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Doug Thompson

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Finding The Next McVeigh

Subscriber onlyOnly three other people knew of Timothy McVeigh's plan before he blew up the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. Even fewer people are likely to know beforehand if an attack like his happens again, experts on domestic terrorism say. Continue reading...

State will watch Hillary from the sidelines

Former First Lady’s Race will Pass Arkansas By

Subscriber onlyA former first lady of Arkansas is -- like it or not -- the leading prospect for president. Hillary Clinton also appears to be a cinch for her party's nomination. Continue reading...

Integrity becomes issue in gay marriage case

Integrity, not gay marriage, is the issue now

Subscriber onlyMost members of our state Supreme Court are ducking their duty, say two members, including the chief justice. Continue reading...

Northwest Arkansas lawmakers list benefits of legislative session

Subscriber onlyA proposed constitutional amendment on the 2016 ballot originated in Northwest Arkansas and would benefit this region the most if voters approve it, local lawmakers said. Continue reading...

First bill to tighten adoption now law

Subscriber onlyFor the first time, Arkansas law will require people who adopt foster children to notify the state when the children are no longer living with them. Continue reading...

Commentary: "Those people" are our children, friends

HB 1228 went too far, like ordinance tried to do

Subscriber onlySome lawmaker voted to bar his own child from being served at some restaurant someday. He just doesn't know it yet. Neither does the child, or maybe grandchild. Continue reading...

Community Care center budget faces cut

Nonprofit center may lose $600,000

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- The newly minted state budget could mean a cut of up to $600,000 to the nonprofit Community Clinic of Northwest Arkansas out of a total budget of $6.5 million, director Kathy Grisham said Thursday. Continue reading...

Boozman hears of Benton County project snag

They ask Boozman to help facilitate approval from federal agencies

Subscriber onlyGENTRY -- A lack of coordination between federal agencies approving waste-water projects is causing problems for developing portions of western Benton County, the area's mayors told Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark., on Wednesday. Continue reading...

Fayetteville Leads State In Environmental Check

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Fayetteville is Arkansas' first and only city to join Seattle, Indianapolis and Atlanta to be assessed on environmental and quality-of-life issues by a new national organization. Continue reading...

Region's Retiree Appeal Remains Despite Health, Other Concerns

Subscriber onlyNorthwest Arkansas scores high as a place for older residents to live, according to a recent in-depth study by the California-based Milken Institute. Continue reading...

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