Critics see transportation department lagging as cities push walkable streets

Subscriber onlyFayetteville Alderman Matthew Petty gave a blunt assessment of one of the city's busiest street segments: College Avenue through downtown needs to be better for everyone who isn't in a vehicle.

NWACC's Washington County Center on track for 2019

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Having a large, centrally-located facility in Washington County will better serve students and could help boost enrollment at Northwest Arkansas Community College, school officials said Saturday.

Northwest Arkansas Restaurant Inspections Database

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

Wendt begins new role as Fayetteville superintendent

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Matthew Wendt's 11th year as a superintendent falls at the same time he is beginning a new job as the School District's 11th superintendent.

Candidates pile up cash in fall race

Subscriber onlyAn eastern Arkansas candidate for the state Senate -- Rep. David Wallace -- has the largest campaign war chest among all legislative candidates, and he achieved this by lending his campaign more than $105,000, according to the latest campaign-finance reports.

  • Witter man arrested in connection with kidnapping

    A Madison County man was arrested Sunday after police say he kidnapped a woman pregnant with his child and held her against her will.

  • UCA professor wins Porter Prize

    Subscriber onlySandy Longhorn, a University of Central Arkansas professor who has written three books of poetry, has won the 2016 Porter Fund Literary Prize, the university announced Thursday.

  • Getting it straight

    Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment is a proposed constitutional amendment pertaining to medical use of marijuana. The amendment was misidentified in an article Saturday about monetary contributions for ballot issues.

  • Records

    Subscriber onlyJohn Clifford Longnecker, 77, of 5 Pembrooke Drive was arrested Friday in connection with two counts of rape and four counts of fourth-degree sexual assault. Longnecker was being held Saturday at the Benton County Jail with no bond set.

  • Public meetings

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West High School road repairs nearly complete

Subscriber onlyCENTERTON -- Roadwork is in the final stages and students are getting excited as West High School's opening nears.

Benton County officials eye court choices

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Benton County officials will decide Thursday how to proceed with planning for a courts building.


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Sports

Saban, Barkley possess presidential traits

Subscriber onlyWith one political convention down and another about to begin, and most of America pondering their choices and whether anyone can beat Alabama for the college football national championship, there seems to be a concern about the presidential candidates.

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Business

Truckers competing for veterans

Subscriber onlyHiring veterans is a patriotic policy in any industry, but many companies -- including the trucking industry -- have discovered it is a good business policy as well.