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Looking Back to the Beginning

100 Years Gives a Broader Perspective

Subscriber onlyI'm going to go history-nerdy today. We're still living in the post-1918 world. For instance, it's a headline that President Obama isn't going to call the Armenian massacres a genocide on its 100th anniversary. It clearly was. Continue reading...

Finding The Next McVeigh

Subscriber onlyOnly three other people knew of Timothy McVeigh's plan before he blew up the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. Even fewer people are likely to know beforehand if an attack like his happens again, experts on domestic terrorism say. Continue reading...

State will watch Hillary from the sidelines

Former First Lady’s Race will Pass Arkansas By

Subscriber onlyA former first lady of Arkansas is -- like it or not -- the leading prospect for president. Hillary Clinton also appears to be a cinch for her party's nomination. Continue reading...

Integrity becomes issue in gay marriage case

Integrity, not gay marriage, is the issue now

Subscriber onlyMost members of our state Supreme Court are ducking their duty, say two members, including the chief justice. Continue reading...

Northwest Arkansas lawmakers list benefits of legislative session

Subscriber onlyA proposed constitutional amendment on the 2016 ballot originated in Northwest Arkansas and would benefit this region the most if voters approve it, local lawmakers said. Continue reading...

Commentary: "Those people" are our children, friends

HB 1228 went too far, like ordinance tried to do

Subscriber onlySome lawmaker voted to bar his own child from being served at some restaurant someday. He just doesn't know it yet. Neither does the child, or maybe grandchild. Continue reading...

First bill to tighten adoption now law

Subscriber onlyFor the first time, Arkansas law will require people who adopt foster children to notify the state when the children are no longer living with them. Continue reading...

Community Care center budget faces cut

Nonprofit center may lose $600,000

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- The newly minted state budget could mean a cut of up to $600,000 to the nonprofit Community Clinic of Northwest Arkansas out of a total budget of $6.5 million, director Kathy Grisham said Thursday. Continue reading...

Boozman hears of Benton County project snag

They ask Boozman to help facilitate approval from federal agencies

Subscriber onlyGENTRY -- A lack of coordination between federal agencies approving waste-water projects is causing problems for developing portions of western Benton County, the area's mayors told Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark., on Wednesday. Continue reading...

Region's Retiree Appeal Remains Despite Health, Other Concerns

Subscriber onlyNorthwest Arkansas scores high as a place for older residents to live, according to a recent in-depth study by the California-based Milken Institute. Continue reading...

Fayetteville Leads State In Environmental Check

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Fayetteville is Arkansas' first and only city to join Seattle, Indianapolis and Atlanta to be assessed on environmental and quality-of-life issues by a new national organization. Continue reading...

Conservative group welcomes governor

But protest also greets Hutchinson

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Gov. Asa Hutchinson received a warm welcome Saturday from a Northwest Arkansas group whose mission is to hold conservative officeholders accountable. Getting that welcome, though, required passing through a group of at least a half-dozen protesters. Continue reading...

Commentary: Regions beyond metro areas see declines

Regions outside the big metros still need a boost

Subscriber onlyWashington County alone is growing as much as the three biggest counties in central Arkansas combined, U.S. Census bureau figures show. Benton County, meanwhile, is growing faster than Washington County. Continue reading...

Lawmaker lauds unemployment system changes

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- An overhaul to the state's unemployment insurance system is one of the most important but least-noticed changes of the legislative session, a sponsor of that change said Saturday. Continue reading...

Commentary: Digging up bones not working against Clinton

Husband’s legacy means more than “scandals” do

Subscriber onlyHillary Clinton would be history if either George W. Bush or Barack Obama had been a better president. Their shortcomings are the chief reasons her bad press doesn't stick. Continue reading...

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