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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

Polls taken within days of each other place the Arkansas governor's race as either a competitive race between Democrat Mike Ross and Republican Asa Hutchinson or a far lead for Hutchinson with the race in its final two months.

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 7:28pm

Republican Congressman Tom Cotton and Democratic Senator Mark Pryor will debate in Fayetteville on Oct. 14 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in a one-on-one forum.

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 1:26pm

The Regional Intermodal Transportation Authority is scheduled to meet with the chairman of the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee next month, the second meeting with a high-ranking Washington politician in Fort Smith since August regarding infrastructure-related issues.

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 7:23pm

A Congressional watchdog agency says Arkansas' private option won't be revenue neutral and could bring a price tag for state taxpayers of $778 million over the next three years.

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 3:00pm

The amount of land to be purchased for a voter-approved, bond-financed $20 million county jail facility in Crawford County could be growing in size if a plan discussed at Tuesday evening's (Sept. 9) Jail Committee meeting is approved by the full Quorum Court at its regular meeting next week.

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 8:13pm

The Fort Smith Board of Directors received an update on the effort to update the city's comprehensive plan that has been underway since last year.

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 5:42pm

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


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