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Greg Harton: Republican or Democrat?

Proposal could force primary voters to register preference

Subscriber onlyThe first time I could legally vote was in 1984, when Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush were wrapping up their first term as president and vice president. They would face former vice president Walter Mondale and Geraldine Ferraro, a congresswoman from New York and the first woman ever nominated for the presidential ticket. Continue reading...

Greg Harton: When the water is deep …

Northwest Arkansas’ poverty an anchor to its future

Subscriber onlyIf Northwest Arkansas’ unemployment rate is so low the experts question whether there’s even statistical room for it to go lower, why does the region have such a big — and in many cases growing — population of people in poverty? Continue reading...

Greg Harton: A temporary truce

How fast will tragedy-inspired unity fade?

Subscriber onlyFor a day or two last week, even the occupants of the contentious hallways of Congress were focused on the quality of public discourse -- or its erosion -- in our nation. Continue reading...

Greg Harton: Here to list (for 5 minutes)

Fayetteville aldermen look to limit public feedback

Subscriber onlyFolks who attend Tuesday’s 5:30 p.m. meeting of the Fayetteville City Council will get an opportunity to watch aldermen consider the City Council Convenience Act of 2017. Continue reading...

Greg Harton: Other people's property

Fayetteville house’s future sparks cry for preservation

Subscriber onlyOver the years of covering communities in Arkansas, I've gotten into a few discussions about historic preservation. Eventually, the conversation usually comes around to a question that's older than the structures some people want to be preserved: Is something historic just because it's old? Continue reading...

Who said that?

Doubt anonymous sources, but not their necessity

Subscriber onlyIn nearly 30 years as a print journalist — all but four of them here in my native state of Arkansas — I cannot recall using anonymous sources as the basis for a story. Continue reading...

Greg Harton: Driven to distraction

Stickers offer a way to say “stay out of my way”

Subscriber onlyExcept for those fully committed to getting around on foot or by pedaling in their day-to-day lives, residents of Northwest Arkansas remain pretty devoted to their cars and trucks. Continue reading...

Greg Harton: Death revisited

Executions a difficult brand of justice, but still justice

Subscriber onlyArkansas wrapped up its eight days of executions Thursday night. Despite the image pushed by those outside the state -- and a few inside its borders -- I don't think any Arkansan is salivating for a repeat of what critics called a "conveyor belt" of death. Continue reading...

Greg Harton: It's not complicated

College doesn’t need to imagine all gun scenarios

Subscriber onlyIt should come as no surprise Northwest Arkansas Community College trustees did last week as they've done for four years by voting to ban people with concealed carry permits from bringing handguns onto campus. Continue reading...

Greg Harton: Death approaches

After 12-year delay, state prepares to kill again

Subscriber onlyKilling people is filled with moral incongruity. Continue reading...

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Springdale police and firefighters work the scene of a three-vehicle accident Tuesday at Don Tyson P...

Springdale police and firefighters work the scene of a three-vehicle accident Tuesday at Don Tyson Parkway and Thompson Street in ...

Published: September 26, 2012

Caroline Solloway, 10, right, of Little Rock, explains Thursday the inspiration behind her artwork t...

Caroline Solloway, 10, right, of Little Rock, explains Thursday the inspiration behind her artwork that won a Keep Fayetteville Be...

Published: August 10, 2012

Hunter Rogers, right, with the Jones Center, loads bags Thursday filled with backpacks and school su...

Hunter Rogers, right, with the Jones Center, loads bags Thursday filled with backpacks and school supplies from Gordan and Linda S...

Published: August 10, 2012

The Cosmopolitan Hotel

The Cosmopolitan Hotel

Published: November 4, 2011

Construction workers demolish the McDonalds restaurant at 1641 N. College Avenue Wednesday, Jan. 19,...

Construction workers demolish the McDonalds restaurant at 1641 N. College Avenue Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, to make way for constru...

Published: January 19, 2011

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