Wagon train hits the dusty trail; group harnesses horse power for 71-mile trek in state

Subscriber onlyNine wagons and about 60 horseback riders left Harrison on Friday morning on a six-day, 71-mile trip to Springdale.

3 Arkansas colleges' net-price increases top $1,000

Subscriber onlyThree of the state's largest public universities reported increases in 2016-17 of more than $1,000 in average net price, a measure of college affordability for first-year, full-time students.

Arkansas congressman's 'no' vote vexes military widow

Subscriber onlyBefore approving a proposed budget blueprint this week, the Republican-dominated House Budget Committee blocked efforts to change a federal law that withholds monthly annuity payments from thousands of military widows and widowers.

Visit Bentonville holds inaugural bike summit

Subscriber onlyThe mountain biking mission in Arkansas is world domination, Gary Vernon, program officer with the Walton Family Foundation, told ...

Ethics panel cautions 3 Arkansas candidates; unsuccessful hopefuls agree to fines

Subscriber onlyTwo unsuccessful legislative candidates and an unsuccessful district judge candidate have been fined in settlements with the Arkan...

Decatur board close to superintendent choice

Subscriber onlyThe Decatur School Board is expected to choose one of two Northwest Arkansas school principals to be its next superintendent.

Fort Smith tries to alter sewer deal

Subscriber only City officials will hold a conference call Monday with state and federal officials to request a modification of the consent decre...

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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Sports

Neymar, Brazil win late vs. Costa Rica

Subscriber onlyAfter more than 90 minutes of aggravation and exasperation, Neymar and Brazil finally broke through Costa Rica's smothering defense.

Religion

Education vs. indoctrination

Subscriber onlyPublic schools are closing, on little or no notice, and being replaced by religious schools. Tens of thousands of public teachers have been fired. Outside religious groups are teaching in schools without parental consent.

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

OTHERS SAY: Speech still matters

Subscriber onlyGovernment officials who call the cops at public meetings to silence their critics can be held accountable -- even if an arrest might be justified on other grounds. That was the reassuring conclusion of a ruling by the Supreme Court this week.

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Business

Panel raps union acts at Disney

Subscriber onlyORLANDO, Fla. -- A Teamsters union representing bus drivers and costumed characters at Disney World committed an unfair labor practice when it ignored members' requests to resign from the union, a labor relations panel ruled this week, upholding almost all of a judge's earlier decision.