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FAYETTEVILLE — Marilyn Heifner, executive director of the Fayetteville Advertising & Promotion Commission, was put on administrative leave with pay and benefits Monday (Feb. 13) while the city’s prosecutor investigates a claim that she violated the Freedom of Information Act.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 6:14pm

The 88th General Assembly convened for its second fiscal session with a call from Gov. Mike Beebe (D) for quick work and strict attention to budgetary matters.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 3:41pm

A group hoping to seek voter approval of converting Benton County to a “wet” county — open for retail alcohol sales — says the law change could generate a $33 million annual economic impact.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 1:39pm

Arkansas lawmakers will convene on Monday, Feb. 13, at noon in the state capitol to begin the second fiscal session.

Gov. Mike Beebe (D) is scheduled to talk to legislators in a joint session of the Arkansas General Assembly at 12:30 p.m.

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 1:25pm

With Arkansas’ growing trade relationship with Asian countries, Gov. Mike Beebe (D) will soon get a first-hand look.

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 1:15pm

A full court press is on among regional leaders to “Save the Flying Razorbacks” and retain the A-10 mission now operational with the 188th Fighter Wing based in Fort Smith.

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 4:11pm

The Central Business Improvement District (CBID) tackled multiple issues facing downtown Fort Smith on Thursday (Feb. 9) at the group’s annual retreat in the Riverfront West Events Building. Among the issues was that of parking and the possible installation of a second parking garage.

Thu, 02/09/2012 - 6:09pm

After 16 months of investigation and several months of negotiations, federal and state regulators announced a landmark settlement with 5 of the nation’s largest banks regarding abuses in the mortgage servicing industry.

Thu, 02/09/2012 - 12:03pm

Gov. Mike Beebe (D) said Wednesday there “absolutely” is a chance Caterpillar could locate a manufacturing operation in Fort Smith — possibly in the large manufacturing plant Whirlpool is expected to vacate after mid-2012.

Wed, 02/08/2012 - 11:48am

For more than a decade, the superpower business communities of central and Northwest Arkansas have competed for influence, sway and credit as the driving economic engine for Arkansas. Now, they're looking to join forces.

Tue, 02/07/2012 - 11:55am

Airport officials in Northwest Arkansas and Fort Smith sighed in relief Monday evening as a long-awaited funding bill for the Federal Aviation Administration received Senate approval.

Tue, 02/07/2012 - 7:20am

Fort Smith Mayor Sandy Sanders is tight-lipped about a planned joint announcement by the cities of Fort Smith and Fayetteville about a “unified proposal” that promises to spur “regional and economic cooperation.”

Fri, 02/03/2012 - 3:01pm

Sebastian County Sheriff Bill Hollenbeck announced Thursday (Feb. 2) he will seek another two-year term.

Thu, 02/02/2012 - 7:10pm

It goes without saying that the two leaders of the Arkansas General Assembly will be pivotal and influential in their dealings in the 2012 fiscal session.

Thu, 02/02/2012 - 9:39am

The candidate roster for Fort Smith and Sebastian County grows, with Salvatore Salamone announcing for a Fort Smith Director position, and former Sebastian County Quorum Court member Danny Aldridge seeking a return to that body.

Wed, 02/01/2012 - 10:53am

While a group representing city leaders statewide remains committed to raising the natural gas severance tax, local chamber groups within the heart of the Fayetteville Shale region are opposed.

Tue, 01/31/2012 - 6:45pm

Democratic leaders in the state House and Senate said they were “setting the tone” for the upcoming fiscal session, which begins Feb. 13.

Tue, 01/31/2012 - 1:55pm

With filing season less than a month away, candidates for the Arkansas House and Senate are starting to come into clearer picture.

Mon, 01/30/2012 - 6:59pm

Gov. Mike Beebe (D) today (Jan. 30) announced the following appointments to boards and commissions:

Joseph Beck, M.D., Little Rock, reappointed to the Arkansas State Medical Board. Appointment expires Dec. 31, 2016.

Mon, 01/30/2012 - 3:21pm

Fort Smith City Director Don Hutchings has decided to not seek a second four-year term on the board, saying he has to focus 100% on an $8 million expansion of Evangel Temple.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 3:45pm


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