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Siloam Springs Safety Officials Sound Off on 'Siren Fatigue'

SILOAM SPRINGS, AR--Wednesday night's severe weather threat stretched all across Northwest Arkansas. Portions of Benton County were under a tornado warning and radar indicated a tornado near Siloam Springs. SILOAM SPRINGS, AR--Wednesday night's severe ...

Siloam Springs seals deal at the line

SILOAM SPRINGS -- Siloam Springs' seniors stepped up to the free-throw line in the final minutes and one by one calmly punched the Lady Panthers' ticket to the state championship game.

Blanchard Angler takes home top prize in BFL-Okie Division tournament

Other local anglers who placed in the competition included Dylan Duncan of Kansas who placed 42nd with a four-fish bag weighing in at 8.1 pounds and David Powlowski of Siloam Springs, Arkansas who finished in 52nd place with a two-fish 7.1 pound bag ...

Senate panel strips provision to end PARCC tests from House bill

Tests developed by the consortium are being administered in Arkansas for the first time this year ...
Lindsey Helm, a fifth grade teacher in Siloam Springs School District, told the panel, “My students responded very well. They didn’t seem to think ... to Auction Off Dream Property for Horse Enthusiasts

Located in the wonderful state of Arkansas at 14144 Springtown Road in Siloam Springs (zip: 72761), this gigantic property is roughly half pasture, half forest. With a 49,545-square foot arena with a tack room and observation deck, 8 interior stalls ...

McDonald County's Reece signs with John Brown University

But the months of courting finally reached an end on Monday when Reece penned a letter-of-intent with John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. Despite multiple college offers for volleyball, the 6-foot-1 Reece cited her love for basketball in ...

Basketball: Ozark Native Rippy Becomes Emotional Following Siloam Springs’ Loss

Siloam Springs (18-12) lost twice to Greenwood during the regular ...
The former University of Central Arkansas men’s head coach returned to the high school level after spending the previous 12 seasons as a college coach. Finley also won a state ...

State championship capsules: Hartness' 20 leads Greenwood to title

Rachel Jones led Siloam Springs (18-12) with nine points ...
Sade Harrison scored 12 for Nemo Vista. Future University of Arkansas player Bailey Zimmerman had 13 for Wonderview.

Siloam Springs Police Searching for Fraudulent Dentist

SILOAM SPRINGS, AR (KNWA) - Police are searching for a man they say was performing dental procedures without a license. Investigators say Jesus Enrique Lopez-Portillo claimed to be a "missionary dentist" and offered dental services in patients' homes at a ...

Downtown Siloam Springs

Located about 20 miles west of Springdale, Siloam Springs is easily accessed from the Northwest Arkansas corridor by U.S. 412. The proximity of the Oklahoma border and area casinos draws traffic to the area, but downtown Siloam Springs offers retail stores ...

Carpenter Siloam Springs (AR) – Siloam Springs Carpenters

Carpenter Siloam Springs (AR) Lending helping hands when you need masterpieces built in Siloam Springs (AR). Papa’s Carpenter Specialists in Siloam Springs, Arkansas work with, builds and fixes item…

Warm Weather Brings Out Kayakers To Siloam Springs White-Water Park

SILOAM SPRINGS (KFSM) – Kayakers embracing the warm weather headed to Siloam Springs on Monday (Mar. 16) to enjoy the white water sport. The Siloam Springs Kayak Park includes about 600 feet of engin…

Greenwood Edges Siloam Springs For 6A Girls Title

HOT SPRINGS (KFSM) – It wasn’t a blowout like the first two meetings this season but Greenwood took care of Siloam Springs to win their third state championship in the past four seasons. The Lady Bul…

Del Monte Foods Purchases Siloam Springs Vegetable Company

SILOAM SPRINGS (KFSM) – One of the nation’s biggest canned food companies is moving into Siloam Springs. Del Monte Foods, Inc., based in San Francisco, announced the purchase of the Sager Creek Vegeta…

History of 40 Days for Life in Fayetteville and Northwest Arkansas

40 Days for Life started in the Spring of 2008 thanks to Barbara Durkee and Debbie McGee. The first vigils for the next two years were held in front of Dr. Harrison’s Women’s Clinic near College and N…

