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Bentonville lobbyist tied to kickback scheme arrested

Employed ex-lawmaker who pleaded guilty

Subscriber only The former top Arkansas executive for a nonprofit organization receiving millions each year in Medicaid reimbursements is set to appear in federal court in Fayetteville today on a nine-count indictment involving kickbacks and illegal lobbying. Continue reading...

Lobbyist tied to kickback scheme arrested

Employed ex-lawmaker who pleaded guilty

Subscriber onlyLobbyist Milton R. "Rusty" Cranford of Rogers was arrested Wednesday morning, spokesman Don Ledford of the U.S. Attorney's office for the western district of Missouri confirmed. He declined to give further details. Continue reading...

Employees disarm gunman, police told

Subscriber onlyEmployees at a Northwest Arkansas manufacturing plant disarmed a man carrying an AR-15 rifle who said he was there to shoot them at random, according to police. Continue reading...

DOUG THOMPSON: Break through or be broken

Grim fight ahead in 2018 for Democrats

Subscriber onlyArkansas Democrats are headed for either a modest beginning of a long recovery or a swan song. Which is not clear yet. Continue reading...

Feds admit reason for computer wipe in Woods kickback case not credible

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- The government's own attorneys said Thursday they don't believe the reason given by their chief investigator for why he wiped the memory of a computer used to gather evidence in the corruption case of former state Sen. Jon Woods. Continue reading...

All recordings found in Woods’ corruption case, FBI says

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE — Attorneys in the corruption case against former state Sen. Jon Woods told a judge this morning they may have recovered missing audio files needed for evidence. But there was still room for dispute at the hearing in U.S. District Court. Continue reading...

Bentonville House race draws Democrat

Subscriber onlyState House District 93 in Bentonville has its first announced Democratic candidate since 2014. Continue reading...

United Way fundraising falls far short in Northwest Arkansas

Subscriber onlyUnited Way of Northwest Arkansas' major fundraising campaign will fall $500,000 short of its $2.35 million goal, the Lowell-based charity announced Tuesday. Continue reading...

Former Arkansas lawmaker pleads guilty to conspiring to embezzle $4M from nonprofit

Subscriber onlyFormer state Rep. Eddie Wayne Cooper pleaded guilty Monday to conspiring with others to embezzle more than $4 million from a Missouri-based nonprofit. Continue reading...

DOUG THOMPSON: Ignoring tips, not checking them, is bias

Subscriber onlySuppose I got to ignore political dirt shoveled my way because the digger, in addition to a shovel, had an ax to grind. Continue reading...

Widen economic focus, Arkansas governor candidate argues

Democrat for governor speaks in Fayetteville

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- A fraction of the money set aside to lure big, new employers could give struggling small businesses all over Arkansas a better chance, the Democratic challenger for governor said Friday in Fayetteville. Continue reading...

Bentonville's Nunnally announces House bid

Subscriber onlyGan Nunnally of Bentonville plans to run for the District 93 seat in the state House of Representatives in the Republican primary, he confirmed Wednesday. Continue reading...

Democrat enters Rogers House race

Subscriber only Democrat Christie Craig has confirmed her bid for the state House seat held by Rep. Grant Hodges, R-Rogers. Continue reading...

Springdale panel tires of no-shows

Subscriber onlyThe Planning Commission is fed up with residents being left waiting by developers who don't show up at a scheduled meeting to consider disputed projects, commission members said Tuesday. Continue reading...

Nunnally announces House bid

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Gan Nunnally of Bentonville plans to run for the District 93 seat in the state House of Representatives in the Republican primary, he confirmed in a telephone interview Wednesday. Continue reading...

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