Mood festive at Wal-Mart before event

Subscriber onlyWal-Mart Stores Inc. executives say there is plenty to celebrate this week as thousands of shareholders and employees from around the world arrive in Northwest Arkansas for the retailer's elaborate and star-studded business party.

New parks and improvements heading to Springdale

Subscriber only Outdoor recreation is on the rise in the city with a major new park soon to open and plenty of improvements for other parks close to completion.

Northwest Arkansas Restaurant Inspections Database

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

Voting procedure changes in Washington County

Subscriber onlyHow voters cast ballots will change slightly after the Washington County Election Commission gets new equipment this year, commissioners said.

Area police see rise in digital insurance cards

Subscriber onlyDrivers who get stopped by police this holiday weekend can forget rummaging through their glove compartments for an insurance card. Arkansas is one of 42 states that allows digital proof of insurance.

  • Springdale pharmacist arrested on drug charge

    Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- A Walgreens pharmacist was arrested Friday after store surveillance video showed him drinking liquid pain medication while on duty, according to police.

  • Transportation feedback sought by Fayetteville

    Subscriber onlyResidents can say online what they think Fayetteville’s transportation network needs and where its priorities should be for the next several years.

  • SAU’s tuition to go up in fall

    Subscriber onlySouthern Arkansas University students will pay 3.8 percent more in tuition and fees for the 2016-17 school year, school officials said.

  • I-49 lanes to close for paving

    Subscriber only Ongoing paving work on Interstate 49 between Johnson and Springdale will require overnight lane closures all next week, according to Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department officials.

  • Kids ride free on ORT

    Subscriber onlyOzark Regional Transit will offer its "Kids Ride Free" program on all fixed routes again this summer.

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Benton County to resume court building debate

Subscriber onlyDiscussion about a new courts building for Benton County is set to resume next month.

City ordinance blocks historic house's move

Subscriber onlyOwners of the home that formerly belonged to the family of Louise Thaden said an ordinance that prohibits the relocation of a house inside city limits will not kill the plan to move it from 703 W. Central Ave.


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Sports

Ideas race for next 100 years

Subscriber onlyINDIANAPOLIS -- Ray Harroun never could have envisioned the speed, science and styling behind the cars on the starting grid for the 100th Indy 500, not when he was piloting the Marmon Wasp to victory in the inaugural race back in 1911.

Outdoors

Fishing this week

Subscriber onlyHOT SPOTS LAKE CONWAY Catfishing was excellent using large minnows, goldfish and on trotlines. Bass fishing was good around the lily pads with white spinnerbaits and topwater frogs.

Opinion

Wildlife officers

Subscriber onlyI've always pictured wildlife officers pretty much as uniformed citation writers who collect fines for the Arkansas Department of Game and Fish.

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Business

World readies for bigger Panama Canal

Subscriber onlyA century after transforming global markets, the Panama Canal is about to redraw world trade once again.