Bombers fall short in OT at state

SILOAM SPRINGS – Mountain Home got the shot it wanted to try and force double-overtime Saturday against Lake Hamilton in the Class 6A State Tournament. Unfortunately for the Bombers, senior guard Pr…

A Real Pain in the Association

SILOAM SPRINGS — Day 2 here began the same way that the first did: With an announcement that the state basketball tournaments had been postponed for weather. Then, at around 6:15 p.m., the Arkansas A…

Kirk Demarais To Paint Mural in Downtown Siloam Springs

Kirk Demarias at the future mural site. Local artist and designer Kirk Demarais has been selected by Main Street Siloam Springs to complete a mural on the south-facing outdoor wall of 204 S. Broadway…

Snowed in up in Siloam Springs

SILOAM SPRINGS — I made it. Mostly safe and mostly sound. Despite hitting every type of precipitation known to man between Marion and Siloam Springs, my buddy Landon West and I got into the great nor…

Siloam Springs Police Search For Phony Dentist Practicing Without License

SILOAM SPRINGS (KFSM)- The Siloam Springs Police Department is searching for a man who has been practicing dentistry without a license on people in the area, according to a release from police. Polic…


In SILOAM SPRINGS ARKANSAS: Why Good Trade Deals Matter to a Business

Nick Martin is the co-founder of The Pro´s Closet, an online used-cycling business. He sent the following email to the White House list to highlight why a better trade deal means a brighter future for online businesses like his.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership isn´t just President Obama´s proposed trade deal -- it´s mine, too. It´s a trade deal that millions of other online small business owners in this country would be proud to add their name to. I want to tell you why:

Every time I step through the doors of one of our 4,000-square-foot warehouses in Boulder and Denver, Colorado -- every time I see the bikes and cycling parts that line those walls and take in the energetic buzz of our 30-member team -- I take a step back and reflect on a simple fact: I own a business. It’s a "pinch-me" moment -- every time.

I am a cyclist and the proud co-owner of The Pro´s Closet, an online used-cycling store. And thanks to the Internet and the availability of e-commerce platforms like eBay, we´ve gone global. After all, when it’s not cycling season in the U.S., it’s peak season somewhere else in the world.

International customers aren´t just good for business abroad; they’re great for my Colorado communities. Why? Because selling in more markets means I can hire more people here at home. In fact, more small businesses are using the Internet to grow their business by reaching new customers they couldn´t reach before.

This is why trade is so important to me. If the success of American businesses in the global economy is important to you, say you’re an ambassador for a better trade deal that delivers a brighter future for all of us.

It may seem like a really remote and technical issue, but it actually has a real impact on how small businesses like mine do business. Currently more than 40% of our transactions cross U.S. borders. Unfortunately, most of our trade rules were written in a "pre-Internet" era, which means they are a nightmare to navigate for small online businesses.

Here’s an example: Right now, customs rules are so inconsistent and hard to follow that if we put a cycling part in the wrong packaging or mail it with the wrong label, it won’t make it to our customer in one country. The rules are different for each country, and are sometimes set up in a way that completely blocks out American business.

That is why it is so important that we secure the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a new kind of trade agreement that will ensure America writes the rules and levels the playing field for online businesses and American workers by:

Reducing and eliminating tariffs across the Asia-Pacific region

Streamlining customs procedures

Making the rules more transparent, consistent, and less costly

Helping keep the Internet open and free, enabling online businesses to operate without unnecessary infrastructure costs

Of course, as the President has said, not all of our past trade deals have lived up to their promise. Thankfully, this trade deal is on track to be different. In fact, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is shaping up to be the most progressive trade deal the world has ever seen. [13]


The situation of health coverage in in SILOAM SPRINGS ARKANSAS

1. After five years of the Affordable Care Act, more than 16 million people have health coverage.

That's more people than the populations of New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago combined. This number includes parents who can finally afford to take their kids to the doctor, families who no longer risk losing their homes or savings because someone becomes ill, and young people who are now free to pursue their dreams without worrying about losing access to health care. 

