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Northwest Arkansas group steps up work against homelessness

Subscriber onlyNorthwest Arkansas groups working to end homelessness are cooperating and sharing information in new ways, which several advocates said should reduce the problem. Continue reading...

Springdale's Northwest to boost mental health care capacity

Subscriber onlyNorthwest Health will soon double its adult mental health care services for the region, the health system and other officials said this week. Continue reading...

Region could recycle much more, though material needs somewhere to go

Subscriber onlyNorthwest Arkansas throws away thousands of tons of recyclable materials a year by putting so many bottles, cans and cardboard boxes in trash cans instead of recycling bins, local officials say. Continue reading...

Rogers arts academy principal resigns for reasons unclear

Subscriber onlyOne of the state's highest-performing high schools lost its principal this week after her abrupt resignation. Continue reading...

Report dings Northwest Arkansas on ease of starting small businesses

Subscriber onlyNorthwest Arkansas in recent years repeatedly has landed top spots in rankings of the best, most affordable and fastest-growing places to live in the country. Continue reading...

Arkansas Children's CEO hopes to help tackle hunger, other needs

Subscriber onlyArkansas Children's Hospital will use its Springdale location to help improve children's health and safety before they ever need to come to the hospital, the organization's president and CEO said Friday. Continue reading...

Group says life after prison requires community

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Good intentions aren't enough to push someone's life in a new direction after prison, advocates and former inmates said Thursday. Continue reading...

Arkansas physicians prepare for medical marijuana; 6 willing to certify patients

Subscriber onlyMedical professionals across Arkansas are joining the state's budding medical marijuana business, though many health care providers remain ambivalent or are opposed to participating. Continue reading...

Health care professionals begin joining medical marijuana system

Subscriber onlyMedical professionals across Arkansas are joining the state's budding medical marijuana business, though many health care providers remain ambivalent or are opposed to participating. Continue reading...

Northwest Arkansas transit provider rebounds, looks toward growth

Subscriber onlyOzark Regional Transit will begin replacing its destroyed bus fleet by the end of the year, the service's director said Wednesday. Continue reading...

Regional groups boost land conservation efforts, stressing value to all

Subscriber onlyThe plan to save the region's most essential open and natural areas has helped bring hundreds of acres under public and nonprofit protection in the past two years, and it won't stop there, several experts and advocates said. Continue reading...

Bentonville compromise in Lake Bella Vista dam dispute draws support, questions

Subscriber onlyThe dispute over whether Lake Bella Vista should be restored to a free-flowing creek inched closer to a compromise Thursday, though different sides said they still have unresolved disagreements and questions. Continue reading...

Report finds Northwest Arkansas arts nonprofits draw millions of dollars

Subscriber onlyNorthwest Arkansas arts and culture groups draw hundreds of thousands of visitors and pump tens of millions of dollars into the region's economy, a survey released last week found. Continue reading...

Region's employers lead to increases across races

Subscriber onlyNorthwest Arkansas is home to more and more people of different skin colors, ethnic backgrounds and languages, the latest census data show. Continue reading...

Womack: Congress Republicans must learn basics, focus on incremental goals

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Congressional Republicans "haven't learned how to govern" and must get used to accepting only part of what each of them might want at a time, Arkansas Rep. Steve Womack told a bipartisan crowd Friday. Continue reading...