Medical Marijuana

Medical marijuana brings new hopes, new risks to Arkansas

Subscriber onlyThe changes medical marijuana brings to Arkansas will likely be less widespread than advocates hope or opponents fear, at least at first, recent history and research suggest.

Wal-Mart pins its e-commerce hopes on Lore

Subscriber onlyMarc Lore was in the crowd last June when Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Chief Executive Officer Doug Mc-Millon told shareholders and employees gathered in Northwest Arkansas that the company was embarking on a journey to “re-imagine retail.”

Northwest Arkansas Restaurant Inspections Database

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

Benton County plans new bridge on Spanker Creek

Subscriber onlyBenton County officials are hoping for understanding, if not forgiveness, when they close Spanker Road for nine months to replace a flood-prone bridge.

Commitment to character program earns money for Rogers middle school

Subscriber onlyThe Oakdale Middle School football players were being a little rambunctious in the cafeteria one fall day in 2014, so the principal suggested coach Ray Keller switch his lunch duty day to Thursdays so he could monitor them on game days.

  • Week one: 270 ideas flow in to state 'box'

    Subscriber onlyArkansans submitted hundreds of ideas to Gov. Asa Hutchinson's virtual suggestion box in its first week, asking for changes affecting everything from beer sales to foster children.

  • Texarkana: Hotel project expanding

    Subscriber onlyPlans to renovate the Hotel Grim have expanded to include redevelopment of two nearby vacant buildings, the city of Texarkana, Texas, has announced.

  • Divorces

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  • After baby bitten, house in violation

    Subscriber onlyA city official seeks condemnation of a Magnolia rental property where a 15-day-old girl suffered between 75 and 100 rat bites earlier this month.

  • Public meetings

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Stream bank erosion worsens in Northwest Arkansas

Subscriber onlyThe water cut deeply into the side of the stream bank that runs beside Elfie Davis' home. Flooding created a cliff of bare dirt and exposed tree roots several feet high instead of a normal bank.

Man arrested in connection with rape of girl

Subscriber only Evan Lane Ballard, 22, of 15283 Haynes Road was arrested Wednesday in connection with rape after allegedly drugging and raping a 13-year-old girl at his home May 13.


Northwest Profiles

Pleats make subtle comeback to redress lanky-fashion gaffe

Subscriber onlyQ. Are pleated trousers out of style? I like the way they make my waist look but I don't want to wear something that stands out as outdated.


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Wilmot farmer's granddaughter adapts to field

Subscriber onlyGiven a second and, likely, last chance at keeping her grandfather's farm in the family, Mary Blackmon took a leap of faith.