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Subscriber onlyAnti-smoking campaign tries to control people Continue reading...

NWA Letters to the Editor

Subscriber onlyAnti-smoking campaign tries to control people Continue reading...

JAY AMBROSE: Fix debt by fixing entitlements

Political courage a necessity to wrestle this problem

Subscriber onlyCongress just passed a two-year bipartisan spending bill that will take our $20 trillion debt and start stuffing it with deficit dynamite until it finally explodes at some point and America's wounded economy limps toward its death bed. Continue reading...

OTHERS SAY: Trump's infrastructure fantasy

Subscriber onlyPresident Donald Trump's infrastructure plan isn't a plan. It's fantasy. The outline the administration put forth Monday is essentially this: The federal government will offer a diminished amount of money -- $200 billion over 10 years -- for building or repairing roads, bridges, airports, seaports, energy projects and water systems and somehow, magically, $1.5 trillion to $1.8 trillion in infrastructure spending will materialize. Continue reading...

WOODY BASSETT: A story worth telling

A life interrupted continues with hope

Subscriber onlyTommy Van Zandt's life changed forever on Feb. 7, 2009, when a horrendous accident left him near death and paralyzed below the neck. In the blink of an eye, Van Zandt's fierce independence vanished and his battle to live and to overcome began. Continue reading...

NWA editorial: Thursday's thumbs

Shooting at Florida school an American disgrace

Subscriber onlyThe slower news day Wednesday was disrupted when word came someone had shot up a high school in Florida. As usual, as more information became available, the tragedy worsened. And another community is left to pick up the pieces. Today's thumbs, as a result, start with a serious call for political courage that we nonetheless feel may be tilting at windmills. Continue reading...

Prodigies

They used to be somebody

Subscriber onlyEverybody hates a prodigy, detests an old head on young shoulders. —Desiderius Erasmus Continue reading...

BRUMMETT ONLINE: Heated historians

Subscriber onlyPersonnel flaps keep arising at the state Heritage Department under the leadership of Stacy Hurst. The relevant question is where personality conflict ends and harm to the public interest begins, if it begins at all. Continue reading...

NWA editorial: Search for affordability

Region pursues collaborative response on housing

Subscriber onlyTell some folks Northwest Arkansas is in the early stages of a shortage of "affordable" housing and they might glance over and ask, "Where have you been?" Continue reading...

BRENDA BLAGG: Load'em up!

Training, licensing for ‘enhanced’ gun carry begins

Subscriber onlyMost likely, there are concealed-carry weapons on some of the state's college campuses today. Continue reading...

NWA LETTERS

Subscriber only‘Old’ Dickson Street wasn’t so terrible Continue reading...

NWA Letters to the Editor

Subscriber only'Old' Dickson Street wasn't so terrible Continue reading...

MIKE MASTERSON: Pandering to fear

Sky’s not falling

Subscriber onlyThe predictable campaign aimed at frightening the good folks in and around Newton County into believing their farms and ranches are somehow in danger of closing remains in full swing politically. Unjustified fear, rather than scientifically justifiable concerns over serious risk, is an easy tactic. Continue reading...

NWA editorial: Uncertain destination

Future of Ozark Regional Transit always shaky

Subscriber onlyFor nearly 40 years, Ozark Regional Transit has largely served the less fortunate and people with disabilities with on-demand rides and, later, fixed bus routes. Its services have filled a critical need for some residents even as Northwest Arkansas has posted record numbers in population and economic growth. Continue reading...

OTHERS SAY: Higher debt, bipartisan style

Subscriber onlySen. Rand Paul made a stand against a major budget deal Thursday night, blocking action and forcing a government shutdown in an effort to get a vote on restoring spending caps. He also wanted to raise alarms about the additional $1.5 trillion in debt the measure was expected to produce over the next decade. Continue reading...