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Mary Beth Brooks, president and CEO of Bank of Fayetteville, has been appointed by Gov. Mike Beebe as a member of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, the 16-member panel that provides guidance and direction to the state agency focused on job recruitment and retention.

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 5:22pm

Gov. Mike Beebe on Monday (Sept. 8) announced the following appointments to State boards and commissions:

Dr. Sameh Abul-Ezz, Little Rock, to the State Kidney Disease Commission. Appointment expires Jan. 14, 2015. Replaces Dr. Tim Langford.

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 3:22pm

If you’re tired of Republicans and Democrats, there may be an alternative for you in the November election.

In the Governor’s race, the focus has been on major party candidates Democrat Mike Ross and Republican Asa Hutchinson.

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 9:03pm

Voters in the Greenwood School District will go to the polls on Sept. 16 to decide whether to increase the district's millage rate by 1.9 mils and generate an estimated $590,000 more in annual district revenue.

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 7:32pm

A statewide survey conducted last week found that a strong majority of Arkansans are persuaded by a variety of arguments to increase broadband access to K-12 schools and students.

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 1:04pm

The Fort Smith Board of Directors voted Tuesday (Sept. 2) to close a portion of Veterans Avenue in Chaffee Crossing to make way for possible future expansion plans for the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 9:13pm

Arkansas’ efforts to grapple with a new EPA rule that will have a huge impact on the economy is still in the education phase and one key regulator says it’s “too early” to tell which direction the state may go in complying with the rule.

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 8:24pm

Arkansas Public Service Commission Chairwoman Colette Honorable has been nominated to serve on the five member board of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

The announcement came from a slew of appointments and nominations released by the White House.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 6:40pm

Six stakeholder groups went back-and-forth Thursday for several hours on the economic impact of the Environmental Protection Agency’s pending regulations to reduce carbon emissions from existing power plants in Arkansas.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 6:38pm

An Arkansas legislative committee heard directly from employers and educators at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith Wednesday (Aug. 27) about how they are partnering to meet the region's employment needs in innovative ways.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 8:14pm

The city of Fort Smith will make the leap into the modern age in September with the launch of livestreams – video of event available via the Internet – of Board of Directors meetings.

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 9:48pm

The Fort Smith Board of Directors Tuesday afternoon (Aug. 26) revisited a Board governance policy that had previously died when no members of the Board made a motion for passage at a June 3 meeting.

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 8:38pm

The state’s economic development community concluded two days of workshops hearing from leaders who called for a workforce overhaul and potential changes to Amendment 82, the state’s superproject amendment.

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 8:09pm

The past three years have been a blur for James Smith, majority owner and founder of Springdale-based James+James — a furniture manufacturer now dabbling in retail.

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 6:00pm

Mike Ross took time during the opening of his Northwest Arkansas campaign headquarters in Springdale to blast a new television ad from the Republican Governors Association (RGA) alleging that the 2007 sale of a pharmacy in Prescott owned by Ross and his wife, Holly, for $420,000 was “a sweetheart

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 3:13pm

A brainstorming session was held Monday evening (Aug. 25) for the Fort Smith Board of Directors at the city's sanitation department headquarters, with a wide range of topics receiving attention from the group of seven city directors.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:12pm

The Sebastian County Quorum Court met Monday evening (Aug. 25) at the county courthouse in Greenwood and approved placing an ambulance fee increase on the November ballot.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:03pm

U.S. Rep. James Lankford, R-Edmond, brought his campaign for U.S. Senate to Poteau Monday (Aug. 25). The Oklahoma City-area congressman, who is running to replace retiring Muskogee Republican Tom Coburn in the Senate in January, said he was in eastern Oklahoma on a listening tour.

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 8:04pm

Republican gubernatorial nominee Asa Hutchinson announced the formation of a “Teachers for Asa” coalition, which identified that one of its efforts would be to find a long-term fix to the public school employees health insurance problem.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 10:03am

Arkansas Democrats honored the two terms of Gov. Mike Beebe Saturday evening (Aug. 23) while rallying its base with less than three months until the Nov. 4 general election.

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 9:55am

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