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Crises Help Cotton Pull Ahead

Threats Abroad Have Effects Here at Home

Subscriber onlyThe rest of the world matters in a U.S. election for the first time since 2006. In Arkansas' case, that benefits U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton. Continue reading...

Former President To Lead Rally

Clinton To Speak in Fayetteville, Rogers

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Former President Bill Clinton will highlight Arkansas Democratic Party rallies planned at the University of Arkansas and in Rogers on Oct. 7, the state party chairman said Saturday. Continue reading...

Opponents: Measure A 'Trojan Horse'

Subscriber onlyA proposal on the November ballot is a "Trojan horse" designed to slip a provision for longer terms for lawmakers past voters, opponents say. One of those opponents towed a wooden horse statue to Benton County on Wednesday to make that point. Continue reading...

Opponents Call Legislative Measure A 'Trojan Horse'

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- A proposal on the November ballot is a "Trojan horse" designed to slip a provision for longer terms for lawmakers past voters, opponents say. One of those opponents towed a wooden horse statue to Springdale on Tuesday to make that point. Continue reading...

Commentary: Foreign Policy Should Be More Glacial

Subscriber onlyThursday will be the 13th anniversary of 9/11. This is my yearly remembrance column. Things are worse than ever. Continue reading...

Democrats, Republican Name Women In Auditor's Race

Hampton, Lea Debate During Fayetteville Forum

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- One major party candidate for state auditor said the post shouldn't be merged in a reshuffling of state constitutional offices, while the other said she might support a merger. Continue reading...

Commentary: Another Dire Forecast Against Private Option Flops

Crying “Wolf!” Tunes the Public Out Before Real Challenges Arise

Subscriber onlyReal news broke last week. Insurance rates in the state's "private option" health care plan, on average, will drop. The drop is expected to be slight, but it's there. Continue reading...

Benton County Liquor Sales Slowly Catching Up With Washington County

Benton County Liquor Sales Slowly Catching Up With Washington County

Subscriber onlyBenton County drinkers need to pull a few more corks if they want to catch Washington County in sales tax revenue from retail alcohol, tax records show. Continue reading...

Ordinance Supporters Show Up To Be Counted

Backers Do What Needed To Be Done to Win Big

Subscriber onlySomebody needed to stand up for the anti-discrimination ordinance if the Fayetteville City Council was going to pass it. Hundreds did at Tuesday's council meeting. They kept standing into the wee hours of Wednesday morning. Continue reading...

Northeast Arkansas Votes Crucial, Hutchinson Says

Subscriber onlyROGERS -- Northeast Arkansas is the crucial region in the governor's race, GOP nominee Asa Hutchinson told a Republican crowd in Northwest Arkansas. Continue reading...

Commentary: Never Skip the Reality Check, Fayetteville

Don’t Pass an Ordinance Until a Case is Made

Subscriber onlyI've never been in an oppressed minority. So one could argue I have very little to say about Fayetteville Alderman Matthew Petty's proposed ordinance against gender and orientation bias. Continue reading...

Rogers Chambers Hosts Forum; Candidates Give Thoughts On Lieutenant Governor

Rogers Chambers Hosts Forum; Candidates Give Thoughts On Lieutenant Governor

Subscriber onlyROGERS -- Efforts to abolish the office of lieutenant governor drew mixed reactions Friday from Northwest Arkansas state House candidates. Continue reading...

Governor Says Fayetteville Veterans Home Doing Very Well

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- The state should not only stay in the veterans nursing home business, it's doing very well at it, Gov. Mike Beebe said Wednesday. Continue reading...

Hutchinson Steers the State GOP Well

His Party Benefits From Him Not Choosing Sides

Subscriber onlyArkansas Democrats don't have a bitterly, openly and severely divided state Republican Party to work against. The reason they don't is Asa Hutchinson, the GOP nominee for governor who also happens to be a former chairman of his party. Continue reading...

Arkansas' Trauma System Sees Improvement Since Inception

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Even the best trauma center can only help patients who reach it, so weather often drives decisions about trauma care in Northwest Arkansas, organizers said. Continue reading...

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