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Ozarks at Large Stories

News and Culture Stories about Northwest Arkansas, the Arkansas River Valley and more from Ozarks at Large

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  • Unofficial results are in from yesterday's primary election, and lots of firsts have been nominated across the state for political office. For a full rundown and updated list of election results, visit the Secretary of State's website.
  • Hue To came to Fort Smith as a refugee following the Fall of Saigon. After more than 30 years as an American citizen—and some encouragement from her adult —she voted in her first primary election.
  • Between the late 1800s through the 1970s, thousands of towns deemed themselves sundown towns to drive out Black populations from living in them, including Springdale. Trey Carlisle and Todd Mack are the co-creators of the Black Legacy Project, and came to discuss the project’s goals and how the roundtable impacted community members.
  • The Equality Crew is conducting a LGBTQ+ Youth Needs Assessment Survey in partnership with UAMS College of Public Health in Little Rock. This first of its kind survey in Arkansas is seeking youth ages 12 to 18 residing in Benton and Washington Counties to participate.
  • Today is election in the Arkansas Preferential Primary Election, and we hear from a wide variety of citizens who voted early at the Washington County Courthouse in Fayetteville.
  • The Washington County Historical Society marked Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month with a cultural celebration and panel talk.
  • Oral historian Alex Primm has authored a new book titled “Ozark Voices: Oral Histories from the Heartland,” published by McFarland & Company. The book aims to inspire wider pursuit of oral history – by illustrating its method and value.
  • This weekend, Ashtyn Barbaree will release her first full-length album with a show at Fayetteville Public Library. To prepare for the release of "Better Luck Next Time," Ashtyn and bassist Nick Caffrey, pedal steel player Ty Dunn, and guitarist and pianist Jacob Campbell, recently came to the Firmin-Garner Performance Studio to talk about the album and to give us a preview.
  • In the right place, a comma can give clarity. Our Millitant Grammarian says misused puncuation can create confusion.
  • The Arkansas Court of Appeals decision ends a long-sought effort by electric utility companies in Arkansas to impose a surcharge on grid-tied solar power producers. The decision allows producers to continue to receive full retail credit for any excess electricity transmitted to their local utility grids, under contracts known as net-metering.