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Political News

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.

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 5:02pm

The city of Fort Smith could soon join Fayetteville and the Arkansas Municipal League in backing a program whose goal is to increase sustainability in cities across the state.

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 4:46pm

Gov. Mike Beebe on Tuesday(May 27) announced the following appointments to boards and commissions:

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 4:13pm

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.

Mon, 05/26/2014 - 8:59pm

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.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 8:17pm

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.

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 7:40pm

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.

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 4:53pm

With 97.44% of precincts reporting, Franklin County will see Democrat Rickey Bowman face Independent candidate Joe Flanagan.

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 12:11am

Legislative primary races decided in Northwest Arkansas legislative primaries were decided Tuesday (May 20).

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 11:51pm

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.

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 11:43pm

Benton County Judge Bob Clinard won handily in Tuesday's Republican primary. If the certified results are similar, no run-off will be needed.

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 11:33pm

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

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 10:42pm

There were no surprises in the Republican primaries for statewide offices, with Asa Hutchinson besting opponent Curtis Coleman, and U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin, R-Little Rock, winning in a comfortable margin over his two opponents. In the 4th Congressional District, frontrunner Rep.

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 8:04pm

A direct mail piece that went out over the weekend has left people on both sides of the District 9 Senate race scratching their heads and Democrats from Fayetteville to Little Rock denying involvement.

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 6:19pm

House Speaker Davy Carter, R-Cabot, isn’t a lame-duck speaker just yet. In an interview on “Talk Business & Politics,” Carter said he’ll fight a potential impeachment push regarding the same-sex marriage legal controversy and he said he will ask Gov.

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 6:02pm

The first candidate for the seat being vacated by City Director Pam Weber filed papers Monday (May 19) morning to succeed the Fort Smith Board of Directors' only woman.

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 3:08pm

Three people are running for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor and one of them wants to be the last person to hold the office. But the man leading the polls said he thinks that would be a mistake.

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 2:23pm

The Arkansas Supreme Court has granted a stay with the May 9 ruling by Pulaski County Circuit Court Judge Chris Piazza that struck down Arkansas’ ban on same-sex marriage.

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 5:30pm

City Director Pam Weber has decided to not seek re-election to her position 5 at-large seat on the Fort Smith Board of Directors, she confirmed Friday (May 16).

Weber, who began her term on the Board in 2011, said the decision to not run was made with input from her family.

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 2:08pm

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza on Thursday (May 15) clarified his May 9 ruling that struck down Arkansas’ ban on same-sex marriage, and he also rejected a request by the Arkansas Attorney General to stay his ruling.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 5:26pm

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