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Long-time Democrat Lisa Sellers announced Thursday (Feb. 23) she will switch to the Republican side in her re-election bid for Sebastian County Quorum Court, District 9.

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 7:16pm

In the era of term limits, it doesn't take long to find yourself in the seat of power at the Arkansas legislature.

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 2:27pm

The U.S. Postal Service has decided against moving mail processing operations from Fayetteville to Little Rock, but will move processing operations from Harrison to Fayetteville.

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 1:08pm

On Tuesday night (Feb. 21), Fort Smith City Directors voted to move 240 residents from Ward 1 to Ward 4 in order to correct a precinct split that was not addressed during the City's redistricting last year.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 11:29pm

The Sebastian County Quorum Court will not act on complaints from county resident Jamie Mitchell regarding the discharge of firearms in an unincorporated area of the county.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 10:21pm

A round of public information meetings is announced in anticipation of the March 13 sales tax election.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 5:04pm

Gov. Mike Beebe (D) offered on Tuesday (Feb. 21) a detailed impact of how Republican proposed budget cuts would affect certain state agencies.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 3:23pm

Fort Smith businessman Wayne King is running for office for the first time as he seeks a seat on the Sebastian County Quorum Court.

King, a Republican, is running for District 11.

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 4:05pm

Arkansas lawmakers convened Monday (Feb. 12) for the 2012 fiscal session during which legislators began crafting a balanced budget proposal for state services, prioritizing the spending of a $72 million surplus, and possibly considering several non-fiscal matters.

Fri, 02/17/2012 - 4:54pm

FAYETTEVILLE — Northwest and central Arkansas economic leaders must work together if Arkansas is to compete in a global market, said Elizabeth Small, president and CEO of 50 for the Future, an arm of the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce dedicated to economic growth.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 11:19pm

The Sebastian County Quorum Court and Fort Smith City Board of Directors approved an inter-local agreement at a special joint meeting Thursday night (Feb. 16) to move forward on the approximately $8 million Ben Geren Park Aquatics Facility.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 10:11pm

Oklahoma's Governor is pursuing a radical overhaul in the Sooner State's personal income tax structure and Arkansas policy makers say the Natural State will feel the pressure to respond.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:04pm

Advocates for lignite development in Arkansas say it could be a boon similar to the natural gas renaissance seen in the state, but environmentalists rank their concerns on par with recent legal battles regarding coal-based energy.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 11:10am

House Republicans have proposed additional cuts to Gov. Mike Beebe’s proposed budget that will reduce state spending by another $21 million.

Wed, 02/15/2012 - 6:54pm

Bob Null of the Western Arkansas Regional Intermodal Transportation Authority (RITA) announced at the group’s monthly meeting that the $15 million slack water harbor project will happen.

Wed, 02/15/2012 - 4:43pm

U.S. District Court Judge P.K. Holmes III, has been named the chief judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas.

The title was effective Feb. 14.

Wed, 02/15/2012 - 12:26pm

Fort Smith Attorney Barry Neal has announced he will seek the position of judge for the Fort Smith Division of the Sebastian County District Court, Division 1, in the May 2012 preferential primary.

The post is now held by Judge David Saxon.

Wed, 02/15/2012 - 11:25am

In its first full day of committee action, state lawmakers made haste in reviewing — and holding — a multitude of state agency funding requests.

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 2:31pm

The Pentagon’s budget proposed Monday (Feb. 13) continues to push for deep cuts in A-10 units nationwide — a push that could result in about 300 job losses in Fort Smith, according to a rough estimate by the 188th Steering Committee.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 6:24pm

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


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