Ozarks At Large

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New Hotel Coming to Downtown Bentonville

Jun 21, 2018

A development group that involves Tom Walton has announced plans to develop a site at the southeast corner of the Bentonville Square into a full-service hotel. The project is in the early stages of design and isn’t expected to break ground until next year. We learn more in today's Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report.

The incorrect use of the past participle is the biggest pet peeve of our Militant Grammarian, Katherine Shurlds. To help us out, she once again discusses irregular verbs and the past participle.

Ozarks at Large for Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Jun 20, 2018

On today’s show, Sebastian County examines ways to keep non-violent offenders with mental health issues out of jail and in treatment. Plus, John Brummett examines suggestions to keep a stronger ethical accounting of elected officials in Arkansas. And, we get an examination of our Ozark resident opossums.

courtesy: Sebastian County government

Sebastian County leaders have applied for a $750,000 federal grant to start a mental health court similar to the county's drug and veterans’ courts. County Judge David Hudson says a mental health court would provide long-term treatment beyond care provided at the Crisis Stabilization Unit that opened in March. Both the CSU and the mental health court would allow low-level offenders to stay out of jail or prison and would instead address the mental health issues that contributed to their arrests.

Tort Reform, Ethics and Elections

Jun 20, 2018
Talk Business and Politics

John Brummett, political writer for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, discusses Issue One that will be on the November ballot in Arkansas. With Roby Brock from Talk Business and Politics, he also talks about ethics and the Arkansas Legislature.