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Commentary: Send in the colonel

Womack picked for tough job

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansan who mattered most at the GOP convention got booed. Continue reading...

Commentary: Rowboats in a yacht race

Party primaries failed the nation

Subscriber onlyA general election for president should be a yacht race between the very best each party has to offer. Instead, voters this year will watch a contest between two badly leaking rowboats. Both parties are doing more bailing than rowing, too. Continue reading...

Neal drops county judge bid

Files notice with county clerk

Subscriber onlyState Rep. Micah Neal, R-Springdale, formally withdrew from the Washington County judge's race Monday afternoon, filing a notification letter with the county clerk. Continue reading...

GOP members face voting rights dispute

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- A dispute over voting rights has broken out while the Washington County Republican Party rushes to replace its county judge nominee on the November ballot. Continue reading...

Commentary: Killed by a broad brush

Dallas law enforcement officers unjustly attacked

Subscriber onlyOne thing's certain about Thursday's tragedy: Officers of the Dallas Police Department and the Dallas Area Rapid Transit authority had nothing to do with the recent deaths of two young black men, one in Louisiana and another in Minnesota. Continue reading...

Invasive plants gaining ground

Non-native plants threaten water, wildlife

Subscriber onlyBaby birds will starve without caterpillars, and caterpillars can't live on the non-native plants growing wild in Northwest Arkansas, experts said. Continue reading...

COMMENTARY: Anger from within

GOP faithful not as mad at Hillary as much as with own party

Subscriber onlySomething was eerily off in a public forum in Benton County first thing Wednesday morning. Continue reading...

Neal drops Washington County judge bid

Subscriber onlyState Rep. Micah Neal, R-Springdale, the Republican nominee for Washington County Judge, is dropping out of the race for family and business reasons, he said Thursday night. Continue reading...

Micah Neal says he's dropping out of Washington County judge race

SPRINGDALE — State Rep. Micah Neal, R-Springdale, the Republican nominee for Washington County Judge, is dropping out of the race for family and business reasons, he said Thursday night. Continue reading...

Womack: House seats at risk

Subscriber onlyExpect congressional Republicans to lose a dozen U.S. House seats in the upcoming election -- more if the party embraces a radical ideology, 3rd District Rep. Steve Womack, R-Ark., told a forum Wednesday morning. Continue reading...

Rep. Womack hears frustration at Lowell forum

Rep. Steve Womack of Rogers faced a crowd of frustrated constituents in a forum in Lowell on Wednesday. Continue reading...

Documents detail Arkansas prostitution ring

Subscriber onlyProstitutes, some underage, operated in at least one local motel, and pounds of drugs arrived in the area, all orchestrated by a group of men who discussed their activities on social media, according to affidavits for search warrants served at nine Northwest Arkansas homes last month. Continue reading...

Beware of fear, Tucker warns

Subscriber onlyAppeals to fear run through the current political scene, and that should concern the public, former Gov. Jim Guy Tucker told a meeting of the Northwest Arkansas Political Animals Club on Friday. Continue reading...

Commentary: Sen. Cotton's cleared path

Senator could rise in GOP vacuum

Subscriber onlyToday's topic is Sen. Tom Cotton, a clear beneficiary of the 2016 Republican presidential primary. Continue reading...

Commentary: Right to bear arms in danger

As gun rights advocates stand mute, someone will write laws

Subscriber onlyThe Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution can be repealed, just like any other. Continue reading...

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