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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...

Doug Thompson: Senator Cotton's wishbone

Patriotism, ambition could conflict

Subscriber onlySen. Tom Cotton's wishbone could get pulled. Continue reading...

More grants sought in scheme, charges say

Latest charges shed light on Neal, Woods

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- Three state grants involving $600,000 of taxpayer money resulted in 13 federal charges and were the start of plans to obtain more grants in the future, according to federal court documents. Continue reading...

Springdale's Woods, Paris indicted by feds, accused in bribery scheme

Former Springdale senator accused along with college president and mutual friend

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- A federal grand jury indicted former state Sen. Jon Woods, R-Springdale, on 12 counts of fraud and one of money laundering, alleging he took one bribe of $40,000 in exchange for steering a state General Improvement Fund grant to a Northwest Arkansas college, plus an undetermined amount of cash in exchange for other such grants. Continue reading...

Jobs training bill likely to pass, forum told

Subscriber onlyA jobs training bill that would greatly benefit Northwest Arkansas has passed the Senate and should soon pass the House, but there are some potential snags, regional lawmakers told a forum Saturday. Continue reading...

Doug Thompson: Taking the thrashing

Critics and targets deserve some credit

Subscriber onlyAt least Sen. Tom Cotton and Rep. Steve Womack showed up. Continue reading...

"I will die," Springdale woman tells Cotton

Senator defends GOP priorities

Subscriber only U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., faced a loud, angry and capacity crowd of about 2,000 Wednesday in a town hall meeting in the usually safe conservative enclave of Springdale. Continue reading...

Cotton meets with Northwest Arkansas mayors

Subscriber onlyInfrastructure, taxes on Internet sales and drug crimes ranked high on concerns from Benton County's small town mayors, who met Wednesday morning with U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark. Continue reading...

Cotton speaks to crowd of about 2,000 at Springdale town hall

SPRINGDALE — U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., faced a loud and angry crowd of about 2,000 Wednesday at an auditorium in the usually safe conservative enclave of Springdale. Continue reading...

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