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District 80 rivals share dislike for term limit plan

Neither major party candidate for western Washington County's state House District 80 seat favors the proposed term limit amendment on the Nov. 6 general election ballot, they said at a candidate forum Friday night.

Doug Thompson: All the president's peepholes

Trump tries to show only what he wants seen

Pretend one of the targets in the ongoing corruption investigation into our state Legislature had the power to release selected portions of investigators' records.

Leaders listen at Springdale's 'Politickin' event, attendees say

Northwest Arkansas' biggest non-partisan political get-together evolved Thursday into an event where the state and region's political leaders listen more than they give speeches.

DOUG THOMPSON: Things that matter, or should

Too strident then; sobering now

This column was too strident to publish, or so I thought when I finished it on Aug. 1, 2016.

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Former Arkansas lawmaker avoids prison for kickbacks

Prosecutor cites aid in case for Neal’s house-arrest term

Former state Rep. Micah Neal will spend the next year confined to his home, but he dodged prison time for his role in the kickback case that sent one of his three accomplices to prison for 18 years.

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Governor asks state to sue Arkansas college for return of kickback-tainted grants

The Department of Finance and Administration has asked state Attorney General Leslie Rutledge's office to sue Ecclesia College to reclaim at least $600,000 of kickback-tainted grants the college received from the General Improvement Fund.

Governor backs return of Ecclesia grant money

The Department of Finance and Administration has asked state Attorney General Leslie Rutledge's office to sue Ecclesia College to reclaim at least $600,000 of kickback-tainted grants the college received from the General Improvement Fund.

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Neal avoids jail time in kickback case

FAYETTEVILLE — Former state Rep. Micah Neal will spend the next year confined to his home, but avoided jail time for his role in the kickback case involving state grants.

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Ecclesia's Paris receives three-year sentence

U.S. Attorney calls scheme a “dance with the devil”

Former Ecclesia College President Oren Paris III received a three-year prison sentence Wednesday for a kickback scheme the prosecutor and judge equated to a "dance with the devil."

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Fayetteville in-patient center to help vets

A 20-bed residential treatment facility for veterans with substance abuse, severe post-traumatic stress and other behavioral problems opened Tuesday on the anniversary of the day that sent many of them into harm's way.

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