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Washington County restaurant inspections: Water leaks in kitchen, food held past discard date, lunch meat stored improperly

Subscriber onlyCritical violations are defined as items relating directly to factors that lead to food-borne illness and must be corrected immediately. Noncritical violations are defined as items that relate to maintenance of food operations and cleanliness. Continue reading...

Conversation series to focus on environment

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- The benefits of dam removal and stream restoration will be the topic of conversation in an inaugural event of a new series focusing on environmental topics. Continue reading...

Improvements underway at south Fayetteville apartment complex

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Tenants at a dilapidated apartment complex in the south part of town won't have much longer to wait until they get new spaces to live. Continue reading...

Gravette School District seeks tax increase

Subscriber onlyGRAVETTE -- The School District will ask voters to support a property tax increase this spring to pay for elementary, middle and high school facility improvements. Continue reading...

Ozark Natural Science Center hosts Chicago students

Subscriber onlyHUNTSVILLE -- Eric Voecks, lead naturalist at Ozark Natural Science Center, spotted a snake in a pond and alerted fourth-graders playing in an adjacent field on Friday afternoon. Continue reading...

Benton County restaurant inspections: Chemical buckets being used to hold sauces, raw chicken stored above vegetables

Subscriber onlyCritical violations are defined as items relating directly to factors that lead to food-borne illness and must be corrected immediately. Noncritical violations are defined as items that relate to maintenance of food operations and cleanliness. Continue reading...

Public Meetings

Subscriber onlyToday 2 p.m. Fayetteville Advertising and Promotion Commission -- Town Center, 15 W. Mountain St. Continue reading...

Benton County Marriage licenses

Subscriber onlyApril 5 Adam James Magill, 34, and Elizabeth Lauren Smith, 29, both of Plano, Texas Continue reading...

Meeting seeks toll-road input

Subscriber onlyA meeting to discuss the feasibility of using tolls to build a new 13.7-mile section of Interstate 49 between Interstate 40 and Arkansas 22 in Sebastian and Crawford counties, including a bridge over the Arkansas River, will be held April 26, the Arkansas Department of Transportation said. Continue reading...

Firm seeks to expand landfill

Officials citing region’s growth

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE — Waste Management plans to expand the landfill in Tontitown by 72 acres in the next five years. Continue reading...

Biomedical student program launches

Several biomedical engineering students at the University of Arkansas and local health care providers have joined to try to solve everyday problems for providers and their patients. Continue reading...

Wanted: Minority teachers

Teachers lag student diversity, prompting recruitment and training push

Public school teachers in Northwest Arkansas are overwhelmingly white and non-Hispanic, pushing some school districts to reach out to applicants with Hispanic, Pacific Islander and other backgrounds. Continue reading...

Candidates learn about immigrant issues from immigrants

Dozens of political candidates from around the state gathered to learn more about immigration and workers' rights directly from immigrant speakers Saturday at The Jones Center. Continue reading...

Pipeline program aims to steer students toward college

Dozens of Northwest Arkansas high school sophomores are participating in a University of Arkansas program designed to help them achieve their dreams of going to college. Continue reading...

Divorces

Subscriber onlyThe following divorces granted were recorded in the circuit clerks' offices from April 5-11. Continue reading...