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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

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.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 1:33pm

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.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 5:46pm

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.

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 3:49pm

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.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 7:56pm

Senators Keith Ingram, D-West Memphis, and Jimmy Hickey, Jr., R-Texarkana, will lead a bipartisan effort to abolish the office of lieutenant governor when the legislature convenes in January.

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 1:55pm

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

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 7:28pm

Voters went to the polls in Alma and Fort Smith on Tuesday (Aug. 12) to decide on a sales tax issue in the Crawford County city and a millage increase in Fort Smith, with mixed results.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 9:27pm

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.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 9:00pm

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