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U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton, the young Republican from Dardanelle, has unseated two-term U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor (D), in a race that was as expensive as it was nasty. Driving the cost and the negative tone of the race was that it was one of a handful of U.S.

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 8:08pm

The race for U.S. Congress in Oklahoma's 2nd Congressional District became a two-man race Sunday following the unexpected death of Democratic nominee Earl Everett.

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 6:47pm

Even after two rounds of finance committee meetings meant to slash the budget line item by line item, the Crawford County Quorum Court is still facing a county general budget shortfall of $372,539 for fiscal year 2015.

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 6:02pm

Former President and former Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton made his way through the Fort Smith and Texarkana areas Sunday (Nov. 2) on what is likely his last 2014 campaign through the state before Tuesday's (Nov. 4) general election.

Sun, 11/02/2014 - 7:49pm

The Crawford County Quorum Court worked Thursday (Oct. 30) for the second night in a week on reducing requests of the county's general fund by more than $400,000 as it attempts to balance the fiscal year 2015 budget.

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 7:46pm

With less than a week until Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 4, the latest polling in the race for Arkansas governor and U.S. Senate show Republicans with leads that are outside the margin of error.

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 3:12pm

As the Fort Smith Board of Directors continues searching for a solution to its budgetary woes, more ideas continue to come from the group and the latest could have voters deciding on a reallocation of an existing sales tax.

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 5:11pm

Gov. Mike Beebe on Monday (Oct. 27) announced the following appointments to State boards and commissions.

Larry "Joe" Burns, Rector, as the Clay County Constable for East Oak Bluff and Blue Cane Township. Appointment expires Dec. 31, 2014. Replaces Darrell Spear.

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 6:48am

After several weeks of legal wrangling, a key component of the Democrats’ get-out-the-vote strategy will remain on the ballot this November.

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 8:43pm

Early voting numbers in Arkansas’ mid-term elections through the end of Saturday are 36.54% higher than the midterm election cycle in 2010 and political strategists on both sides of the political spectrum say the higher totals are good news for their campaigns.

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 5:38pm

The state of Arkansas definitely has room to improve in battling other states in the region for economic development projects and the day-to-day economy, Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce president Randy Zook said Thursday (Oct. 23).

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 4:20pm

City Director At-Large Position 7 is the only contested municipal election in Fort Smith in the 2014 general election. Former City Director Don Hutchings and Parks and Recreation Commissioner Sherry Toliver are candidates for the position.

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:27pm

Polls released by Talk Business & Politics this week show Republicans Tom Cotton and Asa Hutchinson with eight point leads over their Democratic opponents in

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 8:27pm

As the world becomes more digitally connected, expanding broadband access for Arkansans has become an important issue across the state. And in the area of education, broadband access has become an issue of paramount importance.

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 1:09pm

The Fort Smith Board of Directors and the Sebastian County Quorum Court voted Tuesday (Oct. 21) to enter into a contract with Erie, Pa.-based American Resort Management, but the deal is not yet done since the Quorum Court did not have enough votes for passage on the contract's first reading.

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 9:21pm

Asa Hutchinson, the GOP nominee for Arkansas Governor, has an 8-point lead over his Democratic rival, Mike Ross, according to a new Talk Business & Politics-Hendrix College Poll.

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 7:52pm

A "retreat" of Fort Smith's Central Business Improvement District commissioners Tuesday (Oct. 21) morning explored bringing more events to the district and forming a master land use plan for the downtown area.

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 7:30pm

Arkansas’ open 4th District Congressional race suddenly got interesting. In contrast, there is no political drama in the 3rd Congressional District race in which incumbent U.S. Rep. Steve Womack, R-Rogers, has a commanding lead in the polls.

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 2:09pm

The Crawford County Quorum Court on Monday (Oct. 20) approved appropriation reallocation requests for the Election Commission and the assessor's office.

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 9:16pm

Layoffs appear to be on the table for Fort Smith city employees as the city budget woes continue.

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 7:43pm


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