Doug Thompson

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Documents detail prostitution ring in Springdale

Documents detail prostitution ring

Subscriber onlyProstitutes, some underage, operated in at least one local motel, and pounds of drugs arrived in the area, all orchestrated by a group of men who discussed their activities on social media, according to affidavits for search warrants served at nine Northwest Arkansas homes last month. Continue reading...

Beware of fear, Tucker warns

Subscriber onlyAppeals to fear run through the current political scene, and that should concern the public, former Gov. Jim Guy Tucker told a meeting of the Northwest Arkansas Political Animals Club on Friday. Continue reading...

Commentary: Sen. Cotton's cleared path

Senator could rise in GOP vacuum

Subscriber onlyToday's topic is Sen. Tom Cotton, a clear beneficiary of the 2016 Republican presidential primary. Continue reading...

Commentary: Right to bear arms in danger

As gun rights advocates stand mute, someone will write laws

Subscriber onlyThe Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution can be repealed, just like any other. Continue reading...

New director for Fayetteville veterans home found

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas State Veterans Home in Fayetteville will get a new director Monday. Continue reading...

School proposed in downtown Rogers

Project would fill Lane Hotel

Subscriber onlyROGERS -- Plans to turn the five-story Lane Hotel into a school should go before the Rogers Historic District Commission this month or the next, the project's architect said Monday. Continue reading...

Commentary: What a day on Tuesday

What a day Tuesday was

Subscriber onlyHistory was made several times on Tuesday. Continue reading...

Commentary: Stone walls and rubber stamps

Congress can limit the damage any president can do

Subscriber onlyNo prospect for president scares me -- until he or she gets a rubber stamp from Congress. Continue reading...

Panel: Let firms sell more energy

Renewable-power sales good for business climate, they say

Subscriber onlyROGERS -- The Legislature could improve the state's business climate by allowing businesses that generate electricity with solar panels and other renewable energy sources to sell more of it to utilities, lawmakers were told Thursday. Continue reading...

Commentary: "There is no substitute for victory."

Making the sacrifices worth it

Subscriber onlySuppose a neighbor's house was on fire. Someone calls the fire department. The engine that rolls up is a converted army surplus M35 two-and-a-half-ton truck of Korean War vintage. The crew puts the fire out, but a reasonable person might wonder about the future safety of his home. Continue reading...

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