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Some residents in Arkansas struggling to make their mortgage payments may be able to receive help from the United States Department of Agriculture thanks to the expansion of a mortgage refinance program announced Thursday (Jan. 31).

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 4:39pm

Citizens with a desire to help shape the future of Fort Smith are being sought by the Fort Smith Board of Directors, according to Tracy Winchell, communications director for the city.

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 10:15am

Members of the executive committee of the Joint Audit Committee met briefly Wednesday afternoon so that co-chairs Sen. Bryan King, R-Green Forest, and Rep.

Wed, 01/30/2013 - 7:25pm

U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., has been appointed chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies.

Wed, 01/30/2013 - 6:30pm

The 188th Fighter Wing in Fort Smith has not had much reason to celebrate as of late, but that could soon change.

Wed, 01/30/2013 - 5:31pm

The finality of the decision to replace the A-10 fighters of the Fort Smith-based 188th Fighter Wing with a vague remotely piloted aerial vehicle recon mission is best encapsulated from a statement within a memo from 188th commander Col. Mark Anderson.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 8:14pm

The Van Buren City Council approved the sale of additional bonds to fund capital improvement projects across the city at Monday's council meeting.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 4:29pm

Charter schools in Arkansas, once ranked as the 17th best in the nation, have dropped eight places, according to a study released Wednesday (Jan.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 1:08pm

Arkansas landed its first official "superproject" as Big River Steel announced plans to construct a $1.1 billion-plus steel mill in Mississippi County near Osceola.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 11:04am

Officials with three large hospital operations in Fort Smith and Northwest Arkansas don’t dispute a report on 2013 “significant impacts” on doctors and patients that includes erosion of “physician autonomy” as an issue.

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 10:00am

Supporters of the Dream Act, which would provide a legal framework toward citizenship for undocumented students, were in Fort Smith on Monday (Jan. 28) to speak to members of the League of Women Voters.

Mon, 01/28/2013 - 4:18pm

The number of Arkansans with a concealed-carry weapon permit rose more than 85% between 2007 and 2012, adding more than 60,000 citizens to the list of those who could potentially carry firearms in churches or on a college campus.

Mon, 01/28/2013 - 3:59pm

Sen. Jim Hendren, R-Gravette, is eager to push plans and ideas he says could result in greatly reduced energy costs for state and local governments and state residents.

Mon, 01/28/2013 - 12:06pm

• Senate Report: Week 2 review

Sun, 01/27/2013 - 8:10pm

Gun rights and government healthcare were the highlights of a legislative forum held Saturday morning (Jan. 26) in Bentonville, with Sen. Cecile Bledsoe, R-Rogers, discussing her concerns with a proposed expansion of Medicaid in Arkansas.

Sat, 01/26/2013 - 3:42pm

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel told supporters today that he will drop out of the 2014 race for Governor. Within minutes of McDaniel’s rumored exit, former Lt. Gov. Bill Halter said he’ll seek the Democratic nomination.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 1:17pm

Rep. Charlie Collins, R-Fayetteville, chairman of the House Revenue & Tax Committee, said he plans on not rushing his committee’s efforts to reform the state tax code.

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 6:42pm

U.S. Rep. Steve Womack, R-Rogers, announce on Thursday (Jan. 24) the nomination of 15 students from the Third District for appointments to the United States Service Academies. Some students receiving nominations to more than one service academy.

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 2:46pm

Alma-native Ricky Belk has been named director of the Arkansas Labor Department. Belk’s appointment was one of several announced Thursday (Jan. 24) by Gov. Mike Beebe.

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 2:06pm

Budgets and pipelines were the focus of Arkansas’ Congressional delegation on Wednesday (Jan. 23), with U.S. Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark., joining the growing chorus of Republicans who seek to block congressional pay until a federal budget is passed.

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 9:48pm

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