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Negotiations with between the city of Fort Smith, the Environmental Protection Agency and the United States Department of Justice have broken down, with the city expecting a lawsuit to be filed by the DOJ by the end of business Friday (Oct.

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 6:33pm

The 2015 budgeting process for the city of Fort Smith is in full swing, with departments making requests for items large and small. Among the budgeting tasks for the city is determining awards of funding for non-profits doing work in Fort Smith.

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 3:05pm

Republican Attorney General candidate Leslie Rutledge had her voter registration removed by the Pulaski County clerk Tuesday, according to a letter he sent to her. The action creates uncertainty in the race between Republican Rutledge and Democrat candidate Nate Steel.

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 9:46pm

Gov. Mike Beebe on Wednesday (Oct. 1) announced the following appointments:

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 4:07pm

The two major party candidates for Arkansas Attorney General tout their experience as positives for voters to consider this fall, but don’t worry — this race also has its fair share of controversies.

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 7:58pm

Objections were raised at a Sebastian County Election Commission meeting Friday morning (Sept. 26) regarding a poll worker allegedly taking ballots home with her after the Sept. 17 school board election.

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 9:30am

Fort Smith citizens were offered the opportunity Thursday (Sept. 25) to have a say in the future of the city's 88-mile trails and greenways master plan.

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 10:09pm

With all the focus on statewide races for governor and U.S. Senate, as well as local special elections on millage rate increases, one likely would not be blamed for being unaware of another local race that was settled for many on Sept. 17.

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 7:29pm

A study released by the personal finance website NerdWallet says if marijuana were legalized in the state of Arkansas, the economic and tax revenue impacts for the state could be substantial.

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 8:23pm

Ground was broken Wednesday (Sept. 24) on the U.S. Marshals Museum along the banks of the Arkansas River near downtown Fort Smith, an important step in moving the museum from a dream and concept to a reality.

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 5:08pm

Arkansas has jobs. Arkansas has people who need jobs. Arkansas has too many people who need jobs who can’t do the job.

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 8:30pm

It was announced Tuesday (Sept. 23) that an important link in future infrastructure development along the Arkansas River could become a reality by the end of the decade.

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 7:47pm

Democrat Mike Ross and Republican Asa Hutchinson sat face to face across a table during a sometimes testy, occasionally snippy gubernatorial debate Friday night on KARK-TV that featured confrontations over policy issues, political ads and alleged personal attacks.

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 10:42am

Large, expansive liquor stores being built along Interstate 540 on Grand and Phoenix Avenues in Fort Smith may make it appear as though more liquor stores are coming to the city, but that is not the case according to the state official who oversees the alcohol permitting agency in Arkansas.

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 5:25pm

Van Buren Public Schools' top administrator is calling accusations that students at a city elementary school participated in a faculty-lead prayer during the school day inaccurate.

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 9:40pm

Voters in the Greenwood Public School district Tuesday (Sept. 16) approved a millage hike that will be used to construct a new freshman center adjacent to Greenwood High School.

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 10:16pm

The Sebastian County Quorum Court ran into problems Tuesday night (Sept.

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 9:50pm

Members of Arkansas’ Congressional delegation announced Tuesday (Sept. 16) that eight Arkansas airports will receive more than $4.1 million for upgrades and expansions.

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 6:43pm

The Crawford County Quorum Court voted unanimously Monday night (Sept. 15) to purchase nearly 16 acres of land to house the county's voter-approved $20 million jail project.

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 9:08pm

More than 300 people came to a Sebastian County Democratic Party-sponsored barbecue dinner Saturday night (Sept. 13) for a chance to hear from the party's top of the ticket candidates, U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor and gubernatorial hopeful Mike Ross.

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 2:12pm


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