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The Fort Smith Board of Directors pushed through a late amendment to the recommendations of the Animal Services Advisory Board (ASAB) on Thursday (Dec. 27), but not without controversy.

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 9:10pm

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe has declared a statewide disaster following Tuesday’s winter snow storm that left more than 150,000 without power.

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 1:58pm

U.S. holiday sales growth slowed by more than half this year after gridlock in Washington soured consumers’ moods and Hurricane Sandy disrupted shopping, MasterCard Advisors SpendingPulse said.

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 7:37am

Cheryl Gilmore, an advocate for new animal control laws in Fort Smith, has said she will work to recall Fort Smith City Director-elect Keith Lau as soon as the law allows because of Lau’s comments during a Dec. 18 Fort Smith Board of Directors meeting.

Sat, 12/22/2012 - 6:04pm

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel – whose 2014 gubernatorial bid has been threatened by his admission of an “inappropriate” relationship with a Hot Springs attorney – released a smattering of documents after the close of business on Friday night.

Sat, 12/22/2012 - 10:25am

Former Republican U.S. Rep. Asa Hutchinson, a potential GOP candidate for Arkansas Governor in 2014, appeared today (Dec. 21) at a National Rifle Association (NRA) press conference saying he will lead an initiative to study putting armed guards in schools.

Fri, 12/21/2012 - 12:43pm

Uncertainty reigns supreme as the 2013 Arkansas legislative session approaches. There are many big issues to address in a timely manner, and most will not be settled until the last days of the legislative session.

Fri, 12/21/2012 - 10:54am

The persistent low price of natural gas and the move by energy producers to produce higher-margin domestic oil and other liquids has pushed Arkansas severance tax collections lower more than 33% for the first 10 months of 2012.

Wed, 12/19/2012 - 11:14am

Members of Arkansas’ Congressional delegation on Wednesday said they are “extremely disheartened” about that a compromise on cuts in the U.S. defense budget do not include a plan to retain the A-10 mission for the 188th Fighter Wing.

Wed, 12/19/2012 - 8:33am

The Fort Smith Board of Directors clashed over changes to the city’s animal control ordinance and declared a temporary moratorium on billboard advertising Tuesday night (Dec. 18).

Wed, 12/19/2012 - 6:53am

The Fort Smith-based 188th Fighter Wing is bracing for bad news Tuesday night (Dec. 18).

A report from CQ Roll Call revealed that a compromise is expected to pass among conferees and Air Force officials that will retire "older A-10 close air support and F-16 fighter aircraft."

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 1:19pm

In a wide-ranging exclusive interview with Talk Business, retiring U.S. Rep. Mike Ross, D-Prescott, reflected on nearly 12 years in Congress and his 22-year journey in elected office.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 12:20pm

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel (D) said he had an “inappropriate” “limited interaction” with a Hot Springs attorney in 2011, but details of an alleged affair are limited.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 10:44am

The Van Buren City Council unanimously authorized purchase of lands for the city’s new police station and approved 2013 pay increases for elected officials Monday night (Dec. 17).

The items headlined the council’s end-of-year meeting at the Van Buren Municipal Complex.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 6:27am

Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority (FCRA) Executive Director Ivy Owen received a $25,000 bonus and a two-year contract extension on Monday (Dec. 17) following board approval of a $418,000 land sale to First Baptist Church.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 6:21am

This marks the 20th year for the Lights of the Ozarks display on the downtown Fayetteville Square and it comes with an $80,000 price tag.

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 12:21pm

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

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