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Low-risk psych calls increase

Emergency workers feeling strain of upsurge in calls

First-responders are worried an increasing number of psychiatric calls in Northwest Arkansas will tax emergency resources.

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Committee approves new duties, pay for some county positions

FAYETTEVILLE -- Justices of the peace approved new job descriptions and duties for existing positions and agreed to pay changes Monday during the Washington County Personnel Committee meeting.

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New Washington County 4-H club focuses on rabbits, poultry

FAYETTEVILLE -- Washington County children can learn how to raise rabbits and poultry through a new 4-H club.

Jury awards nearly $700,000 to former Springdale dental company employee

A jury recently awarded a former employee of a dental company nearly $700,000, according to Washington County Circuit Court records.

County's lawyer says sorry for citing race, politics in bid to toss suit

An attorney representing Washington County apologized for citing race and politics as possible reasons for a former employee suing the county judge, according to circuit court documents.

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EMS agency urged to raise pay

Higher wages key in recruiting, retention, officials contend

FAYETTEVILLE -- Central EMS officials want a 2018 budget that recruits and retains emergency workers for the Northwest Arkansas agency.

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Central EMS committee mulls budget increase, staff pay and workload

Central EMS officials want a 2018 budget that recruits and retains emergency workers. The key is to pay employees a competitive rate and reduce their heavy workload, said Steve Harrison, assistant chief.

Attorney points to race, politics behind Washington County lawsuit

An attorney representing Washington County apologized for citing race and politics as possible reasons for a former employee suing the county judge, according to Circuit Court documents.

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Washington County passes $68 million budget, keeps shortfall

FAYETTEVILLE -- The Washington County Quorum Court passed Monday a $68 million budget for next year that kept a $5 million shortfall between expected revenue and spending.

Neighbors cite concerns, appeal proposed dog kennel near city in Arkansas

Neighbors will ask justices of the peace to refuse a woman's request to build a dog kennel just outside the city.

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Washington County justices of the peace consider the 2018 budget during a special-called meeting Mon...

Washington County justices of the peace consider the 2018 budget during a special-called meeting Monday at the courthouse.

Published: November 21, 2017

Washington County residents wait for the Quorum Court to decide whether to raise the property tax ra...

Washington County residents wait for the Quorum Court to decide whether to raise the property tax rate and pass the 2018 budget du...

Published: November 17, 2017

Carl Gales, chief of staff for Washington County Judge Joseph Wood, listens to county finance inform...

Carl Gales, chief of staff for Washington County Judge Joseph Wood, listens to county finance information Tuesday, June 6, 2017 du...

Published: June 7, 2017

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