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At the behest of Sen. Jason Rapert, R-Bigelow, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel (D) said he would appeal a federal judge’s ruling on a controversial 12-week abortion ban.

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 3:01pm

Voter opinions on medical marijuana, a new medical college chief, development in downtown Fort Smith, and less harassment in the workplace are part of the April 11 Friday Wire for the Fort Smith region.

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 6:16am

Voter opinions on medical marijuana, Whole Food’s interest in Fayetteville, medical sector expansions in Benton County and a banker shift in Benton County are part of the Northwest Arkansas Friday Wire for April 11.

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 6:09am

New internal polling obtained by The City Wire in the race for the District 9 Senate seat shows one candidate with a distinct lead, while his GOP primary opponent is questioning its accuracy and flatly denying that he has any ground to make up in the race.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 6:26pm

A bipartisan House panel unanimously rejected an ethics complaint filed months ago by the Democratic Party of Arkansas against GOP Senate hopeful U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton, but a new complaint has surfaced that has the two camps in another testy battle.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 6:18pm

Two potential issues that may be on the November ballot offer contrasting attitudes from Arkansas voters.

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 7:03pm

Incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor holds a three-point lead over his Republican rival, U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton, in the latest Talk Business-Hendrix College Poll.

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 8:56pm

Gov. Mike Beebe on Monday (April 7) announced the following appointments to boards and commissions:

John Beachboard, Little Rock, to the Public Health Advisory Board. Appointment expires Nov. 1, 2017. Replaces Sam Culpepper.

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 3:37pm

A new Talk Business-Hendrix College Poll shows the race between party front-runners Mike Ross (D) and Asa Hutchinson (R) to be a virtual dead heat, with the Democrat up by one point – 44-43% – over his potential GOP rival.

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 8:24pm

With the uproar over new Common Core standards leading some states, including Indiana and soon Oklahoma, to repeal all or part of the standards, local education administrators are defending the educational standards.

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 6:18pm

U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin, R-Westville, Okla., confirmed Thursday (April 3) he would seek re-election to his 2nd District Congressional seat this year.

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 5:31pm

It may not be the way a candidate wants to introduce themselves to potential voters, but it was exactly what happened to Sen. Bruce Holland, R-Greenwood.

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 10:57am

A Tuesday (April 1) meeting of the Sebastian County Election Commission provided information on complaints about the consolidation of polling sites in rural Sebastian County, as well as the look for a new election coordinator following the resignation of former Election Coordinator David Mansell.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 8:14pm

A question at a Fort Smith town hall meeting and court hearings in Maryland normally do not intersect, but the topic raised by Fort Smith resident David Harris at a March 4 forum following the evening's regular Board of Directors meeting could have far-reaching implications.

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 7:04pm

It turns out the order of Republican candidates for lieutenant governor was not the only mistake on Sebastian County ballots.

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 7:26pm

A new Arkansas coalition of business owners has formed to push for national tax reform, immigration changes, and expanded trade opportunities.

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 12:12pm

It didn't take long for new Sebastian County Election Coordinator David Mansell to tender his resignation following the discovery of a mistake on the Republican primary ballots to be used in the upcoming May election.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 6:48pm

Republican gubernatorial candidate Curtis Coleman released a plan Wednesday (March 26) that would cut income taxes for two groups of Arkansas taxpayers, while also creating so-called "tax-free enterprise zones" across the state.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 6:22pm

Planning for the future of parks and recreation in the city of Van Buren is moving along with the expected approval in April of a contract with Bentonville-based CEI Engineering to create a parks master plan for the city.

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 3:57pm

The Congressional delegations from Arkansas and Oklahoma released a letter Tuesday (March 26) requesting funding for a study that would allow the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to fix a recurring problem versus "putting a band aid" on the problem.

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 6:56pm


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