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Greg Harton: Feral fandom

Is the turf always greener on the other side?

Subscriber onlyI emerged from Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium as annoyed as many of the other Arkansas fans. Now I had to fight the game day traffic plan, which rarely let's me go the direction I need to go, and the guy parked next to me was so close none of my passengers could open their doors. Continue reading...

Greg Harton: Action deferred, solution denied

Immigration policy belongs in Congress, not Oval Office

Subscriber onlyWhen it comes to President Obama's unilateral policy to protect children who were illegally brought into the United States but have now spent years here, we can find a hint as to its intended longevity in its very name: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Continue reading...

Greg Harton: What the doctor ordered

Gov. Hutchinson fills prescription for mental health care

Subscriber onlyIt was outstanding news late last week when Gov. Asa Hutchison opted to create four, not three, regional crisis centers for the mentally ill that will give local law enforcement agencies an option other than jail when they have to take someone in need of treatment into custody. Continue reading...

Greg Harton: The Senate way

McCain captures American spirit in floor speech

Subscriber onlyThe only interaction I've ever had with John McCain came in late 1990s, when the Arizona senator raised objections to development of a new airport in a little place named Highfill in Arkansas. Continue reading...

Greg Harton: The Trump law

President, six months in, is destroying hope for his term

Subscriber onlyDonald Trump is living down to the worst fears of even people who cast ballots for him in November. Continue reading...

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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