Worth Sparkman
17 hours ago - Politics

Defense takes turn in federal transgender youth trial in Arkansas

Illustration of columns in the colors of the transgender pride flag.

Illustration: Maura Losch/Axios

A trial to decide the fate of Arkansas' 2021 law banning gender-affirming medical care for minors resumed Monday.

  • At issue is whether to uphold or permanently block a law Gov. Asa Hutchinson refused to sign.
Worth Sparkman
17 hours ago - News

Clintons elevate women's voices at Arkansas summit

Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton accept an award.

Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton accept an award during Variety's Power of Women on Sept. 28. Photo: Frazer Harrison/Variety via Getty Images

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and vice chair of the Clinton Foundation Chelsea Clinton are hosting a "Women's Voices Summit" in Little Rock on Friday.

What's happening: Organizers say conversations at the full-day event will explore women's equality by addressing the maternal health crisis and reproductive rights, the power of young women voters, and the rights of Iranian women and girls.

Where to see lights in NWA this season

If you like lights, you have to head to the downtown Bentonville square. Photo: Alex Golden/Axios

Northwest Arkansas has those who want to get into the holiday spirit covered.

What's happening: You have about a month to enjoy whimsical lights and other seasonal decor.

Alex Golden
Nov 28, 2022 - Politics

Runoffs are coming in NWA

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Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Most local and state elections were decided after the Nov. 8 midterms, but voters still have some decisions to make.

What's happening: Early voting for runoff elections starts Tuesday, Nov. 29. Election Day is Dec. 6.

Your post-Thanksgiving weekend plans

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Illustration: Maura Losch/Axios

The holidays are in full swing in Northwest Arkansas.

Here are some ways to celebrate this weekend:

Worth Sparkman
Nov 23, 2022 - Politics

Before inauguration, Sarah Huckabee Sanders planning for 2026 bid

Gov.-elect Sarah Huckabee Sanders gives her acceptance speech.

Gov.-elect Sarah Huckabee Sanders gives her acceptance speech. Photo: Worth Sparkman/Axios

Even as her team is busy planning an inauguration ball, Gov.-elect Sarah Huckabee Sanders has her eye on re-election.

Driving the news: This week the Sanders administration announced an agenda for her inauguration festivities Jan. 7 and 10, 2023 and appointed her chief of staff, and the campaign named a senior adviser for a 2026 bid.

4 NWA restaurants serving Thanksgiving feasts

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Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

These NWA restaurants are either open for Thanksgiving dinner or offering to-go meals so you can enjoy the holiday at home without all the prep work.

  • Pro tip: If you're leaning toward the dine-in options, consider making reservations ASAP.
Worth Sparkman
Nov 21, 2022 - Business

Northwest Arkansas outdoor startups get leg up from GORP

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Illustration: Maura Losch/Axios

Seven entrepreneurs graduated from University of Arkansas' Greenhouse Outdoor Recreation Program (GORP) business incubator last Thursday.

What happened: About 60 people gathered at The Collaborative, the University of Arkansas' campus in Bentonville, to see presentations from the founder-graduates and, in some cases, check out prototype products.

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