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Updated Jul 17, 2015 at 12:25 PM

The spectacular failure of the New Orleans levee system during the height of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 made the nation aware of how a concept developed in the late 19th Century has turned into a stepchild in the 21st Century; but, massive flooding along the Red River in recent weeks resurrected that understanding in Southwest Arkansas.

Updated Jul 15, 2015 at 1:42 PM

Former Hope resident Jim Harris, of Bryant, has been selected as a panelist at the prestigious National Institute of Public Finance at Pepperdine University in California.

Updated Jun 16, 2015 at 8:46 AM

High water on U.S. Highway 71 north of the Red River in Little River County that prompted the closure of a section of the route north of the Texas state line has receded, according to the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department.

Updated Jun 11, 2015 at 2:08 PM

The bids are in and the Arkansas Highway Commission has tentatively accepted the proposal of a Des Moines, Iowa, company to rebuild the Interstate 30 Red River bridge at Fulton.

Posted May 30, 2015 at 12:01 AM

The Arkansas Legislature wrapped up a three-day special session Thursday, sending bills containing all of the items on Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s agenda to his desk — despite last-minute efforts to block a measure to change the date of the...

Updated May 28, 2015 at 3:57 PM

The bipartisanship which marked the beginnings of the first special legislative session called by Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson to foster economic expansion through a massive defense contract in East Camden hit a decidedly partisan speed bump in...

Updated May 27, 2015 at 10:40 AM

The check is in the mail... maybe... depending upon what Congress does after 60 days.

Updated May 27, 2015 at 10:36 AM

Gov. Asa Hutchinson will ask legislators during this week’s special session to approve an $87.1 million bond issue to help Lockheed Martin land a military contract that could bring 600 new jobs to southern Arkansas.

Updated May 15, 2015 at 4:05 PM

Hempstead County Economic Development Corp. President Steve Harris told the Hope Rotary Club here Thursday that a potential project in East Camden holds the next best hope for Arkansas to prove it can handle an automotive assembly class project.

Updated May 12, 2015 at 8:37 AM

Arkansas Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin told the Hope Lions Club here Monday that economic development in Arkansas is not what it should be.

Posted May 3, 2015 at 12:01 AM

The co-chairmen of a newly created task force on criminal justice reform said the panel has some weighty objectives.

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