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Providers to fill void created by scandal

Other providers will fill the void Preferred Family Healthcare leaves behind, often using the same staff, the president of the Arkansas Youth Services Providers Association said.

DOUG THOMPSON: Armed but still scared

Lawmakers pick who gets to make a case

A legislative committee would not let a bunch of Arkansas parents speak during a three-hour meeting on child safety in our public schools.

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Former pathologist for Arkansas VA hospital says no impaired work after ’16

Administrators told veterans on Monday that it will take six months to verify the diagnoses of a pathologist who officials say did work while impaired.

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VA updates inquiry on impaired pathologist's cases

FAYETTEVILLE -- Checking an impaired pathologist's work will take six months, veterans were told today in Fayetteville. Even an immediate review would be too late for some, audience members replied at a town hall meeting.

Health provider in scandals loses first 3 state contracts

The state began closing down the first three of its 16 contracts with Preferred Family Healthcare on Friday, after a year and a half of scandals that include convictions of four former lawmakers on corruption charges.

Doug Thompson: Stuff and nonsense

No better than 1968? Really?

Two out of five Americans think life was better for people like them 50 years ago, according to a recent survey.

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Professor says grants Arkansas college obtained through kickbacks are recoverable

Arkansas taxpayers can make a good case for reclaiming state grants to Ecclesia College obtained through kickbacks, a University of Arkansas School of Law professor said.

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ARKANSAS GOVERNOR'S DEBATE: Hutchinson, rivals key on teacher pay

EUREKA SPRINGS -- The minimum starting salary for a teacher should be raised from $31,800 to $36,000*, and his administration will commit to that if he is re-elected, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Friday during his first debate with rival candidates.

Doug Thompson: A deal with the devil

Social conservatives complete the bargain

"For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?"

Doug Thompson: A bad plan is ending badly

Repulsive policy yields predictable results

Here are some cold truths.

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