Jacqueline Froelich

KUAF Reporter, "Ozarks at Large" and NPR Correspondent

Jacqueline Froelich is an investigative journalist and has been a news producer for KUAF National Public Radio since 1998. She covers politics, the environment, energy, business, education, history, race and culture. Her radio segments have been nationally syndicated. She is also a station-based national correspondent for NPR in Washington DC., and recipient of eight national and state broadcast awards. 

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courtesy: Chris Fischer

Farmers and landowners in the Ozarks traditionally have burned forests and fields to clear debris this time of year. However, dry and windy conditions can quickly turn controlled burns into wildfires. State laws regulate controlled burning and prohibit such fires from getting out of control, but officials say citations are rarely issued because of a scarcity of hard evidence and eyewitnesses willing to come forward.

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A group of service dogs and their owners gather several times each week to learn and practice critical search and rescue skills. The training takes place under the watchful eye of Washington County Search & Rescue Team K-9 Program coordinator, Chris Westminster. We get lost on a training mission near a forested lake to observe how the all-volunteer K-9 team operates.

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Without public notice, more than 72,600 property owners in Carroll, Newton, Boone, Baxter, Searcy and Marion counties were assessed an additional property tax fee this spring. The new fee is intended to pay the debt and closure costs for a regional landfill in Baxter County abandoned several years ago by members of the Ozark Mountain Solid Waste District. A series of hastily called hearings, hosted by state legislators and district lawyers, was held this week to address the court-ordered fee.

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A majority of Arkansas early elementary public school students are not grade-proficient in reading, which is why the Carroll County Community Foundation has partnered with the Arkansas Campaign for Grade Level Reading.

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Creative makers recently donated art cakes and other edible sculptures to help celebrate the 20th anniversary of Eureka Springs School of the Arts. The school is located on a sprawling 55-acre campus located above the scenic White River in rural northern Carroll County.