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Rotary to host youth exchange event

posted: 02/01/2015 2:19 a.m. Discuss

Don Peters can't help himself. He gets emotional when remembering a dinner party that turned into a mini-international event.

Divorces

posted: 02/01/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

BENTON COUNTY

Rogers considers changing role of city attorney position

posted: 02/01/2015 1 a.m. Comment 1

The mayor wants the attorney with the most authority to handle city business to answer to him and not the voters.

Company hopes to build Arkansas' first wind farm near Springdale

posted: 02/01/2015 1 a.m. Comment 1

Plans to build Arkansas' first wind farm have sparked interest and excitement in town and across the state, though some wind power experts cautioned against overselling the project.

Overnight Lane Closings on I-49 Monday, Tuesday in Lowell

posted: 02/01/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

LOWELL -- Construction work at the West Monroe Avenue overpass on Interstate 49 in Lowell will require lane closings on the interstate this week, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department officials.

Records

posted: 02/01/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

Arrests

Benton County seeks new ambulance service

posted: 02/01/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

BENTONVILLE -- Benton County officials still are working to ensure ambulance service to all of the county's rural residents even after voters in November approved a property tax to help pay for it.

Public Meetings

posted: 02/01/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

Monday

Firefighter contracts in limbo, lawmaker says

posted: 02/01/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

Elm Springs is among several Arkansas cities that gets firefighting services through a contract with another city. Such contracts should be legal but might not be, according to a state representative and former Elm Springs City Council member.

Northwest Arkansas educators say music matters

posted: 02/01/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

Lee Kendall began playing the violin at about the same age as the fifth-graders who flooded Rogers High School's auditorium Tuesday to hear him and his peers demonstrate their musical talents.

Bump legislators' pay to $39,400, panel says

posted: 01/31/2015 3:02 a.m. Comments 11

Most Independent Citizens Commission members want to more than double state legislators' salaries.

Part of I-430/I-630 redo on verge of traffic

updated: 01/30/2015 11:24 p.m. Comment 1

Motorists in all likelihood will drive today on the first completed structures in the Interstate 430/Interstate 630 interchange in west Little Rock.

PB mayor: Fired chief to be paid $350,000

posted: 01/31/2015 2:56 a.m. Comment 1

PINE BLUFF -- Pine Bluff has agreed to pay a former police chief $350,000 to settle a federal lawsuit, Mayor Debe Hollingsworth said Friday afternoon.

Agency paper: Save if 8 lottery jobs cut

updated: 01/30/2015 11:27 p.m. Discuss

Eight employees at the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery could have their positions eliminated, reducing salaries by more than $400,000 a year, if the lottery becomes part of the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration, a department document states. The employees range from the department's spokesman to a postal courier.

Higher-ed board hires new leader from OBU

posted: 01/31/2015 2:40 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board on Friday hired an Arkadelphia man to take the helm of its corresponding agency.

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