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New Little Rock School District superintendent to begin transitional role in June

posted: 05/27/2016 10:30 a.m. Discuss

Bentonville Superintendent Michael Poore will begin working for the Little Rock School District in a transitional role on June 13, nearly three weeks before assuming superintendent duties, a spokesman for the district said Friday.

Swimming pools set to open in Northwest Arkansas

posted: 05/27/2016 1:11 a.m. Discuss

The summer season will kick off with a splashing good time as public swimming pools open across Northwest Arkansas this Memorial Day weekend.

Homeland Security searches Northwest Arkansas residences

posted: 05/27/2016 1:10 a.m. Discuss

Department of Homeland Security agents served multiple search warrants across Northwest Arkansas early Thursday morning, authorities said.

New Benton County sheriff details changes

posted: 05/27/2016 1:09 a.m. Discuss

New sheriff Meyer Gilbert briefed Benton County's justices of the peace Thursday on his first month in office.

Bentonville district to get visit from state auditors

posted: 05/27/2016 1:08 a.m. Discuss

Two state auditors will visit the School District next week, the result of a legislative panel's directive to begin randomly checking districts that contract with private firms to do their audits.

Businesses express interest in renewable power, lawmakers told

posted: 05/27/2016 1:07 a.m. Discuss

The Legislature could improve the state's business climate by allowing businesses generating electricity with solar panels and other renewable energy sources to sell more of it to utilities, lawmakers were told Thursday.

Leave policy proposals generate more debate for Fayetteville School Board

posted: 05/27/2016 1:05 a.m. Discuss

School Board members saw new options to consider for changing the district's leave policy, a proposal that generated more heated discussion Thursday night because it reduces the number of personal days for teachers.

Springdale girl, 3, is run over, dies

posted: 05/27/2016 1:04 a.m. Discuss

A 3-year-old girl died Tuesday after an SUV backed over her as it pulled out of the driveway of a Springdale home, police said.

Bentonville A&P Commission considers standard pay raises

posted: 05/27/2016 1:03 a.m. Discuss

The Advertising and Promotions Commission is considering adding a cost-of-living allowance to its salary policy for Visit Bentonville employees.

Board OKs jumps in schools’ tuitions

posted: 05/27/2016 1:02 a.m. Discuss

The University of Arkansas System board approved tuition and fee rates for all of its schools Thursday.

Institute's renaming to honor Anderson

posted: 05/27/2016 1:01 a.m. Discuss

The Institute on Race and Ethnicity at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock will be named after its outgoing chancellor.

Public meetings

posted: 05/27/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

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posted: 05/27/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

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PHOTO: Bear spotted in Fayetteville yard

posted: 05/26/2016 11:53 a.m. Comments 2

A bear was spotted in a Fayetteville backyard on West Old Farmington Road and got into a squirrel-proof — but "not bear proof" — bird feeder, Jeff Hawkins, who submitted a photo he took of the bear, said in an email.

Bentonville, Rogers schools receive state funds

posted: 05/26/2016 1:06 a.m. Discuss

The Commission for Arkansas Public School Academic Facilities and Transportation voted Wednesday to provide $44.5 million for 49 approved school construction, replacement and system repair projects across the state.

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