Benton County ranks first in health, again

Subscriber onlyBenton County residents can claim to be the state's healthiest once again, but health officials warned caution about their optimism.

Deportation stayed for 2 Guatemalans who have lived illegally in Arkansas since 2001

Subscriber onlyA Guatemalan couple who have lived illegally in Arkansas since 2001 won't be deported this year.

Northwest Arkansas Restaurant Inspections Database

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

Indictment accuses Rosen of tricking investors for years for fake dog business

Subscriber onlyFederal prosecutors believe a former Procter & Gamble executive defrauded investors of at least $205,000, according to an indictment unsealed this week.

2 Arkansas death-row inmates appeal to halt April injections

Subscriber onlyAttorneys for two death-row inmates filed two petitions Wednesday seeking to halt their executions next month while Arkansas' attorney general argued in a separate case that prison officials should not be forced to disclose information about the drugs used in lethal injections.

  • Arkansas lawmakers vote to keep hybrid Medicaid expansion

    LITTLE ROCK — Lawmakers have voted to keep Arkansas' hybrid Medicaid expansion for another year as the state's governor prepares to seek federal approval to add new limits to the program.

  • Lawyer sues to get information about drugs for Arkansas executions

    LITTLE ROCK — A lawyer went to court Thursday hoping to obtain information about the three drugs Arkansas will use in an unprecedented run of executions next month, but prison officials say the material is part of a secret they must keep to protect its supplier.

  • Study shows pedestrian deaths spiked in 2016; distraction cited

    WASHINGTON — Pedestrian deaths are climbing faster than motorist fatalities, reaching nearly 6,000 deaths last year — the highest total in more than two decades, according to an analysis of preliminary state data released Thursday.

  • Sun Belt Conference says it wants Arkansas gun law changed

    LITTLE ROCK — The Sun Belt Conference says it wants college sporting events exempted from a new Arkansas law expanding where concealed handguns are allowed, the second conference to call for changes to the gun rights measure.

  • Online tax effort revived at last minute in Arkansas

    LITTLE ROCK — A House committee endorsed a proposal forcing online retailers to collect Arkansas sales taxes, reviving the effort days after a lawmaker behind the bill declared it dead for this year's session.

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Children's Safety Center celebrates 20 years in Springdale

Subscriber only Handprints covering the walls at the Children's Safety Center vary in size and color, but share a common trait: courage.

Appeals court dismisses Fort Smith Southside mascot suit

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Court of Appeals on Wednesday affirmed the dismissal of a complaint the School Board violated the Freedom of Information Act when it voted to consider scrapping the Southside High School mascot and fight song.


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Strangers will pair up for 29th Amazing Race

You know what's amazing about The Amazing Race? It's amazing the thing is still on after 28 seasons and still finding safe places to go where Americans are welcome.


The Hogs are back, lay foundation for future

Subscriber onlyI'm not a sportswriter, but I am a sports fan, most especially a fan of the Arkansas Razorbacks.


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EU: No merger of stock markets

Subscriber only The London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Boerse have tried to merge three times since 2000, hoping to create a European stock market heavyweight. And now, after a ruling from European regulators on Wednesday, all three efforts have failed.