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Springdale leaders discuss growth

City seeks to add knowledge-based jobs

Subscriber onlyBRANSON, Mo. -- Making Springdale a more desirable place to live as well as work appeared on the priority list of every topic brought up at a planning session Friday of more than 100 business leaders, city staff and elected officials. Continue reading...

Doug Thompson: Cover-up is the bigger danger

Trump’s vanity could get the president in trouble

Subscriber onlyI do not yet believe President Donald Trump colluded with the Russian government in the 2016 election. I strongly suspect others close to him did. I also expect the president would not want any such connection exposed, even if those close to him were mere dupes rather than active collaborators. Continue reading...

Hearing set in Woods kickback case

Subscriber onlyCovertly recorded audio files will be the subject of a hearing Dec. 14 in the corruption case involving former Sen. Jon Woods, according to attorneys. Continue reading...

Hearing set in kickback case

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- A new hearing is set for 9 a.m. Dec. 14 in the kickback case involving former Sen. Jon Woods, R-Springdale, the federal court docket showed Wednesday. Continue reading...

Former Arkansas lawmaker's corruption trial delayed after tapes turn up

Judge plans hearing on new evidence

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Discovery of a cache of 79 more secret audio recordings made by former state Rep. Micah Neal has caused a delay in the corruption case involving former state Sen. Jon Woods. Continue reading...

Doug Thompson: Congress uses the wrong bait

With tax bill, Congress not fishing for voters

Subscriber onlyThe stated reason for the big federal tax cut push is to pass something to please voters before the 2018 election. Continue reading...

Attorney advising legislative staff linked to company in kickback case

Subscriber onlyLittle Rock attorney Jane Duke is advising the Arkansas Legislature's staff on how to respond to demands for records made by federal investigators. She also represents a top official in a company connected to an ongoing federal investigation into kickbacks received by state lawmakers. Continue reading...

Corruption case evidence remains under seal

Subscriber onlyThe federal government is keeping private much of its core evidence in the public corruption case against former state Sen. Jon Woods and two other men. Continue reading...

Vote decision near in Springdale

Council reviewing $200M bond plan ahead of meeting

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- A $200 million bond issue proposal would go before Springdale city voters in a Feb. 13 special election under a timetable presented Monday for the City Council's consideration. Continue reading...

Doug Thompson: The political cost of creepiness

Holding the reins of power will require both hands

Subscriber onlyLast year, audio surfaced of the eventually successful candidate for president bragging about how fame gave him license to force himself on women. This year, rich and powerful men are getting toppled by credible allegations of abuse even without recorded confirmation. In one famous case, the allegation is about events from four decades ago. Continue reading...

Democrat urges more talk, less yelling

Make inroads with conversation, party leader says at NW Arkansas forum

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- The secret to converting people is to talk to, not yell at, them, state Democratic Party Chairman Michael John Gray said Tuesday. Continue reading...

Less yelling, more talking, state's top Dem advises

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- The secret to converting people is to talk, not yell, at them, Democratic state party Chairman Michael John Gray said Tuesday. Continue reading...

Springdale council considers Feb. 13 election date for bonds

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- A $200 million bond issue proposal would go before Springdale city voters in a Feb. 13 special election under a timetable presented Monday for the city council's consideration. Continue reading...

New Springdale trails planned

Water department offers land on Fitzgerald Mountain

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE — Bikers and hikers will have new trails to explore in rugged territory on the city’s east side. Continue reading...

Mountainburg Democrat announces bid for House

Subscriber onlyMOUNTAINBURG — Donald McKinney, 41, of Mountainburg announced his campaign for the state House District 81 seat on Thursday, a seat currently occupied by Rep. Bruce Coleman, R-Mountainburg. Continue reading...

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