Opioid deaths, addiction force rethinking in state

Subscriber onlyHealth care providers, public officials and law enforcement officers in Northwest Arkansas are changing how they deal with opioid prescription medications as deaths tied to the drugs rise.

Rain closes roads across Northwest Arkansas on Saturday

Subscriber onlyMore than 5 inches of rain in Northwest Arkansas over the past week led to the closing of several roads and bridges in Benton and Washington counties Saturday.

Expenses outlay to Arkansas legislators total $2.82M in '17 | SEARCH FULL LIST

Subscriber onlyThe total spent on Arkansas lawmakers for per diem, mileage and expense reimbursements dropped from 2015 to 2017, while the total spent on their salaries increased between the two years.

Northwest Arkansas League of Women Voters supports independent redistricting

Subscriber only The League of Women Voters of Washington County has waited 53 years for a chance to change the way congressional and legislative ...

Drug-death data questioned

Subscriber onlyArkansas public officials don’t know for sure how many of the state’s residents are dying because of opioid painkillers and other ...

Bonds, tax incentives aim to boost economy, aid Simmons Foods

Subscriber only The Quorum Court may issue industrial revenue bonds to give Simmons Foods some property tax relief on a planned processing plant ...

Panel releases memo retort

Subscriber onlyThe House Intelligence Committee on Saturday released a redacted, declassified memo written by Democrats to counter Republican cla...

Northwest Arkansas Restaurant Inspections Database

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

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Bentonville chef nominated for James Beard award

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- The Hive's Executive Chef Matthew McClure is a semifinalist for the 2018 James Beard Foundation restaurant and chef awards, according to a press release from 21c Museum Hotel restaurant.

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Thrilling final may have redeemed dull Olympic tournament

GANGNEUNG, South Korea — This was an Olympic men's hockey tournament played without NHL stars, to mostly half-empty arenas and with tepid interest in North America and in a host country still getting to know the sport.

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MASTERSON ONLINE: Science on the Buffalo

Subscriber onlyThose intent on leaving C&H Hog Farms in its precarious location along the Buffalo National River watershed are advocating science, rather than emotion, to make their case.

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Small firms like paid family leave, not cost

Subscriber onlyNEW YORK -- Within three months, one of MacLaren Cummings' staffers passed away from cancer and then both his own mother and the mother of an employee were diagnosed with breast cancer. Although he was the CEO, Cummings says, "the last thing I could think about was work."