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Northwest Arkansas races boost Democrats -- but for how long?

Subscriber onlyNine Republican state House nominees from either Benton or Washington county face Democratic opposition this election, compared with three in 2016. Continue reading...

Rogers gets a contested Senate race

Subscriber onlyIncumbent state Sen. Cecile Bledsoe, R-Rogers, has a Democratic opponent for the first time in her Senate career. Continue reading...

National leader praises local group, city

Subscriber onlyGroups giving scholarships to Hispanic youth, such as the Hispanic Women's Organization of Arkansas, are vital, said a former teenage mother who cleaned houses for a living who is now the president of a nonprofit institute founded by members of Congress. Continue reading...

Doug Thompson: A long, long way from Theodore

“Perdicaris alive” is just a faint echo

Subscriber only"Instead of speaking softly and carrying a big stick, President Wilson spoke bombastically and carried a dish rag." Continue reading...

House veteran versus businesswoman in Senate race

Subscriber onlyThe state Senate District 4 race pits one of the state's most experienced House members against an opponent who says the veteran has too little to show for his time in office. Continue reading...

Collins, Garner differ on more than guns

Subscriber onlyNo member of the Northwest Arkansas delegation inspired more protests during the last legislative session than Rep. Charlie Collins, R-Fayetteville. His legislation allows concealed carry permit holders to take weapons onto state college campuses if they get extra training. Continue reading...

Family tradition challenged in House 92 race

Subscriber onlyRepublican nominee Gayla Hendren McKenzie would succeed her father if she wins the House District 92 representative's race against Democratic candidate Chris Birch, who says he opposes such a political dynasty. Continue reading...

Unger challenges Lundstrum in District 87

Subscriber onlyRep. Robin Lundstrum, R-Elm Springs, faces her second opponent and first Democratic challenger in Kelly Scott Unger of Siloam Springs. Continue reading...

Rogers legislator to face newcomer

Incumbent seeks third term in House

Subscriber onlyRep. Jana Della Rosa, R-Rogers, faces her first Democratic opponent in her bid for a third term in state House District 90, political newcomer Kati McFarland of Bethel Heights. Continue reading...

Della Rosa faces first Democratic challenge

Subscriber only Rep. Jana Della Rosa, R-Rogers, faces her first Democratic opponent in her bid for a third term in state House District 90. Political newcomer Kati McFarland of Bethel Heights will appear on the ballot as a Democrat. Continue reading...

Doug Thompson: Tax dodging -- It takes a village

Others helped Trump family scams

Subscriber only"We don't pay taxes; only the little people pay taxes." -- Leona Helmsley Continue reading...

Bentonville district gets first major party contest in 16 years

Subscriber onlyVoters in Bentonville's state House District 95 have their first general election contest between a Republican and a Democrat since 2002. Continue reading...

State financial reporting 'a joke,' candidate says

Ethics issues, highways and taxes dominate Rogers forum

Subscriber onlyState candidate and office holder financial interest disclosure forms are useless, state House hopeful and former bank executive Jene Huffman-Gilreath declared at a Thursday candidate forum. Continue reading...

Ex-Arkansas college president now in prison; he’s denied bid to stay free as he appeals kickbacks case

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Oren Paris III, former president of Ecclesia College, reported to federal prison Wednesday in Marion, Ill., after the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied his request to remain free on bond pending his appeal, his attorney said. Continue reading...

Springdale House rivals contrast experience, results

Subscriber onlySpringdale's District 89 state House race is a contest between a challenger who says she can speak with constituents and an incumbent who touts a record of speaking up for them. Continue reading...

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