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Upon first impressions, Senate President Michael Lamoureux, R-Russellville, will strike you as the strong and silent type. He may be strong, but he’s not silent.

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 11:23am

President Barack Obama said that the nation was “left with some hard questions” in the aftermath of a Connecticut elementary school massacre and must take action in the memory of the 20 children and six adults killed there.

Sun, 12/16/2012 - 9:10pm

Chick-fil-A was “falsely accused of hating the LGBT movement,” according to Larry Cox, senior director of International and Operational Services for Chick-fil-A’s WinShape Foundation.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 10:23pm

The Central Business Improvement District (CBID) okayed color and design schemes for restoration of the Sparks Theater exterior in downtown Fort Smith on 10th Street and Garrison Avenue Thursday (Dec. 13).

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 4:11pm

Greg Phillips, a 15-year veteran of the Main Street Arkansas downtown development program, has been named the new director of Main Street Arkansas, according to Arkansas Historic Preservation Program Director Frances McSwain.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:33am

Funding for the Western Arkansas Regional Intermodal Transportation Authority (RITA) is still pending for 2013, though none of the financially supportive entities expect setbacks.

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 5:03pm

Whirlpool Corp. recently bought a full-page newspaper ad in the Tulsa World touting the appliance maker’s commitment to creating U.S. jobs by saying it is: "Building the best in the world right here at home."

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 3:14pm

The Fort Smith Board of Directors tussled over voting on preliminary recommendations from the Animal Services Advisory Board (ASAB) and received a “crash course” on tree and power line conflicts Tuesday (Dec. 11).

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 9:03pm

Scholarships funded during the more than three years from the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery total more than $300 million, according to a program figures released Monday (Dec. 10).

Mon, 12/10/2012 - 4:07pm

House Speaker-elect Rep. Davy Carter, R-Cabot, would fit right in to a fast-paced, energized Mountain Dew commercial – as a matter of fact, it might best describe the full court press style of leadership he’ll display in the upcoming legislative session.

Mon, 12/10/2012 - 8:09am

Dr. Michael Moore, senior vice provost and dean of undergraduate studies at the University of Texas at Arlington, has been named vice president for academic affairs at the University of Arkansas System.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 4:20pm

Payrolls rose more than anticipated and the jobless rate fell to an almost four-year low in November, indicating the labor market withstood the impact of superstorm Sandy.

The unemployment rate fell to 7.7%, the lowest since December 2008, as size of the labor force shrank.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 1:02pm

More than 134 requests for liquor store applications have been received by the Alcoholic Beverage Control division and the window for acceptance will remain open about two more months.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 7:01am

In an academic and performance-based study involving prestigious universities and specialists in e-governance, the City of Fort Smith ranked 10 among each 50 states largest and second largest cities.

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 9:58pm

With around $9.8 million in cash and pledges, Jim Dunn says the U.S. Marshals Museum fundraising effort is “starting to meet with some success,” and is optimistic a soon-to-be launched 18-month national campaign will bring the effort closer to a construction date.

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 2:45pm

Gov. Mike Beebe (D) said his Tuesday meeting (Dec. 4) with President Obama and Vice-president Biden regarding the “fiscal cliff” being debated in Washington, D.C. was an effort to promote compromise.

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 12:14pm

The Fort Smith Board of Directors unanimously approved the $216.8 million budget for 2013, but rejected a proposal to increase the mayoral salary from $10,000 to $20,000 beginning in January 2015.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 9:12pm

U.S. Sens. Mark Pryor and John Boozman of Arkansas joined an effort to seek support for the National Child Protection Training Act, a bipartisan bill that aims to improve child abuse training programs and enhance child protection nationwide. U.S. Rep.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 5:37pm

Year-to-date tax collection revenue in Arkansas was up 2.4%, with sales tax revenue essentially flat compared to the 2011 period. The driver of tax revenue continues to be individual income tax collections.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 11:06am

Gov. Mike Beebe on Monday (Dec. 3) announced the following prosecutorial appointments and appointments to boards and commissions.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 5:17pm


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