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Alex Golden
May 25, 2022 - Politics

Winners of Arkansas' statewide primary races

Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Chris Jones
Republican Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Democrat Chris Jones. Photos: Getty Images

Republican Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Democrat Chris Jones will vie for governor in November.

  • Both won the nominations by a landslide Tuesday night, with Sanders winning over 83% of the vote against Francis "Doc" Washburn.
  • Jones won nearly 71% of the vote against Jay Martin, Supha Xayprasith-Mays, Anthony "Tony" Bland and James "Rus" Russell III, according to unofficial election results.
Worth Sparkman
May 25, 2022 - Business

Atento Capital wants to connect NWA and Tulsa economically

Illustration of a hanging bridge with the planks made of hundred dollar bills.
Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

A venture capital firm is looking to build an economic bridge between NWA and Tulsa.

What's happening: Atento Capital, based in Tulsa, is launching 412 Angels, an invite-only network to connect entrepreneurs, investors and would-be investors with early-stage startups.

Worth Sparkman
May 24, 2022 - Business

How the University of Arkansas' intellectual exports rank nationally

Data: Heartland Forward; Map: Simran Parwani/Axios

If the University of Arkansas was graded solely on its technology transfer, it would probably get "satisfactory" on its report card.

What's happening: Bentonville think tank Heartland Forward recently ranked 166 U.S. universities based on their ability to transfer technology developed on campus into the commercial world.

Alex Golden
May 23, 2022 - News

Bentonville Film Festival set for June events and more

Photo courtesy of Bentonville Film Festival

The Bentonville Film Festival is right around the corner, but the organization that hosts the festival is expanding its influence past the annual event.

What's happening: Bentonville Film Foundation became a nonprofit last year and has a year-round office.

  • It's gearing up to offer professional development to filmmakers, such as workshops on producing and legal contracts, Wendy Guerrero, president of the festival, told Axios.
Worth Sparkman
May 20, 2022 - News

A look at Arkansas' baby formula shortage crisis

Data: Datasembly; Chart: Baidi Wang/Axios

The baby formula shortage is leaving shelves bare and causing panic among families and caregivers.

  • The scarcity is largely because of supply chain challenges linked to the pandemic and product recalls.
Alex Golden
May 19, 2022 - News

NWACC has new options for nursing students

Illustration of a pattern of stethoscopes.
Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

A new track for nursing students at NorthWest Arkansas Community College's Washington County location will allow students to do most of their rotations on nights and weekends.

Alex Golden
May 17, 2022 - News

How Arkansas' abortion ban could affect lower-income residents

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Further abortion restrictions will disproportionately affect poorer Arkansans, data suggests and local experts say.

Alex Golden
May 11, 2022 - News

Fayetteville finishing phase one of arts corridor project The Ramble

Construction at the Fay Jones Woods is coming along. Photo: Alex Golden/Axios

Fayetteville is wrapping up the first phase of its cultural arts corridor project, The Ramble.

State of play: Phase one includes paved walkways, an intersection with the Razorback Greenway, and spaces for art installations or activities, like musical performances or yoga, throughout Fay Jones Woods.

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