The chairman of the House Education Committee and the head of the state’s school administrators say that ongoing discussions are winnowing choices for how to handle a crisis in the state’s public school employee health insurance program.
Nursing education at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith received a $50,000 boost on Thursday (Sept. 26) when Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel presented UAFS administrators with a check in a brief ceremony held in the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center.
A thousand motorcycles rumbling down Fort Smith’s Garrison Avenue and delivering millions of dollars in economic impact is not unreasonable, says one motorcycle enthusiast – and city officials say they are willing to foster such an event.
The Fort Smith Board of Directors hit on three different items at the body's noon study session – the city's capital improvement program, the work already in-progress on the 2014 budget and the city's code of business conduct.
Sales tax revenue for Fort Smith in the city’s August report was up more than 2% and the city’s portion of the countywide tax was up more than 17% – although Fort Smith Finance Director Kara Bushkuhl is not certain the county jump will hold up in subsequent reports.
In order to fund the construction of a new county jail, Crawford County residents are nearly certain to be voting on a sales tax proposal that could push the amount paid by most county residents to among the highest rates in the nation.
It was May 31 when Sharon Blentlinger first learned that Immaculate Conception Catholic School in Fort Smith would be named 2013 National Blue Ribbon School. That knowledge also came with an admonition to keep it a secret until Arne Duncan, the U.S.
Arkansas Insurance Commissioner Jay Bradford and State Sen. Jonathan Dismang, R-Beebe, discussed expectations and concerns of the forthcoming insurance exchange that could provide coverage to as many as a half-million Arkansans.
On the same day the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality submitted final responses to Whirlpool's challenges to the agency's annual groundwater monitoring report, the city of Fort Smith has confirmed that officials with ADEQ and Whirlpool will attend a Board of Directors study session to