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Fayetteville attorney Timothy Brooks has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as a U.S. District Court Judge for the Western District of Arkansas.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 5:50pm

Construction of a new tournament softball facility at Chaffee Crossing will move forward later in 2014 after a series of votes by the Fort Smith Board of Directors Tuesday night (March 4).

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 9:22pm

One of the first actions of the new Arkansas governor will not be policy-related once the individual takes office in 2015.

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 7:46pm

President Barack Obama unveiled Tuesday (March 4) his 2015 budget proposal he says will cut deficits, put Americans to work, promote national security and will “redesign high schools to help students succeed in today’s economy.” The budget plan drew criticism from Arkansas’ Congressional delegati

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 4:56pm

The growth of year-to-date tax collections in Arkansas is on a downward trend, and the February gross revenue number was below the budget forecast. The February report also showed a continued decline in collections related to consumer spending.

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 3:39pm

On a fifth and final effort, the Arkansas House of Representatives passed a funding measure for the private option health insurance program. The bill passed the House by a 76-24 margin.

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 3:28pm

Three faculty members with the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith and The City Wire will collaborate to deliver a series of political-based essays and reports beginning in March.

Mon, 03/03/2014 - 5:31pm

Local candidate filings concluded Monday (March 3) at noon across the state, even as icy roads made traveling treacherous throughout much of the state.

Mon, 03/03/2014 - 5:15pm

A blast of winter weather may have closed schools, governments and businesses across Northwest Arkansas, but regardless of the weather, employees of the Benton and Washington County Clerks had to report to work Monday (March 3) for the last day of candidate filing, which ended at noon.

Mon, 03/03/2014 - 3:36pm

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


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