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Early Meeting Time Strains Participation

Subscriber onlyOne of the biggest obstacles, other than apathy, to local political participation is time. Many residents lead busy lives. When the ol' clock on the wall says it's quitting time, they're just glad to get home, hug the dog, pet the kids, kiss the spouse and settle in for a breather before it all starts over again the next day. Continue reading...

Bentonville's First Quarter Outstanding Citizen Award Winners Announced

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Juanita Fryer, Trevor Bartlett and Baker Gives Back are the recipients of the 2014 first quarter winners of the Outstanding Citizen Award, Mayor Bob McCaslin announced in a news release. Continue reading...

Rogers Pilots Classroom Breakfasts

Subscriber onlyROGERS -- School starts with breakfast at Old Wire Elementary School. Continue reading...

Springdale Man Pleads Not Guilty To Capital Murder In Mom's Shooting Death

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- A man Springdale police say shot his mother to death, tried to clean blood out of the house and then went on a beer run pleaded not guilty to capital murder Friday in Washington County Circuit Court. Continue reading...

Fayetteville Launches New Alert System

Free Service Will Warn Of Severe Weather, Other Emergencies

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Residents, utility customers and workers in Fayetteville can sign up now for a new emergency alert system. Continue reading...

Transportation Steers Panel Discussion At Bentonville/Bella Vista Chamber Of Commerce Business Matters Breakfast

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Traffic congestion is a byproduct of the employment opportunities, great education systems and quality of life in Northwest Arkansas, Mayor Bob McCaslin said Friday. Continue reading...

Former Rogers Treasurer Hudlow Seeking More Damages From City

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Jerry Hudlow, a former Rogers treasurer, told a federal judge Friday he'd prefer to have his old job back but that may not be possible. Continue reading...

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Notebook: Small Schools Spring Sports

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Soccer: Bentonville Girls Awaken, Knock Off Rogers Heritage

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Rogers Heritage girls soccer coach Craig Frank warned his team before Friday's match it was about to face a sleeping giant. Continue reading...

Dear Abby: TEENAGE GIRL'S BOYISH FIGURE IS OFTEN DECEIVING TO OTHERS

Subscriber onlyDEAR ABBY: I'm a 14-year-old girl with a problem. Because of my buzzed short hair, slim hips and flat chest, I frequently get mistaken for a boy. It really bothers me because, despite my haircut and body shape, I have a feminine face and I wear women's clothes and makeup. I'm not too much of a tomboy. Continue reading...

Spreading the Word

‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Headlines Fundraising Event for School

Subscriber onlyBentonville Christian Academy will host its first fundraiser April 25 at the Lodge at Bentonville Church of Christ. Continue reading...

Acceptance and Love

Diversity Surrounds Benton County

Subscriber onlyThe modern mystic Cynthia Bourgeault in her book "The Wisdom Way of Knowing" writes serious engagement in the spiritual practices handed down to us from the ancient monastic traditions -- prayer, meditation, chanting, awareness of the present moment -- can enhance the spiritual seeker's powers of "creative perception," heightening an ability to sense when a convergence of events is occurring. I do not count myself among those "sensitive interpreters of patterns," but I have learned to pay attention to coincidence and to look for spiritual meaning in the patterns that seem to emerge while going about the business of everyday life. Continue reading...

Between The Lines: Increase In Latino Population Doesn't Equal Diversity

Subscriber onlyThe quote expresses a universal sentiment: Continue reading...

Commentary: Women To Take Majority On State's High Court

Subscriber onlyPolitical primaries in Arkansas have become somewhat ho-hum, now that we have a two-party system. Most of the interesting races will be in November. Continue reading...

City's Overflow Big Concern For NWA Water

Subscriber onlyPerhaps the fine folks at West Fork have gotten too comfortable with polluting the region's water supply. Continue reading...

UA Design Center Reimagines Walton Arts Center Parking Lot

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- The University of Arkansas Community Design Center has some big ideas for the big parking lot west of the Walton Arts Center. Continue reading...

Bruns Seeks Re-Election To Springdale City Council

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- Alderman Brad Bruns said he is still passionate about Springdale's future and wants to continue to provide leadership for the city. Continue reading...

House Candidates Back Shifting Tax To Roads

Subscriber onlyROGERS -- Three of four Republican state House candidates supported earmarking some state sales tax growth to highways and the fourth would consider it, they said at a forum hosted by the Roger-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce. Continue reading...

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