Christie Swanson

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Northwest Arkansas' apartment market remains hot

Beechwood Village only student complex opening this year

Subscriber onlyRyan Quattrocchi was confident he chose the right place to live for his sophomore year even though the apartments were under construction when he signed the lease last summer. He trusted Beechwood Village would be a good fit. Continue reading...

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Subscriber onlyTeri Hayden was named chief nursing officer of system clinics at Washington Regional in Fayetteville. Continue reading...

Former Arvest exec pleads guilty to bank fraud

Former Arvest exec admits to living above his means, forging dad’s signature

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- H. Dennis Smiley Jr. admitted to federal investigators he had been living beyond his means for at least the past decade, leading him to borrow more than $4 million from 20 banks. Continue reading...

Former Benton County Arvest banker pleads guilty to bank fraud

Subscriber onlyH. Dennis Smiley Jr., former head of Arvest Bank of Benton County, pleaded guilty to one count of bank fraud Tuesday in federal court. Sentencing will be at a later date. Continue reading...

Group fighting Marshallese cancer travels to Arkansas

Islanders travel to Arkansas to develop survivorship plan

Subscriber only The numbers are high for an island nation with a population of about 55,000. Continue reading...

5 state hubs to give leg up to foreigners

Aim is educating them on options

Subscriber onlyTwo nonprofit groups plan to open five resource centers in the state in the coming months to provide legal services, leadership development opportunities and civic integration support to the more than 138,000 foreigners in Arkansas. Continue reading...

Springdale immigration services center first of five to open in state

Site is one of five planned statewide

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- Two nonprofit groups plan to open five immigrant resource centers statewide within the next month to provide legal services, leadership development opportunities and civic integration support to the more than 138,000 immigrants in Arkansas. Continue reading...

Springdale Immigrant Resource Center celebration set for Tuesday

Community members are invited to a block party tonight to celebrate the opening of an Immigrant Resource Center at 1301 E. Robinson Ave., Suite B6 in Springdale. Continue reading...

Goodwill helps train, place area workers

Goodwill does even moregood in NWA communities

Subscriber onlyGoodwill Industries of Arkansas helped more than 2,200 people in Northwest Arkansas find jobs in its last fiscal year, the group's leader said recently. Continue reading...

Center focused on Marshallese health

NW Arkansas home to growing enclave of people from Pacific island nation

Subscriber onlyA newly opened center hopes to improve the health of the local Marshallese community, keep the changes going for generations with education and outreach, and share what it learns to help Pacific Islanders everywhere. Continue reading...

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