There was no disagreement Tuesday (May 19) on adopting new rules for food trucks in the city, but members of the Fort Smith Board of Directors were not in complete agreement over a change in how the city manages its budget, and hiring associated with the city’s federally-mandated program to impro
Faced with the expiration of the federal highway funding law and the impending insolvency of the federal Highway Trust Fund, the U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday passed the stopgap Highway Transportation Funding Act to continue highway funding authority through July.
With one of the worst-kept economic development secrets officially out in the open, former Arkansas jobs chief Grant Tennille said the possible expansion of Lockheed’s Camden operation to manufacture a new military vehicle will have benefits far beyond that city’s industrial park.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson will call lawmakers into special session May 26 to pass a bond issue to help Lockheed Martin land a contract to assemble the U.S. Army’s and Marine Corps’ Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV), the successor to the Humvee, at the Highland Industrial Park at Camden.
Arkansas highway officials have again pulled construction projects out of the bid process because of uncertainty with federal funding. To date, 70 road projects totaling an estimated $282 million have been delayed, with 11 of those in the Fort Smith and Northwest Arkansas areas.
Do you remember, not so long ago, when the private option was supposed to be the legislative session’s most controversial issue? That was before anyone had heard of “re-homing” or thought much about what a state Religious Freedom Restoration Act would look like.
A new citizen panel proposed by Fort Smith Director Tracy Pennartz to provide some measure of oversight of the more than $200 million in the city’s street tax program outlays over the 10-year cycle of the tax may soon be a reality.
The U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary announced Tuesday that it will provide more than $2.4 million in Affordable Care Act funding for four new health center sites to help primary health care services in Springdale, Mena, Augusta and West Memphis.
With Gov. Asa Hutchinson in tow, the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts has announced that it will serve as a leading provider of computer science education and educator training in the state through its “Coding Arkansas’ Future” program.