one forum.

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 1:26pm

The Regional Intermodal Transportation Authority is scheduled to meet with the chairman of the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee next month, the second meeting with a high-ranking Washington politician in Fort Smith since August regarding infrastructure-related issues.

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 7:23pm

A Congressional watchdog agency says Arkansas' private option won't be revenue neutral and could bring a price tag for state taxpayers of $778 million over the next three years.

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 3:00pm

The amount of land to be purchased for a voter-approved, bond-financed $20 million county jail facility in Crawford County could be growing in size if a plan discussed at Tuesday evening's (Sept. 9) Jail Committee meeting is approved by the full Quorum Court at its regular meeting next week.

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 8:13pm

The Fort Smith Board of Directors received an update on the effort to update the city's comprehensive plan that has been underway since last year.

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 5:42pm

Mary Beth Brooks, president and CEO of Bank of Fayetteville, has been appointed by Gov. Mike Beebe as a member of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, the 16-member panel that provides guidance and direction to the state agency focused on job recruitment and retention.

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 5:22pm


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