Northwest Arkansas economy shines in some ways, lags in others

Subscriber onlyLOWELL -- Northwest Arkansas stands out among its peer metropolitan areas with fast job growth and relatively low housing prices, but continues to struggle with lower incomes and other concerns, according to a University of Arkansas report released Friday.

Internet access for public housing announced

Subscriber onlyNorthwest Arkansas families who live in public housing may receive low-cost broadband Internet service soon, the Hispanic Women of Arkansas group learned Friday at its annual conference.

Northwest Arkansas Restaurant Inspections Database

A searchable database of restaurant inspections in Northwest Arkansas performed by the Department of Health.

Vote affirms mental-health Medicaid cap

Subscriber onlyAbout 10,000 Arkansans who receive group-therapy services through Medicaid will be limited to 25 one-hour sessions a year under a rule change that will take effect next week.

Reports of rapes rise at two state universities

Subscriber onlyThe number of reported rapes increased at two of the state's largest universities, according to annual security reports published in advance of today's federal deadline.

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Fire captain's termination upheld

Subscriber onlyThe Civil Service Commission upheld the termination of a Fire Department captain Friday afternoon because he failed to appeal his firing within the required 10 days.

Fayetteville Police Department invoke new policy to help avoid creating 'debtors' prison'

Subscriber onlyThe Police Department has changed its policy and now tells officers to issue citations rather than arrest people who have warrants for failure to pay fines and costs, according to a Sept. 21 internal memo.


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Religion

Digital imaging brings biblical text to light

Subscriber onlyNearly half a century ago, archaeologists found a charred ancient scroll in the ark of a synagogue on the western shore of the Dead Sea.

Opinion

NWA editorial: Post'em if you've got'em

Subscriber onlyThe popularity of social media, from Facebook to Snapchat to Twitter and all those other ways we type notes to each other in front of a worldwide audience, has promoted a lot of talk, precious little listening and even less understanding.

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Business

Bank of Ozarks takes No. 2 spot

Subscriber onlyArvest Bank remains the largest bank in Arkansas based on deposits in the state, but Bank of the Ozarks jumped ahead of five banks to take the No. 2 spot, according to annual figures released Friday by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.