District owes fired superintendent $48,000

Subscriber only The School District stopped paying Superintendent Matthew Wendt any salary after he was fired Monday but still owes him about $48,000, according to the district’s general counsel.

Trump order ends family separations

Subscriber onlyPresident Donald Trump abruptly reversed course Wednesday, signing an executive order ending family separations at the U.S.-Mexico border after a public uproar over the impact of his administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy.

Tobacco-tax increase in Arkansas pitched to raise $121M a year

Subscriber onlyLawmakers should raise the state's tax on cigarettes by $1.50 a pack and use the added revenue of $121 million a year to help offset smoking-related costs and potentially finance tax cuts, an official for the American Cancer Society's Cancer Action Network said Wednesday.

Pea Ridge murder suspect accused of intentionally hitting bicyclist

Subscriber onlyThe woman accused of killing her grandmother was arrested again, this time in connection with intentionally hitting a bicyclist wi...

Washington County plans security increase, gets grant

Subscriber onlyWashington County wants to use a $15,000 state grant to pay for photo identification cards for employees, County Attorney Brian Le...

Slape's winner in House runoff

Subscriber onlyDuring his 12 years as Newton County sheriff, Keith Slape survived a plot to kidnap his son and an 80-mile-per-hour collision with...

Benton County planners OK business development

Subscriber only Plans for a business and industrial development on vacant land near Garfield were approved by Benton County planners on Wednesday...

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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It's Take Two for another dynamic detective duo

TV has had some memorable buddy cop shows over the years, and ABC has come up with another good one just in time to beat the summer doldrums.

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

BRUMMETT ONLINE: A mere yip of protest

Subscriber onlyHow serious a political problem for Republican incumbents in mildly competitive congressional districts is this moral disgrace by which the Trump administration is jerking children away from their detained asylum-seeking parents at the border?

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Arkansas congressman calls tariffs a boon for farmers, cites soy exports

Subscriber onlyIn a tweet this week, U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford portrayed trade barriers as good for U.S. farmers, a claim his Democratic opponent quickly dismissed.