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Gov. Mike Beebe on Friday (Oct. 12)  announced the following appointments to boards and commissions:
Sheriff Scott Bradley, Shirley, reappointed to the Professional Bail Bondsman Licensing Board. Appointment expires Sept. 30, 2019.

Fri, 10/12/2012 - 9:26am

The Western Arkansas Regional Intermodal Transportation Authority (RITA) severed ties with CRS Advanced Engineering, a Utah-based engineering firm, on Wednesday (Oct. 10) just four months after approving the $3,000 per month contract in June.

Wed, 10/10/2012 - 5:19pm

Koller Place Addition took center stage at the Fort Smith Board of Directors study session on Tuesday (Oct. 9) at the Main Branch of the Fort Smith Public Library.

Tue, 10/09/2012 - 7:22pm

The Uptown Fayetteville Association has requested $25,000 from the Fayetteville Advertising & Promotion Commission to fund its July 4, 2013, fireworks show and free music concert at the Northwest Arkansas Mall.

Tue, 10/09/2012 - 6:45am

Arkansas Rep. Stephanie Malone, R-Fort Smith, and opponent Doris Tate (D) faced off in a League of Women Voters (LWV) Candidate Forum at the Golden Corral in Fort Smith on Monday (Oct. 8).

Mon, 10/08/2012 - 5:26pm

Archie Schaffer, born in Fort Smith and raised in Charleston, ended on Friday (Oct. 5) his last day as a full-time employee of Springdale-based Tyson Foods Inc.

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 11:43pm

Grant Tennille teased during a Friday panel discussion in Rogers that the state is looking to soon close on what could be the largest private-sector economic development announcement in the Arkansas' history.

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 3:11pm

The Arkansas Supreme Court disqualified a proposed constitutional amendment to allow casino operations throughout the state — a measure being guided by professional poker player Nancy Todd.

The proposal would have allowed casinos in Crittenden, Franklin, Miller and Pulaski counties.

Thu, 10/04/2012 - 1:54pm

Wu Jiwen, vice-mayor for the city of Jining, China, led a nine-member delegation in extending an invitation to Fort Smith Mayor Sandy Sanders and the Board of Directors Wednesday night (Oct.

Thu, 10/04/2012 - 12:16am

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said President Barack Obama favors a form of “trickle- down government” with more taxes and regulations, as the two met in their first debate in the race for the White House.

Wed, 10/03/2012 - 11:12pm

The Fort Smith Board of Directors voted to authorize implementation of the five-year sales tax program for streets, bridges and related drainage improvements on Tuesday night (Oct. 2).

The resolution, which passed unanimously, will implement the 2013 sidewalk program.

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 10:20pm

U.S. Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark., talked Tuesday (Oct. 2) about highway funding, the national debt, taxes, medical marijuana and one of the key issues now facing many Arkansans — the 1-4 start to the Razorback football season.

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 5:31pm

The first group to organize efforts against the wet Benton County vote in November has surfaced.

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 12:27pm

Thanks primarily to gains in individual income tax collections, year-to-date (July 2012-Sept. 2012) Arkansas tax revenue is up 3.9% above the same period in 2011, and 2.7% ahead of the forecast.

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 11:48am

Gov. Mike Beebe today (Oct. 1) announced the following appointments to boards and commissions:
Dr. Jim Aukstuolis, Little Rock, reappointed to the Children's Behavioral Health Care Commission. Appointment expires Aug. 15, 2015.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 7:21pm

U.S. households are facing an average tax increase of $3,446 in 2013 if Congress doesn’t avert the so-called fiscal cliff, the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center said in a study released today (Oct. 1).

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 6:25pm

Looking for a preview of future wrangling between the state’s Democratic Governor and legislative Republicans?

This week’s public addresses between Gov. Mike Beebe (D) and the House Republican leadership offer a glimpse.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 2:13pm

Gov. Mike Beebe has joined what is now a 22-state “bipartisan” effort to convince major automakers to build more affordable compressed natural gas vehicles.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 1:46pm

Consumer spending stalled in August after the surge in gasoline prices squeezed Americans’ paychecks, showing the biggest part of the economy is struggling to contribute to the economic recovery.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 6:12pm

This year’s state legislative races are shaping up to be an epic battle between a growing Republican favoritism in the Arkansas electorate and the popularity of Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe.

Wed, 09/26/2012 - 10:21am


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