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Private option at issue in House District 94

Subscriber onlyThe Republican primary for state House District 94 is between Rep. Rebecca Petty, the incumbent of Rogers, and the legislator she succeeded, Debra Hobbs. Continue reading...

Incumbents, challengers split on health care

Subscriber only"Arkansas Works," Gov. Asa Hutchinson's revamping of the state's health care spending, is nothing but a rebranding of the "private option" health care plan passed by his Democratic predecessor, challengers at a Bentonville legislative candidates forum said Thursday. Continue reading...

Rivals differ in Springdale House race

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- Three Republican primary candidates are claiming three kinds of experience in the race for Springdale's state House District 88. Continue reading...

Familiar faces race in Rogers

Subscriber onlyThe Republican primary for District 94 in the state House is between Rep. Rebecca Petty, the incumbent of Rogers, and the legislator she succeeded, Debra Hobbs. Continue reading...

Businessmen compete for District 81

Subscriber onlyThe state House District 81 Republican primary is a race between two businessmen who said they moved to Crawford County more than three decades apart largely to give their children a better life. Continue reading...

Commentary: Change agents sputter in Iowa

Radical change agents sputter in Iowa

Subscriber onlyHillary Clinton suffered two setbacks in Iowa on Monday. Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-Vt., didn't inflict either one. In fact, he suffered worse. Continue reading...

Incumbent, 2 rivals vying for House seat

Subscriber onlyRep. Jana Della Rosa, R-Rogers, faces two Republican primary opponents in her re-election bid for House District 90. Continue reading...

Two identify issues in Senate District 7

Subscriber onlyThe state Senate District 7 contest in Springdale and Elkins pits two longtime supporters of Gov. Asa Hutchinson against each other in the Republican primary. Continue reading...

McCollum, Scott vie for House seat

State Rep. Sue Scott, R-Rogers, faces a Republican primary challenger who is critical of Scott's vote on the state's private-option health care plan, the second such challenge in two elections. Continue reading...

Rogers House race draw three hopefuls -- again

ROGERS -- Rep. Jana Della Rosa, R-Rogers, faces two Republican primary opponents in her re-election bid for House District 90. Continue reading...

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