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The Fort Smith Housing Authority (FSHA) faced a small but hostile audience Monday night (Aug. 20) at the Bluff Avenue Baptist Church.

Mon, 08/20/2012 - 11:26pm

Most of the damage inflicted on the U.S. labor market by the recession is reversible, according to Federal Reserve research, leaving open the possibility that additional stimulus will be effective in reducing joblessness.

Mon, 08/20/2012 - 5:47pm

The deadline for additional signatures for a November campaign to raise the state’s severance tax will pass and the effort will come to an end for now.

Mon, 08/20/2012 - 3:15pm

Arkansas should receive just short of $7 million in “unobligated” funds authorized in federal legislation dating back to 2003.

Fri, 08/17/2012 - 2:59pm

Scott Ellington — the Jonesboro Prosecutor and First District Democratic Congressional nominee — called for two law enforcement investigations into suspicions of fraudulent signatures on two separate ballot initiatives.

Fri, 08/17/2012 - 12:46pm

BENTONVILLE—When fall semester classes begin Monday at NorthWest Arkansas Community College, the only numbers most students will probably have on their mind are their grades and tuition.

Fri, 08/17/2012 - 11:26am

GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney will be in Little Rock on Wednesday, Aug. 22 for a high-dollar private dinner and reception.

Thu, 08/16/2012 - 6:18pm

A Republican seeking to return to the Arkansas Senate and a Republican vying to win a seat in the Arkansas House of Representatives are touting favorable poll results.

Thu, 08/16/2012 - 8:36am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is coming under increasing pressure from U.S. lawmakers who say the company’s internal corruption investigation is widening beyond Mexico and may include new allegations of tax evasion and money laundering.

Wed, 08/15/2012 - 8:30pm

Gov. Mike Beebe announced Wednesday (Aug. 15) that he has set aside $2 million from the Governor's Disaster Fund to help Arkansas ranchers during the recent persistent drought conditions.

Wed, 08/15/2012 - 5:43pm

Fort Smith Realtor Keith Lau, who ran a campaign promising to end micromanagement and against recent decisions to only partially automate Fort Smith trash collection, captured 50.81% of the vote in a municipal primary election to capture the Ward 1 position on the Fort Smith Board of Directors.

Tue, 08/14/2012 - 9:08pm

There are two primary lessons to learn from the verbal lashing Whirlpool Corp. recently received from Arkansas Gov.

Tue, 08/14/2012 - 5:28pm

Fort Smith Sanitation Director Baridi Nkokheli revealed rate differentials for automated and non-automated solid waste collection on Tuesday (Aug. 14) at the Fort Smith Board of Directors study session.

Tue, 08/14/2012 - 4:08pm

Seeking to quell environmental concerns about the chemicals it shoots underground to extract oil and natural gas, Apache Corp. told shareholders in April that it disclosed information about “all the company’s U.S. hydraulic fracturing jobs” on a website last year.

Tue, 08/14/2012 - 7:11am

A group pushing to legalize medicinal marijuana turned in an additional 74,406 signatures today in what supporters hoped would be enough to qualify the proposal for the November ballot.

Mon, 08/13/2012 - 7:31pm

Gov. Mike Beebe isn’t happy with Whirlpool, believes some of U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan’s federal budget plans could be “problematic and troublesome,” and is willing to put his tax-cutting credentials up against Republicans.

Mon, 08/13/2012 - 11:40am

Presumed Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney selected Paul Ryan as his running mate, choosing a fresh-faced congressman regarded in his party as a fiscal visionary to sharpen the contrast he’s drawing with President Barack Obama.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 9:13am

Gov. Mike Beebe announced Friday (Aug. 10) the following judicial appointment and appointments to boards and commissions:

LeAnne Daniel, Glenwood, as Pike County District Judge. Appointment expires Dec. 31, 2012. Replaces the Honorable Dana Stone.

Fri, 08/10/2012 - 2:41pm

The Vote for Automated campaign is on track to get city-wide automated curbside solid waste collection on the Nov. 6 ballot, but that doesn’t mean the fight is over.

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 5:24pm

Fort Smith residents Joel Culberson, Cecil Greene, and Judith Moran, were joined by Ward 1 Fort Smith Director candidate Keith Lau, in delivering 3,338 signatures to City Clerk Sherri Gard on Wednesday (Aug. 8).

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 8:13pm


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