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He's polling more than 30% above his opponent and many analysts believe the May 20 primary will be an easy victory for Arkansas House Majority Leader Bruce Westerman, who

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 1:04pm

A special legislative session could be called to address rising school employee health insurance costs by the end of August, the chairman of a task force that is meeting about the issue said Tuesday.

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 6:38pm

It is something typical in the days and weeks leading up to a big election — individuals canvassing entire neighborhoods in an attempt to get the word out about their chosen candidate.

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 3:21pm

Economic developers across Arkansas are pushing for a position from gubernatorial prospects on the Governor’s Quick Action Closing Fund, at one time a $50 million discretionary fund that allowed the state’s chief executive to close job prospects.

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 8:03pm

Friday's (May 9) ruling by Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza that overturned the state's ban on gay marriage had many assuming that the path to same-sex marriage was finally cleared for all gay and lesbian couples across

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 5:44pm

A League of Women Voters forum in Fort Smith Monday (May 12) pitted two county officials against each other as they battle for the position of Sebastian County Treasurer/Collector.

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 5:13pm

At least one member of the Arkansas House of Representatives has confirmed that he is pursuing impeachment against Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza following his ruling Friday (May 9) that overturned the state's ban on gay m

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 5:36pm

The ban on same-sex marriages has been struck down Friday (May 9) by Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza in his decision with Wright v. Arkansas.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 6:09pm

It seems as if the mailers filling the mailboxes of Senate District 9 voters will continue the back and forth between incumbent Sen. Bruce Holland, R-Greenwood, and Rep.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 3:27pm

Reducing the Whirlpool footprint, a rise in area building activity, prayer at public meetings and dumb federal policies are part of the May 9 Friday Wire for the Fort Smith region.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 6:46am

A new Wal-Mart grocery drive-in experiment, problems at an area non-profit, Beaver Lake water facts and dumb federal policies are part of the Northwest Arkansas Friday Wire for May 9.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 6:25am

Bobby Altes, a Republican candidate for state representative in District 76, is staying in the primary race and may push back with legal action to counter reports that detailed past allegations of domestic abuse, assault charges,

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 2:35pm

Allegations of an abortion and past arrests have thrown a wrench in the race for state representative in District 76, just as early voting began earlier in the week.

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 6:01pm

U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin, R-Little Rock, holds a decisive lead over his two Republican rivals in the race for Lt. Governor, but GOP voters are far from decided on the down-ballot contests for State Treasurer and State Auditor.

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 7:51pm

It was just earlier this year that the Fort Smith Board of Directors and the city were wrangling over risks and costs with the two men heading up the River Valley Sports Complex, with the project appearing to be up in the air at one point.

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 5:15pm

New results from a Talk Business-Hendrix College Poll show that the private option is immensely unpopular among Republican voters, but its effect in primary election races is mixed.

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 2:45pm

It was just March 4 that Fort Smith resident David Harris was raising questions about prayer at public meetings in Arkansas’ second largest city and the inclusion of non-Christian groups during invocations at public meetings.

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 8:13pm

For the first time in 20 years, the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville will have a new vice chancellor for governmental relations. The high-profile post which is expected to pay around $175,000, will be filled by Randy Massanelli, the state director for U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor.

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 4:40pm

U.S. Sen. John Boozman is less than two weeks removed from the day that he will never forget after having emergency heart surgery to repair an aortic dissection.

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 1:55pm

Former President and Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton spoke more like a proud father than a politician as he rallied a crowd of rowdy Democrats in Little Rock on Saturday (May 3) at a fundraiser for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Ross.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 10:31pm


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