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[29 Nov 2010 | 3 Comments | 2,015 views]
Thought we were kidding, did ya?

At long last, some of us scruffy little online publications are getting a little attention by the mainstream press.
First Arkansas News received a mention in this article in Arkansas Business today. It’s only fair to mention that the article was primarily about more established sites like Fort Smith’s The City Wire (run by the intrepid Michael Tilley), we at First Arkansas News were glad to be included in an article along featuring some sites we know and respect. It doesn’t hurt to be included along with friends of ours like …

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[19 Nov 2010 | One Comment | 2,471 views]
The City Wire partners with Ozarks at Large

FORT SMITH/FAYETTEVILLE — Ozarks at Large (KUAF 91.3) and The City Wire have agreed to a content partnership that will allow both news outlets to expand the information provided to their respective listeners and readers.
The partnership also allows KUAF News Director Kyle Kellams and The City Wire Editor Michael Tilley to collaborate on coverage of issues important to residents of Northwest Arkansas and the Fort Smith area.
The veteran reporters have a combined 45 years in journalism and covering issues and events in the two metro areas.
“I’m thrilled to include The …

Commentary, News, Politics »

[18 Nov 2010 | 3 Comments | 2,257 views]
Going back to ‘Land of Opportunity?’

If you don’t keep up with TalkBusiness.net regularly, you’re missing out on some great stuff.
Why? Roby Brock over there regularly reports on things that actually interest us Arkansans. Take this item, for example — incoming State Rep. David Sanders has pre-filed HB 1005, which could change our state’s slogan once again.
For more details on this possible change, click here to visit TalkBusiness and read all about it. The long and short of it is this — HB 1005 could effectively change Arkansas’ state slogan to what it was before they …

Commentary, Politics, The Winner's Circle »

[10 Nov 2010 | One Comment | 3,100 views]
The Winner’s Circle — Joy Ballard, Saline County Collector

The Green Party of Arkansas fielded 13 candidates across the state in the Nov. 2 election, but only one of them won an office — incoming Saline County Collector Joy Ballard.
Ballard said she chose the Green Party as part of a strategy that left her as the only candidate printed on the ballot in a race full of write-in hopefuls. That has to do with the timing of Chris Villines, who announced in April he was leaving the County Collector’s office to take a new job as executive director of …

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[3 Jun 2010 | One Comment | 1,547 views]
Don’t fret — the runoffs are almost over

June 8th is the big day — the runoffs in Arkansas will be over and done with and we can focus on watching Republicans and Democrats get down to despising members of the opposing party rather than their own kind.
The campaigns have seemed particularly nasty this year — things haven’t been this weird since “Clinton Truth Squads” were out harassing voters when Republican Sheffield Nelson was runner for governor and giving incumbent Bill the fits. Instead of one race full of nastiness, we’ve got shenanigans all over the state.
Here are …