Doug Thompson

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Doug Thompson: Watergate and Russians, 2016

Trump’s ring-kissing of Russia is alarming

Subscriber onlyThe only difference between hacking and burglary is the technique. Continue reading...

City office filings begin today

Subscriber onlyFiling for municipal offices begins at noon today, including races for mayor in Fayetteville, Springdale and Rogers. Continue reading...

Northwest Arkansas contributes most to Clinton

Subscriber onlyDonors in Northwest Arkansas have contributed almost as much money to Hillary Clinton for the 2016 presidential bid as to all her Republican rivals combined, federal records show. Continue reading...

Buying into solar

Utility’s array largest in area

Subscriber onlyMembers of Ozarks Electric Cooperative in Arkansas can now buy solar power without installing a panel. Continue reading...

Commentary: Send in the colonel

Womack picked for tough job

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansan who mattered most at the GOP convention got booed. Continue reading...

Commentary: Rowboats in a yacht race

Party primaries failed the nation

Subscriber onlyA general election for president should be a yacht race between the very best each party has to offer. Instead, voters this year will watch a contest between two badly leaking rowboats. Both parties are doing more bailing than rowing, too. Continue reading...

Neal drops county judge bid

Files notice with county clerk

Subscriber onlyState Rep. Micah Neal, R-Springdale, formally withdrew from the Washington County judge's race Monday afternoon, filing a notification letter with the county clerk. Continue reading...

GOP members face voting rights dispute

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- A dispute over voting rights has broken out while the Washington County Republican Party rushes to replace its county judge nominee on the November ballot. Continue reading...

Commentary: Killed by a broad brush

Dallas law enforcement officers unjustly attacked

Subscriber onlyOne thing's certain about Thursday's tragedy: Officers of the Dallas Police Department and the Dallas Area Rapid Transit authority had nothing to do with the recent deaths of two young black men, one in Louisiana and another in Minnesota. Continue reading...

Invasive plants gaining ground

Non-native plants threaten water, wildlife

Subscriber onlyBaby birds will starve without caterpillars, and caterpillars can't live on the non-native plants growing wild in Northwest Arkansas, experts said. Continue reading...

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