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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...

Doug Thompson: The president's bigger problem

His legal team fusses and sputters

Subscriber onlyGood lawyers and good military officers share a trait. So do good nurses, good journalists and good financial advisers. All of them are hard to take by surprise. Continue reading...

What you do, not what you get

Christmas memories are the real gift

Subscriber onlyIt will be Christmas soon. Readers with good memories will recognize what follows. I enjoy running this column this time of year, mainly for the memories: Continue reading...

Scandal funds reaped millions, feds claim

Subscriber onlyA Missouri-based nonprofit agency saw its Medicaid reimbursements increase from $35.1 million in 2011 to $92.8 million in 2016. This was after executives for the nonprofit group embarked on a $1 million scheme to pay for illegal campaign contributions and lobbying with the nonprofit group's money, according to federal court documents. Continue reading...

Legislative records subpoenaed in kickback case

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- An act sponsored by then-state Sen. Jon Woods created a state account to benefit the roof shingle recycling industry, a business his two co-defendants in a pending public corruption case are in, a federal subpoena and legislative records show. Continue reading...

Judge calls letter release in Woods case improper

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- A letter detailing the wiping of computer records in a public corruption case involving state legislators should never have been posted on a public website of court records, a federal judge declared in an order Tuesday. A hearing was set for Jan. 25 to consider disciplinary action against Gregory F. Payne of the Story Law Firm in Fayetteville, the defense attorney named in the court order. Continue reading...

Filing: Nonprofit funds milked for lobbying; 2 in Arkansas said to be involved in scheme

Subscriber onlyAlmost $1 million was skimmed from a Missouri-based nonprofit by three company executives, two associates in Arkansas and a consultant from Philadelphia in a political influence-peddling scheme that reached all the way to Congress, according to a federal guilty plea entered Monday. Continue reading...

Judge sets April date for corruption trial

Subscriber onlyThe judge in the corruption case involving former state Sen. Jon Woods on Friday set an April 9 trial date. Continue reading...

Elm Springs' Lundstrum seeking third term

Subscriber onlyState Rep. Robin Lundstrum, R-Elm Springs, will run for a third term, she confirmed Friday. Continue reading...