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Democratic leader looking for recruits

House’s Whitaker says allies welcome

FAYETTEVILLE — The new leader of the Democrats in the state House wants converts, but he won’t turn away allies if that’s what it takes to be effective.

Doug Thompson: Hunting some witches more than others

Some witches hunted more than others

"In 2016 the Russian government, at the direction of Vladimir Putin himself, orchestrated cyber attacks on our nation for the purpose of influencing our election. That is a fact, plain and simple."

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VA secretary tours Ozark System

At invitation of Womack, Shulkin visits Fayetteville facility

FAYETTEVILLE -- The U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs toured a Fayetteville bright spot in his beleaguered department Monday, on his way to meet with Wal-Mart leaders on how to improve his agency's logistics.

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'Welcome' is not sanctuary, cities say

Cities, organizers clarify meaning

A move by local governments to declare themselves "welcoming cities" brought both praise and condemnation recently by groups who believe it takes a stance on illegal immigration.

Doug Thompson: A high-stakes race in Fayetteville

Stakes are very high in Senate race

Fayetteville-centered state Senate District 4 now has a race the Democrats should win. They can lose it, though. The result will matter for the whole state.

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Leding plans to toss hat into Arkansas Senate race

Democrat says he expects opposition

Rep. Greg Leding, D-Fayetteville, plans to run for the state Senate District 4 seat in next year's election.

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Lindsey says no to '18 campaign

Senate Democrat declares he’s done, 10 years enough

FAYETTEVILLE -- State Sen. Uvalde Lindsey, D-Fayetteville, does not plan to seek re-election in 2018.

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Fayetteville's Lindsey to retire from Senate

State Sen. Uvalde Lindsey, D-Fayetteville, will not seek re-election in 2018, opening up a spot for one of the few Democratic seats in the Senate.

Doug Thompson: Comey firing blowback

Comey more of a thorn out than in

James Comey's firing makes sense now. This is not good news for the president. The reason is clear, but very bad.

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Northwest Arkansas coordination for homeless starting over, chairwoman says

The board tasked with coordinating the fight against homelessness in Northwest Arkansas failed and is starting anew, the chairman of that group told a public meeting Thursday.

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