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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

The state of Arkansas will receive $459,000 in clawback funding from tech giant Hewlett Packard for its failure to meet employment goals as part of a $10 million incentive package.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 6:08pm

A recently announced update to the Fort Smith School District's master plan has largely focused on the school's pitch for a third high school to be located at Chaffee Crossing.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 3:28pm

Tuesday (Jan. 21) saw the Sebastian County Quorum Court move closer to issuing meeting packets in digital form.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 2:32am

Arkansas voters view the private option insurance plan more favorably than unfavorably, according to a new survey from Talk Business and Hendrix College.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 4:48pm

Kirkley Thomas has been named as the vice president of governmental affairs for Arkansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. (AECI). He replaces Carmie Henry, who will retire effective Jan. 31 after more than 17 years with the cooperatives.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 4:10pm

E-mails tell the tale of an attempt to keep information about cost estimates for the Ben Geren Aquatics Center from city and county officials voting on budgets and amenities tied to the contentious aquatics facility being planned and jointly funded by the city of Fort Smith and Sebastian County.

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 1:02pm

Sebastian County Treasurer and Collector Judith Miller has announced that she will seek re-election this year.

Miller, who has served in Sebastian County government for 25 years, has been treasurer for the last five years.

Fri, 01/17/2014 - 12:35pm

One of Oklahoma's most well-known politicians is calling it quits.

U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., announced late Thursday (Jan. 16) that he would resign following the conclusion of the 113th Congress.

Fri, 01/17/2014 - 12:30pm

A legal turn for same-sex marriage, Coon Supper politics, shuffling money for a sports complex and the push for a third high school in Fort Smith are part of the Jan. 17 Friday Wire for the Fort Smith region.

Fri, 01/17/2014 - 6:57am

Moving a house from New Jersey to Bentonville, area branch bank closures and a California egg-production law are part of the Northwest Arkansas Friday Wire for Jan. 17.

Fri, 01/17/2014 - 6:51am

Gov. Mike Beebe on Thursday (Jan. 16) announced appointments to boards and commissions:

Ronald Angel, Maumelle, to the Arkansas Veterans Commission. Appointment expires Oct. 15, 2017. Replaces Roger McClain.

Thu, 01/16/2014 - 8:06pm

Nationally known chief economist Rich Yamerone, of Bloomberg L.P. , said tracking ladies dress and make-up sales will offer insight into consumer spending and sentiment — responsible for 72% of the U.S. economy.

Thu, 01/16/2014 - 5:02pm

News late Tuesday (Jan. 14) that Oklahoma's ban on gay marriage had been overturned on grounds that it violated the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment caught many off guard.

Thu, 01/16/2014 - 3:31pm

In what should be his final legislative session, Gov. Mike Beebe proposed a $5 billion budget that includes increased funding for prisons and public schools, projected savings from the private option, and a pay hike for public employees.

Wed, 01/15/2014 - 1:07pm


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