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Arkansas school district defends speed of superintendent's dismissal; firing came 3 months after sex harassment claim

Subscriber onlyDespite a lawyer's criticism that the Fayetteville School Board should have moved more quickly to fire Superintendent Matthew Wendt, at least two members of the board said the termination process took a fairly standard amount of time. Continue reading...

Farmers market trail encourages exploration

Subscriber onlyThe Northwest Arkansas Farmers Market Alliance created a new regional trail for those who like to buy fresh produce and shop locally. Continue reading...

Fayetteville School Board explains Wendt termination timeline

Subscriber only School Board members said the process of firing Superintendent Matthew Wendt took a fairly standard amount of time for what is a fairly uncommon circumstance. Continue reading...

Springdale Rotary Club member arrested in connection with stealing $245,000

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- A Rotary Club member was arrested Thursday in connection with stealing $245,000 from the club. Continue reading...

Springdale Rotary Club member arrested in connection with stealing $245,000

Subscriber onlyA Springdale Rotary Club member was arrested Thursday in connection with stealing $245,000 from the club. Continue reading...

Two injured in Fayetteville shooting

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Two people were injured in a shooting around 11:34 p.m. Wednesday at 2331 W. Deane St., police said. Continue reading...

Hundreds protest against separation of immigrant children from families

Subscriber onlyHundreds of Northwest Arkansas residents joined tens of thousands nationwide Saturday in Families Belong Together rallies in protest against the separation of immigrant children from their families. Continue reading...

Arkansas students' cupcakes idea takes boot camp top prize

Teens get $500 to put toward project

Subscriber onlyA dozen high school students from Northwest Arkansas pitched their business ideas to judges after a week of Entrepreneurship Bootcamp, with one team walking away with $500. Continue reading...

Camp cultivates entrepreneurs of tomorrow in Fayetteville

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- A dozen high school students from Northwest Arkansas pitched their business ideas to judges after a week of Entrepreneurship Bootcamp, with one team walking away with $500. Continue reading...

Fayetteville School Board approves raises

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- School District teachers and other employees will receive an increase in salary partly to stay competitive with other Northwest Arkansas districts, board members said. Continue reading...

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Cpl. Marcus Peace and Officer Seay Floyd work to sort through some of the mail that was scattered du...

Cpl. Marcus Peace and Officer Seay Floyd work to sort through some of the mail that was scattered during Tuesday night's mail thef...

Published: December 28, 2017

Larry Ben, associate superintendent for administrative services, speaks to the Fayetteville School B...

Larry Ben, associate superintendent for administrative services, speaks to the Fayetteville School Board on Thursday, Nov. 16, 201...

Published: November 17, 2017

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A Fay Jones designed home was destroyed by fire early Thursday in ...

NWA Democrat-Gazette/Ashton Eley A Fay Jones designed home was destroyed by fire early Thursday in Fayetteville.

Published: June 9, 2017

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