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JBU names Swearingen dean of faculty development

Subscriber onlySILOAM SPRINGS -- John Brown University has named Carla Swearingen the dean of faculty development and director of the Teaching and Learning Center. Continue reading...

Conservative group welcomes governor

But protest also greets Hutchinson

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Gov. Asa Hutchinson received a warm welcome Saturday from a Northwest Arkansas group whose mission is to hold conservative officeholders accountable. Getting that welcome, though, required passing through a group of at least a half-dozen protesters. Continue reading...

Woman held in teen's assault

Girl enticed into performing sex acts on video, police say

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- A Fayetteville woman was arrested Friday after police said she enticed a 14-year-old girl into sex acts, used a cellphone to take video of the girl and sent the video to another person, according to a preliminary police report released Saturday. Continue reading...

UA joins in pledge to train engineers for big challenges

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville is among 122 universities committed to training engineers as leaders in solving "grand challenges," the university announced Wednesday. Continue reading...

Veterans home growing 'victory garden'

Residents’ new project a community effort, says Fayetteville facility’s director

Subscriber onlyTheresa Moore always kept a garden at her home on Park Street in Fayetteville, where she lived with her husband for decades. As she got older, she switched from growing fresh vegetables to raising flowers like daylilies and hostas, which didn't take as much time or physical labor. Continue reading...

Competition worries shelters

Proximity, prices lead to comparison-shopping for pets

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Washington County's three major animal shelters all have the same charitable goal, to get needy cats and dogs into lasting homes. But their directors say the shelters' proximity, price differences and other factors can turn charity into an unintended competition. Continue reading...

Animal shelters aim for cooperation over competition

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Washington County's three major animal shelters all have the same charitable goal -- to get needy cats and dogs into lasting homes. But their directors say the shelters' proximity, price differences and other factors can turn charity into an unintended competition. Continue reading...

Beauties, politicians thumped in diaries

Arkansans’ talks ‘boring,’ ‘tedious’

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Former U.S. Sen. Dale Bumpers was critical of beauty queens, long-winded politicians and Ronald Reagan, in particular, according to diaries in the University of Arkansas library. Continue reading...

Swanfeld no longer working at Fayetteville Police Department after multiple suspensions

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- A Fayetteville police officer is no longer working at the Police Department, spokesman Craig Stout said in a message Saturday. Continue reading...

UA gathering hears of shift to crop insurance

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- The future of federal farm policy depends on more than the views of those working in agriculture, said Brandon Willis, administrator of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Risk Management Agency. Continue reading...

Washington County officials say video reveals shoddy bridge work

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- The Washington County Judge placed a new county bridge under a three-ton weight limit and said a second, unfinished bridge would be torn down and redone after she received a video appearing to show the unfinished bridge was built unsafely. Continue reading...

Fayetteville Public Schools superintendent looks to save money, eventually award teachers pay raises

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Fayetteville Public Schools is reviewing bookkeeping policies and reigning in spending to save enough money to increase teacher salaries eventually, officials said Tuesday. Continue reading...

Bobbitt: Relating key for new leader

UA System president outlines qualities, timeline in search for chancellor

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- The ability to relate to various groups -- including rural lawmakers who decide on higher education funding -- is among the most desired characteristics for the next chancellor at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, UA System President Donald Bobbitt told faculty members Monday at a meeting of UA's Campus Faculty. Continue reading...