Adoptions raise cultural concern

Subscriber onlyThe fast-growing number of Marshallese women in Northwest Arkansas giving up their children for adoption has prompted the area's legal, medical and advocacy communities to call for more oversight.

Hopes high for climate pact

Subscriber onlyThe international conference on climate change that opens Monday in Paris is widely expected to produce a historic agreement among nations to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions that scientists say cause global warming.


Northwest Arkansas Restaurant Inspections Database

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

Rural fire departments work to add boat for Beaver Lake rescues

Subscriber only The Beaver Lake Fire Department doesn't have a boat.

Benton County officials differ on courts plan

Subscriber onlyBenton County officials still have differing views on how to meet the county's needs for additional space for the judicial system.

  • Springdale parade reset for Monday

    Subscriber onlyThe annual Christmas Parade of the Ozarks was canceled because of rain Saturday and reset for Monday, according to a news release from Rodeo of the Ozarks.

  • Records

    Subscriber onlyArrests Benton County Sheriff's Office Joseph C McDonald, 48, of 14500 NE 122nd St. in Jones, Okla., was arrested on Saturday in connection with felony aggravated assault.

  • Egypt says 90 percent chance of hidden rooms in Tut tomb

    CAIRO — Egypt on Saturday said there is a 90 percent chance that hidden chambers will be found within King Tutankhamun's tomb, based on the preliminary results of a new exploration of the 3,300-year-old mausoleum.

  • More deaths blamed on wintry storm moving through central U.S.

    DALLAS — A slow-moving wintry storm system that has been blamed for more than a dozen deaths began moving eastward out of Texas on Saturday but kept coating some states to the north in ice, making driving dangerous.

  • Flood warnings, watches issued as rain drenches state

    Some roads across the state were closed as the wet weather continued.

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Educators study options for expanding career prep

Subscriber onlyEducators and civic and business leaders continue to research options for involving more high school students in career training programs, particularly students in the far reaches of western Benton County and southern Washington County.


Pending cuts to Washington County budget too severe, elected officials say

Subscriber only Washington County officials are scrambling to figure out where to make major cuts to the 2016 budget by Tuesday in the wake of last week's Quorum Court mandate to reduce spending next year, they said.


Emporia enjoys a field-goal feast

Subscriber onlyARKADELPHIA -- Emporia (Kan.) State didn't need record-setting senior quarterback Brent Wilson to beat Henderson State.

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He plowed a plot all to glimpse farmer's daughter

Subscriber onlyDonnie Overton once drove his father's tractor 5 miles and plowed a whole garden just to get a glimpse of Carolyn Crumby. "I did that because I wanted a chance to see her and I don't think I even saw her once that day," he says. "I think her parents probably got a kick out of it."



Subscriber onlyColumnist’s thoughts on religion ridiculous Professor Hobson’s (Nov. 17) column citing a trend away from religious affiliation had a rather celebratory ring to it, as if the drop in religious beliefs is as positive as a drop in violent crime.


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Pesticide makers dispute role in bee die-offs

Subscriber onlyRESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. -- In a Nordic-inspired building tucked in a corner of the Bayer CropScience North American headquarters, high school students wander through 6,000 square feet dedicated entirely to the specialness of bees. Children taste different types of honey and examine the differences between honeybee and carpenter bee specimens.