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Ebbing Air National Guard Base: Multimillion-Dollar Training Center Renovation Underway

The remodeling and upgrades will allow Ebbing to hold the Foreign Military Sales pilot training program at the base beginning later this year. read more >
Government & Politics

Biden, Trump Qualify for Arkansas Ballot As Filing Period Begins

President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump have qualified for the ballot in Arkansas as the filing period for the state's elections next year have kicked off. read more >
Construction / Education / Government & Politics

UA Readies One-of-A-Kind Chip Research & Fabrication Facility

The facility is a long-time labor of love for U of A electrical engineering professor Alan Mantooth and was made possible by a $19 million grant from the National Science Foundation. read more >
Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders speaks to a crowd at Ebbing Air National Guard Base in Fort Smith on May 5, 2023
Government & Politics

Ebbing’s New Pilot Program Celebrated By Arkansas Leaders

The program is expected to bring as many as 1,500 people, counting military personnel and their families, to the River Valley. Officials estimate it could have a $1 billion annual economic impact on the region. read more >
(From left:) Senior Master Sgt. Brian Mays, commander support staff; Capt. Alicia Doyel, 188th Wing executive officer; Col. Jeremiah Gentry, 188th Wing commander; Col. Sara Stigler, 188th Wing vice commander; Command Chief Master Sgt. Carl Schneider, 188th Wing command chief; and Senior Airman Alexus Rhone, commander support staff.
Government & Politics

Air Force Makes It Official, Selecting Fort Smith for Fighter Jet Program

Fort Smith City Administrator Carl Geffken said the new mission could provide as much as $1 billion in economic activity. read more >
French Hill
Government & Politics

Incumbent Republicans Keep Arkansas Congressional Seats

The state's GOP-dominated Legislature made keeping the congressional delegation totally Republican easier as it redrew district maps following the 2020 census. read more >
U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford 
Government & Politics

Arkansas House Races Quiet With Republicans Favored

The state's GOP-dominated Legislature made keeping the congressional delegation totally Republican easier as it redrew district maps following the 2020 census. read more >
Government & Politics / Tourism

Hats Off: Steve Womack and the LPGA in RogersLock Icon

It’s no secret that U.S. Rep. Steve Womack is a longtime supporter and fan of the LPGA event in Rogers. read more >
Stacy Lewis, the 2014 winner of the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship.
Tourism

Teed Up for Exposure: Rogers LPGA Event Draws NoticeLock Icon

The 54-hole Walmart NW Arkansas Championship Presented by P&G has a $2.3 million total purse and will attract most of the top women professional golfers to Pinnacle Country Club. read more >
Construction / Government & Politics / Restaurants & Food / Retail / Tourism / Transportation

XNA Prepares to Soar as Passengers ReturnLock Icon

Leaders at the Northwest Arkansas National Airport say they’re on course, welcoming back business travelers, refocusing on long-planned capital improvements and acquiring land for expansion. read more >
Alan Mantooth
Education / Manufacturing

UA Cashing In for Computer ChipsLock Icon

The University of Arkansas has been awarded another one-year, $5.4 million grant to equip its semiconductor fabrication center. read more >
From left, researchers Greg Salamo, Shui-Qing "Fisher" Yu and Jin Hu.
Education

UA Researchers Awarded $4.4M to Develop Infrared Camera

The project involves using semiconductor silicon germanium tin to design and build a prototype. read more >
Isabella Casillas Guzman (left), administrator of the Small Business Administration, tours northwest Arkansas on Friday with U.S. Rep. Steve Womack, R-Arkansas.
Government & Politics / Restaurants & Food

SBA Administrator Visits Northwest Arkansas

Isabella Casillas Guzman, administrator of the Small Business Administration, on Friday told northwest Arkansas business owners that the agency is ready to continue helping them and wants to know about their current experiences as well as the future challenges they expect to face. read more >
President Joe Biden addresses the nation last Thursday, marking one year since the nation began feeling the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Banking & Finance / Education / Government & Politics / Health Care / Investments / Media & Marketing

‘Hold the Phone’ (Gwen Moritz Editor’s Note)

Republicans make a big distinction between spending and cutting taxes, but it’s a distinction without a difference when the money has to be borrowed either way. read more >
Government & Politics / Small Business

Startup Junkie Foundation Awarded $650K CARES Grant

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration announced Monday that it will award a $650,000 CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to Startup Junkie Foundation of Fayetteville, to provide technical assistance to small businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic in northwest Arkansas. read more >
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross
Government & Politics

State Economic Development Districts Get $3.2M for COVID-19 Response

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announces $3.2 million in CARES Act Recovery Assistance grants to eight Arkansas Economic Development District organizations. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Government & Politics

Flippin Gets $3.58M Grant, $775K Loan For Wastewater Work

The city of Flippin has been awarded a $3.58 million grant and received a $775,000 loan to rehabilitate and modernize its wastewater collection system. read more >
Construction / Government & Politics / Transportation

Springdale Gets $1.5M Infrastructure Grant

The U.S. Economic Development Administration has awarded a $1.5 million grant to the city of Springdale to support business growth by improving roadway infrastructure needed to ease the movement of commercial traffic. read more >
David Glass and Forrest Wood
Manufacturing / Public Companies / Retail / Tourism

Video: Steve Womack Honors David Glass, Forrest Wood on House Floor

U.S. Rep. Steve Womack, R-Ark., this week honored two late businessmen with Arkansas ties on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. read more >
GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump delivers a campaign speech at Sun Center Studios in Aston, Pennsylvania.
Government & Politics

House Heads Toward Trump Impeachment; Arkansas Members to Vote ‘No’

President Trump is on the cusp of being impeached by the House, with a historic debate set Wednesday on charges that he abused his power and obstructed Congress. read more >