Springdale Airport Commission to accept $2.2 million for runway construction

Subscriber onlyThe Springdale Municipal Airport runway is set to get nearly $2.2 million from the federal government next year for improvement, the Airport Commission heard Thursday.

Arkansas more diverse, older in census data; migration to urban areas continues

Subscriber onlyThe aging of certain Arkansans correlates with population declines across most of the state's counties and an increase in diversity, according to U.S. Census Bureau population estimates released Thursday.

Arkansas school-safety goals expanded; mental-health aid, securing buildings among panel’s ideas

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas School Safety Commission on Thursday expanded its list of goals and strategies for improving security of students and staff members to include suggestions related to mental-health services and to school building features.

Decision clears state to license medical marijuana growers

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday freed the state to license its first legal medical marijuana growers, reversing a lower cou...

Quorum Court reapproves appeal decision; gives county attorney pay raise

Subscriber onlyFor a third time, justices of the peace voted to appeal a circuit court decision against the county over a proposed wedding venue ...

Fayetteville School Board names Colbert new superintendent

Subscriber onlyThe School Board named John L Colbert as superintendent at a special meeting Thursday.

Beaver Water District eyes area drought plan

Subscriber onlyOfficials with the Beaver Water District plan to develop a plan for the district and its customers to coordinate water conservatio...

Northwest Arkansas Restaurant Inspections Database

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

Let's Eat

8th Street Market mushrooms with build out

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- The 8th Street Market will grow this summer season with the opening of The Vine and South Market, increasing the facility's role as an activity hub in the southeast part of downtown.

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Outdoors

Fishing hot spots

Subscriber onlyGREERS FERRY LAKE: Bass fishing is good with crankbaits, jigs, spinnerbaits and Texas-rigged worms from the shore to 43 feet. Crappie are biting jigs and minnows over brush at 10-25 feet. Hybrids and white bass bite early and late on inline spinners, Alabama rigs, swimbaits, grubs and hair jigs at 22-65 feet.

Opinion

GARY SMITH: Three stages of tech

Subscriber onlyHere are a few fun facts I wanted to throw out before we get good and rolling here. If he hadn't departed way too early, Steve Jobs would be a still young-ish 62 right now. Bill Gates is an actual 62. Steve Wozniak, Jobs' partner in some of his greatest accomplishments, is 67.

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Business

Rules OK'd for hemp crops in Arkansas

Subscriber onlyThe state Plant Board on Thursday approved rules that will allow Arkansas farmers to grow hemp as part of a program to assess the marketability of the crop.