News & Notes From Fort Smith

July 30, 2014
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News & Notes From Fort Smith

What's going on in Fort Smith on the taxpayer dime? Middling legal work and cop sex, mainly.
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Transparency Should Never Be Optional: An Open Rebuttal To Mike Lorenz

June 28, 2014
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Transparency Should Never Be Optional: An Open Rebuttal To Mike Lorenz

City Director Mike Lorenz tried to explain why he didn't support looking into Daily & Woods' billings. So let's look at some additional instances of overbilling and see if he notices.
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On Bills, Both Phone & Block: A Response to Jerry Lee Canfield

June 6, 2014
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On Bills, Both Phone & Block: A Response to Jerry Lee Canfield

Daily & Woods reviewed Daily & Woods records and (shockingly) confirmed that there was nothing wrong. As long as you don't pay attention to how phones work, at least.
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One Of These Things Is Not Like The Other

June 2, 2014
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One Of These Things Is Not Like The Other

Fort Smith is going to take a look at whether the contract with Daily & Woods is a good deal for the city. Perhaps they can start by looking at why they are the only city over 30k...
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If The Phone Doesn’t Ring, It’s Me

May 23, 2014
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If The Phone Doesn’t Ring, It’s Me

The first of two looks at the 2014 invoices from Daily & Woods to the City of Fort Smith. The more things change, the more things are billed the same.
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“O’er lawyers’ fingers, who straight dream on fees….”

May 20, 2014
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“O’er lawyers’ fingers, who straight dream on fees….”

The law firm of Daily & Woods has been city attorney for Fort Smith for decades. That makes questionable billing practices all the more troubling, really.
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You Are Cordially Invited (To Save The Judiciary)

May 14, 2014
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You Are Cordially Invited (To Save The Judiciary)

There's a rally against dark-money PACs tomorrow at the Capitol. Here are two reasons (out of many) why you should attend and speak out.
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“What You Do Speaks So Loudly, I Cannot Hear What You Say” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

May 7, 2014
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“What You Do Speaks So Loudly, I Cannot Hear What You Say” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Bobby Altes will tell you that he is pro-life, pro-family, and Christian. His actions will tell you something completely different.
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Roland’s Can of Worms

April 28, 2014
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Roland’s Can of Worms

Alex Reed was ineligible to be on the Election Commission, so he resigned. Then the real questions started.
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Alex Reed’s Ongoing Violation of County Election Commission Laws

April 25, 2014
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Alex Reed’s Ongoing Violation of County Election Commission Laws

Leave it to a Secretary of State employee to get selected to a commission that he's ineligible to serve on.
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Judicial Review: Fifty-Nine Sitting Judges With Problematic Suspensions

April 7, 2014
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rhonda

There are a whole lot of sitting judges in Arkansas who have past suspensions that either are or should have been problematic. The fall out grows.
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