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Plan outlines landscaping, facade improvements at Willow Heights in Fayetteville

posted: 05/25/2018 1:08 a.m. Discuss

Improving the landscape with open spaces interacting more fluidly with the buildings would alleviate flooding and livability issues at a public housing complex, but cost estimates would come later, according to a presentation the Housing Authority board saw Thursday.

Fayetteville School Board approves new transportation director, preliminary budget

posted: 05/25/2018 1:07 a.m. Discuss

The School board approved the recommendation of John L Colbert, acting superintendent, at Thursday's meeting to name Mike McClure as the director of transportation effective July 1.

Incumbents keep wins in Benton County recount

posted: 05/25/2018 1:06 a.m. Discuss

A recount Thursday in two tight state House races in Benton County left the winners -- and incumbents -- in place.

Centerton officer reinstated and now on administrative leave

posted: 05/25/2018 1:05 a.m. Discuss

The city's two fired Police Department leaders were reinstated Thursday, but the pair were then immediately placed on administrative leave with pay.

Big wins mark west Arkansas races; incumbents fare well

posted: 05/25/2018 1:04 a.m. Discuss

Jason Massey said he wasn't surprised that he defeated his opponent so decisively in Tuesday's Republican primary for Logan County sheriff.

Ozark Regional Transit lets kids ride free for summer

posted: 05/25/2018 1:03 a.m. Discuss

Kids will be able to ride Ozark Regional Transit buses free of charge this summer on all fixed routes.

Bentonville commission fills vacant seat

posted: 05/25/2018 1:02 a.m. Discuss

Jordan Garner will fill the vacant Advertising and Promotions Commission's seat formerly held by Josh Morey.

Benton County Quorum Court sets March courthouse vote

posted: 05/25/2018 1:01 a.m. Discuss

Benton County's Quorum Court voted Thursday to set a March 12 special election on a 1/8 percent sales tax increase to pay for a new $30 million courts building.

Tax task force OKs broad study of overhaul ideas

posted: 05/25/2018 1:01 a.m. Discuss

The Legislature’s tax overhaul task force voted Wednesday to study a wide range of proposals to change the state’s individual income and corporate income tax laws.

DHS found in contempt over home-based care rule changes

posted: 05/25/2018 1:01 a.m. Discuss

A judge on Wednesday found the state Department of Human Services in contempt of court for violating his order that barred it from using an algorithm to award hours of home-based care to disabled Medicaid recipients.

Aging magnolias to be cut down

posted: 05/25/2018 1:01 a.m. Discuss

Visitors to Hot Springs National Park will soon notice chain saws being taken to a number of the Southern magnolia trees lining Bathhouse Row.


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Recounts confirm results in 2 close Arkansas House races; 1 candidate asks for another

posted: 05/24/2018 4:04 p.m. Discuss

A second recount has been called in one of two tight Arkansas statehouse races, after the first left both winners — and incumbents — in place while adding one vote to the slimmest margin, the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported Thursday.

Prosecutor asks judge to revoke probation for Arkansan sentenced in infant son's death

posted: 05/24/2018 1:54 p.m. Comment 1

An Arkansan given probation after admitting to recklessly causing the death of her 2-month-old son is now accused of failing to meet the conditions of her suspended sentence.






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