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The 2014 filing period for state candidates came with a few surprises, both in terms of candidates and unforeseen difficulties for last minute filers making the cold and icy journey to Little Rock on Monday (March 3).

Mon, 03/03/2014 - 2:33pm

Still two votes shy of a supermajority in the Arkansas House, Speaker Davy Carter (R-Cabot) says he is unsure of what potential change may secure the additional votes needed to pass the private option.

Sun, 03/02/2014 - 4:29pm

A second look at a third high school, sudden departure of a chicken chief, Barling’s liquor request and the potential contest between Hillary and Huckabee are part of the Feb. 28 Friday Wire for the Fort Smith region.

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 6:18am

Watching some upstarts continue their startup, the potential contest between Hillary and Huckabee and a power boost for a Wal-Mart supplier are part of the Northwest Arkansas Friday Wire for Feb. 28.

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 6:06am

The Sebastian County Election Commission voted Thursday (Feb. 27) to consolidate several polling sites throughout the county. The consolidation of sites will impact 7,172 registered voters from Fort Smith, Barling and New Providence precincts.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 6:46pm

Hundreds of candidates for state office have made the journey to the to the state capitol in Little Rock to file for their chosen offices this week.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 5:40pm

One candidate seeking re-election to the Arkansas House of Representatives is trying a relatively new way to reach out to voters in the lead up to November — a mobile app available through the Google and Amazon app stores.

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 12:56pm

The Barling Board of Directors on Tuesday (Feb. 25) passed a resolution that officially requests the Arkansas Municipal League to lobby for legislation that would change a nearly 80 year old state law restricting Barling from voting on whether it wants to be a wet or dry city.

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 6:07pm

Prospects of an outside company managing the golf course at Ben Geren Golf Course appear dim as two Sebastian County advisory boards have voted not to recommend moving forward with a proposal from Orlando, Fla.-based Cypress Golf Management to take over control of the golf course from the county.

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 5:50pm

The growth of entrepreneurial programs and financing support seen in recent years in Northwest Arkansas may soon be repeated in central Arkansas.

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 12:41pm

Progress on the River Valley Sports Complex inched forward Tuesday (Feb. 25) during a study session of the Fort Smith Board of Directors, but not without serious questions about how the city can protect itself from investing money in the project should it not be completed.

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 7:12pm

Plans for a third Fort Smith high school are coming under more scrutiny after a Monday (Feb. 24) school board meeting in which a group of concerned residents requested more due diligence be done before the district ultimately decides that another high school is needed.

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 6:33pm

A U.S. Chamber of Commerce official warned an Arkansas audience that overregulation of fracking practices in the oil and gas industry could cost jobs, tax revenue, and the overall economy.

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 3:11pm

Gov. Mike Beebe, Rep. Warwick Sabin, D-Little Rock, and AEDC director Grant Tennille revealed a $575,000 grant to the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, which held a “wall breaking” ceremony at a downtown North Little Rock building that will house the group’s efforts.

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 1:30pm

Whirlpool Corporation has submitted yet another revised Revised Final Work Plan to the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) as the company prepares to start remediation efforts well ahead of previous estimates.

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 1:23pm

Day One of political filing in Arkansas saw contestants for U.S. Senator, Congress, Governor, and Lt. Governor file paperwork at the state capitol.

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 6:00am

Development and business friendliness took center stage for much of a more than hour long brainstorming session of the Fort Smith Board of Directors on Monday night (Feb. 24).

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 5:54am

The debate over whether Arkansans can openly carry a firearm in public continues, and this time the University of Arkansas' law school has thrown itself in the middle of the debate.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 5:10pm

Republican primaries keep popping up across the Fort Smith and Northwest Arkansas areas, with the latest primary taking place in House District 88, a district represented by first-term Rep. Randy Alexander, R-Fayetteville.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 3:36pm

U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., endorsed a proposal to raise the state minimum wage incrementally to $8.50 over the next three years, signing a petition to support the ballot effort.

The measure is seeking to collect signatures to qualify for the November 2014 ballot.

Sat, 02/22/2014 - 4:42pm

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