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A note of thanks, positive home sales in January and the fourth push for a tax to build a new jail in Crawford County are part of the Feb. 21 Friday Wire for the Fort Smith region.

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 6:29am

Notes about the importance of size, a real-world example of how Obamacare halted a business expansion and the push to sustain sustainability are part of the Northwest Arkansas Friday Wire for Feb. 21.

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 6:18am

Sebastian County property owners are among the first in the state to be able to not only pay personal property taxes online, but also receive eStatements and receipts online, as well.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 9:15pm

A poll conducted this month shows that 43% of voters would vote for an unnamed, generic Republican candidate, while 35% would vote for the Democrat and 22% still have not made up their minds.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 12:59pm

Another candidate is entering the race for House District 93, which covers sections of Bentonville and Centerton in Benton County.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 12:46pm

Sebastian County's hopes of possibly leasing out the golf course at Ben Geren Regional Park appear dim as the only proposal from an outside firm for the golf course was a management proposal instead of a multi-year lease.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 5:21pm

A recent poll shows U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Dardanelle, gaining ground in his bid to unseat Democrat U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor. The poll results also show the Arkansas’ governors race to be tied up, and U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin, R-Little Rock, with an advantage in the race for lieutenant governor.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 12:19pm

A proposal that would have seen the city of Fort Smith seek to impose fines against Whirlpool Corporation for violating the city's nuisance ordinance by spilling trichloroethylene (TCE) at its site more than 30 years ago, a spill that eventually spread to the neighborhood north of the site, faile

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 9:24pm

“We have been a very blessed company,” said Joe Donaldson, co-owner and General Manager of Sam’s Furniture in Springdale. “We’ve actually had double-digit increases the last three years in a row.”

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 7:59pm

A slice of drama was cut from the state capitol on Tuesday as a state senator previously opposed to the private option said she would now vote to fund it.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 10:31am

House District 76 now officially has a Republican primary and while the last names are the same as 2012, there are no incumbents vying for the seat, only the son of the current incumbent.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 6:24am

It's official. Crawford County voters will vote May 20 on ballot titles that would issue bonds to be repaid by a half cent sales tax for the construction of a new county jail and also fund law enforcement operations in the county sheriff's office with a quarter cent sales tax.

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 10:15pm

The Fort Smith Public School Board of Education went against the urgings of school administration and a project architect to reverse its previous vote and instead award an almost $1.9 million contract to Turn Key Construction Management for work at Darby Junior High School.

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 10:08pm

A potential contract with an outside law firm which could lead to steep fines against Whirlpool Corp. for its admitted contamination of a large area on and around its former south Fort Smith manufacturing facility has been made public and will be voted on at Tuesday's (Feb.

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 6:47pm

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. recently teamed up with the new local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People to host a star-studded event on Saturday (Feb.

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 3:34pm

Two recent polls of likely Arkansas voters suggest that the political labeling of Arkansas’ private option plan has much to do with the plan’s support among voters. Which is to say the plan is less popular when voters are told that it has a connection to Obamacare.

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 6:42am

Two Sebastian County department heads will be challenging each other in the race for County Treasurer/Collector now that Sebastian County Human Resources Director Steve Hotz has announced he would challenge incumbent Judith Miller in the May Republican primary.

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 3:55pm

A tense political rivalry from 2012 could be coming back for round two in 2014 as former Rep. Mary Beth Green, R-Van Buren, endorsed Rep. Terry Rice, R-Waldron, on Thursday in his primary challenge to incumbent Sen. Bruce Holland, R-Greenwood.

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 4:59pm

Rep. Charlie Collins, R-Fayetteville, gave no indication Saturday (Feb. 8) when he spoke to The City Wire that he was looking to exit the race for lieutenant governor, but that is exactly what he did Thursday (Feb.

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 2:43pm

Four months after declaring he would not seek a third term in Congress, U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin, R-Little Rock, said he will run for Arkansas Lt. Governor, joining a crowded field of Republican candidates.

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 6:29am

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