Doug Thompson

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Effort to raise more money for state highways to come, lawmaker says

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- A last-resort effort to raise more money for state highways will come Monday, Rep. Dan Douglas, R-Bentonville, said at a forum Saturday morning. Continue reading...

Northwest Arkansas banking market holds strong

Subscriber onlyThe banking sector is strong in Northwest Arkansas and bankers and financial analysts expect it to stay that way, even as they plan for higher interest rates. Continue reading...

Doug Thompson: Smoke and two fires

Russia scandal may not pan out, but others have

Subscriber onlyThree scandals were on display in Monday's hearing by the U.S. House Intelligence Committee. One involves allegations that may not pan out. Two others already have. Continue reading...

FBI contacted in GOP fight

Fight finished, leaders say

Subscriber onlyFormer Washington County Republican Chairman Jim Reavis of Fayetteville paid $6,350 in cash for 127 people to join the county committee in late 2015, then-county Chairman Lance Johnson said in a letter to the FBI. Continue reading...

Gun bill signing almost certain, Fayetteville forum told

Subscriber onlyThe chances are slim the governor will veto a bill to allow concealed personal firearms on state college and university campuses, Sen. Uvalde Lindsey, D-Fayetteville, told constituents Friday. Continue reading...

Free tax filing link touted at Bentonville event

Subscriber onlyFree computer-assisted income tax filings are available to individuals with less than $64,000 income to report, the state's governor and senior U.S. senator reminded Arkansans at an event Friday. Continue reading...

Doug Thompson: Town hall puts some starch in Cotton

Springdale rally may be a factor

Subscriber onlyMaybe -- just maybe -- that rowdy town hall in Springdale is making a difference. Continue reading...

Good grants cleared path for bad, mayor confirms

Pressure applied, rewards offered, records and mayor say

Subscriber onlyMayor Tim McKinney of Berryville dropped his objection to sending taxpayer money to a private Springdale college and his city received $61,000 in grants as a reward, he said Wednesday. Continue reading...

Doug Thompson: Back into the health care quagmire

Health care drowns out all else, to nation’s detriment

Subscriber onlyHealth care policy is not really a political story. It is an insurance story. It just looks like a political story. Continue reading...

Workforce bill clears state House

Subscriber onlyA bill allowing neighboring school districts to pool resources into regional workforce training centers passed the House on Tuesday after it was amended to include most of the state's two-year colleges to participate. Continue reading...

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