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Quilcene, WA, United States

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Past articles by Clarissa:

Bentonville 11-year-old becomes published illustrator

2020 has been a rough year for a lot of people, but we want to remind you there's a lot of good happening in the world too. → Read More

Census deadline quickly approaching

You have until 11:59 Thursday night to be counted in the census. → Read More

Aaron Clarke challenges incumbent Mark Kruger for city council seat

Two people are vying for a city council seat in hopes of representing North Central Rogers. → Read More

Rogers PD to be trained on bias, de-escalating situations

ROGERS, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — The Rogers Police Department will now be trained on how to understand implicit bias and how to avoid it on the job. Not only will this training focus on targeting bias, but also how to effectively de-escalate potentially dangerous situations. This comes after the Rogers city council voted to accept a more […] → Read More

Springdale, Rogers Schools schedule virtual learning days

Thousands of kids in the Springdale School District will learn virtually for two days starting Friday. → Read More

Should schools go remote after Thanksgiving break?

As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, many are wondering if schools will return to in-person classes after the break, or if they'll go fully remote. → Read More

Lincoln voters will see new question on the ballot in November

LINCOLN, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — People living in Lincoln will have an extra question on their ballots in November; whether or not to approve a one percent sales tax. The tax will fund what the city’s mayor said are necessary expansions to its fire and police departments. Right now, the fire department only has one full-time […] → Read More

Local research center works to develop COVID-19 vaccine, treatment

Evolution Research Group is looking for participants for its trial. → Read More

Local political expert breaks down Wednesday’s vice presidential debate

He said what we saw on the debate stage Wednesday night was a more constructive showing than the somewhat chaotic exchange between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. → Read More

Northwest Arkansas Classical Academy moves to virtual learning after COVID-19 case

Kurz said having to send these students home for two weeks is a domino effect of having a small staff. → Read More

How available are flu shots during the pandemic?

ROGERS, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Here at KNWA/Fox 24, we’ve received a couple questions about the availability of flu shots during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Department of Health, there’s not any type of flu shot shortage. But, one health provider tells us it has definitely received less than in past years. Community Clinic’s CEO Judd […] → Read More

Transitional housing opens for women recovering from drug addiction

ROGERS, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Women overcoming addiction now have a place in Rogers to be surrounded by support. Friday was a special day for those in the Benton County Drug Court, marked with a ribbon cutting on a packed porch. But, behind the smiles and the hugs is an uncomfortable past. “I started using when I […] → Read More

COVID-19 cases rise in children, according to new studies

The Arkansas Department of Health reports kids make up for almost 13 percent of COVID-19 cases in the state. → Read More

Benton County hosts Q and A session for confused voters

Tuesday night all eyes were on the presidential debate as President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden went head to head on a number of issues, including absentee voting. → Read More

Local political analyst weighs in on Tuesday’s presidential debate

Tuesday's presidential debate grabbed a lot of people's attention, but did it earn the candidates any votes? → Read More

Local real estate market booms amidst COVID-19 pandemic

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) – It’s a trend that goes against the economic reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic… the housing market is hot right now in Arkansas. Home prices are going up and more people are looking for homes now than ever before. Arvest Bank’s newest skyline report shows a spike in demand for homes in […] → Read More

Possibility of COVID-19 spike after big weekend in Fayetteville

The annual Bikes Blues and BBQ rally being canceled didn't stop bikers from coming to town, and limited capacity at Razorback stadium didn't deter some football fans from coming to cheer on the Hogs. → Read More

Some pumpkin patches reopen, but with new guidelines

The owner of Ozark Corn Maze said before she could even open its doors, she had to submit a health plan to make sure it was safe for the public. → Read More

CARES committee approves millions for unemployment trust fund

Without approval from the committee an automatic stabilization tax increase would be triggered, which means increasing the tax that employers are paying per employee. → Read More

Bikers come to Fayetteville despite Bikes, Blues and BBQ being cancelled

Because of the extra traffic, police said they will be doing some extra patrols on Dickson St. → Read More