Swimming pools set to open in Northwest Arkansas

Subscriber onlyThe summer season will kick off with a splashing good time as public swimming pools open across Northwest Arkansas this Memorial Day weekend.

Hog-farm foes seek data before pond liners added

Subscriber onlyOpponents of the hog farm in the Buffalo National River watershed have asked the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality to not allow the hog farm to install protective liners beneath the manure ponds until further research is done on whether the ponds are polluting.

Northwest Arkansas Restaurant Inspections Database

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

Bentonville district to get visit from state auditors

Subscriber onlyTwo state auditors will visit the School District next week, the result of a legislative panel's directive to begin randomly checking districts that contract with private firms to do their audits.

Businesses express interest in renewable power, lawmakers told

Subscriber onlyThe Legislature could improve the state's business climate by allowing businesses generating electricity with solar panels and other renewable energy sources to sell more of it to utilities, lawmakers were told Thursday.

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Homeland Security searches Northwest Arkansas residences

Subscriber onlyDepartment of Homeland Security agents served multiple search warrants across Northwest Arkansas early Thursday morning, authorities said.

New Benton County sheriff details changes

Subscriber onlyNew sheriff Meyer Gilbert briefed Benton County's justices of the peace Thursday on his first month in office.


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Sports

Sexual-assault review shakes Baylor; Briles out

Subscriber onlyAUSTIN, Texas -- Ken Starr was stripped of his job as president of Baylor University on Thursday after a review found that under his leadership the school did little to respond to accusations of sexual assault involving members of its football program.

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Party Hard

Subscriber onlyThe event began in 2007 as a classic rock festival, and for several years was a hair-metal destination, headlining groups such as Quiet Riot, Ratt, Poison, Dokken, Skid Row, Queensryche, Twisted Sister and Jackyl. With over 100,000 fans in attendance that first year, Rocklahoma's success was written in stone.

Outdoors

Fishing this week

Subscriber onlyHOT SPOTS LAKE CONWAY Catfishing was excellent using large minnows, goldfish and on trotlines. Bass fishing was good around the lily pads with white spinnerbaits and topwater frogs.

Opinion

NWA editorial: How not to build trust

Subscriber onlyA few paragraph's from the wire service stories about an inspector general's report on Hillary Clinton's inappropriate use of a private email server while she served as U.S. secretary of state:

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Business

Sears explores brands as buoy

Subscriber onlyLong-struggling Sears Holding Corp. is looking to leverage its strongest brands, such as Kenmore and Craftsman, to help sustain itself as it posted another quarterly loss Thursday and reported sales declines at its Kmart and Sears stores.