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Kayla Davis


Fayetteville, AR, United States

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Past articles by Kayla:

11 books are off Siloam Springs Public Library shelves

Currently, kids cannot check out 11 books from the Siloam Springs Public Library. → Read More

Lincoln four-day school week proposal, parent concerns

LINCOLN, Ark (KNWAK/KFTA) — The Lincoln Consolidated School District will meet with parents again on March 7 at 6 p.m. in the administration building to discuss its four-day school week proposal. If approved, the four-day school week would go into effect for Lincoln schools next school year, which is causing parents to worry about finding childcare on the extra day […] → Read More

Bentonville seeks input in plan to use HUD grant funds

On Monday, March 6 the City of Bentonville is hosting a public input meeting to craft its plan to tackle homelessness and housing needs for low-income families. → Read More

War Eagle Cavern expansion leads to historic discovery

ROGERS, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — An expansion project at War Eagle Cavern on Beaver Lake has led to a piece of history being discovered. KNWA/FOX24 travelled inside parts of the cave that up until recently, have been inaccessible for thousands of years. It took War Eagle Cavern General Manager, Guy Schiavone, and his team two months […] → Read More

Kids’ mental health declines, event benefits free help

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Across the nation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said nearly one-third of kids experience poor mental health. Happening March 2 at 6 p.m., you can do something to help make sure kids have access to resources in Northwest Arkansas. Local youth foundation, Community Service Inc., is hosting its first […] → Read More

How changes to school choice may impact rural districts

When it comes to Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ LEARNS plan for the future of Arkansas education, the proposed changes to school choice have some worried it’ll would take away funding from the state’s more rural schools. → Read More

Plan to combat Bentonville’s lack of affordable housing

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — After a year of development, the city of Bentonville has a new approach to combat its lack of affordable housing. The Housing Affordability Work Group’s plan was approved by the city council in a seven to one vote. The work group started by breaking down what ‘affordable’ really means for folks, […] → Read More

Allergies increasing food insecurity, how you can help

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — There are only a few days left to donate to a local drive collecting allergy-friendly food. Haas Hall Academy student, Hemali Gauri, is allergic to garlic and eggs. Over the years, she said she’s noticed the lack of food allergy awareness within her community, and is passionate about educating more people […] → Read More

Big Brothers Big Sisters need mentors as waitlist grows

The non-profit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Arkansas is in its final hours of its search for folks to mentor kids through the 50 Men in 50 Days Challenge. → Read More

UA Divine Nine students continue making Black history

Many future leaders are created at the University of Arkansas each year. On campus, there are organizations that specifically work to inspire Black students to make a difference in their communities while in school and after graduation. → Read More

Give Kids a Miracle Telethon Ambassador Camden Tucker

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — KNWA/FOX24 is hosting the eighth annual Give Kids a Miracle Telethon for Arkansas Children’s Northwest Hospital. The money raised by the telethon will help give sick kids a fighting chance at life by bringing in expert pediatric doctors to Northwest Arkansas. One of the telethon’s ambassadors is Camden Tucker. ACNW’s care […] → Read More

Bentonville Schools may change punishments for drug use

Bentonville Schools’ Board of Education is expected to vote on how the district punishes student drug use at its Feb. 21 meeting. → Read More

Bentonville Schools may change punishments for drug use

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Bentonville Schools’ Board of Education is expected to vote on how the district punishes student drug use at its February 21 meeting at 5:30 p.m. At Bentonville Schools, the number of expulsions for kids using, selling, and sharing drugs has increased from 42 in 2018 to 115 in the last school […] → Read More

SROs will start patrolling elementary schools in Lowell

Resource officers will patrol the halls of two Lowell elementary schools next school year, making them the first school resource officers to be assigned to an elementary school within the Rogers school district. → Read More

‘Arkansas LEARNS’ promises $500 for kids’ reading help

As a push for kids to get more reading help outside of school, Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ education reform plan would offer $500 to kindergarten through third grade students who can’t read at grade level. → Read More

Bentonville school board considers changing bus routes

The Bentonville Schools Board of Education is weighing the decision whether to revise its bus stops as a way to combat the nationwide driver shortage. → Read More

NWA Women’s Shelter sees uptick in those escaping abuse

In 2022, the number of crisis calls to the Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter rose to nearly 2,000, and the number of nights the nonprofit opened its doors to those escaping abuse increased by 11%. → Read More

Wages are rising, but do they keep up with inflation?

A National Employment Report done by the ADP Research Institute is finding Arkansas wages rose 7% in the last year. → Read More

UAMS aims to improve Marshallese infant mortality rates

The University of Arkansas Medical Sciences is launching new programs that are focused on the Marshallese community and aim to help reduce the population’s high infant mortality rate. → Read More

Fort Smith school board seeks parent input on rezoning

Fort Smith Public Schools is asking Barling parents for input on the future of their kids’ education. → Read More