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Van Buren residents will have a contested mayoral election this year and the race is going to look an awful lot like the 2010 election after Van Buren Alderman Max Blake confirmed Tuesday (July 29) his entry into the campaign again incumbent Mayor Bob Freeman.

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 4:23pm

Planning for the eventual retirement of Fort Smith's director of finance has already begun with the announcement Tuesday (July 29) of the city's new number two in the finance department.

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 12:52pm

During its regular meeting Monday evening (July 28), the Fort Smith School Board approved a contract with an insurance company to provide liability insurance for the district's pre-k programs even though the district is seeking a court ruling to determine whether the insurance is necessary for th

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 9:47pm

City directors from Barling and Fort Smith were given their first opportunity to ask questions regarding plans by the Fort Smith Public Schools to construct a third high school in Chaffee Crossing, an events complex near the airport and realign the district's grades during a joint meeting of the

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 9:43pm

A survey by a prominent gay rights group asserts that large numbers of gays and lesbians in Arkansas report having been the victims of discrimination and harassment.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 3:49pm

A move by an Oklahoma state representative could potentially limit any future growth of strip clubs and other adult oriented businesses in the eastern Oklahoma areas near the Fort Smith and Northwest Arkansas regions.

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 7:11pm

Regional business and civic leaders who responded to an informal survey by The City Wire do not share the pessimism exhibited in a recent Rasmussen Poll in which only 29% said America’s best days like ahead.

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 9:35pm

Some Republican candidates in Arkansas are jumping on the opportunity to comment on Tuesday’s (July 22) rulings by two federal appeals courts that affect the nation’s healthcare law.

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 9:18pm

Gov. Mike Beebe on Tuesday (July 22) announced the following appointments to State boards and commissions:

Weston Lewey, Forrest City. Appointment expires Jan. 14, 2019. Replaces Darin Gray.

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:44pm

The Crawford County Quorum Court will look for additional funding for the Crawford County Election Commission after the commission ran out of money following the recent primary runoff election in May.

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 8:58pm

A proposed millage increase to be voted on next month would net the Fort Smith Public Library an additional $2.8 million in revenue, allowing the library to expand offerings and upgrade technologies to meet customer expectations.

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 8:29pm

The Weekly Standard founder, publisher and editor Bill Kristol says Arkansas is “almost” a must-win for Republicans if they are to take back the U.S. Senate.

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 5:50pm

The two men battling to replace U.S. Rep.

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 6:16pm

The River Valley Sports Complex took another step forward at Tuesday's (July 15) Fort Smith Board of Directors regular meeting with a vote approving a financial assurance agreements between the city and RVSC.

The city said the agreements would protect its interests.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 11:24pm

Comparisons of legal billings among cities similar in size to Fort Smith show mixed results, with some cities spending more on legal services than the city of Fort Smith, while the city of Fayetteville spends less on an annual basis.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 3:21pm

Former Arkansas governor and U.S. Sen. David Pryor, along with his wife Barbara, journeyed across the state Tuesday (July 15) as they campaigned for their son's re-election to the Senate.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 11:16pm

At Tuesday’s (July 15) meeting of the Sebastian County Quorum Court, the Court approved on a third vote by a tally of seven to six an ordinance that would have the county enter into a lease for golf carts at a cost of more than $32,000 per year.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 9:40pm

The Fort Smith Board of Directors defeated an ordinance Tuesday night (July 15) that would have repealed a section of city code which allows a majority of the Board to remove items placed on the agenda. The ordinance up for appeal has been in place since 1971.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 9:35pm

A meeting of the Central Business Improvement District on Tuesday (July 15) provided an update on potential street closures in the downtown area.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 3:09pm

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Ross, a former Congress from Prescott, released a plan Tuesday that he said would boost funding by at least $8.5 million to reduce crime, relieve prison overcrowding and address domestic violence and child abuse in the Natural State.

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 11:01am


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