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Republican gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchinson has been touting his jobs plan for Arkansas, which includes tax competitiveness, workforce education, health care and regulatory reform, education choice and computer science expansion.

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 6:53pm

There is some confusion surfacing in the Arkansas Governor’s race. Here we sit just past the 4th of July heading into the November election cycle with two distinct Arkansans vying for the state’s top executive spot.

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 1:44pm

The Van Buren Parks and Recreation Commission's steering committee got its first introduction Wednesday (July 2) to consultants hired by the city to assist them in crafting a parks master plan.

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 9:15pm

U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Dardanelle, told a state chamber crowd on Tuesday (July 1) that the crumbling military situation in Iraq has led to an insurgent group more dangerous than Al-Qaeda.

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 12:16pm

Arkansas ends its 2013-2014 fiscal year with a surplus of $78.7 million on total tax collections of $6.242 billion. The surplus was well below the $299.5 million surplus in the previous fiscal year.

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 12:12pm

32 hours. Three calendar days. Two locations. One special session. Arkansas lawmakers wrapped up a short special session passing bills to address a public school employee insurance crisis, prison overcrowding and lottery restrictions.

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 6:29am

A lawsuit filed Tuesday (July 1) is yet another twist in the question over legal billings from the Daily and Woods Law Firm to the city of Fort Smith.

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 8:55pm

Three terms will be enough for Van Buren Mayor Bob Freeman, who announced his intent Tuesday (July 1) to seek his third and final term as mayor.

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 2:49pm

Arkansas’ $1.3 billion steel mill superproject in northeast Arkansas has closed on its private equity financing. Next up, construction and maybe another superproject.

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 2:36pm

With a touch of fanfare, Arkansas lawmakers made quick work of the first day of the 89th General Assembly’s second extraordinary session.

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 1:25am

The Sebastian County Election Commission on Monday (June 30) voted to hire former County Election Coordinator Jerry Huff as a consultant to work on elections through the end of this year even as the commission also announced Monday the hiring of Suzanne Morgan as election coordinator.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 8:24pm

As the argument over whether the city or Fort Smith should hire an outside auditor to review legal billings following claims of invoices submitted for work never completed continues, the city of Fort Smith has confirmed the city's own internal auditor left the position effective May 16.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 4:46pm

Gov. Mike Beebe on Monday (June 30) announced the following appointments to boards and commissions:

Greg Ashcraft, Little Rock, reappointed to the Arkansas Deaf and Hearing Impaired Telecommunications Services Corporation. Appointment expires June 1, 2017.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 3:50pm

A co-chair of a task force on teacher health insurance says after this week’s special session, his group plans to study privatizing the troubled school benefits program.

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 6:24pm

Business leaders calling for the state’s public schools to connect to a university-based high-speed network hope to have cost estimates by mid-July and would like Gov. Mike Beebe to call a special session by the end of the year.

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 5:57pm

With the primaries over for state and county offices, focus in Arkansas is shifting to the general election this fall.

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 5:48pm

A representative of the state’s largest electric utility on Wednesday compared the Environmental Protection Agency’s new far-reaching guidelines to reduce carbon emissions in Arkansas to Dante’s journey through hell in the epic Divine Comedy poem.

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 3:34pm

Multi-state and local officials came together Wednesday (June 25) in a church parking lot in Alma not just to commemorate the designation of Interstate 49 behind them, but to start a campaign to build a stretch of Interstate from Fort Smith to Alma that they say would eventually give Fort Smith a

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 3:17pm

Voters in Oklahoma went to the polls Tuesday (June 24) to decide nominees in a variety of statewide and local primary races. Perhaps the race receiving the most attention statewide and even nationally is the race to replace retiring U.S. Sen.

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 9:53pm

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