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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.

Tue, 09/18/2012 - 8:33pm

Industrial production in the U.S. unexpectedly fell in August by the most since March 2009, highlighting risks to the economic outlook a day after the Federal Reserve boosted record stimulus.

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 4:14pm

Ted Thomas said during taping for The City Wire Show that he is confident Republicans will capture a majority of seats in the Arkansas House and the Arkansas Senate.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 6:29pm

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.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 3:21pm

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.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 4:52pm

The U.S. poverty rate remained at almost a two-decade high last year, while household income fell, underscoring a sputtering economic recovery that’s at the heart of the presidential campaign.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:46am

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.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 7:09am

Gov. Mike Beebe said he’s firmly committed to the expansion of Arkansas’ Medicaid program under a provision allowed by the new federal healthcare law.

Tue, 09/11/2012 - 7:06pm

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.

Tue, 09/11/2012 - 6:43pm

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.

Tue, 09/11/2012 - 4:50pm

FAYETTEVILLE — The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville honored the memory of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks Tuesday with a ceremony organized by Muslim students.

Tue, 09/11/2012 - 2:33pm

“Doctors are already telling their patients to break the law, and that doesn’t sound like America to me. It sounds like a broken system.”

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 4:56pm

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.

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 10:09am

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.

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 7:17pm

Claims for unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level in a month and American companies added more workers than forecast, easing concern the labor market may be stagnating.

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 6:06pm

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.

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 6:44pm

Republicans in the Arkansas House of Representatives are considering legislation that could empower an entity other than the state Board of Education to authorize charter schools.

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 11:12am

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.

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 10:41pm

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.

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 12:54pm

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.

Fri, 08/31/2012 - 3:20pm


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