Ahead on this edition of Ozarks, why Midtown wants to establish an identity among Fayetteville's residents, and what our tech ambassador thinks Apple's new products and procedures might mean for the future.
Officials with the Northwest Arkansas Regional Planning Commission are getting ready to undertake updating the region's five-year transportation master plan. The Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks prepares to commemorate National Prisoner of War-Missing In Action Rememberance Day, and Crawford County officials approve a larger land purchase for the county's planned new jail.
A coalition to advocate for incarcerated mentally ill formed in Northwest Arkansas two years ago. Jacqueline Froelich met with several key organizers, and also spoke with the mother of an adult son diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. He is serving time in prison.
In late August, Uber expanded its offerings into two dozen new markets, including Fayetteville. But, city officials say the ride-sharing company's contracted drivers are running afoul of local rules for taxicab companies.
Ahead on Ozarks, Roby Brock from Talk Business and Politics takes us beyond the U.S. Senate and gubernatorial races in Arkansas to examine a pair of open races for Congressional seats. Plus, a conversation with the author of a new biography of a man who dedicates his life to the preservation of Cherokee culture.
Americorps, which was started by President Bill Clinton in 1994, celebrated its 20th birthday in Little Rock during the weekend, a celebration that kicked off a week of service for the organization. A number of museums in northwest Arkansas get grants from the Arkansas Humanities Council; a replacement is appointed to fill the bench in Central Arkansas of a judge who was released after revealing confidential case information online.