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Chad Mira


Fayetteville, AR, United States

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Past articles by Chad:

Doing Good: More people turning to Dress for Success NWA

ROGERS, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — More and more people looking to land their next job are turning to Dress for Success NWA. Skimming the racks at Dress for Success feels like a personalized shopping experience. But this is not your typical clothing store. “They can do so much more than just come in and get the […] → Read More

Doing Good: 5th graders raise money to buy K9 bulletproof vest

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — A group of fifth graders is helping make sure all Bella Vista Police Department officers have bulletproof vests, even the ones with four legs. One of K9 officer Rip’s latest assignments: meeting the fifth graders at Old High Middle. “I think that he’s super cute and what impresses me that he […] → Read More

Sexual violence rising in K-12 schools nationwide

A new CDC survey says 18% of high school girls experienced sexual violence in 2021. → Read More

Doing Good: Habitat for Humanity of Washington County breaks ground on newest home

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Habitat for Humanity of Washington County breaks ground on its newest house. For Lindsey Peterson, it has been a lot of hard work. “I’ve been, over the past year or so, working on my sweat equity hours volunteering at the habitat for humanity restore and also working on nancy’s home,” she […] → Read More

Doing Good: Rising prices felt by Helping Hands NWA

Bentonville, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — A Northwest Arkansas non-profit says people are coming in for help with higher bills this year. By shopping at Helping Hands NWA, you are buying more than a new wardrobe. “Rent, utilities, medical expenses, prescriptions,” Executive Director Bill Crawford said. All of the money you spend provides assistance for people in […] → Read More

Doing Good: Big Brothers Big Sisters NWA is finding perfect matches

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Children are finding life-long friendships and mentors in Northwest Arkansas thanks to Big Brothers Big Sisters of NWA. As Atticus Sorrells scales a wall at Climb Bentonville, his big brother Travis McCloskey keeps a close eye. “Just be able to have fun and tell jokes,” Sorrells said about having fun with […] → Read More

Doing Good: Light House Solutions helps connect people with community resources

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Thousands of people are getting connected with important resources thanks to Light House Solutions. Stacy Harper, Light House Solutions executive director, says Northwest Arkansas has a lot to give. “We are resource-rich but a lot of our people don’t know how to get to those resources,” she said. So Light House […] → Read More

Center faces probation after repeated complaints

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — A Northwest Arkansas residential treatment facility faces probation for continued licensing complaints. Perimeter Healthcare operates three of these facilities in Arkansas including one in Forrest City and one in the Ozarks. The Forrest City location was issued a letter of reprimand in May 2022 by the Arkansas Child Welfare Agency Review […] → Read More

Doing Good: New Beginnings sees success in first year

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Dozens of homeless men and women are on the path to a stable, independent life thanks to new beginnings. Rodney Christian has been fighting for years to get to this point in his life. “I’ll tell you what man, it’s been a rocky road but then again it has its smooth […] → Read More

Doing Good: Young Life NWA helps kids form community

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — A local organization is giving kids a community to connect with. It is tough being a kid. “This generation of kids is the most anxious, the most stressed… The loneliest generation that’s ever been documented,” Young Life NWA Assoc. Regional Director Robyn Stutts said. It is especially tough for kids facing […] → Read More

Arkansas women witness Sanders swore in as first female governor

Young girls lined up early outside the capitol steps in Little Rock on Jan. 10 to witness history. → Read More

Doing Good: Samaritan Community Center feeding thousands of kids every weekend

ROGERS, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Every week a group of dedicated volunteers gets together to make sure kids in our area don’t go hungry. It’s a well-oiled assembly line here at Samaritan Community Center. “This afternoon, they’re doing what is called snack packs,” Snack Packs for Kids program coordinator Bryan Armlovich said. It needs to be […] → Read More

Doing Good: Supporting women through shopping at Beautiful Lives Boutique

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — A little retail therapy can help women throughout the community. Sifting through the racks here at Beautiful Lives Boutique is a special experience. “Our overall goal is to bring dignity to women, to lift women and mend community. We are all about helping women feel better after they’ve been here than […] → Read More

Doing Good: Wellness Champions help create healthy work environment

Doctors are volunteering to help create healthier work environments. → Read More

Doing Good: Children’s Safety Center gives kid’s a Merry Christmas

Children who have suffered serious trauma will hopefully still have a merry Christmas this year thanks to The Children’s Safety Center of Washington County and the community’s support. → Read More

Doing Good: Humane Society of the Ozarks seeing effects of higher costs

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — With budgets on a tight leash, The Humane Society of the Ozarks is seeing more pets surrendered. “People are surrendering their animals at an alarming rate. I’d say we are at a crisis right now in the animal rescue world,” HSO Executive Director Chase Jackson said. That crisis is filling up […] → Read More

Doing Good: Apple Seeds raising money for Giving Tuesday

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Apple Seeds hopes you will help them grow and donate fresh produce to food-insecure kids this Giving Tuesday. This small farm in Fayetteville grows more than just fresh produce. “We’re on a mission to inspire healthy living through garden-based education,” Apple Seeds Development Director Jordan Lanning said. It is nourishing people […] → Read More

Doing Good: Hundreds of new families turn to food pantry last month

ROGERS, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — People who have never used a food pantry before are now turning to the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank for help. A week before Thanksgiving, grocery stores are packed. But Feed Rogers is busy all year round. “I just come in here to get a little help with the food because I […] → Read More

New poll shows a swing in opinion on legalizing marijuana

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — With early voting starting Monday, one of the state’s most debated ballot measures is tightening in the polls. Talk Business and Politics’ Roby Brock released the latest TB&P/Hendrix poll numbers during Capitol View on Sunday morning with 50.5% for the legalization of recreational marijuana and 43% against. Just one month ago, […] → Read More

Doing Good: Veterans find healing through fly fishing

Project Healing Waters is helping with the physical and emotional rehab of disabled veterans, and it is able to do it with an extremely popular hobby. → Read More