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Voter frustration is real, former senator says

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Government no longer responds to voters but to well-funded, dogmatic interests, former U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor told an audience of more than 100 at a lunch meeting today. Continue reading...

Hispanics lead state's workforce, governor says in Springdale

Subscriber onlyHispanic Arkansans have the lowest unemployment rate of any ethnic group in the state at a time when statewide unemployment has reached a record low, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Friday. Continue reading...

Doug Thompson: Trump is no moron

The ‘daycare’ problem is real, though

Subscriber onlyThe president is not a moron. He does live in an adult daycare of sorts, though. The traveling version came to Northwest Arkansas during his election campaign. Continue reading...

VA health unit confirms it did not follow cleaning standards for surgical equipment

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- The Veterans Health System of the Ozarks didn't follow updated cleaning standards for instruments used in eye surgery, the center confirmed in a statement Tuesday afternoon. Continue reading...

Doug Thompson: The right that puts all others at risk

Second Amendment becomes Bill of Rights’ soft spot

Subscriber only"Too soon" after the tragedy has become perpetual. Appeals to wait sound like an echo. Continue reading...

VA: Cleaning standards lapsed for instruments at Fayetteville campus

Subscriber onlyThe Veterans Health System of the Ozarks didn't follow updated cleaning standards for instruments used in eye surgery, the center confirmed in a statement Tuesday afternoon. Continue reading...

National Security Council deputy a Bentonville alum

'Country kid' watches national security

Subscriber onlyRick Waddell spends his days keeping abreast of just about everything concerning U.S. security as chief deputy to the national security adviser. Continue reading...

Government offers tech support in kickback case

Subscriber onlyGovernment attorneys responded to claims they provided unusable documents to defense attorneys in the kickback case involving former state Sen. Jon Woods, R-Springdale, by offering technical assistance and a link to a website with a free download. Continue reading...

Doug Thompson: The tightrope goes nowhere

Consider things that have popular support

Subscriber onlyPerhaps the Republican Party should pursue something most people support. Continue reading...

Government offers tech support in kickback case

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Government attorneys responded to claims they provided unusable documents to defense attorneys in the kickback case involving former state Sen. Jon Woods, R-Springdale, by offering technical assistance and a link to a website with a free download. Continue reading...

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