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Nkiruka Azuka


Fayetteville, AR, United States

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Past articles by Nkiruka:

Local organization addressing racial disparities

A local group is working to fix racial disparities in areas like the economy and policing. → Read More

There’s still time to fill out the U.S. Census

You still have time to fill out the U.S. Census. It's an important survey that determines a lot of what goes on in a community. → Read More

Child abuse cases increase as students return to classroom

LITTLE FLOCK, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Child abuse reporting has gone up over the past few weeks as students start the school year. Staff at the Children’s Advocacy Center of Benton County said child abuse reporting went down after students started learning from home in March. But with school starting in August, they’re staying busy with […] → Read More

Practicing water safety this Labor Day Weekend

As we go into Labor Day Weekend, many families may be enjoying some time on the water. Whether you'll be spending time in a pool or lake, it's important to make sure water safety guidelines are followed to keep everyone safe. → Read More

‘Struggling well’ to help those hit hardest by Hurricane Laura

Dozens of Northwest Arkansas volunteers made their way to help those hit hardest by Hurricane Laura. → Read More

Big changes to the 14th annual Walmart NW Arkansas Tournament

The Walmart NW Arkansas Tournament kicks off Friday (August 28) and like many other events, it won't look the same as it has in the past. → Read More

Adjusting to a new school year

Teachers and students in Northwest Arkansas are adjusting to in class learning during this pandemic. → Read More

New school year brings new bus policies in Fayetteville

Just a few days left before kids head back to the classroom, and how students get there is an issue being discussed by local districts. → Read More

Big changes for little learners in Fort Smith

For the first time, parents will not be able to walk their kindergartners in for their first day at many schools, including Cook Elementary in Fort Smith. That's only one of the differences taking place to protect students and staff. → Read More

New lunch rules in Springdale schools

Northwest Arkansas families are getting ready for the first day in the classroom and schools have been preparing for them for months. → Read More

Protest leader Bush ousts 20-year US Rep. Clay in Missouri primary

Cori Bush, a onetime homeless woman who led protests following a white police officer's fatal shooting of a Black 18-year-old in Ferguson, ousted longtime Rep. William Lacy Clay Tuesday in Missouri's Democratic primary, ending a political dynasty that has spanned more than a half-century. → Read More

What is Juneteenth?

Juneteenth marks a milestone in the abolishment of slavery in the United States. → Read More

University of Arkansas prepares to welcome faculty and students to campus

On Monday (June 15) some University of Arkansas faculty will start coming back to campus. → Read More

Peaceful protests in Fayetteville for George Floyd

Protests continue across the country demanding justice for George Floyd, the unarmed black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis, Minnesota. → Read More

Bar owners waiting to open doors despite getting the green light

Tuesday (May 26) is the first day bars can open in Arkansas. → Read More

Cities awaiting governor’s teams sports announcement

On Thursday (May 21), Governor Asa Hutchinson is expected to make an announcement on team sports in the state. → Read More

Local mom helps fellow COVID-19 patients

The coronavirus pandemic has touched the lives of thousands of people in the state. A Northwest Arkansas mom decided after surviving the virus, it was important to do her part to help others in the same situation. → Read More

Northwest Arkansas family proves stroke can happen at any age

The risk of a stroke typically increases as we get older. But one Northwest Arkansas family proves it can happen at any age. → Read More

Businesses slowly opening after green light from governor

Even though all dentists got the green light to start operating on Monday (May 11), some have decided they're going to wait a little longer before opening up. But Dr. Kenton Ross of Ross Dental in Fayetteville said his practice is taking a slow approach to gaining a new normalcy. → Read More

Local family lifting spirits with song

During this time of quarantine, Northwest Arkansas families have been working to keep spirits up in unique ways. Esther Atkinson decided to use her gift of singing to bless others. → Read More