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Doug Thompson: A waste of whitewash

Not every ditch is worth defending

Subscriber onlySuppose the president was a duck. Suppose he had walked, swum and quacked throughout his campaign and his first year in office. Continue reading...

Fayetteville's Collins to seek re-election to House

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- State Rep. Charlie Collins, R-Fayetteville, will run for a fifth term in House District 84, he announced Friday. Continue reading...

Collins to seek re-election to House

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Rep. Charlie Collins, R-Fayetteville, will run for a fifth term in House District 84, he announced today. Continue reading...

Fayetteville's Kvello drops House bid

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Adrienne Kvello of Fayetteville dropped her Democratic bid for the state House District 84 seat Thursday morning to run for Washington County Circuit Clerk, she said. Continue reading...

Springdale airport targets overdue hangar rent

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- The Springdale Airport Commission will consider a zero tolerance policy, or as close as it can get, to crack down on hangar rental fees that are in arrears, its members said Thursday. Continue reading...

VA health care director is leaving Fayetteville

Subscriber onlyBryan C. Matthews is leaving as director of the Fayetteville-based Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks, a post he held for two years. Continue reading...

Womack raises stink with comments

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- U.S. Rep. Steve Womack of Rogers stepped in it Friday, according to Democrats and other opponents when the 3rd District Republican congressman tried to defend the president's recent reference to immigrants from "shithole" countries. Continue reading...

Doug Thompson: Nuts and bolts reform

State cost-control efforts worth noting

Subscriber onlyThis month, the governor announced that his budget request for Medicaid would be $478 million less than anticipated and $55 million less than it was last year. Continue reading...

Springdale MLK parade set for Monday

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- Alice Gachuzo-Colin organized a parade for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, she said, because Springdale deserves it. Continue reading...

Fayetteville attorney testifies in Woods kickback case

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Attorney W.H. Taylor was brought into a closed federal court hearing for an hour and a half as a witness Wednesday in the public corruption case against former state Sen. Jon Woods of Springdale. Continue reading...

Siloam Springs Democrat to challenge Lundstrum

Subscriber onlySILOAM SPRINGS -- Kelly Scott Unger, a lawyer and political newcomer, will run as a Democrat for the District 87 state House seat, she announced Monday. Continue reading...

UPDATE: Hearing, any rulings in Woods' case to remain secret, clerk says

Subscriber onlyUPDATE: Officials cleared the court room of audience members this morning shortly before a hearing began in the public corruption trial involving former state Sen. Jon Woods. Continue reading...

DOUG THOMPSON: Et tu, Bannon?

Long-time adviser lashes out at president

Subscriber onlyWhether or not the president's son, son-in-law and campaign manger meeting with Russians was "treasonous" is still largely in the eye of the partisan beholder. The much more serious remarks in Steve Bannon's recently publicized rant about the first family did not get enough attention and are harder to dismiss. Continue reading...

Libertarian announces bid for 3rd District seat

Subscriber onlyROGERS -- Michael Kalagias of Rogers will run as a Libertarian for the state's 3rd Congressional District seat currently held by Rep. Steve Womack, a Republican. Continue reading...

Genetic counselor joins staff of Arkansas hospital; goal is to find, explain risk of cancer

Subscriber onlyROGERS -- Most health threats come from outside the body -- germs, viruses, toxins and such. Courtney Cook helps patients deal with attacks or weaknesses from within. Continue reading...

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