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Doug Thompson: Fake news is nothing new

Lack of skepticism is the real problem

Subscriber only"Fake news" isn't new. People who will believe anything emerged as a serious problem in elections in the Garden of Eden. A clear majority bit the fruit. Continue reading...

Cohesion group receives grant

Subscriber only EngageNWA, a nonprofit group that promotes a welcoming, diverse culture in Northwest Arkansas, announced the receipt of a $100,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation at a meeting of at least 100 people at an "community cohesion forum" Thursday night. Continue reading...

Doug Thompson: Obamacare debate finally matters

Frozen issue will thaw, might melt

Subscriber onlyI may be the least Obamacare-obsessed political reporter in the country. The issue is vastly over-reported and analyzed. Continue reading...

Approval said likely for campus-gun bill

Proposal would allow concealed carry for university faculty, staff, not students

Subscriber onlyA bill allowing some concealed-carry gun permit holders to remain armed on state college campuses will almost certainly pass in the coming legislative session, both its longtime sponsor and a major opponent in the House said Tuesday. Continue reading...

Doug Thompson: Irony and Shoes

Democrats, Republicans see state Legislature roles reverse

Subscriber onlySudden concern for the principle of majority rule at the state Legislature comes tinged with a little irony. Continue reading...

Springdale drops park contractor in dispute

Search begins for new contractor to complete work

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- The city dropped the contractor working on Walter Turnbow Park on Thursday. The downtown work had an Aug. 31 finish date, but sits about one-third complete, according to the city. Continue reading...

Growing Hispanic vote anticipated in low-turnout 89th District

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- Fewer people voted for either candidate in the District 89 state House race than voted for the man who lost in a nearby House race in Fayetteville. Continue reading...

Northwest Arkansas Latino vote growing, but not leaping

Subscriber onlyFewer people voted for either candidate in the District 89 state House race than voted for the man who lost in a nearby House race in Fayetteville. Continue reading...

Doug Thompson: No checks or balances for Trump

Presidency was the last office left for Democrats

Subscriber onlySo this is what radical change looks like. Continue reading...

Most NWA patterns hold in House races

Subscriber onlyThe pattern of Northwest Arkansas legislative politics appeared to be holding up against most attempts to change it Tuesday. Continue reading...

Court filings: Arkansas child abuse investigator faked reports

Interviews questioned in 43 cases involving child safety

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- A civilian investigator with the Arkansas State Police Crimes Against Children Division is accused of fabricating reports in 43 cases in Benton and Washington counties, according to court documents. Continue reading...

Doug Thompson: Arkansas poll results show confidence

Arkansas Poll results on state’s economy are encouraging

Subscriber onlyAn economic recovery isn't complete until people believe they're better off, whatever the numbers say. Continue reading...

Northwest Arkansas Democrats raise more money than opponents for state house

Subscriber onlyDemocrats trying to win traditionally Republican state House seats have raised more money than their better established Republican rivals in Benton and Washington counties, state campaign finance reports show. Continue reading...

Northwest Arkansas workers, machines vanquish election fears

Subscriber onlyElection officials solved worker and equipment shortages before voting began in Northwest Arkansas with a recruiting drive for poll workers and access to some new and some borrowed voting machines. Continue reading...

Doug Thompson: Life after Trump for the GOP

The party will probably rebound again

Subscriber onlyMy liberal friends talk about how the GOP is a train wreck. The Republicans will “never” recover. Donald Trump has exposed them for what they are, or so the story goes. The country is getting more progressive, supposedly. Continue reading...

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