Springdale children's hospital gains $1 million endowment from Tyson foundation

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- The Tyson Family Foundation will give $1 million to Arkansas Children's Northwest hospital to establish an endowment, the foundation announced Friday.

Arkansas lawmakers allow nation's strictest rules on dicamba use to go into effect

Subscriber onlyArkansas now has the nation's strictest rules on the use of the herbicide dicamba after lawmakers on Friday allowed a state Plant Board's proposal to proceed without comment.

Arkansas swine farm in Buffalo River watershed files appeal over denial of a permit

Subscriber onlyThe attorney for a Newton County hog farm has filed an appeal of the state's decision to deny the farm's permit to continue operating.

Officer, medic injured after wanted men resist arrest

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE - An officer and a paramedic were injured during the arrest of two wanted men Friday afternoon at the Wal-Mart on Mar...

One man in the hospital after shooting in Gravette

Subscriber onlyGRAVETTE -- One man is in the hospital following a shooting Saturday afternoon, according to the Benton County Sheriff's Office.

New life seen for offshore-drilling study

Subscriber onlyA federal stop-work order last month halted an offshore-drilling safety committee that included a University of Arkansas, Fayettev...

Council's vote Mansfield weakens mayor

Subscriber onlyThe Mansfield City Council has voted to strip the mayor of many of his duties.

Northwest Arkansas Restaurant Inspections Database

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

Let's Eat

Wright's Barbecue opens brick and mortar, expands hours

Subscriber onlyWright's Barbecue has settled into it's Johnson store front and is expanding store hours Jan. 22, co-owner Jordan Wright said.

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Gazans bombarded by prayers from activists’ speakers

Subscriber onlyGAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- In recent weeks, Gaza residents have been jolted awake in the dead of night to a raucous mixture of Quranic phrases, Islamic supplications and prayers delivered by loudspeakers to their doorsteps.

Outdoors

January prime waterfowl time at Beaver Lake

Subscriber onlyTaking a plunge at Beaver Lake in January is a delight for a swimmer with four legs and floppy ears.

Opinion

GARY SMITH: Temps get the cold shoulder

Subscriber onlyIn a previous life I had a couple of business acquaintances who were very good friends. One was an avid duck hunter of the "naming your kids Drake and Mallard" variety. The other was a firm believer that, since the Good Lord had given us central heat and air, it would be a borderline sin not to avail yourself of them at all times.

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Business

Some see FDA plan as saving tobacco

Subscriber onlyAn unprecedented anti-smoking plan being fashioned by the Food and Drug Administration is seen by some as paving the way to an unexpected effect: opening the door for companies to sell a new generation of alternative tobacco products, allowing the industry to survive -- even thrive -- for generations to come.