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[6 Jun 2013 | 25 Comments | 9,477 views]
Why Wal-Mart’s ‘buy American’ initiative could be significant

KATV-7 — the ABC affiliate in Little Rock — reported today that Bentonville-based Walmart Stores Inc. has pledged to buy $50 billion in goods made or grown in America over the next 10. Wal-Mart also plans to train and provide jobs to 100,000 recently-discharged veterans over the next five years.
Here’s the odd thing — Reuters reported Walmart made those announcements back in January. So, the question must be asked — is KATV just six months behind in its news coverage?
Absolutely not. In fact, one could argue that there can’t be …

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[29 May 2013 | 5 Comments | 10,412 views]
Your credit history and tightening lending standards

Just a few short years ago, getting a loan for everything from homes to cars was a comparatively easy process. That’s changed a bit and especially when it comes to mortgages, hasn’t it?
So, what happened? The subprime lending market died a sudden death in 2007 due to high default rates leading to foreclosures and financial chaos. Banks responded by tightening lending standards on most consumer loans.
The impact of those new measures — some taken by the industry and some put in place by government regulations — is that a high …

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[28 May 2013 | One Comment | 4,099 views]
Wal-Mart pleads guilty in hazardous waste case

Wal-Mart Stores, on Tuesday, issued a news release stating the Bentonville-based retailer had entered into agreements related to investigations into hazardous waste dumping. The release, however, is rather vague on why an agreement was necessary or what wrongdoing the retailer engaged in that led to a series of federal investigations.
“Walmart has entered into plea agreements with the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices in the Northern and Central Districts of California, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Missouri regarding misdemeanor violations of certain environmental laws, and has signed an administrative …

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[19 Dec 2011 | One Comment | 2,660 views]
Mozambique and BENTONVILLE?!?!?!

We’ve all heard tons about Crystal Bridges and the beauty and economic value it brings to Northwest Arkansas (and the entire state)
It seems that Travel & Leisure, major travel magazine, thinks that Crystal Bridges is one of the Hottest Travel Destinations of 2012. Yep, that’s right: Bentonville, Arkansas, which is normally associated with business folks coming and going, is being named one of the Hottest Travel Destinations for the next year. That’s for the entire world.
It’s important to note that not only did Bentonville make the list, but it’s the …

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[30 Nov 2011 | No Comment | 3,183 views]
Crystal Bridges

Art: (noun)  The expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture
The new Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is now open!  It’s been a long awaited and much anticipated opening in Northwest Arkansas.  The museum sits in a ravine just northeast of Bentonville’s popular Downtown Square.  Years of work has gone into the museum and grounds, and let me just say they have done a phenomenal job!!
The architecture, the construction, the displays, the art, the grounds, the trails – …

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[5 Jul 2011 | 3 Comments | 2,000 views]
Happy 4th of July!!

What a spectacular fireworks display last night in downtown Bentonville!!  Fireworks were going off everywhere!   I’m a Michigan girl, and where I come from the law prohibits personal use of fireworks.   So, this was a new and quite fun experience to see the big bombs going off everywhere across city!  The main attraction happened at the new Orchards Park on NE J St. right next to Memorial Park.   The show lasted for over a half hour and was super fun to watch through my camera lens.   Happy Birthday …

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[4 Jul 2011 | One Comment | 2,485 views]
Crystal Bridges open for memberships

The time has finally come when people can join the eagerly anticipated Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.
The museum, set to open Nov. 11 (11-11-11) in Bentonville, had a membership drive during Fourth of July weekend with booths set up at various community events.
“As the region’s excitement about Crystal Bridges continues to escalate, one of the most frequent questions I am asked is ‘When can we join?’” said Don Bacigalupi, Crystal Bridges executive director.  “And finally, the answer is now.  What better time to launch the membership program for this …

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[13 Jun 2011 | One Comment | 2,644 views]
Reporter’s Notebook: New park making big splash

The new Bentonville Splash Park at Lawrence Plaza is a new, fun place to cool off in our Arkansas heat. By the way, during the winter, this splash park is an ice-skating rink!
I stopped by the splash park to see what’s going on. For more photos, visit my Capture Me: Photography by Nicole Flickr page.

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[9 Feb 2011 | 2 Comments | 3,678 views]
You have to see it to believe it

You’ve already seen Ethan Noble’s story about the snow in Central Arkansas and Lana F. Hutchins Flowers’ story about the effect Wednesday’s record-breaking snow had on Northwest Arkansas.
Now, you’ll get an array of photos showing  the beauty and  frustration that snow caused today.
A quick note about today’s snow before we start the photos: The snow accumulation broke a statewide record. The former record was, from what I can find, 23 inches. Siloam Springs got 24.5 inches of snow. So yes, those measuring the snow had to use yardsticks instead of …

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[11 Dec 2010 | 2 Comments | 7,207 views]
Reporter’s Notebook: Everyone loves a parade

I’ve loved parades ever since I was a little girl. The festive nature, the creative floats and especially the music are what make for the most fulfilling parade experience in my book. Over the years, my focus has changed from thinking about the candy I would receive to thinking about how, as a event planner, I could do a similar event or do it better. Even with those changes, I will always love the music, the floats and the happiness that exude from parades.
We can’t be at every local Christmas …