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  1. Inmate scales 2 fences, fleesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | NWAonline

    An inmate at the Newton County jail in Jasper scaled two fences and disappeared into a thicket by the Little Buffalo River on Wednesday before deputies could catch him. Police searched throughout the night Wednesday, but Ryan Lessley Campbell, 31, of the Mount Judea area, remained at large late Thursday afternoon.


  2. Lawmakers seek AG opinion on school-bus funding shiftRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 20 | NWAonline

    Lawmakers voted Tuesday to ask Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge for an opinion on whether they can change how the state pays for student transportation, in light of court rulings on education funding. The point, said Rep. Nate Bell, I-Mena, who made the motion, is to see whether the state can fund school buses based on actual cost instead of a flat per-student rate.


  3. Email timelineRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 5 | NWAonline

    In March 2015, the University of Arkansas' Division of Agriculture's Big Creek Research and Extension Team retained Oklahoma State University geology professor and hydrologist Todd Halihan and associate Jon Fields to perform electrical resistivity imaging studies on waste spray fields used by owners of C&H Hog Farms at Mount Judea. The Big Creek team was formed under former Gov. Mike Beebe to monitor waste discharges from the swine factory located in the watershed of our country's first national river, the majestic Buffalo.


  4. New study to require drilling at hog farmRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 25, 2016 | NWAonline

    State-hired scientists continued to state Friday that research shows no evidence that C&H Hog Farms is polluting its surrounding environment in the Buffalo River watershed, and the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality announced it would commission a study of the facility as requested by opponents of the hog farm. With permission from C&H ownership, the Department of Environmental Quality will contract with a new research team within the next 60 days to assess the clay liners on hog manure storage ponds at C&H in Mount Judea after opponents of the facility expressed concern they were leaking.


  5. State plans independent study of impact of Buffalo River watershed hog farmRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 24, 2016 | Arkansas Times

    GOOD NEWS: Richard Mays, a Heber Springs lawyer, reads statement from Buffalo River Coalition on state decision to further review how well waste ponds are preventing hog waste pollution in the Buffalo River watershed. Tom Coulter reports from a meeting of the Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission that the state WILL hire an independent analyst to check the integrity of waste ponds at the C and H Hog Farm in Mount Judea.


  6. Readers respondRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2016 | NWAonline

    Feedback keeps streaming in about that hog factory at Mount Judea. I'd asked readers if they were bored with the controversy.


  7. Open line plus: NWA pride parade; peril on the Buffalo, proud Clinton grandparentsRead the original story

    Jun 18, 2016 | Arkansas Times

    Here's the Saturday open line. Plus some odds and ends, including the photos above and below from Grav Weldon of the Northwest Arkansas Pride Parade today in Fayetteville .


  8. TGIF: An open line and news videoRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2016 | Arkansas Times

    Next week could be a big week in the ongoing fight to protect the Buffalo River from pollution from a factory hog feeding operation in Mount Judea next to a major tributary to the river. Twenty-four hours after meddling in President Obama's talks with Iran, hawkish Sen. Tom Cotton scheduled an off-the-record meeting with defense contractors, who'd be happy to supply goods for U.S. armed incursions in the Middle East.


  9. Looking ahead on Buffalo River protectionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2016 | Arkansas Times

    Next week could be a big week in the ongoing fight to protect the Buffalo River from pollution from a factory hog feeding operation in Mount Judea next to a major tributary to the river. Tests so far have indicated potential leakage of hog waste into the porous ground below and, thus perhaps, it poses a threat to migrate into the waterways.


  10. Optimism gapRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2014 | Arkansas Times

    I spent the second half of May immersed in two different Americas: one defined by pessimism about the future, and one decidedly optimistic. Those differences are at the heart of the dynamics that will determine the outcome of the 2016 elections.


  11. Hendrix students study Buffalo National RiverRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2016 | Log Cabin Democrat

    A dozen Hendrix College students recently spent a week examining the Buffalo National River on an interdisciplinary Odyssey experience that included oral history collection, creative reflection, hiking and floating, along with more traditional academic work. Student participants were Erica Benoit, Grace Blackmon, Madelyn Carlson, Joshua Copeland, Austin Davis, Barrett Goodwin, Annie Meek, Holly Peterson, Allison Price, Tejas Soman, Hannah Tackett and Laela Zaidi.


  12. On the hog factoryRead the original story w/Photo

    May 31, 2016 | NWAonline

    It's become apparent in light of two editorials published by the newspaper that a number of my valued readers are confused by the difference in tone and approach between what I express in my column and the newspaper's opinions about coverage of the controversial C&H Hog Farms in Mount Judea. The confusion is understandable considering how until a few years ago, I was writing my column while also serving as the editorial page editor of the paper's Northwest edition.


  13. Educational funding is essentialRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2016 | The Courier

    In a decision that has financial implications for schools across Arkansas, a Pulaski County judge has ruled in favor of the state and against a small, isolated district in the Ozark Mountains. The Deer/Mount Judea School District filed a lawsuit claiming that the state failed to comply with its constitutional duty to provide adequate financing for all Arkansas children.


  14. Stuck on ignoranceRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2016 | Arkansas Online

    What about those multiple plumes of suspicious leakage discovered by an Oklahoma State University geologist deep beneath the clay-lined waste lagoons at C&H Hog Farms at Mount Judea?


  15. Recent data on hog farm raise dust-upRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2016 | Arkansas Online

    Opponents of a Newton County hog farm near the Buffalo River have asked the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality to shut down the farm near Mount Judea in light of new data, but researchers caution that the data are inconclusive.


  16. Judge says he's siding with Arkansas in school funding caseRead the original story w/Photo

    May 12, 2016 | The Courier

    An Arkansas judge on Wednesday sided with the state in a lawsuit that claimed legislators hadn't adequately funded public schools, citing missteps in some areas but nothing that violates the state's constitution. Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza said in a memorandum opinion he couldn't find any violations among the issues raised in the school funding suit by the Deer/Mount Judea School District.


  17. District told its rights intactRead the original story w/Photo

    May 12, 2016 | NWAonline

    The Arkansas Legislature didn't violate the constitutional rights of a Newton County school district that claimed it was underfunded, a Pulaski County Circuit Court judge ruled Wednesday. Judge Chris Piazza issued a memorandum opinion Wednesday regarding a 5-year-old lawsuit brought by the 355-student Deer/Mount Judea School District and instructed both parties to draft a final order for his approval.


  18. Hog farm will test vaporizerRead the original story w/Photo

    May 2, 2016 | NWAonline

    The Florida company planning to vaporize manure at a Mount Judea hog farm will test the equipment but will not permanently install it, the company president said last week. Plasma Energy Group will test the technology at C&H Hog Farms over a 60-day period later this year to gather data on air emissions related to the plasma arc pyrolysis vaporizing technology, company President Murry Vance said.


  19. 11 NW Arkansas school districts set to work in networkRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 29, 2016 | NWAonline

    More school districts in Northwest Arkansas are joining a network that coordinates the efforts of schools, businesses and community members to better serve children. In a span of three years, Bright Futures USA added 11 Northwest Arkansas school districts to its network that covers six states: Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Virginia.


  20. Agency to cease issuing permit like hog farm'sRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 29, 2016 | NWAonline

    The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality will discontinue the type of general permit that allowed a large hog farm to open in the Buffalo River watershed, the department announced Thursday. After receiving only one application for the Regulation 6 general permit for concentrated animal feeding operations in more than four years, the department decided not to renew that type of permit.


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