Christie Swanson

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Auto travel stuck in gear in state’s NW

Bus, bike, rail alternatives limited, with further infrastructure costly to build

Subscriber onlyThe automobile is still king of the road in Northwest Arkansas, rolling through the vast majority of state and federal money dedicated to transportation improvements. Continue reading...

Fayetteville's Washington Regional breaks ground on medical building

Four-story office set to open early next year

Subscriber onlyWashington Regional Medical Center will soon have nearly $86 million in construction projects underway after the system's leaders broke ground on a medical plaza Thursday. Continue reading...

Express closings leaving Gentry, Decatur and Gravette without grocery stores

Subscriber onlyWal-Mart's plan to close all its Express stores means three Benton County towns will no longer have a grocery store. The mayors are concerned about the impact on customers and on city budgets. Continue reading...

Investors buy Arkansas Mall for $39.5M

Three New York-based investment groups have bought the Northwest Arkansas Mall for $39.5 million. Continue reading...

Motel destroyed by fire to become apartment complex

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Mark Zweig hopes to turn the shuttered Twin Arch Motel into 14 upscale apartments by the end of the year. Continue reading...

Options studied for easing traffic

Signals, access considered

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE — Experts say the timing of signals and restrictions on road access can be inexpensive solutions to Northwest Arkansas’ traffic woes. Continue reading...

NW road projects anticipate growth

Bypasses to help decrease congestion around Springdale, Bella Vista

Subscriber onlyTim Conklin experiences all the road projects in Northwest Arkansas without getting in his car. Maps illustrating work underway or in development paper the walls of his Springdale office at the Northwest Arkansas Regional Planning Commission. Continue reading...

NW Arkansas tackling accident rates

Crashes up, but fatalities down thanks to safety barriers along interstate

Subscriber onlyArkansas State Police troopers were sent to 832 interstate wrecks in 2014 in Benton and Washington counties, averaging more than two a day, according to a review of state police accident reports. Continue reading...

Northwest Arkansas construction adds to I-49 wrecks

Interstate drivers crashed 832 times last year

Subscriber onlyInterstate 49 drivers recognize the blue flashing lights of the Arkansas State Police cars. Troopers were sent to 832 interstate wrecks last year in Benton and Washington counties, averaging more than two a day, according to a review of state police accident reports. Continue reading...

Flooding recedes from War Eagle Mill

Damage to the first floor, where water rose more than 6 feet, said to be minimal

Subscriber onlyWater topped 6 feet inside the War Eagle Mill on Monday as the creek rose and coursed through the building. Continue reading...

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