The Transparency in Government Group of Western Arkansas will host a discussion on the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 6 p.m. today at the Riverfront Pavilion, 100 N. B St., in Fort Smith.

Tom Larimer, executive director of the Arkansas Press Association, will speak on FOIA law. The event is free and open to the public.

Bill Ray Lewis of the Boone County Transparency Group and Jim Parsons of the Bella Vista Patriots are also expected to attend and provide comments on transparency issues in their communities.