Tagged: Lioneld Jordan

Where’s Solar When the Grid Goes Out?

Where’s Solar When the Grid Goes Out?

Technology & TelecomTransportationCover Story

As the planet warms and storms, hurricanes, floods and wildfires intensify, backup power systems are an urgent new market in renewable energy. But take a lesson from windy, fiery California: Even if you have solar panels and sunshine, your home or business could stay dark. read more >

Fayetteville Anti-bias Ordinance Splits City, Chamber

Fayetteville Anti-bias Ordinance Splits City, Chamber

LegalRestaurants & FoodCover Story

On Dec. 9, Fayetteville voters will decide the fate of Ordinance 5703 — commonly known as Chapter 119 — which would prohibit discrimination in the workplace or in housing based on veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic background. read more >

Fort Smith, Fayetteville Mayors See Need for Deeper Arkansas River

Fort Smith, Fayetteville Mayors See Need for Deeper Arkansas River

Transportation

Many mayors of Arkansas cities would like to see the Arkansas River’s shipping channel deepened from 9 feet to 12 feet to facilitate more efficient barge traffic. Deeper water means heavier barges, and that means lower shipping costs, which means cheaper products for the rest of us. read more >

Fayetteville Looking Ahead With Green Jobs Training Center (Workforce Development | Honorable Mention, 20,000+)

Fayetteville Looking Ahead With Green Jobs Training Center (Workforce Development | Honorable Mention, 20,000+)

City of Distinction

Fayetteville was thinking ahead when it led an effort resulting in the creation of the Fayetteville Center of Excellence for green job training. The center is administered by NorthWest Arkansas Community College, but the road to its creation was paved by the city of Fayetteville, led by a partnership of public and private officials who secured the federal funds to make it happen. read more >

Walton Arts Center Expansion Moves Forward

Walton Arts Center Expansion Moves Forward

Fayetteville Mayor Lioneld Jordan went door to door in an attempt to persuade voters to approve a $6.9 million bond issue to help pay for the expansion of the Walton Arts Center. Now the $20 million expansion project has moved into the next phase. Center COO Terri Trotter said officials are accepting applications from contractors to do the work and expect to start interviewing prospects early this month. read more >