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Doug Thompson: Fake news is nothing new

Lack of skepticism is the real problem

Subscriber only"Fake news" isn't new. People who will believe anything emerged as a serious problem in elections in the Garden of Eden. A clear majority bit the fruit. Continue reading...

Cohesion group receives grant

Subscriber only EngageNWA, a nonprofit group that promotes a welcoming, diverse culture in Northwest Arkansas, announced the receipt of a $100,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation at a meeting of at least 100 people at an "community cohesion forum" Thursday night. Continue reading...

Doug Thompson: Obamacare debate finally matters

Frozen issue will thaw, might melt

Subscriber onlyI may be the least Obamacare-obsessed political reporter in the country. The issue is vastly over-reported and analyzed. Continue reading...

Approval said likely for campus-gun bill

Proposal would allow concealed carry for university faculty, staff, not students

Subscriber onlyA bill allowing some concealed-carry gun permit holders to remain armed on state college campuses will almost certainly pass in the coming legislative session, both its longtime sponsor and a major opponent in the House said Tuesday. Continue reading...

Doug Thompson: Irony and Shoes

Democrats, Republicans see state Legislature roles reverse

Subscriber onlySudden concern for the principle of majority rule at the state Legislature comes tinged with a little irony. Continue reading...

Springdale drops park contractor in dispute

Search begins for new contractor to complete work

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- The city dropped the contractor working on Walter Turnbow Park on Thursday. The downtown work had an Aug. 31 finish date, but sits about one-third complete, according to the city. Continue reading...

Growing Hispanic vote anticipated in low-turnout 89th District

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- Fewer people voted for either candidate in the District 89 state House race than voted for the man who lost in a nearby House race in Fayetteville. Continue reading...

Northwest Arkansas Latino vote growing, but not leaping

Subscriber onlyFewer people voted for either candidate in the District 89 state House race than voted for the man who lost in a nearby House race in Fayetteville. Continue reading...

Doug Thompson: No checks or balances for Trump

Presidency was the last office left for Democrats

Subscriber onlySo this is what radical change looks like. Continue reading...

Most NWA patterns hold in House races

Subscriber onlyThe pattern of Northwest Arkansas legislative politics appeared to be holding up against most attempts to change it Tuesday. Continue reading...

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