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Between the lines: Ex-sheriff gets a deal

Cradduck’s “no contest” wraps up controversy

Subscriber onlyYou had to figure the situation would work out this way. Continue reading...

Between the lines: Taking ownership

With veto, Arkansas Works now Hutchinson’s program

Subscriber onlyArkansas lawmakers did what they said they'd do, voting last week to end a program a majority of them clearly supported. Continue reading...

Between the lines: When 'no' means 'yes'

Legislative gymnastics employed to keep Arkansas Works

Subscriber onlyDoes the end justify the means? Continue reading...

Between the lines: Giving up the badge

Quorum Court quickly accepts Cradduck offer

Subscriber onlyThe Benton County Quorum Court wasted no time in accepting Sheriff Kelley Cradduck's resignation and moving past the controversy that has included his arrest. Continue reading...

Between the lines: Health coverage showdown

State at crossroads on Medicaid expansion

Subscriber onlyWhen it comes to funding Arkansas Works, the majority may not rule. Continue reading...

Between the lines: The challenges of growth

Northwest Arkansas again prepping for needs, opportunities

Subscriber onlyNew estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau underscore what residents of Northwest Arkansas already know: The region just keeps growing. Continue reading...

Between the lines: A change of plans

Hutchinson navigates world of health care politics

Subscriber onlyGov. Asa Hutchinson averted one showdown Tuesday when he abandoned, at least for now, a controversial plan for managed care within Arkansas' expanded Medicaid coverage. Continue reading...

Between the lines: Supreme authority

Civil rights ordinance headed to High Court

Subscriber onlyFayetteville's ban on discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity will get further court scrutiny. Continue reading...

Police: Suspect in Virginia bus station shooting dead; 3 others hurt

RICHMOND, Va. — A gunman shot a Virginia state trooper Thursday at a busy bus terminal in the capital city of Richmond before he was shot dead by two other troopers, police said. Two civilians were hurt, though it was not clear if they had been shot. Continue reading...

Between the lines: Picking the judges

Calls for changing Supreme Court justice process grow

Subscriber onlyListen up, Arkansas. Continue reading...

Few voters pick runoff winners

Turnout of voters not a lot to brag about

Subscriber onlyRunoff elections answer the question: Who wants it most? Continue reading...

Opinion: Senate's refusal to act on Supreme Court nomination is purely political

Subscriber onlyArkansas' two U.S. senators -- John Boozman and Tom Cotton -- have steadfastly aligned with their party leaders to oppose hearings and a vote on President Obama's nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court. Continue reading...

Between the lines: Taking a holiday

Governor eyes King-Lee change for special session

Subscriber onlyNews reports last week indicated Gov. Asa Hutchinson could ask Arkansas lawmakers to end the practice of commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert E. Lee on the same day. Continue reading...

Between the lines: And the nominees are ...

Arkansans anxious to be part of historic convention

Subscriber onlyCompetition is understandably heavy among Arkansas Republicans seeking to be delegates to the party's nominating convention. Continue reading...

Primary election not quite over

Subscriber onlyHey, voters, local primary elections are not over — at least not everywhere. Continue reading...

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