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NWA Democrat-Gazette/DAVID GOTTSCHALK Sgt. T.J. Rennie with the Washington County Sheriff’s Department works with Ranger, 7, a canine officer, Tuesday in an article-search training drill at the department in Fayetteville. The sheriff’s budget request includes eight new patrol positions and vehicles.

Sheriff says office needs more deputies

Subscriber onlyThe Washington County Sheriff’s Office needs $1.4 million for more staff, vehicles and equipment next year to keep deputies safe and maintain quality service, Sheriff Tim Helder said. Continue reading...

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Terri Bryant is ...

John Sykes Jr.Terri Bryant is the school health coordinator and improvement director for the Malvern School District, one of seven districts in the state that teach students how to properly use condoms. Students also learn about sexual consent through a role-playing skit that teaches female students how to say “no,” Bryant said.

85% of schools in state tell kids to say no to sex

With teen births high, youths called ‘uneducated’ bunnies

Subscriber onlyA high school senior stands in front of a crowd of eighth-graders, sporting a pregnancy belt that rounds out her stomach; a weight strapped on her back represents the burden of household chores. Continue reading...

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A U.S. Air ...

A U.S. Air Force B-1B bomber prepares for takeoff Saturday at Andersen Air Force Base on the South Pacific island of Guam. Bombers from the base, along with F-15 fighter escorts from Okinawa, Japan, flew over international waters near North Korea, farther north of the demilitarized zone than any U.S. aircraft had gone this century.

U.S. bombers, fighters fly closer to N. Korea

Quake detected near Kim’s nuke test site

Subscriber onlySEOUL, South Korea -- U.S. Air Force bombers flew over international waters east of North Korea on Saturday as tension simmers between the two nations and their respective leaders, and a tremor earlier struck close to North Korea's nuclear test site. Continue reading...

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A U.S. Air ...

A U.S. Air Force B-1B bomber prepares for takeoff Saturday at Andersen Air Force Base on the South Pacific island of Guam. Bombers from the base, along with F-15 fighter escorts from Okinawa, Japan, flew over international waters near North Korea, farther north of the demilitarized zone than any U.S. aircraft had gone this century.

U.S. bombers, fighters fly closer to N. Korea

Quake detected near Kim’s nuke test site

Subscriber onlySEOUL, South Korea -- U.S. Air Force bombers flew over international waters east of North Korea on Saturday as tension simmers between the two nations and their respective leaders, and a tremor earlier struck close to North Korea's nuclear test site. Continue reading...