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Retailer: Sales up 11.8% at website

Subscriber onlyWal-Mart Stores Inc. Chief Executive Officer Doug McMillon wasn't happy with the company's e-commerce sales in the first quarter of fiscal 2017, saying year-over-year growth had become too slow for a retailer pumping billions into the expansion of its online capabilities.

Northwest Arkansas Restaurant Inspections Database

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

Toddler who wandered away from Arkansas home found dead, authorities say

A toddler who wandered away from his home Tuesday night was found dead Wednesday morning, according to a spokesman for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

Energy-saving loan program spreads from Fayetteville to Springdale

Subscriber onlyA program offering low-cost loans to help Northwest Arkansas property owners make their buildings more energy efficient or use more renewable power now covers twice as many people.

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Former Razorback athlete sues UA, alleges school acted with 'deliberate indifference' after rape report

Subscriber onlyA former University of Arkansas at Fayetteville student has filed a federal lawsuit alleging the school acted with "deliberate indifference" after she reported being raped by another student.

Bentonville's Ignite program grows in second year

Subscriber only Landon Norman struggled to stay motivated in school until about eight months ago when he heard about a new construction-related class.


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Sports

Bielema keeps quips coming

Subscriber onlyBret Bielema gave his third public speech in six days Wednesday at the season kickoff luncheon for the Northwest Arkansas Touchdown Club.

Food

Sour grapes' place is Cornmeal Cake

Subscriber onlyEven though grapes are available year round, they always taste their best to me during late summer. I love eating them fresh out of hand, but I also like to incorporate their juicy sweetness into a variety of dishes, from salads and entrees to desserts.

Opinion

Look out!

Subscriber onlyThis summer, city sidewalks are clotted with people gazing in store windows, dodging bikers and skateboarders, and . . . bumping into each other. Or colliding with lampposts. Or tripping over curbs. Or wandering into crosswalks against the light. Or, in one case we witnessed, stumbling over a startled beagle’s rump, mid-tail-wag.

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Business

Gulf oil-lease auction draws bids on only 24 of 4,400 lots

Subscriber onlyThe federal government's annual sale of oil and gas leases in the Gulf of Mexico attracted hardly any interest Wednesday, reflecting a dismal outlook for offshore drilling.