Dan Holtmeyer

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Health care bill would mean more money in some pockets, less in others

Subscriber onlyThe Republican health care bill working its way through Congress could make health insurance thousands of dollars more or less expensive each year for Northwest Arkansans of almost all ages, with older and lower-income people losing the most, a recent analysis shows. Continue reading...

Higher Hispanic suicide risk requires more education, changes, Northwest Arkansas group says

Subscriber onlyCultural understanding, bilingual counselors and more education about mental health all can help curb the heightened risk for attempted suicide among Hispanic children, particularly girls, several experts said Thursday. Continue reading...

Bentonville immigrants await word on deportation decision

FAYETTEVILLE -- Immigration officials Tuesday allowed a Bentonville pastor and her husband who overstayed their visas in 2001 but regularly checked in with authorities to stay in the country at least a little while longer. Continue reading...

Northwest Arkansas employers see good years ahead in new jobs, investment

Subscriber onlyNorthwest Arkansas employers are more optimistic than they've been in years, though finding enough people with the right skills remains a widespread concern, a new survey found. Continue reading...

Springdale legislators call for opening Medicaid to Marshallese kids

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- Thousands of Marshallese and other Pacific Islander children would become eligible for Medicaid with no cost to the state if a resolution filed Monday leads to a change in Arkansas policy, supporters say. Continue reading...

Life-skill program at Tyson to grow

Workers get help on English, GED

Subscriber onlyDawn and the start of her 12-hour shift at one of Tyson Foods' poultry plants were about two hours away when Irma Gonzalez peered through pink-rimmed glasses at several worksheets on English. Continue reading...

Children's dental health gets spotlight in Northwest Arkansas

Subscriber onlyMany parents don't know it's important to take care of their kids' baby teeth, dentists and health organizations said this week. Continue reading...

Cotton's proposed immigration limit clashes with region's economic growth

Subscriber onlyDave Sargent, a 77-year-old vegetable farmer near Prairie Grove, supports President Donald Trump and other Republicans' efforts to cut off illegal immigration. His voice rose when he said he wants the government to do more to prevent temporary agriculture workers from countries to the south from overstaying their visas. Continue reading...

Uncertainty on immigration enforcement looms in Northwest Arkansas

Subscriber onlyMayors, sheriffs and some immigrants in Northwest Arkansas are apprehensive about President Donald Trump's executive order expanding federal duties to local law enforcement. Continue reading...

Refugee arrivals resume for week, but rest of year uncertain

Subscriber onlyThe stream of passengers off an evening flight Friday looked like any other, towing baggage and drained. But an 8-year-old girl with her mother beamed as she jumped to her waiting father and his outstretched arms. There was no crying or shouting, only the big smiles, eyes shut tight, murmured greetings after a full day of flying. Continue reading...

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Susan Sullivan (from left) and Angie King of Fayetteville and Lee Ann Dedmon of Lowell share a laugh...

Susan Sullivan (from left) and Angie King of Fayetteville and Lee Ann Dedmon of Lowell share a laugh Wednesday during an evening h...

Published: June 26, 2016

Sunlight falls on clumps of rice cutgrass Wednesday in one of a handful of ponds in the Kessler Moun...

Sunlight falls on clumps of rice cutgrass Wednesday in one of a handful of ponds in the Kessler Mountain nature preserve in southw...

Published: April 11, 2016

Fayetteville residents at Monday evening's Ward 4 meeting applaud a resident's call for Alderman Joh...

Fayetteville residents at Monday evening's Ward 4 meeting applaud a resident's call for Alderman John La Tour to resign after a re...

Published: March 29, 2016

Ella Kraft, a 10-year-old 4-H member, tends to her Nubian goats at her grandmother’s house east of F...

Ella Kraft, a 10-year-old 4-H member, tends to her Nubian goats at her grandmother’s house east of Fayetteville on June 25 in prep...

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