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Doug Thompson: The president knew all along

The American public now begins to see the secrets

Subscriber onlyThe president knew all along. Continue reading...

Providers to fill void created by scandal

Subscriber onlyOther providers will fill the void Preferred Family Healthcare leaves behind, often using the same staff, the president of the Arkansas Youth Services Providers Association said. Continue reading...

DOUG THOMPSON: Armed but still scared

Lawmakers pick who gets to make a case

Subscriber onlyA legislative committee would not let a bunch of Arkansas parents speak during a three-hour meeting on child safety in our public schools. Continue reading...

Former pathologist for Arkansas VA hospital says no impaired work after ’16

Subscriber onlyAdministrators told veterans on Monday that it will take six months to verify the diagnoses of a pathologist who officials say did work while impaired. Continue reading...

VA updates inquiry on impaired pathologist's cases

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Checking an impaired pathologist's work will take six months, veterans were told today in Fayetteville. Even an immediate review would be too late for some, audience members replied at a town hall meeting. Continue reading...

Health provider in scandals loses first 3 state contracts

Subscriber onlyThe state began closing down the first three of its 16 contracts with Preferred Family Healthcare on Friday, after a year and a half of scandals that include convictions of four former lawmakers on corruption charges. Continue reading...

Doug Thompson: Stuff and nonsense

No better than 1968? Really?

Subscriber onlyTwo out of five Americans think life was better for people like them 50 years ago, according to a recent survey. Continue reading...

Professor says grants Arkansas college obtained through kickbacks are recoverable

Subscriber only Arkansas taxpayers can make a good case for reclaiming state grants to Ecclesia College obtained through kickbacks, a University of Arkansas School of Law professor said. Continue reading...

ARKANSAS GOVERNOR'S DEBATE: Hutchinson, rivals key on teacher pay

Subscriber onlyEUREKA SPRINGS -- The minimum starting salary for a teacher should be raised from $31,800 to $36,000*, and his administration will commit to that if he is re-elected, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Friday during his first debate with rival candidates. Continue reading...

Doug Thompson: A deal with the devil

Social conservatives complete the bargain

Subscriber only"For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?" Continue reading...

Doug Thompson: A bad plan is ending badly

Repulsive policy yields predictable results

Subscriber onlyHere are some cold truths. Continue reading...

Death linked to work of impaired VA pathologist at Arkansas hospital

Subscriber onlyAt least one death resulted from a missed diagnosis by a veterans hospital pathologist who worked while impaired, according to the first findings in a review of almost 20,000 cases, announced Monday by U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs administrators and members of the Arkansas congressional delegation. Continue reading...

UPDATE: One feared dead, thousands at risk in VA case review

Subscriber onlyUPDATE: 11:55 a.m. This was the second time the pathologist was discovered being impaired while diagnosing cases, according to hospital administrators. Continue reading...

Ethics forms show few clues on scheme

Firm spends $3.5 million, reports $12,170

Subscriber onlyA lobbyist whose firm spent $3.5 million in Arkansas reported total legislator-related expenses of only $12,170 from 2010 to 2017, a comparison of his federal guilty plea and state ethics records show. Continue reading...

Jeremy Hutchinson faces civil claim from Preferred Family

Former client sues embattled senator

Subscriber onlyThe company that used to pay state Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson of Little Rock $9,000 a month in lawyer fees filed suit against him Friday, seeking to recover at least $383,805. Continue reading...

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