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Innocent pleas entered in college bribery case

Counts added in kickback indictment

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Attorneys for three men indicted on charges they arranged kickbacks in return for state grants entered innocent pleas for their clients Monday to a revised set of allegations in the case. Continue reading...

Veterans commission has FOI-law refresher

Subscriber only The chairman of the Arkansas Veterans Commission hosted a refresher course on the state's Freedom of Information Act at his first commission meeting last week and pledged to follow the law's requirements. Continue reading...

Elm Springs to connect to conservation authority plant

Subscriber onlyNorthwest Arkansas' regional wastewater utility has attracted a new customer. Continue reading...

Doug Thompson: The drawbacks of political venom

Pining for “civil discourse” that never was

Subscriber onlyPresident Barack Obama got called some very impolite things at congressional forums around here. That went on for eight years. Continue reading...

More details emerge in Northwest Arkansas kickback indictment

Subscriber onlyAn amended indictment removes one against former state Sen. Jon Woods and adds four charges against him and his alleged co-conspirators in a kickback scheme. Continue reading...

Amended indictment adds charges against Woods, alleged co-conspirators

FAYETTEVILLE — An amended indictment adds four more charges and removes one against former Sen. Jon Woods, R-Springdale, his alleged co-conspirators in a bribery scheme, but the charges add detail to allegations already made, court documents show. Continue reading...

Vet commission commits to FOI at Fayetteville meeting

Subscriber onlyThe chairman of the Arkansas Veterans Commission hosted a refresher course on the state's Freedom of Information Act at his first commission meeting Tuesday and pledged to follow the law's requirements. Continue reading...

No mercy, just calculation

So many flawlessly done executions doubtful

Subscriber onlyIdo not oppose the death penalty. Two of my reasons were named Richard Wayne Snell and Jonas Hoten Whitmore. Continue reading...

Womack takes Trump’s lumps again

Congressman says he supports president

Subscriber onlyRep. Steve Womack of Rogers was booed repeatedly Thursday while repeating a series of positions that won him his seat in Congress by large margins in every election since 2010. Continue reading...

Womack takes Trump's lumps again; this time in Bentonville

Congressman supports president, he tells crowd

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Rep. Steve Womack of Rogers was booed repeatedly Thursday while repeating a series of positions that won him his seat in Congress by large margins in every election since 2010. Continue reading...

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