Igniting Springdale

Jun 18, 2014

  The Springdale Chamber of Commerce went public yesterday with a grand plan intended to spur job growth.

Combatting Learning Loss

Jun 16, 2014

Students begin to lose gains made throughout the academic year almost as soon as the final bell rings for summer vacation. An open forum tomorrow at the Jones Center in Springdale will address opportunities to keep students' minds active during out of school times. Many organizations will be involved, including the Arkansas Out of School Network.

Children's House in Springdale is designed to help some of the youngest victims of abuse and neglect in northwest Arkansas.

The Arkansas gross domestic product grew in 2013, particularly in some unexpected sectors. With one of the architects of the Arkansas Private Option defeated in a primary runoff this week, the future of the Medicaid expansion is in doubt, but Governor Mike Beebe is undeterred. Plus, this weekend marks the 149th anniversary of the end of slavery in the U.S., and the 17th annual NWA Juneteenth Celebration will mark the occasion in Springdale.

A study released yesterday by Oxfam International suggests that many workers in Arkansas would benefit from a raise in the federal minimum wage. A matching grant from the Walton Family Foundation will soon result in a mountain bike trail in Springdale, and Fayetteville joins the Arkansas Downtown Network.