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Political News

Job creation and investment related to the Fayetteville Shale Play have topped 2008 predictions of $17.9 billion in economic activity between 2008 and 2012.

Tue, 06/05/2012 - 3:07pm

Garbage and softball will again be the main topics when the City of Fort Smith Board of Directors convenes at the Fort Smith Public Service Center for Tuesday night’s (June 5) meeting.

Mon, 06/04/2012 - 5:38pm

Fort Smith Director and Vice Mayor Kevin Settle says he will seek another vote on the city’s sexually-oriented business ordinance when a new Board is seated.

Thu, 05/31/2012 - 3:39pm

With the filing deadline set for June 5 at 12 p.m., the City of Fort Smith Board of Directors could be in for a shakeup.

City Directors Steve Tyler and Don Hutchings have already announced they will not seek second four-year terms, so Wards 1 and 3 will definitely see new members.

Thu, 05/31/2012 - 1:39pm

The ongoing debate over manual and automated refuse collection may finally come to an end at the next regularly scheduled meeting (June 5) of the City of Fort Smith Board of Directors.

Tue, 05/29/2012 - 5:52pm

BLOOMBERG — A U.S. government entitlement program is headed for insolvency in four years, and it’s not the one members of Congress are talking about most.

Tue, 05/29/2012 - 3:07pm

U.S. Rep. Mike Ross, D-Prescott, used his Memorial Day to renew a call for passage of legislation he claims “will avoid drastic cuts” within the U.S. Postal Service.

Mon, 05/28/2012 - 10:49am

BLOOMBERG — Soon after investment bank Morgan Keegan Inc. gave $1,000 to a committee backing voter passage of a bond authorization for Rogers, Ark., in September, the bank earned $502,000 selling the approved debt.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 10:07pm

Commissioners of the Central Business Improvement District (CBID) know they’re in for a fight for the affections of soccer and volleyball groups in the Fort Smith region, but it’s a challenge the organization is prepared to face.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 5:31pm

Terry Rice and Uvalde Lindsey may soon be on opposite ends of a more divisive political arena come January, but both say they don’t want Little Rock politics to morph into the gridlock common in Washington D.C.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 9:21am

BLOOMBERG — When the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the justices said next to nothing about racial equality, the ideal that drove the landmark law’s enactment.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 11:00pm

Political control of Arkansas’ House and Senate will be a point of numerous media stories between now and November, but Republicans are clearly in the majority in the Northwest Arkansas and Fort Smith metro areas.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 4:55pm

WASHINGTON COUNTY—A quarter-cent sales tax increase that would have generated $7.5 million annually to drastically expand public transportation failed in Tuesday’s election.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 12:25am

Primary election night in Northwest Arkansas leaves a transit authority searching for another source of revenue and sent Bart Hester to Little Rock as the new Arkansas Senator for District 1 in Benton County.

Wed, 05/23/2012 - 12:14am

Rep. Denny Altes, a Republican legislator from Fort Smith who has never lost a legislative election, kept his winning streak clean for his last legislative race.

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 11:58pm

This year, Arkansans have seen concerted efforts to dissuade voters from signing petitions for potential initiated acts and constitutional amendments.

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 1:55pm

The primary battle for the GOP nomination to the Arkansas House of Representatives District 93 pits candidates Jim Dotson and Duane Neal against one another in a competition of business experience (Dotson) versus governme

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 11:14am

The primary battle for the GOP nomination to the Arkansas House of Representatives District 97 pits candidates Bob Ballinger and Jeremy Miller against one another in a contest between two candidates with unique experiences within the dis

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 11:08am

A lawsuit asking for an injunction against a Washington County sales tax election benefiting public transit was dismissed Friday afternoon.

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 9:28pm

The primary battle for the GOP nomination to Arkansas Senate District 7 pits candidate and former Rep. Jon Woods, R-Springdale, against Sen. Bill Pritchard, R-Elkins.

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 5:37pm


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