Zuzanna Sitek

Reporter, Ozarks at Large
courtesy: Nicole Clowney

Nicole Clowney won last week's Democratic primary in House District 86 against Mark Kinion. Because there is no opponent running against her in November, Clowney is the new representative for the district. We talk with her about her plans to prepare for the 2019 legislative session.

The United States Supreme Court will not consider an Arkansas abortion law passed three years ago by the state legislature. Critics say the law isn't needed and almost eliminates access to abortions in the state. Supporters say the law confirms Arkansas is a pro-life state.


Bentonville is no longer the only large city in Northwest Aransas with one zip code. The U.S. Postal Service recently announced it would be moving about 8,000 people in the southwest portion of the city out of the 72712 zip code to a newly created 72713 zip code.  Post Office Operations Manager Jeremy Coffey says it is because of the growth and explains what customers can expect from the change.

courtesy: City of Fayetteville

One person's appropriate infill development for a growing region is another person's anxiety about changing neighborhoods. Residents in Fayetteville's Parksdale neighborhood recently found out their portion of the city was zoned for multi-family residential development after a three-story duplex went up in the area. They have started a petition to downgrade the zoning in the neighborhood to keep most of the development to single-family homes and two-story structures.


courtesy: FIRST LEGO League Razorback Invitational

The FIRST LEGO League Razorback Invitational took place last weekend on the University of Arkansas campus. Seventy-two teams from around the world were invited to take part in the tournament. Team Gryffindor from Chappaqua, N.Y. let us tag along Saturday as they went through judged presentation during the second day of competition.