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Health insurance marketplace opens for 2018 enrollment in coming days

Subscriber onlyArkansans looking to buy their own health insurance policies can renew or apply for coverage starting this week. Continue reading...

Mercy breaks ground for new Springdale clinic

Subscriber onlyThe Shewmaker family of Northwest Arkansas donated $1.5 million toward construction of a 60,000-square-foot Mercy Northwest Arkansas clinic, hospital officials announced Thursday. Continue reading...

Most children of immigrants in Arkansas live in or near poverty, study finds

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- Children who are immigrants or have at least one immigrant parent are more likely to live in or near poverty in Arkansas than their counterparts in any other state, advocates said Tuesday, calling for policy changes to increase the group's access to education and work. Continue reading...

Survey: Northwest Arkansas sees less child poverty, more education and income

Subscriber onlyFewer Northwest Arkansans, especially children, are living in poverty, new census estimates show. Continue reading...

Creating, curiosity bring benefits to schooling and economy, experts say

Subscriber onlyROGERS -- Nurturing the ancient human drives to create and explore can improve Arkansas' economy and transform schooling for every age, educators and other experts said Monday. Continue reading...

Northwest Arkansas entrepreneurs win thousands in pitch competition

Subscriber onlyNorthwest Arkansas-based startup companies that hope to eliminate the need for loose change, make solar energy more accessible or offer other services won thousands of dollars in cash and services at a pitch competition Thursday evening. Continue reading...

Northwest Arkansas teachers can help guide kids through emotions and trauma, expert says

Subscriber onlyTrauma in kids' lives often shows itself in outbursts and other disruptions at school, but teachers can help them handle powerful emotions in healthier ways, a mental health expert told Springdale educators Wednesday. Continue reading...

Report finds strengths, persistent weaknesses in Northwest Arkansas economy

Subscriber onlyNorthwest Arkansans are creating jobs and businesses at a healthy clip and are more educated than in recent years, according to a University of Arkansas report released Tuesday. Continue reading...

Health care programs lapse, risking thousands' care but leaving time to renew

Subscriber onlyTwo federal programs that support the health care of thousands of low-income Northwest Arkansans expired this weekend, though Arkansas likely has a few months before it'll feel the full effects. Continue reading...

University hub, foundation add to Northwest Arkansas' entrepreneurship network

Subscriber onlyThe network of groups helping Northwest Arkansans turn their ideas into businesses is growing -- again. Continue reading...

State Police reviewing Northwest Arkansas troop

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas State Police is conducting an administrative review of the troop that patrols Northwest Arkansas following several incidents this year, a police spokesman confirmed. Continue reading...

Arkansas begins vaccinations as flu season nears

Subscriber onlyPublic influenza vaccination clinics have begun in Northwest Arkansas as the annual flu season nears. Continue reading...

Cash to start college funds for Marshallese kids in state

Subscriber onlyHundreds of Marshallese kids will get a kick-start to their college savings under a local program that launches next month and aims to get more Marshallese into higher education. Continue reading...

Program to boost college savings

Aim is 529 plans for Marshallese

Subscriber onlyHundreds of Marshallese kids will get a kickstart to their college savings under a local program that launches next month and aims to get more Marshallese into higher education. Continue reading...

Northwest Arkansas planners trim street project list getting federal money in 2018

Subscriber onlyRegional planners have narrowed the list of Northwest Arkansas street and trail projects they hope will get federal transportation money next year. Continue reading...