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Between the lines: Making the connection

Missouri still lacks funds for Bella Vista bypass

Subscriber onlyMissouri highway officials last week said again that they don't have the money now to finish their part of the Bella Vista bypass. Continue reading...

Between the lines: Can the governor have it all?

Hutchinson continues racking up legislative victories

Subscriber onlyGov. Asa Hutchinson got what he called "a $1 billion highway program" out of the Arkansas Legislature this week. Continue reading...

August election booked

Library supporters have reasons for special election

Subscriber onlyThe Fayetteville City Council last week fast-tracked a decision to submit a library millage election to Fayetteville voters. Continue reading...

Between the lines: A quick fix

Lawmakers lean toward Hutchinson’s highway proposal

Subscriber onlyGov. Asa Hutchinson has altered his ask for highway funds from the state Legislature. Continue reading...

Between the lines: The six-year itch

Subscriber onlyCollege graduations, including those this weekend at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, provide a backdrop for a nagging challenge for the state's institutions of higher learning. Continue reading...

Between the lines: On the roads again

Lawmakers turn toward highway challenges

Subscriber onlyArkansas lawmakers will return to Little Rock later this month to tackle state highway funding. Continue reading...

Between the lines: An investment check-up

People tell surveyors they’re happy in NW Arkansas

Subscriber onlyThe Walton Family Foundation has issued another feel-good report on the quality of life in Northwest Arkansas. Continue reading...

Between the lines: Lawmakers wrapping up

Approval of $5.3 billion state budget getting close

Subscriber onlyState lawmakers are supposed to wrap up a $5.3 billion budget this week, leaving some interests in good stead and others still wanting. Continue reading...

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...

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