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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The city of Greenwood is hosting the Arkansas Economic Development Commission this week as state’s development arm holds its monthly meeting in the city Wednesday and Thursday. It’s the first time for the commission to be in the Fort Smith region in about three years.
A recent report by the Guttmacher Institute reported that abortion rates in the United States had hit its lowest levels since 1973, and that the rate also declined in Arkansas by dropping from 13.6 abortions per every 1,000 women in 1991 to 7.6 abortions for every 1,000 in 2011.
The upcoming nasty politics of the private option, the Fianna Hills Country Club project, and a governor’s disdain for Whirlpool’s marbles movement are part of the Feb. 7 Friday Wire for the Fort Smith region.