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by Jessica DeLoach Sabin -

New findings from the Arkansas Poll

While there were no surprises in regards to the political approval ratings that current and former politicos held by Arkansans, there were findings in the recently released Arkansas Poll that…

by Michael Tilley -

Raymond and Veterans Day

Editor’s note: This essay about my grandfather, Raymond Evans, was first published November 2002. Raymond Evans died Dec. 6, 2008. There is no expiration on the need to remember Veterans…

by Jessica DeLoach Sabin -

The CNBC debate trainwreck

Without question, last Wednesday’s CNBC Republican debate was one of the most poorly executed “debates” in televised history. While we can attribute some of this to a still-crowded stage full…

by David Potts -

The difference between plans and planning

guest commentary by David Potts Editor’s note: David Potts is a certified public accountant with more than 33 years experience. Although every effort is made to provide you accurate and…

by Daniel Maher -

Enacting the frontier

guest commentary by Daniel Maher Editor’s note: This commentary is part of a collaboration between the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith and Talk Business & Politics to deliver an…

by Michael Tilley -

Natural gas, budgets and BS

Some in the upper levels of Fort Smith city leadership have said the city has cut expenses as much as possible and the best/only way to fix budget holes is…

by The City Wire staff -

Options on hiring a new DHS director

Gov. Asa Hutchinson will soon choose a new director for the Department of Human Services (DHS). With the departure of John Selig, there’s opportunity for needed change and restructuring that…

by The City Wire staff -

Trail tourism

I love the outdoors. As the summer weather winds down and the fall leaves turn, there’s no better place to be than right here in Arkansas. We’re known as the…

by The City Wire staff -

The Pope and politics

As a Southern Baptist later turned Presbyterian, I don’t follow Pope Politics. I was suspicious and a bit uncomfortable with his appearance before Congress, but I expect that was the…

by The City Wire staff -

The Bush and Clinton fizzle

One of the puzzling developments that have emerged over the course of the current presidential campaign is the lackluster performance of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and that of former…

by The City Wire staff -

Thoughts on the political animals

Democrats fawn over John Brummett, could care less about Conner Eldridge, and still groan at the mention of Tom Cotton. Those are my takeaways after participating in the Talk Business…

by Michael Tilley -

An unexpected cavalry

Downtown Fort Smith was alive. Alive with “special energy.” A new element of culture was brought to the city. The “cool switch” was turned on for Fort Smith. Those are…

by The City Wire staff -

Tax cuts, healthcare and job growth

There’s been plenty of good news about the Arkansas economy lately. More Arkansans are trying to work and more are finding work when they look, according to recently released numbers….

by The City Wire staff -

A ‘village’ of partners

What does the 21st century hold for our young people? How do we prepare them for an unpredictable and unprecedented future in a global society? To begin to answer these pressing…