In order to fund the construction of a new county jail, Crawford County residents are nearly certain to be voting on a sales tax proposal that could push the amount paid by most county residents to among the highest rates in the nation.
It was May 31 when Sharon Blentlinger first learned that Immaculate Conception Catholic School in Fort Smith would be named 2013 National Blue Ribbon School. That knowledge also came with an admonition to keep it a secret until Arne Duncan, the U.S.
Arkansas Insurance Commissioner Jay Bradford and State Sen. Jonathan Dismang, R-Beebe, discussed expectations and concerns of the forthcoming insurance exchange that could provide coverage to as many as a half-million Arkansans.
On the same day the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality submitted final responses to Whirlpool's challenges to the agency's annual groundwater monitoring report, the city of Fort Smith has confirmed that officials with ADEQ and Whirlpool will attend a Board of Directors study session to
The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday (Sept. 20) passed House Joint Resolution 59, which will continue funding the government for another three months but with one provision - it would defund the Affordable Care Act.
What started May 23 as a simple ordinance to come before the Crawford County Quorum Court that would have allowed employees to donate accumulated vacation time to co-workers in need has gone nowhere 119 days later.
Although Arkansas has a ban on gay marriage, many Arkansas employers must now manage certain retirement plans, health insurance plans and other workplace benefits to include same-sex couples legally married in a state or country that recognizes such marriages.
Denise Garner of Fayetteville and Sam Sicard of Fort Smith have been appointed by Gov. Mike Beebe to the Vision 2025 Legislative Commission on the Future of Higher Education. The other members appointed by Beebe to the commission are:
Dr. Donald Bobbitt, Little Rock.
It may seem odd to hear of a shortage in manufacturing workers following a decade which saw a nearly 25% decline in the number of manufacturing jobs available in Arkansas, but that is exactly what is facing existing manufacturers in the state today.
A $15.5 million grant from a Siloam Springs-based foundation will help the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith construct a 58,000-square-foot visual arts building that will include a 150-seat film theatre.