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Christie Swanson

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Care Foundation Grants $1.2 Million To Local Groups, Events

Subscriber onlyThe Care Foundation is donating $50,000 to a two-day free dental clinic coming to Springdale next month. Continue reading...

Gaps In Local Mental Health Services Exist Despite Recent Additions

Gaps In Care Exist Despite Local Advances

Subscriber onlyMental health services are increasing in Northwest Arkansas, but gaps remain, advocates say, and people in need of help fall into them. Continue reading...

Green Pest Control Company Uses Carbon Dioxide To Kills Moles, Ants

Fayetteville Business Uses CO2 To Kills Moles, Ants

Subscriber onlyDavid Jones tried constantly to rid his lawn of pesky moles. Then he saw a friend back his pickup onto a football field four-and-a-half years ago and fill mole tunnels with exhaust, hoping the carbon dioxide would kill the animals. Continue reading...

Home Sales Dip In Benton, Washington Counties After Cold Stretch

Subscriber onlySpring may have officially started March 20, but Northwest Arkansas real estate agents are still waiting for prolonged stretches of warm weather. Continue reading...

Smiley's Father Claims Signatures On Loan Documents Not His

Subscriber onlyThe father of former Arvest bank executive H. Dennis Smiley Jr. claims he didn't sign for loans taken out in the name of a holding company he has with his son. Continue reading...

Mercy Breaks Ground on New Clinic in Downtown Rogers

Subscriber onlyROGERS — Mercy will regain a visible presence downtown later this year. Continue reading...

Job Openings Draw Many Applicants Despite Low Unemployment Rate

Subscriber onlyNorthwest Arkansas' unemployment rate fell to 5.6 percent in February, but a lot of people are still looking for jobs. Continue reading...

Mercy breaks ground on downtown Rogers clinic

Subscriber onlyMercy broke ground this morning on a new medical clinic in downtown Rogers. Continue reading...

Up To 19 Banks May Seek Funds From Former Arvest Head Smiley

Division Of Stock Options in Question

Subscriber onlyArvest Bank is asking Benton County Circuit Court to decide the fate of $551,755 in stock options it is holding for a former executive. Continue reading...

Speaker Says Northwest Arkansas Street Design Outdated And Needs Innovative Change

Expert Says Standards Outdated...

Subscriber onlyCities and their transportation systems are being designed using an outdated and economically unsustainable model, and Chuck Marohn said that needs to change. Continue reading...

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