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Doug Thompson

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Fayetteville Veterans Home Occupancy Increases

Admissions A Sign Of Improvement, Leaders Say

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- The state-run Arkansas Veterans Home at Fayetteville has grown from 62 residents in January to 78 and could reach 85 by early August, its administrator said Friday. Continue reading...

The Problem Starts a Long Way from Our Border

A Dime Spent on Coffee Beats a Dollar Spent on Border Patrols

Subscriber only"Unfortunately, it looks like we're on track to do absolutely nothing" -- Sen. John Cornyn, R-Tex., on Congress and children at the border. Continue reading...

Advocates: Prekindergarten Program Effective For Students

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- The state's prekindergarten education program improved student achievement more than any other measure that followed court-ordered school reform in 2007, child advocates were told Thursday. Continue reading...

Why WASPS Buzz So Loudly These Days

Power Shift Causes Rifts, Not Cable News or the President

Subscriber onlyJohn Brummett says Arkansas politics aren't local any more. Now "we subjugate our charm and eccentricity to the general national debate." I largely agree with that. Continue reading...

Apply Fayetteville Energy Efficiency Standards Statewide, Lawmakers Told

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Fayetteville's higher energy efficiency standards for new buildings didn't slow construction there and should be adopted statewide, state legislators were told Thursday. Continue reading...

City Of Rogers Doing Work Normally Done By Contractor Bids

Subscriber onlyROGERS -- City crews are working on major construction projects that at least one private contractor wanted sent for bids. Continue reading...

Looking Back On The Fourth

Don’t Idolize Founding Fathers; Measure Up To Them

Subscriber onlyThe Fourth of July passed Friday. The cookouts and fireworks are over. Perhaps now is a good time to reflect on whether this country is what we want it to be. Continue reading...

Two Senators And A Rival Come To Northwest Arkansas

Boozman Meets With Northwest Arkansas Council Wednesday

Subscriber onlyBoth the state's U.S. senators were in Northwest Arkansas on Wednesday, along with the major party candidate running against one of them. Continue reading...

Time To Toss Around Some Polls, Tomatoes

Cotton Closes the Gap In Numbers Game, But Needs to Take Care

Subscriber onlyTom Cotton is ahead in the two most recent polls that deserve to be taken seriously. Continue reading...

Congress Can Do Better, Cotton Says

Subscriber onlyROGERS -- Conservatives want assurance electing 4th District Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Dardanelle, to the U.S. Senate would make a difference, they told the candidate at a town hall meeting Friday in Rogers. Continue reading...

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