Northeast Arkansas / Missisippi River Plain
Although sometimes referred to as the Ozark Mountains, the region is a high and deeply dissected plateau. Geologically, the area is a broad dome around the Saint Francois Mountains. The Ozark Highlands area, the Ouachita Mountains of Arkansas and Oklahoma, and the Black Hills of South Dakota are the only major highland regions in the U.S. between the Appalachians and the Rocky Mountains. The Ozarks and Ouachitas are sometimes referred to collectively. For example, the ecoregion called Ozark Mountain Forests includes the Ouachita Mountains, although the Arkansas River valley and the Ouachitas, both south of the Boston Mountains, are not usually considered part of the Ozarks.
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Oct 24, 2016 7:49 am
For the second time in 14 years, Arkansas voters will decide the fate of a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow the governor to retain his powers when he travels out of state.
Oct 24, 2016 7:40 am
Early voting starts statewide today for the Nov. 8 general election.
Oct 24, 2016 7:34 am
In between rides on the fun slide and a child-size carnival car, 1-year-old Zaria Malik sat in her mother's arms and marveled at a police helicopter circling the Arkansas State Fair.
Oct 24, 2016 7:32 am
FORT SMITH -- All four candidates running for the city director Ward 2 and 4 positions said at a recent forum that they would oppose raising water rates to pay for needed improvements to the system.
Oct 24, 2016 7:29 am
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Oct 23, 2016 10:35 pm
The Pulaski County sheriff?s office is investigating a Sunday afternoon stabbing that occurred in the county?s northern half, a spokesman said.
Oct 23, 2016 10:06 am
Fourteen people are running for election Nov. 8 to the School Board for the Pulaski County Special School District -- a district that is exiting five years of state control during which it had no elec...
Oct 23, 2016 10:03 am
Judith Horsey's reason for walking in the Komen Race for the Cure each year in Little Rock is simple.
Oct 23, 2016 9:37 am
A city planning commissioner and a former city alderman running for an open Ward 3 seat make up the only municipal race in North Little Rock in the Nov. 8 general election.
Oct 23, 2016 9:34 am
Both candidates for the Ward 4 position on the Little Rock Board of Directors say public safety will be their No. 1 priority.
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