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Doug Thompson

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Commentary: A Memorial Day lesson to remember

Greatness can only come from sacrifice

Subscriber onlyI can't imagine what it's like to have lost someone in Iraq, then hear the second-guessing over the invasion as that topic became a campaign talking point. Continue reading...

Josh Duggar admits to wrongdoing, resigns

Subscriber onlyJosh Duggar resigned as director of a conservative lobbying organization Thursday after the disclosure of allegations of sexual misconduct when he was a teenager. Continue reading...

Josh Duggar resigns following allegations

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE — Josh Duggar resigned as director of a conservative lobbying organization Thursday following the disclosure of allegations of sexual misconduct when he was a teenager. Continue reading...

Veterans face rare health risks, VA administrators told at forum

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- The long-term effects of breathing radioactive gas given off by nuclear warheads is an example of knowledge even a well-trained doctor may not have, local veterans affairs administrators were told Monday. Continue reading...

Nothing to brag about

Region’s schools good, but other places are getting better

Subscriber onlyLet's not pat ourselves on the back very hard for having six of the top 10 high schools in the state here in the northwest corner, at least according to U.S. News and World Report. The far more important trend is that Northwest Arkansas' best schools lost ground when compared to the rest of the nation. Continue reading...

Northwest Arkansas' Marshall Islanders eligible for federal health relief

Subscriber onlyROGERS -- Marshallese children left out of ARKids First could get health coverage at little to no added cost to the state, but not until 2017, local legislators learned Tuesday. Continue reading...

Giving look to government overhaul, Hutchinson says

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Gov. Asa Hutchinson said he's looking at reorganizing state government. Continue reading...

Pulling for a miracle

Huckabee faces older, wiser primary voters

Subscriber onlyMike Huckabee stands no chance of being elected president of a country in which six out of 10 people are OK with gay marriage. Many are too liberal now to vote for him. Many others who are conservative enough to support him realize he's not the best candidate for these times. Continue reading...

"Stay Tuned" for State Revamp, Governor Says in Fayetteville

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Gov. Asa Hutchinson said he's looking at reorganizing state government. Continue reading...

Landing Some Big Fish

Crystal Bridges exhibit reels in historic prints

Subscriber onlyProducing 1,000 copies of "Game Fishes of the United States," a faithful reproduction of the paintings of a renowned wildlife artist, took two years. As painstaking as the pace set from 1879 to 1880 seems today, it compares to 13 years to make about 200 copies of John James Audubon's "The Birds of America" earlier in the same century. Continue reading...

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