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Scalia: Let voters decide the issues

High court justice talks in Fort Smith

Subscriber onlyThe U.S. Constitution should be interpreted as the framers wrote it and not with the changing standards of the day, U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia said during a lecture Thursday hosted by the U.S. Marshals Museum. Continue reading...

State approves Fort Smith homeless grant

Subscriber onlyArkansas has approved grants totaling $695,000 allowing a coalition of agencies and groups in Fort Smith to begin acquiring property for a campus to consolidate services for the homeless. Continue reading...

Justice Scalia talks in Fort Smith today

His is 1st lecture on Marshals Service

Subscriber onlyU.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will appear in Fort Smith today to speak at the inaugural program of a three-year series of lectures on the U.S. Marshals Service's history with each branch of the federal government. Continue reading...

Fort Smith advised to nearly triple sewer rates

Subscriber onlyA consultant recommended Tuesday that Fort Smith nearly triple sewer rates over three years to help raise the estimated $500 million the federal government says the city should spend in the next 12 years to eliminate Clean Water Act violations. Continue reading...

Teacher faces arrest on a battery charge

Arrest warrant issued in alleged slapping of student

Subscriber onlyThe Crawford County prosecuting attorney has issued a warrant for a Van Buren Middle School teacher accused of slapping an eighth-grader last month. Continue reading...

Crowd vocal at wind-power-line hearing

Most oppose project in state’s north, scorn U.S. eminent-domain role

Subscriber onlyA small sign reading "No eminent domain for private gain" that was distributed at a public hearing reflected the theme among the people who commented on a proposed electric-power transmission line. Continue reading...

Van Buren teacher accused of slapping student

Subscriber onlyThe Crawford County prosecutor has issued a warrant for a Van Buren Middle School teacher accused of slapping an eighth-grader last month. Continue reading...

Power-line hearings enter final week

Project would carry wind-generated electricity from Oklahoma to Tennessee

Subscriber onlyFORT SMITH -- The U.S. Department of Energy is getting varied comment over a proposed high-voltage transmission line that a Houston company wants to build across Arkansas to send wind-generated power from Oklahoma to Tennessee. Continue reading...

'3 Amigos' drug probe in Camden charges 8

Subscriber onlyEight people in the Camden area have been charged in a drug-trafficking operation that federal officials called Operation Three Amigos. Continue reading...

Memorial coins going like gangbusters

Sales of U.S. Marshals Service commemoratives outpacing expectations

Subscriber onlyOfficials with the U.S. Marshals Museum, which will benefit from the sale of the Marshals Service 225th anniversary commemorative coins, report sales in the first two weeks have been better than expected. Continue reading...

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Sebastian County officials will soon begin the process of deciding what improvements should be made ...

Sebastian County officials will soon begin the process of deciding what improvements should be made to the county's EMS facility i...

Published: January 5, 2014

The home of Tim and Regina Adams at 2127 Old Rudy Road in Crawford County was the scene of a shootin...

The home of Tim and Regina Adams at 2127 Old Rudy Road in Crawford County was the scene of a shooting that left Tim Adams, two of ...

Published: December 5, 2013

Kristi Pfeiffer of Paris carries on the tradition of being the first to stomp the grapes Saturday at...

Kristi Pfeiffer of Paris carries on the tradition of being the first to stomp the grapes Saturday at Cowie Wine Cellars' wine fes...

Published: September 15, 2013

Andrew Smith (left) with Larkin Aquatics of Kansas City, Mo., describes features of the planned aqua...

Andrew Smith (left) with Larkin Aquatics of Kansas City, Mo., describes features of the planned aquatics center at Ben Geren Park ...

Published: February 7, 2013

Fort Smith directors discussed the regulation of digital billboards like this one at Phoenix Avenue ...

Fort Smith directors discussed the regulation of digital billboards like this one at Phoenix Avenue and Old Greenwood Road during ...

Published: January 23, 2013

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