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Jobs training bill likely to pass, forum told

Subscriber onlyA jobs training bill that would greatly benefit Northwest Arkansas has passed the Senate and should soon pass the House, but there are some potential snags, regional lawmakers told a forum Saturday. Continue reading...

Doug Thompson: Taking the thrashing

Critics and targets deserve some credit

Subscriber onlyAt least Sen. Tom Cotton and Rep. Steve Womack showed up. Continue reading...

"I will die," Springdale woman tells Cotton

Senator defends GOP priorities

Subscriber only U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., faced a loud, angry and capacity crowd of about 2,000 Wednesday in a town hall meeting in the usually safe conservative enclave of Springdale. Continue reading...

Cotton meets with Northwest Arkansas mayors

Subscriber onlyInfrastructure, taxes on Internet sales and drug crimes ranked high on concerns from Benton County's small town mayors, who met Wednesday morning with U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark. Continue reading...

Cotton speaks to crowd of about 2,000 at Springdale town hall

SPRINGDALE — U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., faced a loud and angry crowd of about 2,000 Wednesday at an auditorium in the usually safe conservative enclave of Springdale. Continue reading...

Cotton meets with mayors

Subscriber onlyCAVE SPRINGS -- Infrastructure, taxes on Internet sales and drug crimes ranked high on concerns from Benton County's small town mayors, who met Wednesday morning with U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark. Continue reading...

Womack's 'coffee' gets heated

Open meeting draws large crowd

Subscriber only Third District Rep. Steve Womack of Rogers told an impassioned crowd of more than 200 people Tuesday he was elected as a Republican to back a Republican view of government and that is what he will do. Continue reading...

Crowd greets Womack at morning coffee meeting

Subscriber onlyWEST FORK -- U.S. Rep. Steve Womack of Rogers told an impassioned crowd of more than 200 people Tuesday he was elected as a Republican to back a Republican view of government and that is what he will do. Continue reading...

Records detail nonprofit group, state money links

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE — Two state lawmakers began supporting a grant of $400,000 in taxpayer money to a nonprofit organization two months before it incorporated in 2013, according to government records. Continue reading...

Constituents changed his vote, Arkansas senator says

Subscriber onlyState Sen. Uvalde Lindsey, D-Fayetteville, will work to defeat a proposed constitutional amendment he voted to place on the 2018 general election ballot, he said at a legislator's forum on Friday. Continue reading...

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