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Records detail nonprofit group, state money links

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE — Two state lawmakers began supporting a grant of $400,000 in taxpayer money to a nonprofit organization two months before it incorporated in 2013, according to government records. Continue reading...

Constituents changed his vote, Arkansas senator says

Subscriber onlyState Sen. Uvalde Lindsey, D-Fayetteville, will work to defeat a proposed constitutional amendment he voted to place on the 2018 general election ballot, he said at a legislator's forum on Friday. Continue reading...

Doug Thompson: Red, blue, or red, white and blue?

Loyalty to the country should be non-partisan

Subscriber onlyOur counter-intelligence network just removed a Russian informant as our national security adviser. Continue reading...

Backers say bill aids workforce training

Subscriber onlyRegional school districts would be able to pool resources into one workforce training center under a bill that drew praise Saturday at a forum of legislators in Bentonville. Continue reading...

Doug Thompson: Feeding a hungry beast

Step by step, lawmakers become too powerful

Subscriber onlyAn alarming concentration of power is flowing into the state Legislature. The idea of letting lawmakers write courtroom rules is only the latest surge. Continue reading...

Governor, others praise former senator Joe Yates

Subscriber onlyJoe Yates, a groundbreaking state senator who was once one of only three Republicans in that chamber, died Friday. He was 78. Continue reading...

Arkansas gun bill draws ire, crowd at Fayetteville forum

Subscriber onlyA crowd of at least 140 jammed themselves into to a conference room with 50 spectator seats in the first local legislators' forum after a campus carry bill passed the state House. Continue reading...

Doug Thompson: Real heroes betrayed by ban

Fellow fighters left behind by president’s order

Subscriber onlyPeople risk their lives to help us in the Middle East. Many fight alongside our troops. Just translating for us or driving one of us around gets people marked for death. Continue reading...

100 riled, cite curbs on access to U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton

Doors of others open, they state

Subscriber onlyMore than 100 people protested Wednesday outside the Springdale office of U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, objecting to Republican policies and their lack of access to the state's junior senator. Continue reading...

Huckabee calls Trump election a 'bloodless coup' during Pea Ridge event

Subscriber onlyPEA RIDGE -- President Donald Trump's election in November was "a bloodless coup d'etat," supporter and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee told a capacity crowd of 350 at the annual Benton County Republican Lincoln-Reagan Day fundraising dinner. Continue reading...

Sulphur Springs woman gives stranger needed kidney

Subscriber onlySULPHUR SPRINGS -- Tammy Hendren's insomnia helped save Bke Millwee's life. Continue reading...

Lawmakers like Springdale college's approach

Subscriber onlyTen current or former legislators directed state grants to Ecclesia College from 2013 through March 2015 totaling $617,500. Continue reading...

Inquiry into grant program crosses state

At least three districts subpoenaed, records show

Subscriber onlyFederal agents subpoenaed state General Improvement Fund records from at least three of the eight economic development districts distributing those grants, records show. Continue reading...

Northwest Arkansas lawmakers give session priorities

Subscriber onlyNorthwestern lawmakers will push issues including tax cuts, long-distance medical diagnoses by electronic means, sales taxes on digital downloads and education finance, a panel told a forum audience Saturday. Continue reading...

Doug Thompson: Guns and Campuses

Scales heavily weighted in carry bill’s passage

Subscriber onlyThe upcoming vote on the so-called campus carry bill will be at least as much about political safety as student safety. Continue reading...

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