Elm Springs, AR

Legal experts explain NWA panhandler situation

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Local and state leaders discussed panhandling laws with an increase in Northwest Arkansas. Fayetteville city attorney Kit William explained that cities can't do much about panhandlers, especially after a Supreme Court decision in 2015, Reed v. Town of Gilbert, put panhandling as protected speech under the first amendment.
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NWA realtor: Housing market evening out

Real estate experts say they hot housing market is starting to cool down nationwide, but there's still high demand in Northwest Arkansas. Mick Broach with the Duley Group said sellers in NWA can still take advantage of the low inventory and housing availability. "The real estate market in NWA has...
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Preserving thousands of stories

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — The walls of the Children’s Safety Center in Springdale had to be preserved, somehow, during its recent move. They’re covered floor-to-ceiling with thousands of handprints from kids who’ve been helped by the center. A group of middle school students found a way to keep those handprints, and the memories behind them, […]

Happening in NWA: Roller City Adult Skate, play auditions

Here is a look at what is happening in Northwest Arkansas. Adults – your kids might be headed to a new grade, but you can now go old school. Tonight is Adult Skate Night at Roller City skating rink in Springdale. There are prizes, fun, and more. Plus, there are no kids allowed from 7-9 p.m. which means there’s no judgment from the kids and you can just roll on!
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Graduate Professional Student Congress to Host Graduate Social Mixer

To welcome new and returning graduate students, the Graduate Professional Student Congress will host a graduate student mixer from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, in the Gearhart Hall Graduate Student Lounge, room 206, directly after the end of TA Bootcamp. Goals of the Graduate Professional Student Congress are to increase...

Back to School Prep with Local Counselor

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Follow these tips to help ensure your kids have a safe, happy, and productive year. Many children get nervous about new situations, including changing to a new school, classroom, or teacher. If your child seems nervous, it can be helpful to rehearse heading into the new situation.

Dressing up Fayetteville's College Avenue

The city of Fayetteville is looking to upgrade part of College Avenue, giving it more curb and appeal. What's happening: Local officials showed the public plans for more trees and sidewalks — and maybe medians, too — for the roughly half-mile stretch between North and Sycamore streets, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports. The city is taking comments from the public through Aug. 23.Why it matters: An average of 28,000 vehicles travel through the area every day, according to the Arkansas Department of Transportation. That's more than 28% of the city's population, so traffic flow and speed control are important...

Accessible housing shortage in NWA

More housing is needed in Northwest Arkansas for individuals who have a criminal background and little to no credit history. Beaver Lake Fire Department halts efforts to raise …. Investigation continues after three-year-old child …. Alma business owners meet with Boozman. Campaign works to get kids off Fayetteville streets. Happy...
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Virtual Talk with Cookbook Author Stephanie Thompson Set for Aug. 25

Arkansas Folk and Traditional Arts will host an online book talk with Stephanie Bennett Thompson, who will share details and stories from her cookbook titled Down South: A Collection of Recipes From My Mother, from 1-2:15 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25. This event is free and open to the public, and registration is required.

Fayetteville to buy and demolish West End Apartments to help flooding

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The Fayetteville City Council approved a resolution to authorize the purchase of West End Apartments on Tuesday, with the intent to demolish them. This comes after the four units of West End Apartments have flooded three times in the last ten years. Most recently, residents had to move out in May 2022 after significant flooding damaged the property.

Marshall Islands in need of PPE donations amid COVID outbreak

SPRINGDALE, Ark. — The Marshallese community in Northwest Arkansas is asking for the public’s help after a COVID outbreak hit the Marshall Islands. The Marshall Islands had their borders locked down until last week, completely keeping COVID-19 out until then. Now, a week later, there are more than 3,000 cases and five people have died on the islands.