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It was a busy legal day in Arkansas’ Capital city, with a voter ID law pushed by Republicans ruled to be unconstitutional, and harsh criticism pointed at the Arkansas Supreme Court by Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 7:24pm

On the day when the Port of Fort Smith officially opened its new railroad tracks to the public, its operator was full of thankfulness for the grant the port received from the state of Arkansas to replace aging rail lines.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 5:57pm

Gov. Mike Beebe on Thursday (April 24) announced the following appointments to boards and commissions:

Staci Croom-Raley, Maumelle, reappointed to the State Board of Private Career Education. Appointment expires April 15, 2021.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 3:15pm

Students in the El Dorado School District made gains in reading and math since the enactment of the El Dorado Promise as compared to matched peers in similar districts, according to a study released Thursday (April 23) by the Office for Education Policy at the University of Arkansas.

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 7:01am

A claim made in a mail piece sent to Senate District 9 voters is drawing attention a day before the candidates for the senate seat are set to meet in their primary first debate.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 8:20pm

An attempt by the Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority (FCRA) to reclaim an amphitheater it originally gave to the city of Fort Smith ran into a hiccup Wednesday (April 23), as the Fort Smith Parks Commission voted against recommendation of the land swap to the city's Board of Directors.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 6:01pm

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Wed, 04/23/2014 - 3:19pm

Word Tuesday (April 22) that U.S. Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark., had been hospitalized overnight with chest pain and subsequently had heart surgery caught many in the state off guard.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 10:52am

The Board of Directors of The Montessori School of Fort Smith has named Jessica Hayes as director of the school effective May 5, 2014.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 7:15pm

Fort Smith City Director Kevin Settle announced Tuesday (April 22) that he would seek a third term on the city's Board of Directors. Settle, who serves as an at-large director and as vice mayor, so far has no announced opponent in his race.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 6:52pm

On the 125th anniversary of Oklahoma City's founding, its former Mayor Kirk Humphreys was in Fort Smith to speak to the city Board of Directors about what his city did to transform from a place that was boring and dead after 5 p.m. to a city that is now among the fastest growing in America.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 5:05pm

Brad Bruns, 58, has announced he will seek re-election to the Springdale City Council, Ward 3, Position 1.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:23pm

U.S. Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark., is in an Arkansas hospital and was undergoing emergency surgery Tuesday morning (April 22), according to a statement from his Washington office.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:48am

Crawford County Judge John Hall and Sheriff Ron Brown took their sales pitch for a new county jail across downtown Van Buren to the city's council meeting Monday night (April 21) before the two men addressed residents concerned about a gun range at the Crawford County Quorum Court meeting shortly

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 9:58pm

One of the few races garnering attention in the run up to the May 20 primary is the race for House District 96. The race pits Republicans Grant Hodges and Damon Wallace against each other in the largely rural Benton County District.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 4:36pm

The Fort Smith Board of Directors will vote on a set of resolutions related to more than $6 million in bids for the Ben Geren Aquatics Center prior to Tuesday's (April 22) study session.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 3:58pm

Greenwood has had three mayors since January 1. Yes, three. And as of May 20, the city will elect its fourth. And a possible fifth mayor could take office Jan. 1, 2015.

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 5:58pm

Anyone regularly traveling through Bella Vista in the morning or evening into Bentonville knows more access roads are needed to connect the town of nearly 30,000 residents to the rest of Northwest Arkansas. State and local highway officials are working on such connections.

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 12:21pm

Rep. Terry Rice, R-Waldron, picked up several endorsements from his fellow legislators this week in his race to unseat District 9 Sen. Bruce Holland, R-Greenwood, who is seeking a third term in the Arkansas Senate.

Of the five endorsements, three come from Crawford County legislators.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 9:43am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world’s largest retailer, says it has 1,000 stores ready for a transformative change in credit card technology and plans to have the rest of their U.S. stores ready by the end of 2014.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 6:11am

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