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UPDATE: Judge sets hearing dates in Woods’ corruption trial

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE — Hearings in the corruption trial of former state Sen. Jon Woods were reset for Jan. 10 and Jan. 25, U.S. District Judge Timothy Brooks ordered this morning. Continue reading...

Springdale leaders discuss growth

City seeks to add knowledge-based jobs

Subscriber onlyBRANSON, Mo. -- Making Springdale a more desirable place to live as well as work appeared on the priority list of every topic brought up at a planning session Friday of more than 100 business leaders, city staff and elected officials. Continue reading...

Doug Thompson: Cover-up is the bigger danger

Trump’s vanity could get the president in trouble

Subscriber onlyI do not yet believe President Donald Trump colluded with the Russian government in the 2016 election. I strongly suspect others close to him did. I also expect the president would not want any such connection exposed, even if those close to him were mere dupes rather than active collaborators. Continue reading...

Hearing set in Woods kickback case

Subscriber onlyCovertly recorded audio files will be the subject of a hearing Dec. 14 in the corruption case involving former Sen. Jon Woods, according to attorneys. Continue reading...

Hearing set in kickback case

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- A new hearing is set for 9 a.m. Dec. 14 in the kickback case involving former Sen. Jon Woods, R-Springdale, the federal court docket showed Wednesday. Continue reading...

Former Arkansas lawmaker's corruption trial delayed after tapes turn up

Judge plans hearing on new evidence

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Discovery of a cache of 79 more secret audio recordings made by former state Rep. Micah Neal has caused a delay in the corruption case involving former state Sen. Jon Woods. Continue reading...

Doug Thompson: Congress uses the wrong bait

With tax bill, Congress not fishing for voters

Subscriber onlyThe stated reason for the big federal tax cut push is to pass something to please voters before the 2018 election. Continue reading...

Attorney advising legislative staff linked to company in kickback case

Subscriber onlyLittle Rock attorney Jane Duke is advising the Arkansas Legislature's staff on how to respond to demands for records made by federal investigators. She also represents a top official in a company connected to an ongoing federal investigation into kickbacks received by state lawmakers. Continue reading...

Corruption case evidence remains under seal

Subscriber onlyThe federal government is keeping private much of its core evidence in the public corruption case against former state Sen. Jon Woods and two other men. Continue reading...

Vote decision near in Springdale

Council reviewing $200M bond plan ahead of meeting

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- A $200 million bond issue proposal would go before Springdale city voters in a Feb. 13 special election under a timetable presented Monday for the City Council's consideration. Continue reading...

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