Fort Smith will host a delegation from the Chinese city of Jining on Oct. 3 and 4, according to Fort Smith Mayor Sandy Sanders. Sanders made the announcement at the end of the Tuesday (Sept. 18) Fort Smith Board of Directors meeting.
The Department of Workforce Services received a $1.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, Veterans’ Employment and Training Service, to provide employment, training and supportive services to veterans around the state.
Gov. Mike Beebe's (D) decision to support an expansion of the state's Medicaid program is re-igniting a health care debate likely to play out in this year's legislative elections and next year's budget process.
Fort Smith residents in Ward 4 received updates on relevant fire department, streets and drainage, and water and sewer projects at the Ward 4 neighborhood meeting on Tuesday (Sept. 11), as the city government continued its “Progress as Promised” campaign.
Moody’s Investors Service said it may join Standard & Poor’s in downgrading the U.S.’s credit rating unless Congress next year reduces the percentage of debt- to-gross-domestic-product during budget negotiations.
The Fort Smith Board of Directors reviewed proposed amendments for how initiatives and referendums are handled within the city on Tuesday (Sept. 11) during a study session at the Main Library branch on Rogers Ave.
Payrolls rose less than projected in August and the unemployment rate was unexpectedly driven down by Americans leaving the labor force, boosting the odds of additional Federal Reserve easing to spur a faltering recovery.
Sen. Bruce Holland, R-Greenwood, says the Arkansas Legislature should focus first on creating jobs before addressing tax rate changes — a stance that is a slight departure from his peers within the Republican Party of Arkansas.
State Rep. Hudson Hallum (D-Marion) today resigned his House seat and withdrew as a candidate in the 2012 election after entering a guilty plea on a federal charge related to his 2011 special election.
The Fort Smith Board of Directors approved the Vote for Automated ballot initiative Tuesday night (Sept. 4) at its regularly scheduled meeting, and showed solidarity in opposing a multi-family development plan for 900 S. Waldron Road.
The state’s economic chief says if there are further cuts beyond Gov. Mike Beebe’s grocery tax reduction, they should be focused on targeted pro-business efforts and not undermine current economic incentive programs.
Fort Smith citizens will get a chance to vote in November on mandating a citywide automated trash collection system, and possibly put an end to a controversial issue that has plagued the Fort Smith Board of Directors in recent months.