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Doug Thompson: GOP a majority in name only

Party cannot lose what it never had

Subscriber onlyThe Republican Party is worried about losing its U.S. House majority next year. The party suffered a rough night Tuesday in off-year elections. Continue reading...

Fayetteville House district draws primary contest

Subscriber onlyOne of the Arkansas House seats held by a Democrat is headed for a contested primary. Continue reading...

Police radio system a Springdale budget topic

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- Springdale is considering switching to the same emergency radio system as the Arkansas State Police at an estimated cost of more than $1.7 million, the city council heard Monday at a meeting over the city's budget and bond financing plans. Continue reading...

Gravette Democrat to run for state House

Subscriber onlyGRAVETTE -- Chris Birch, 28, of Gravette said he will announce today his bid as a Democratic candidate for northwestern Benton County's House District 92. Continue reading...

Judge rejects defense's motion in fraud case against former Arkansas senator

Subscriber onlyDefense attorneys in a case involving former state Sen. Jon Woods, R-Springdale, lost their claim that government attorneys failed to provide usable documents to the defense in a timely manner, court documents released Friday show. Continue reading...

Kickback objection kicked in Woods case

Subscriber onlyDefense attorneys in the kickback case involving former state Sen. Jon Woods, R-Springdale, lost their claim government attorneys didn't provide usable documents to the defense in a timely manner, court documents released Friday show. Continue reading...

Doug Thompson: Robert Mueller's true target

Manafort’s real boss was never Trump

Subscriber onlyThe real target of special counsel Robert Mueller lives in the Kremlin, not the White House. Continue reading...

Nature Center to break ground

61-acre site to cost $18 million

Subscriber onlyNorthwest Arkansas is one of the last corners of the state without an Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Nature Center. That’s about to change. Continue reading...

New dispatch post sought in Springdale

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- The only new position being considered in Springdale's budget for next year would go to the city's emergency dispatch center to fulfill added state requirements, a City Council budget discussion confirmed Monday. Continue reading...

Doug Thompson: Pryor delivers candor

Representatives should represent, Pryor says in Fayetteville

Subscriber onlyFormer Sen. Mark Pryor told blunt truths at the Northwest Arkansas Political Animals Club a week ago Friday. The gist came out in the news story. There was more. Continue reading...

Attorney general opening Northwest Arkansas office in Lowell

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas attorney general will open the first regional office for any of the state's constitutional officers today in Lowell. Continue reading...

Springdale reaches top in fire protection

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- The city has attained the best fire insurance rating the insurance industry offers, Fire Chief Mike Irwin informed the City Council at its meeting Tuesday. Continue reading...

Bumping borders

Some expansions lead to conflicts between cities

Subscriber onlyDueling claims between Bentonville and Rogers to annex the same tract of land has gone to court, but many cities in the region are quietly expanding boundaries. Continue reading...

Voter frustration is real, former senator tells Fayetteville crowd

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Government no longer responds to voters but to well-funded, dogmatic interests, former U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor told an audience of more than 100 at a lunch meeting Friday. Continue reading...

Doug Thompson: The Republican clean-up crew

The GOP’s difficult working relationship

Subscriber onlyThe much-maligned GOP "establishment" protects the president far better than he gives it credit. Arkansas provides a good example. Continue reading...