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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...

Hispanics lead state's workforce, governor says in Springdale

Subscriber onlyHispanic Arkansans have the lowest unemployment rate of any ethnic group in the state at a time when statewide unemployment has reached a record low, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Friday. Continue reading...

Doug Thompson: Trump is no moron

The ‘daycare’ problem is real, though

Subscriber onlyThe president is not a moron. He does live in an adult daycare of sorts, though. The traveling version came to Northwest Arkansas during his election campaign. Continue reading...

VA health unit confirms it did not follow cleaning standards for surgical equipment

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- The Veterans Health System of the Ozarks didn't follow updated cleaning standards for instruments used in eye surgery, the center confirmed in a statement Tuesday afternoon. Continue reading...

Doug Thompson: The right that puts all others at risk

Second Amendment becomes Bill of Rights’ soft spot

Subscriber only"Too soon" after the tragedy has become perpetual. Appeals to wait sound like an echo. Continue reading...

VA: Cleaning standards lapsed for instruments at Fayetteville campus

Subscriber onlyThe Veterans Health System of the Ozarks didn't follow updated cleaning standards for instruments used in eye surgery, the center confirmed in a statement Tuesday afternoon. Continue reading...

National Security Council deputy a Bentonville alum

'Country kid' watches national security

Subscriber onlyRick Waddell spends his days keeping abreast of just about everything concerning U.S. security as chief deputy to the national security adviser. Continue reading...

Government offers tech support in kickback case

Subscriber onlyGovernment attorneys responded to claims they provided unusable documents to defense attorneys in the kickback case involving former state Sen. Jon Woods, R-Springdale, by offering technical assistance and a link to a website with a free download. Continue reading...

Doug Thompson: The tightrope goes nowhere

Consider things that have popular support

Subscriber onlyPerhaps the Republican Party should pursue something most people support. Continue reading...

Government offers tech support in kickback case

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Government attorneys responded to claims they provided unusable documents to defense attorneys in the kickback case involving former state Sen. Jon Woods, R-Springdale, by offering technical assistance and a link to a website with a free download. Continue reading...

Defendants renew not guilty pleas in Northwest Arkansas kickback case

Document access dispute rises also

Subscriber onlyThe three defendants accused of participating in a kickback scheme involving state grants pleaded not guilty to a revised set of charges Wednesday. Continue reading...

Doug Thompson: "Health care' bill a bailout for Texas

“Health care” bill just a bailout for GOP states

Subscriber onlyThe "health care debate" going on in Congress has nothing to do with health care. The bill being pushed is a political bailout. Continue reading...

Springdale's "Politickin" event draws 550

Gathering held in downtown Springdale for first time

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- The seventh annual "Chickin, Peelin' and Politickin'" event drew a record crowd estimated at 550 Thursday night in its first gathering at Walter Turnbow Park in downtown Springdale. Continue reading...

Richardson challenges Douglas

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Scott Richardson of Bentonville, an Arkansas National Guard veteran of the Gulf War, is challenging Rep. Dan Douglas, R-Bentonville, in next year's Republican primary, Richardson announced Thursday. Continue reading...