Rogers charter school plans facility makeover

Subscriber onlyArkansas Arts Academy is preparing for a makeover of its high school campus officials view as a major step toward becoming a nationally recognized arts school.

Legislator drafts tax on colleges

Subscriber onlyA state lawmaker wants public universities to pay property taxes when they operate as landlords for commercial ventures.

Northwest Arkansas Restaurant Inspections Database

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

Bentonville man sentenced to 25 years in child porn case

Subscriber onlyA Bentonville man was sentenced to 25 years in prison for possessing child pornography in a case involving three girls.

Schools prepare to register incoming kindergartners

Subscriber onlySchool districts are beginning to plan for their next classes of kindergartners with the first day of school six months away.

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Doudna's Tontitown resignation moots ouster move

Subscriber onlyWashington County Prosecutor Matt Durrett has initiated a civil action to remove Rhonda Doudna from the Tontitown City Council because she was convicted last year of a felony involving petition signatures, but it's likely a moot point because Doudna said she resigned Thursday.

Former Rogers school superintendent Roland Smith dies

Subscriber onlyThose who knew and worked with Roland Smith spoke of him as a leader and a man with commitment, passion and dedication for his profession.

Sports

Assist in salary

Subscriber only Arkansas offensive coordinator Dan Enos signed a restructured contract this month that will increase his salary to $700,000 for the 2016 season.

Religion

Speaker's book asks, 'Where is God?'

Subscriber onlyAuthor and religion scholar Diana Butler Bass will be the featured speaker during the "Insights: A Series of Lectures and Talks" program Thursday at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Little Rock.

Opinion

A valentine story

Subscriber onlyShould all go as planned, at 3 p.m. today in the Wharton Creek Church outside of Huntsville, Brian Conner and Ashley Dawn Emery will pledge their mutual devotion before an intimate gathering of both families.

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Business

Retail sales rise 0.2% in January

Subscriber only U.S. retail sales rose modestly in January, evidence that Americans kept shopping despite sharp drops in stock prices.