The Fort Smith Board of Directors will hear the city's side of recent allegations by attorney Matt Campbell that the city was billed for legal services never provided in its defense of a lawsuit brought by Campbell.
Heated and conflicting legislative testimony related to more than $6 million in deficits within a University of Arkansas division will not be investigated further for perjury, according to Larry Jegley, prosecuting attorney for the 6th Judicial District of Arkansas.
The federal Environmental Protection Agency announced a far-reaching and controversial plan Monday (June 2) that it says will cut carbon dioxide emissions 30% by 2030 from 2005 levels, a move that would effectively limit Arkansas’ and the nation’s reliance on coal-fired electricity generation.
No one knows exactly how the Environmental Protection Agency’s “dirty air” rules will shake out next week, but Arkansas stakeholders are anxiously waiting to hear the details of President Barack Obama’s controversial proposal to reduce carbon emissions.
Representatives from Arkansas’ manufacturers and other state business leaders met with Gov. Mike Beebe and his workforce cabinet on Tuesday (May 27) for what was described as a “candid” forum on ways to improve jobs with existing industries.
The two leaders of the state’s major political parties offered different views on the trajectory of the general election match-ups, but they tentatively agreed to call out third-party groups who will be spending large sums of money in this fall’s elections.
The Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority on Thursday (May 22) approved a group of land deals, appointed the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith's chancellor to its board and heard about a $14 million surprise donation to a planned medical college.
An attorney engaged in a whistleblower lawsuit against the Fort Smith Police Department is alleging the city of Fort Smith's legal counsel has engaged in improper billing practices and may have broken the law.
Tuesday's (May 20) primary election saw several members of the Arkansas General Assembly survive primary challenges, though there were a few upsets – with one upset potentially having an impact on Arkansas’ Private Option law.
Legislative primary races in the Fort Smith area were decided Tuesday night (May 20), with winners from both primaries for House District 76 and Senate District 9 able to call the election over since neither have Democratic opponents in the Fall.
A small set of races were decided by voters in Crawford and Sebastian Counties on Tuesday (May 20), with Sebastian County Republican voters deciding on whether to retain their current treasurer/collector and assessor while Crawford County voters cast their votes to decide whether to tax themselve