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Higher education costs discussed at forum at NWACC

BENTONVILLE -- A veteran lawmaker criticized Northwest Arkansas Community College's consideration of going into athletics during a forum held on the two-year college's campus. Continue reading...

Higher education costs discussed at forum at NWACC

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- A veteran lawmaker criticized Northwest Arkansas Community College's consideration of going into athletics during a forum held on the two-year college's campus. Continue reading...

Governor's plans draw praise from Northwest Arkansas legislators

FAYETTEVILLE -- Northwest Arkansas legislators gave bipartisan praise to the tax and health care proposals of newly elected Gov. Asa Hutchinson at a Friday afternoon forum hosted by the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce. Continue reading...

Judge tells Washington County Democrats state has too many prisoners

SPRINGDALE -- The solution to rising prison costs and overcrowded jails isn't to build more prisons, but to stop building them, a circuit judge told the Northwest Arkansas Senior Democrats on Tuesday. Continue reading...

Academic research data focus of bill

Legislative measure deals with disclosure of findings

Research data gathered by state colleges and universities would be exempt from disclosure under the state Freedom of Information Act until the project involved is finished if a new bill becomes law. Continue reading...

Douglas' Bill would exempt academic studies from FOI

Research data gathered by state colleges and universities would be exempt from disclosure under the state Freedom of Information Act until the project involved is finished if a new bill becomes law. Continue reading...

Hutchinson's Honeymoon So Far

Strange Peace At the Capitol

This legislative session is already weird and it's not a week old yet. Continue reading...

Northwest Arkansas issues await tax, budget decisions

Governor to put priority on implementing tax cuts

The governor's decision to seek approval of his tax cut plan at the legislative session's start has pushed regional issues to the back, Northwest Arkansas delegation members said Wednesday. Continue reading...

Hutchinson Roots Deep in Northwest Arkansas

GOP support is statewide for governor

The first Arkansas governor to be born and raised in Benton County takes his oath of office Tuesday. Continue reading...

Black Arkansans Come to NWA

A Few People Here Make Up a Lot of Folks

There are more black Arkansans living in Washington and Benton counties than there are people -- period -- living in Chicot County. There are at least 16 other Arkansas counties with fewer people living in them than Chicot. Continue reading...

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