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Subscriber only1. APPRENTICE IN DEATH by J. D. Robb. Lt. Eve Dallas of the NYPD calls on the technological expertise of her husband, Roarke, when three skaters at Wollman Rink are shot by a sniper. By Nora Roberts, writing pseudonymously. Continue reading...

Referees not required at debates

Subscriber onlyShould presidential-debate moderators do double duty as fact-checkers, too? With the first showdown between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump coming up Monday at Hofstra University in New York, this argument is hot again. Continue reading...

Dinner with the Trump man

Subscriber onlyDinner with the Trump man went just fine. He paid, and I picked out the wine. Continue reading...

An evolving terror threat

Subscriber onlyDay by day, we learn more about a forest of red flags that alerted federal law enforcement agencies to scrutinize New York bombing suspect Ahmad Rahami. Continue reading...

Health of our waters

The grades are in

Subscriber onlyIf you didn't visit the Buffalo River Watershed Alliance website last week and see the enormous infestation of algae blooming along a section of the country's first national river, the pictures are still there as proof of the muck stretching from Gilbert to South Maumee. Continue reading...

Facts and the candidates

Subscriber onlyDonald Trump said last week that he didn't want any on-the-spot fact-checking--meaning correction of his misstatements--on Monday night from debate moderator Lester Holt. Continue reading...

Letters

Subscriber onlyRespect of authority Continue reading...

NWA editorial: Moving ahead in a Model T

Downtown courts pursuit hits snag of preservation

Subscriber onlyJust when the conversation over how to upgrade and expand Benton County's courts system couldn't seem to get more complicated, the drive toward a solution hit a new pothole. Continue reading...

NWA LETTERS

Subscriber onlyExpansion of stadium, gala nothing to be proud of Continue reading...

Ballot box uncertainties

Court provides victory on marijuana initiative

Subscriber onlyConfusion continues over Arkansas ballot issues. Continue reading...

Becoming Chef Russell

Subscriber onlyBig, friendly Russell Shorb of Harrison was always a lot like so many of us. His 45 years had been filled with hopes and aspirations along with more than his share of bleaker times and painful hard knocks. Continue reading...

Letters

Subscriber onlyDo not veer for a deer Continue reading...

NWA editorial: Get back, funky Cat

Candidate can’t run for ward where he doesn’t live

Subscriber onlyAdam Fire Cat always brings a new and unexpected wrinkle to the political races he joins. Continue reading...

Doug Thompson: Democracy doubted at home

Son’s questions stir thoughts of election reform

Subscriber onlyMy voting-age son lost faith in American democracy, at least for now. That bothers me, but not severely. The young often doubt the wisdom of any political system. Continue reading...

Our predicament

Subscriber onlyThere is no point denying or sugar-coating the plain fact that the voters this election year face a choice between two of the worst candidates in living memory. A professor at Morgan State University summarized the situation by saying that the coming debates may enable voters to decide which is the “less insufferable” candidate to be president of the United States. Continue reading...