With millions of people getting covered, the uninsured rate for non-elderly adults has dropped by 35% since October 2013. “The Affordable Care Act is working,” President Obama said after hearing the news that millions of Americans had signed up and gotten covered. “And I'll tell you, everywhere I go around the country, I'm meeting inpiduals who come up and thank me. How passionate they are about the difference it's made in their lives, it really reminds me why we do all of this." 

2. Medicaid is helping millions.

The Affordable Care Act allows states to expand eligibility for Medicaid, and 28 states and the District of Columbia have done so. Across all 50 states, there are 11.2 million additional Americans enrolled in Medicaid compared to a baseline period in the fall of 2013.

While not every state expanded Medicaid, those that did are seeing especially strong coverage gains. In Medicaid expansion states, the uninsured rate among families with incomes below 138 percent of the federal poverty line declined by 13 percentage points, nearly double the decline in non-expansion states.

3. Those with pre-existing conditions can no longer be denied health insurance.

Prior to the Affordable Care Act, health insurance companies could deny you coverage or charge you more because of a health problem that you had prior to applying for insurance. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, health insurance companies can’t refuse to cover you just because you have a pre-existing condition and they can’t close you out of coverage by charging you more than someone who doesn’t have a pre-existing condition.

This key provision means that up to 129 million Americans with pre-existing conditions are no longer at risk of being denied coverage. This includes the parents of over 17.6 million children with pre-existing conditions who no longer have to live with that worry. 

4. The uninsured rate for young Americans is at its lowest point since at least 1997.

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, the uninsured rate for young Americans has declined by more than 40 percent over the past five years. Since 2010, more than 5 million young adults have gained coverage.  This includes 2.3 million young adults who have gained coverage by being able to stay on their parent's health plan. Under the Affordable Care Act, young adults can stay on their parent’s coverage until age 26. With all that can happens in a young person's life, this provision helps ensure that those who are just starting out in college and work careers can plan with the assurance that they have access to quality and affordable coverage. 

5. Americans no longer have lifetime and annual limits on their coverage.

The Affordable Care Act has lifted the lifetime health benefit caps for 105 million Americans. Previously, many plans set a lifetime limit on how much they would spend for your covered benefits during the entire time you were enrolled in their plan. If you went over, you’d be paying out of pocket. Annual limits also constrained families and inpiduals by restricting how much they could receive per year. That's not how it should be. That’s why the Affordable Care Act prohibits health plans from putting annual or lifetime dollar limits on most benefits. 

These are just five of the core ways in which the Affordable Care Act has helped Americans get quality, affordable health care. See for yourself: Click here to meet inpiduals who have benefited from health care, read their stories, and then pass them on so others can see what getting covered -- and staying covered -- means. 


Protect Your Business in SILOAM SPRINGS ARKANSAS from Spring Weather Threats

This winter has been particularly harsh for businesses in the northeast and parts of the southern U.S., as record snowfalls and frigid temperatures forced many companies to close their doors for several days.

Many parts of the country are bracing for possible spring floods that may follow when the snow melts. Meanwhile, April through June is the peak time for tornadoes, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The Southeast, Midwest, the Gulf States and the South Central region are particularly vulnerable to these dangerous windstorms.

Now is a good time to make a plan to protect your clients, customers and your business for the threats caused by spring storms and floods. Join the U.S. Small Business Administration and Agility Recovery on Tuesday, March 10 at 2 p.m. EDT for a free webinar on best practices for mitigating spring weather risks. These preparedness tips are based on real-life recovery experiences from business owners.

The SBA has partnered with Agility to offer business continuity strategies through its “PrepareMyBusiness” website. Visit to access previous webinars and for additional preparedness tips.

The SBA provides disaster recovery assistance in the form of low-interest loans to homeowners, renters, private nonprofits and businesses of all sizes. To learn more, visit

WHAT: “Preparing for Severe Spring Weather” - A presentation from Agility CEO Bob Boyd, followed by a question and answer session.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 from 2 –3 p.m. EDT

Space is limited. Register at

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