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Political News

Two marijuana questions are now seeking signatures to appear on the November ballot in Arkansas, but at least one of the leaders involved in the pro-medical marijuana movement thinks legalized weed is not going anywhere in November.

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 4:34pm

Former U.S. Rep. Mike Ross announced his five-part job creation plan Thursday (June 12) during a visit to Chaffee Crossing, which Ross touted as having brought more than 1,000 jobs to the Fort Smith area since the Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority was formed by the Arkansas legislature.

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 10:25am

Fort Smith City Directors were true to their straw poll from Tuesday (June 10) and have withdrawn two resolutions that would have directed the city to hire an auditor to look into legal billings by the Daily and Woods Law Firm to the city, as well as establish a commission to review how the city

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 7:27pm

With the surprise primary loss of U.S.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 5:52pm

The Regional Intermodal Transportation Authority announced at its Wednesday (June 11) that it may soon host a meeting between legislators and private sector businesses in its attempt to secure funding for a new inland port along the Arkansas River.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 3:02pm

There is never a good time for a high-profile and deadly traffic accident involving a tractor-trailer rig, but efforts by the trucking industry to amend federal hours-of-service rules likely became more difficult when a Wal-Mart rig caused an accident in New Jersey that killed comedian James McNa

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 2:54pm

Gov. Mike Beebe on Wednesday (June 11) announced the following appointments to boards and commissions:
 Sherri Chaple, Rogers, to the Arkansas Apprenticeship Coordination Steering Committee. Appointment expires Dec. 1, 2016. Replaces Don Keathley.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:19am

The long and bitter battle for the Republican nomination for Arkansas attorney general has come to an end, with Leslie Rutledge pulling out a victory against challenger David Sterling.

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 10:21pm

Any chances of an auditing firm reviewing billing by the Daily and Woods Law Firm to the city of Fort Smith appear dimmer after a Tuesday (June 10) study session of the Fort Smith Board of Directors.

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 5:59pm

All part-time school and state employees as well as many spouses of full-time employees would be ineligible for insurance benefits under two draft bills discussed during a meeting of the House and Senate Education Committees Tuesday.

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 5:16pm

A decision has not yet been made on if or when voters may decide on whether to approve a millage increase for the Fort Smith Public Library, but it is not keeping supporters of the library from drumming up support for their cause.

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 6:07pm

A Tuesday (June 3) letter from the city of Fort Smith's attorney disputes allegations made by attorney and blogger Matt Campbell against the city.

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 9:46pm

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel approved the popular name and ballot title for a proposed constitutional amendment that would decriminalize marijuana. The measure is one of two marijuana related initiatives that could make the November ballot.

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 5:00pm

The Fort Smith Board of Directors will hear the city's side of recent allegations by attorney Matt Campbell that the city was billed for legal services never provided in its defense of a lawsuit brought by Campbell.

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 9:17pm

Heated and conflicting legislative testimony related to more than $6 million in deficits within a University of Arkansas division will not be investigated further for perjury, according to Larry Jegley, prosecuting attorney for the 6th Judicial District of Arkansas.

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 6:14pm

Leslie Rutledge and David Sterling are in a full-fledged street brawl with a week to go in their run-off for the GOP Attorney General nomination.

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 5:39pm

The federal Environmental Protection Agency announced a far-reaching and controversial plan Monday (June 2) that it says will cut carbon dioxide emissions 30% by 2030 from 2005 levels, a move that would effectively limit Arkansas’ and the nation’s reliance on coal-fired electricity generation.

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 2:38pm

More than 40 state business leaders met with Gov.

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 5:48pm

Gov. Mike Beebe typically travels to a community when a $30 million deal that could create almost 1,000 jobs is being announced.

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 5:19pm

The filing period for positions on the Fort Smith Board of Directors closed Thursday (May 29) at noon with only one race contested.

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 6:32pm


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