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VA secretary tours Ozark System

At invitation of Womack, Shulkin visits Fayetteville facility

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- The U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs toured a Fayetteville bright spot in his beleaguered department Monday, on his way to meet with Wal-Mart leaders on how to improve his agency's logistics. Continue reading...

'Welcome' is not sanctuary, cities say

Cities, organizers clarify meaning

Subscriber onlyA move by local governments to declare themselves "welcoming cities" brought both praise and condemnation recently by groups who believe it takes a stance on illegal immigration. Continue reading...

Doug Thompson: A high-stakes race in Fayetteville

Stakes are very high in Senate race

Subscriber onlyFayetteville-centered state Senate District 4 now has a race the Democrats should win. They can lose it, though. The result will matter for the whole state. Continue reading...

Leding plans to toss hat into Arkansas Senate race

Democrat says he expects opposition

Subscriber onlyRep. Greg Leding, D-Fayetteville, plans to run for the state Senate District 4 seat in next year's election. Continue reading...

Lindsey says no to '18 campaign

Senate Democrat declares he’s done, 10 years enough

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- State Sen. Uvalde Lindsey, D-Fayetteville, does not plan to seek re-election in 2018. Continue reading...

Fayetteville's Lindsey to retire from Senate

Subscriber onlyState Sen. Uvalde Lindsey, D-Fayetteville, will not seek re-election in 2018, opening up a spot for one of the few Democratic seats in the Senate. Continue reading...

Doug Thompson: Comey firing blowback

Comey more of a thorn out than in

Subscriber onlyJames Comey's firing makes sense now. This is not good news for the president. The reason is clear, but very bad. Continue reading...

Northwest Arkansas coordination for homeless starting over, chairwoman says

Subscriber onlyThe board tasked with coordinating the fight against homelessness in Northwest Arkansas failed and is starting anew, the chairman of that group told a public meeting Thursday. Continue reading...

Cave Springs to ask judge to decide tax issue

Council, mayor differ on possible $391,000 in cuts

Subscriber onlyCave Springs tore an almost $400,000 hole in its budget for this year, and officials doubt the small town will be allowed to repair it. Continue reading...

VIDEO: March for Truth seeks answers on Russia

Subscriber only Voters of all parties should demand the full truth about Russian intervention in the most recent presidential election, and should hold the state's all-Republican congressional delegation accountable in the May GOP primary if that is not forthcoming, speakers told a rally of about 130 people Saturday in Rogers. Continue reading...

Slick rails cited in Arkansas train wreck in 2014

Subscriber onlyThe same slick rails that stalled a sightseeing train prevented an assist train that crashed into it from stopping, according to a National Transportation Safety Board report released Thursday on a 2014 accident. Continue reading...

The abyss gazes back

Bitterness begets bitterness, it seems

Subscriber only"He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And if you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss also gazes into you." Continue reading...

Vet Center to offer more help on drugs, mental health

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- A 20-bed substance abuse and mental health treatment center for veterans is set to open by the end of the year on the grounds of the Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks in Fayetteville, the medical center director said Friday. Continue reading...

Slick rails, excessive speed cited in train wreck in Washington County

Most problems fixed or are being fixed, report says

Subscriber onlyThe same slick rails stalling a sight-seeing train in 2014 prevented the train that collided with it from stopping, according to a National Transportation Safety Board report released Thursday. Continue reading...

Drug-free work places unlikely to change, experts say

Subscriber onlyMichael Watts runs a factory where cranes move heavy molds and machinery, hoisting them overhead. Nearby presses hold molten plastics under intense heat and pressure. The most dangerous piece of machinery there, he says, is a common forklift. Continue reading...

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