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The Crawford County Quorum Court will look for additional funding for the Crawford County Election Commission after the commission ran out of money following the recent primary runoff election in May.

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 8:58pm

A proposed millage increase to be voted on next month would net the Fort Smith Public Library an additional $2.8 million in revenue, allowing the library to expand offerings and upgrade technologies to meet customer expectations.

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 8:29pm

The Weekly Standard founder, publisher and editor Bill Kristol says Arkansas is “almost” a must-win for Republicans if they are to take back the U.S. Senate.

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 5:50pm

The two men battling to replace U.S. Rep.

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 6:16pm

The River Valley Sports Complex took another step forward at Tuesday's (July 15) Fort Smith Board of Directors regular meeting with a vote approving a financial assurance agreements between the city and RVSC.

The city said the agreements would protect its interests.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 11:24pm

Comparisons of legal billings among cities similar in size to Fort Smith show mixed results, with some cities spending more on legal services than the city of Fort Smith, while the city of Fayetteville spends less on an annual basis.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 3:21pm

Former Arkansas governor and U.S. Sen. David Pryor, along with his wife Barbara, journeyed across the state Tuesday (July 15) as they campaigned for their son's re-election to the Senate.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 11:16pm

At Tuesday’s (July 15) meeting of the Sebastian County Quorum Court, the Court approved on a third vote by a tally of seven to six an ordinance that would have the county enter into a lease for golf carts at a cost of more than $32,000 per year.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 9:40pm

The Fort Smith Board of Directors defeated an ordinance Tuesday night (July 15) that would have repealed a section of city code which allows a majority of the Board to remove items placed on the agenda. The ordinance up for appeal has been in place since 1971.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 9:35pm

A meeting of the Central Business Improvement District on Tuesday (July 15) provided an update on potential street closures in the downtown area.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 3:09pm

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Ross, a former Congress from Prescott, released a plan Tuesday that he said would boost funding by at least $8.5 million to reduce crime, relieve prison overcrowding and address domestic violence and child abuse in the Natural State.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 11:01am

As Arkansas regulators contemplate how to cut carbon emissions from the state’s fleet of coal-fired power plants, reducing the state’s dependence on its cheapest and most plentiful source of power could turn out to be a monumental and very expensive task.

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 8:57pm

The Arkansas Energy Office (AEO), a division of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, has announced that $150,000 in rebates will be awarded through its Clean Fuel Vehicle Rebate Program, part of the Gaseous Fuels Rebate Program.

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 12:14pm

With four gubernatorial candidates on stage at a Hot Springs debate held by the Arkansas Press Association, Mike Ross and Asa Hutchinson took plenty of shots at each other.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 6:19pm

There were few fireworks in the Lt. Governor and Attorney General debates at the Arkansas Press Association in Hot Springs on Friday.

U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin, the Republican nominee for Lt. Governor, did manage to turn a talking point for Democrat John Burkhalter to his advantage.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 1:09pm

Although no one is baking a cake or holding a big celebration, it has now been a full decade since Fayetteville Shale leader Southwestern Energy Corp. announced in 2004 that it was taking a big chance on an undeveloped natural gas play on the Arkansas side of the Arkoma Basin.

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 10:13am

A new poll released Wednesday (July 9) has U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Dardanelle, with a slight lead over U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., as the two inch closer to November's general election.

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 4:37pm

Gov. Mike Beebe has named Andrew Parker of Little Rock as the newest commissioner of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 11:29am

Ed Thicksten believes building the Interstate 49 bridge and connection between Alma and Barling is a “cornerstone” part of system, and the Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department is sticking with a preliminary and conservative estimate that the 15-mile connection will cost $350 million.

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 10:01am

An initiated act to raise the state’s minimum wage and a proposed constitutional amendment to allow liquor sales in all 75 counties in Arkansas both submitted more than the minimum number needed to be considered for the November ballot.

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 7:11pm


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