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Gov. Mike Beebe on Wednesday (Jan. 29) announced the following appoints to boards and commissions.

Charles Blanchard, Russellville, reappointed to the Arkansas Tech University Board of Trustees. Appointment expires Jan. 14, 2019.

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 11:48pm

Casey Wilson, a poultry grower near Huntsville, Ark., said three of his seven houses are heated with propane gas and with two-week old birds and frigid temperatures he is quickly burning through the fuel supply.

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 11:42pm

A long pause ensued after Democratic gubernatorial candidate and former Arkansas Congressman Mike Ross was asked his thoughts about President Obama’s State of the Union address.

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 11:08pm

Democrat Congressional candidate James Lee Witt, the former director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and a former Yell County Judge, announced third quarter fundraising of $243,946.17 on Wednesday (Jan. 29).

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 7:17pm

Oklahoma Speaker of the House T.W. Shannon, R-Lawton, became the second announced candidate for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla.

Shannon joins U.S. Rep. James Lankford, R-Edmond, in announcing a run for the seat.

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 7:08pm

Democrats and U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., will do all they can to make political hay with U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton’s vote Wednesday (Jan. 29) against the federal farm bill. And while Cotton, a Republican from Dardanelle, was the only member of Arkansas’ U.S.

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 6:12pm

President Barack Obama delivered his fifth annual State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress Tuesday night (Jan. 28) in Washington, and Arkansas members of the House and Senate are responding to the President's speech.

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 10:29pm

The Fort Smith Convention Center saw a drop in the number of events it hosted in 2013, but that did not stop the event center from having one of its best revenue years since opening.

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 7:54pm

On Monday, federal lawmakers announced that an agreement on a U.S. farm bill had been made. The move includes a variety of changes that Senate and House members have opposed, and an upcoming vote on the measure could make for headlines in Arkansas' U.S. Senate race.

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 4:11pm

Van Buren is still feeling the effects of the Great Recession, as evidenced by a mix of sales tax figures, number of building permits issued and other factors.

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 6:26am

Sebastian County Assessor Becky Yandell and Rep. Charlene Fite, R-Van Buren, are the most recent to announce their re-election bid in the 2014 election cycle.

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 12:43pm

Water park surprises, $20 million in jail money, Mike Huckabee’s thoughts about the female libido, and the financial impact of a “Battle at the Fort” are part of the Jan. 24 Friday Wire for the Fort Smith region.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 6:27am

The desires of Benton County home buyers, Mike Huckabee’s thoughts about the female libido and the financial dance between Wal-Mart and its suppliers are part of the Northwest Arkansas Friday Wire for Jan. 24.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 6:16am

The Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority meeting Thursday (Jan.

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 10:42pm

Sebastian County Circuit Clerk Denora Coomer is running for a second term this year, she announced in a press release.

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 2:54pm

U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Dardanelle, reported strong fourth quarter fundraising numbers in his bid for the U.S. Senate on Thursday, the second quarter in a row he has outraised incumbent U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark.

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 11:19am

It was 11 months ago that Crawford County Sheriff Ron Brown made the pitch for an expanded county jail at its current Main Street location in Van Buren, an expansion that had a price tag of $24 million.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 11:02pm

Sebastian County Sheriff Bill Hollenbeck (D) announced Wednesday (Jan. 22) that he will run for a third term as sheriff. The terms are for two years.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:50pm

More Arkansans feel the state is heading in the right direction than the wrong direction and a majority identify the economy and jobs as their top issue of concern.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 6:12pm


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