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Film festival to return in 2016

Subscriber onlyThe second Bentonville Film Festival will be May 3-8 next year, officials announced Thursday. Continue reading...

Water district approves 2016 budget

Subscriber onlyLOWELL -- The Beaver Water District approved a $24.2 million budget for 2016 during a meeting Thursday. The water district's fiscal year begins Oct. 1. Continue reading...

Dickson Street water slide to close streets Sunday in Fayetteville

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Several streets in the downtown entertainment district will be closed Sunday while a 1,000-foot-long water slide is set up on Dickson Street between St. Charles and West avenues. Continue reading...

Fayetteville School Board adopts new budget

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Expenses for the School District are expected to total $121.4 million for the 2015-16 school year. Continue reading...

Northwest Arkansas counties report sales tax growth

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Monthly sales tax receipts continue to increase for Benton and Washington counties, officials said. Continue reading...

Benton County officials get court building plans

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Benton County's justices of the peace were given budgets Thursday for two plans for a new courts building and tasked them with choosing to pay for one of the plans. Continue reading...

Regional transit system asks companies to chip in to continue bus routes to factories

ORT asks companies to chip in

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- Ozark Regional Transit routes to several Springdale factories have proven popular with workers and transit officials are asking those companies to pitch in to help keep the service going. Continue reading...

Carson stops to stump in state

candidate backs flat tax, calls racial-divide talk trouble-stirring

Subscriber onlyLITTLE ROCK -- A self-described Washington outsider visited Arkansas on Thursday and told more than 2,000 people that politicians are overrated. Continue reading...

Three candidates seek seat on Fayetteville School Board

Subscriber onlyCandidates running for Fayetteville School Board are interested in district spending. Other issues include career education, focusing on academics and thoughtful decision making. Continue reading...

McDonald's, Tyson cut ties with farmer tied to abuse video

McDonalds and Arkansas-based Tyson Foods have ended their contract with a Tennessee chicken farmer after an animal advocacy organization released covert video footage the group said showed abusive practices at the farm. Continue reading...

2 who shot at suspect in burglary face suit

Subscriber onlyThe Cleburne County man accused of burglarizing the home of a state legislator's father filed suit Wednesday against the lawmaker and the lawmaker's son for shooting at him while he tried to run from the property. Continue reading...

Walton foundation chief to step down

Subscriber onlyThe Walton Family Foundation has announced that Buddy Philpot will step down as executive director of the charitable organization. Continue reading...

15 applicants listed in job search at UA

Subscriber onlyA list of applicants released Wednesday for the chancellor's job at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville includes a provost at one of the nation's largest public universities and the former top leader of a university in Dallas. Continue reading...

AR-15-style rifles out at Wal-Mart

Subscriber onlyWal-Mart Stores Inc. will no longer sell "modern sporting rifles" in its stores, citing limited customer demand as the reason for pulling the product from its shelves. Continue reading...

Court reverses 2 Tyson verdicts

Don-and-doffing payouts rejected

Subscriber onlyTyson Foods does not have to pay nearly $24 million to workers and for the time spent putting on and taking off safety gear, a federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday. Continue reading...