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Recount ordered in Benton County

Della Rosa, Douglas hold slim leads

Subscriber onlyBenton County's Election Commission decided late Wednesday to recount ballots today from Tuesday's Republican primary. One race for the state House was won Tuesday by three votes and another by 12 out of 4,013 votes in those races. Continue reading...

Della Rosa, Douglas win nominations

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Both state Rep. Jana Della Rosa of Rogers and Rep. Dan Douglas of Bentonville won their party's primary Tuesday, according to election officials. Continue reading...

Clowney defeats Kinion

Benton County lawmaker margins razor thin

Subscriber onlyFirst-time candidate Nicole Clowney won the Democratic nomination for Fayetteville's District 86 House race where she defeated experienced politician Mark Kinion. Continue reading...

Clowney defeats Kinion, Benton County lawmaker margins razor thin

First-time candidate Nicole Clowney won the Democratic nomination for Fayetteville’s District 86 House race where she defeated experienced politician Mark Kinion. Continue reading...

Former Arkansas lobbyist faces additional counts

Attorney seeks trial delay to prepare for charges against bribery suspect

Subscriber onlyIndicted lobbyist Milton R. "Rusty" Cranford will face additional federal charges, according to a motion filed Thursday by his attorney. Continue reading...

DOUG THOMPSON: Justice requires taking a look

Negative ads rely on voters’ snap judgment

Subscriber onlyAll other things being equal, I will vote for the candidate in any particular race who is the subject of an attack ad. If they all are, I will cast my ballot for the candidate subject to the most vicious and misleading attack. Continue reading...

Former Arkansas lobbyist to face more charges

Indicted lobbyist Milton R. “Rusty” Cranford will soon face additional federal charges, according to a motion filed by his attorney Thursday. Continue reading...

After recusals, judge appointed for lawsuit against Arkansas TV stations over negative campaign ads

Subscriber onlyPulaski County Circuit Judge Mackie Pierce of Little Rock will preside over a lawsuit filed in Washington County by Supreme Court Justice Courtney Goodson seeking to ban negative campaign ads. Continue reading...

UPDATE: Special judge named in Goodson ad lawsuit after local judges recuse

FAYETTEVILLE — Every circuit judge in Washington County recused this morning from the lawsuit to block negative campaign ads filed by state Supreme Court Justice Courtney Goodson, according to a letter to the state Administrative Office of the Courts. Continue reading...

Rogers planners approve disputed project

Subscriber onlyAn eight-months-long dispute over apartments going onto a 13-acre site on South Champions Drive goes to the City Council after gaining Planning Commission approval Tuesday for both a rezoning and a permit. Continue reading...

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