Ozarks At Large

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The Arkansas Department of Commerce is awarding a $1.9 million grant to the city of Ozark in partnership with Pinnacle Telecom to deploy fiber to homes. The goal of the Arkansas Rural Connect program is to provide high speed broadband to rural communities.

A couple of weeks ago, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development released more than $430,000 in CARES Act Funding to the City of Fayetteville's Community Resources Division. About $238,000 will go toward the city's rent and utility bill assistance program to help residents make ends meet during the pandemic. The rest of the funding has been distributed to seven local nonprofit organizations that also provide services to those in need.

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Opinions on the use of face coverings continue to evolve since a COVID-19 pandemic was declared. Two experts with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences reveal which masks are best to wear, how to use them and what protections face coverings offer.  

Nearly a dozen artists created nine murals this summer in Fayetteville during the city's inaugural Sprayetteville Street Art Festival adding more public art to Northwest Arkansas's landscape.

Courtesy / Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

From the Reflections in Black archives, we continue our series of suggested readings for anti-racist education with selections from James Baldwin's The Fire Next Time.