The region appears to have a major primary shaping up as Rep. Terry Rice, R-Waldron, announced Tuesday (Jan. 14) that he would challenge Sen. Bruce Holland, R-Greenwood, for the District 9 Senate seat.
The Fort Smith School District unveiled its master plan through the year 2020 on Monday (Jan. 13), detailing plans for the district, plans that include a third Fort Smith high school at a cost that could be in excess of $65 million.
Fundraising numbers for the fourth quarter of 2013 have begun to roll in from two statewide campaigns with one reporting its best quarter of fundraising since starting his campaign and another reporting the highest amount raised of any campaign active in Arkansas in 2013.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchinson at a press conference Monday (Jan. 13) in Springdale announced what is likely to be many policy initiatives proposed by a litany of candidates during the 2014 election cycle.
A small southeast Arkansas town with a population of less than 1,000 residents hosted political leaders and candidates from across state, senators from as far away as Maine and reporters from across the nation for a night of fundraising and coon eating on Saturday night (Jan. 11).
The positives and negatives of a regional jobs report, Edamame production in Mulberry and a Lt. Governor that rejects many calls to resign are part of the Jan. 10 Friday Wire for the Fort Smith region.
Even though budgeting season has just wrapped up for most municipal and county governments, it does not mean those governments are not still looking for ways to save money in a tough economic climate that has seen sales tax revenues remain stagnant for the very governments that depend on those fu