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The Middle East is a complicated region that has relationships and conflicts dating back centuries. Late last month, Lisa Anderson, special lecturer and James T. Shotwell Professor of International Relations Emerita at the Columbia University School of Public Affairs, delivered a talk on the University of Arkansas campus titled "The State and its Competitors in the Arab World." The event was sponsored by the King Fahd Center for Middle East Studies and the Department of Political Science at the U of A.

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In this week's Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report, the booming healthcare market in Northwest Arkansas has caught the attention of Texas-based Everest Rehabilitation Hospitals, which is making plans for a piece of property in Rogers. Plus, the latest edition of Arkansas Works is ready for use and Cindy Gillespie, director of Arkansas' Department of Human Services, explains how it will work.

Ozarks at Large for Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Mar 14, 2018

A month after the mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, students across the country walked out of class to remember the 17 people who died. Students in Fayetteville and Bentonville joined them. Plus, the Fayetteville superintendent discusses his newly formed safety and security task force and where he stands on arming school staff. Also, Roby Brock and John Brummett on whether the bills brought up during the special legislative session really fit the bill. And, we have puppets.


From the evening edition of Ozarks at Large. Students across the country walked out of class Wednesday, a month after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, to remember the 17 students and adults who died. Fayetteville students joined the national movement and held a 17-minute moment of silence for the victims on school grounds, then students who got prior permission to leave school took part in march down Dickson Street to the Washington County Courthouse.


From the evening edition of Ozarks at Large. Students from Bentonville's high schools also participated in the national walkout, although earlier in the week the Betonville School Board voted 4-3 to uphold its policy on detention for student who leave school without permission. About 400 students participated in the walkout at Bentonville High School and 200 participated in the walkout at Bentonville West High School.


From the noon edition of Ozarks at Large. Students across the country walked out of class today, a month after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, to remember the 17 students and adults who died. Fayetteville and Bentonville students joined the national movement. Antoinette Grajeda went to the Fayetteville High School student march down Dickson Street to the Washington County Courthouse.


As school safety task forces are announced on the federal and state levels, Fayetteville Superintendent Matthew Wendt formed his own task force earlier this month. The task force will focus on examining the safety of the school district's facilities, but Wendt also plans to create a mental health task force that will train teachers and staff to better handle and identify mental health issues. The superintendent also discusses his stance on arming school staff, which has gotten support from President Trump.


Art Experience founder JoAnn Kaminsky is requesting the presence of all puppets to the first-ever Puppet Slam, scheduled the evening of March 24th at the new Phoenix Gallery at 16 West Center Street in Fayetteville. Puppets must apply to enter the free adults-only competition by calling Art Experience director Susan Hartman at 479-442-0557 or emailing Refreshments, puppet snacks, and live music will be served.  

Special Session: Do the Bills Fit the Bill?

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Lawmakers are involved in their second legislative session of 2018. Special sessions, by design, are to take care of matters that can’t wait. Roby Brock with Talk Business and Politics asked John Brummett, political writer for the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, if the dozen or so bills under consideration really fit the special session definition.



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