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Experts offer advice on building NW transit system

Subscriber onlyCreating a useful, popular transit system in Northwest Arkansas will take patience and the joint efforts of the businesses, schools and community groups that stand to benefit, outside experts told residents and local officials last week. Continue reading...

Census change sparks undercount fears, with dollars and representation on line

Past U.S. Census Bureau surveys likely missed hundreds, perhaps thousands of minority Northwest Arkansas residents, according to the bureau and local research. Some researchers said an added question on citizenship to the 2020 census could push the missing number higher. Continue reading...

Usable transit system takes time, wide-ranging cooperation, experts say

ROGERS -- Creating a useful, popular transit system in Northwest Arkansas will take patience and the joined efforts of the businesses, schools and community groups that stand to benefit, two outside experts told local residents and officials this week. Continue reading...

Northwest Health joins Mayo Clinic Care Network

Northwest Health has joined the Mayo Clinic Care Network, a move hospital officials said will connect Northwest patients to specialists at the country's highest-rated hospital system at no extra cost. Continue reading...

Candidates for Arkansas governor, Supreme Court races swing by Rogers

Jan Morgan, challenger to Gov. Asa Hutchinson in the Republican primary next month, again called for a debate with the governor and criticized Hutchinson Tuesday for expanding state government in ways she said were against the party's values. Continue reading...

Biomedical student program launches

Several biomedical engineering students at the University of Arkansas and local health care providers have joined to try to solve everyday problems for providers and their patients. Continue reading...

Wanted: Minority teachers

Teachers lag student diversity, prompting recruitment and training push

Public school teachers in Northwest Arkansas are overwhelmingly white and non-Hispanic, pushing some school districts to reach out to applicants with Hispanic, Pacific Islander and other backgrounds. Continue reading...

Springdale district hires social workers with plans for one in each school

The School District's first licensed social workers will begin working in the next several weeks, its deputy superintendent said Tuesday. Continue reading...

NW Arkansas ranks high in livability, but Little Rock falls

Subscriber onlyNorthwest Arkansas ranks among the country's top five metropolitan areas to live in for the third year in a row while the Little Rock metro area dropped 27 spots from a year ago, according to U.S. News and World Report. Continue reading...

Northwest Arkansas ranks fifth best place to live in country, report finds

Subscriber onlyNorthwest Arkansas has ranked among the country's top five metropolitan areas to live in for the third year in a row, according to U.S. News & World Report. Continue reading...

Northwest Arkansas homelessness group seeks director to be 'gasoline on the fire'

SPRINGDALE -- The regional organization working to address homelessness is looking for a full-time director after relying for years on volunteer leadership. Continue reading...

National Institutes of Health director touts research potential during visit

Subscriber onlyThe director of the federal National Institutes of Health lauded science's potential and said biomedical research is making progress against some of humanity's gravest and rarest diseases during his visit to Northwest Arkansas on Tuesday. Continue reading...

NW county seeks crisis-unit home

UAMS campus best site, attorney says, but school disagrees

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- A mental health crisis stabilization unit in Northwest Arkansas will likely open on the Fayetteville campus of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences even if campus leaders don't want it, Washington County's attorney said last week. Continue reading...

County attorney says regional mental health crisis unit likely to be in Fayetteville

Subscriber onlyA mental health crisis stabilization unit in Northwest Arkansas will likely open on the Fayetteville campus of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences even if campus leaders don't want it, Washington County's attorney said last week. Continue reading...

University panel explores immigration causes, perceptions in Fayetteville

Subscriber onlyUnderstanding immigration and dealing humanely with a huge number of people on the move around the world requires a different, wider perspective, several University of Arkansas panelists said Tuesday. Continue reading...

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