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NWA Democrat-Gazette/JASON IVESTER — Construction continues Feb. 25 on the 210 Towers condominiums in downtown Bentonville. Vibrant downtowns are one way to attract the most sought-after, young employees, said Michael Harvey, Northwest Arkansas Council chief operating officer.

Northwest Arkansas downtowns on the way up

Phases of revitaliztion vary in big four cities

Subscriber onlyHouses in downtown Bentonville have sold for as little as $40 per square foot in the 14 years that Rustin Chrisco has been renovating homes in the city. Continue reading...

A sign outside ...

Andy ShupeA sign outside the Growing God’s Kingdom preschool in West Fork on March 20 proclaims: “The Lord Himself will fight for you. Just stay calm.”

Harris-owned preschool reaps public money

Audits show such funds 90% of private operation’s budget

Subscriber onlyA for-profit preschool owned by state Rep. Justin Harris and his wife receives about 90 percent of its annual funding from the government, according to audits on file with the Arkansas Department of Human Services. Continue reading...


From: Immigration a slippery su...

In this March ...

CHARLIE NEIBERGALLIn this March 7, 2015 file photo, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks in Des Moines, Iowa. It’s become even clearer thanks to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker: Immigration is the banana peel of 2016 Republican presidential politics.

Two in Cuba to stay

Jewish woman, black nanny utterly devoted

Subscriber onlyHAVANA -- She had the chance to leave Cuba many times. Continue reading...

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HANI MOHAMMEDShiite Houthi rebels stand guard Saturday on the tarmac at Sanaa International Airport in Yemen. Commercial flights to the country have been cut off.

Saudis help 86 envoys flee Yemen's turmoil

U.S. copter saves 2 pilots; rebels march on

Subscriber onlySaudi Arabia said Saturday that its navy had evacuated 86 Arab and Western diplomats from the port city of Aden in southern Yemen, as a Saudi-led coalition conducted a third day of airstrikes against the rebel Houthi movement. Continue reading...