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[3 Jun 2013 | One Comment | 4,357 views]
The Razorbacks will finish 7-5 this fall. Count on it.

Major League Baseball is well underway, the National Basketball League is winding down and summer is just around the corner. So, naturally, it’s time for all true Arkansans to think about Razorbacks football in the fall, right?
Of course it is! This is Arkansas and that means we’re always interested in talking about how the Hogs will turn out in the upcoming season. That’s how things work around First Arkansas News and you’re in luck — it’s barely June and we stand ready to predict within an acceptable margin of error …

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[5 Feb 2011 | One Comment | 4,004 views]
NWA homeless skyrockets by 36 percent

The 2011 Northwest Arkansas Homeless Census is complete and preliminary results are not good. The number of homeless in NWA has risen to more than 2,000 people, up 36 percent from 1,287 two years ago.
Here’s what coordinator Kevin Fitzpatrick had to say in the preliminary report:
“The 2011 point-in-time (PIT) homeless census in Northwest Arkansas is completed and the news, as expected, is not good. In the midst of the most significant economic downturn since the Great Depression, the number of homeless in Northwest Arkansas increased from an estimated 1,287 in 2009 to 2,001 (36 percent) in …

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[15 Sep 2010 | 3 Comments | 4,096 views]
Arkansas vs. Arkansas State — the sooner, the better

Here’s a subject that’s been pretty much beaten to death here in the Natural State — the Razorbacks should square off against the Red Wolves.
So, if the Arkansas vs. Arkansas State argument has been fought every single year for as long as I can remember, why bring it up again? That’s simple — it makes a lot of sense for Arkansas to add Arkansas State to its out-of-conference schedule. However, that simply hasn’t been done.
Here’s the thing — Arkansas pads its schedule with cupcake games every single year. This season …