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State Republicans convene, select 12 to go to Cleveland

6 delegates lined up to back Trump; Cruz gets 5; Rubio out, but lands 1

Subscriber onlyHundreds of Arkansas Republicans in four cities gathered Saturday morning to elect 12 delegates for their party's presidential nominating convention in Cleveland. Continue reading...

Commentary: Weak voter support hurts Cruz

Winning with a rulebook has limits

Subscriber onlySen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, can win a convention floor fight. This is a guy who shut down the U.S. government almost single-handed. A partisan convention is his kind of brawl. But the lonely warrior's weak public support has become his biggest problem. Continue reading...

Ozarks Electric to install fiber line

To sell fast Net, TV, phone, too

Subscriber onlyOzarks Electric Cooperative will offer fiber-optic Internet, telephone and television service throughout the cooperative's service area. The Fayetteville-based company will use a wholly owned subsidiary to keep that service separate from its electric service. Continue reading...

Wait list long for state aid program

3,000 parents of special-needs children remain on hold

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Doctors told Amy Jamison-Casas that her 5-year-old son would spend his life in an institution, but Steven celebrated his 23rd birthday last month having never left home. Continue reading...

Commentary: Little Rock loses control

Losing control upsets the state’s capital city

Subscriber onlyLittle Rock's not in charge any more. This week, they found that out. They aren't happy. Continue reading...

Veterans home chief resigns

Asked to quit, he admits ‘trouble watching my mouth’

Subscriber onlyKriss Schaffer, director of the Arkansas Veterans Home at Fayetteville, resigned Tuesday afternoon. Continue reading...

McLarty predicts Clinton win during Fayetteville appearance

Subscriber onlyThomas F. "Mack" McLarty, former chief of staff for President Bill Clinton, predicted former Fayetteville resident and later first lady Hillary Clinton would win the presidential election, and added she was the "perfect person" to restore a better, more professional level of discourse after this year's spirited campaign. Continue reading...

Fayetteville vets home director resigns

Subscriber onlyKriss Schaffer, the director of the Arkansas Veterans Home at Fayetteville, resigned Tuesday afternoon. Continue reading...

Health plan opponents won't budge, they say

Subscriber onlyOpponents of the governor's Arkansas Works health care plan say they represent the majority of Arkansans despite being outvoted in the state Senate and seeing candidates they supported lose in the Republican primary. Continue reading...

Commentary: GOP its own worst enemy.

Arkansas Works fight has national attention

Subscriber onlyThe next election for president will settle Obamacare's fate. Whether our state Legislature passes the Arkansas Works health care budget or not will make no difference. The only effect our Legislature's vote might have -- and it's a stretch -- is on the outcome of that race. Continue reading...

Piney Ridge fight allegation in Fayetteville draws DHS probe

Subscriber onlyTwo employees of the Piney Ridge Treatment Center were placed on leave after allegations staff allowed a fight between clients, prompting a state Department of Human Services investigation. Continue reading...

State investigated fight allegations at Fayetteville juvenile treatment center

FAYETTEVILLE — Two employees of the Piney Ridge Treatment Center in Fayetteville were placed on leave after allegations that staff allowed a fight between clients, prompting a state Department of Human Services investigation. Continue reading...

Commentary: Asa's honeymoon ends

String of victories leads to asking too much

Subscriber onlySometimes, when you say it's my way or the highway, people take the highway. Continue reading...

Arkansans await immigration case

Subscriber onlyNorma Contreras wanted to see her father before he died, but didn't dare risk not seeing her children again afterward. Continue reading...

Police: Suspect in Virginia bus station shooting dead; 3 others hurt

RICHMOND, Va. — A gunman shot a Virginia state trooper Thursday at a busy bus terminal in the capital city of Richmond before he was shot dead by two other troopers, police said. Two civilians were hurt, though it was not clear if they had been shot. Continue reading...

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