Local Election News

Attorney general candidates split on 'federal overreach'

The Democratic and Republican candidates for Arkansas attorney general are divided over whether the office should be used to fight the federal government. Continue reading...

Tennant To Run For Second Term On Fayetteville City Council

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- The final City Council member up for re-election this year announced Thursday he plans to run again for the council's Ward 3, Position 1 seat. Continue reading...

Kinion Aims To Keep Fayetteville Ward 2 Post

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Ward 2 representative Mark Kinion would like to keep his seat on the City Council for another four years. Continue reading...

Gutierrez First To Announce For Fayetteville City Council

Fayetteville’s Gutierrez Says She’ll Challenge Gray For Ward 1 Seat

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- A longtime resident, educator and graphic designer is the first person to announce candidacy for City Council in the Nov. 4 general election. Continue reading...

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State Election News

Reed resigns Capitol position

Details few from secretary of state

Subscriber onlySecretary of State Mark Martin's internal communications manager, Alex Reed, has stepped down, nearly three months after he resigned from the Pulaski County Election Commission and was removed as campaign treasurer for Republican congressional candidate Ann Clemmer. Continue reading...

Cotton, Pryor invited to televised debate in Fayetteville

The Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce has invited U.S. Senate candidates Mark Pryor and Tom Cotton to participate in a televised debate in October. Continue reading...

Plans bigger cybercrimes unit, with same funds, Rutledge says

Subscriber onlyRepublican attorney general candidate Leslie Rutledge said Wednesday that she plans to expand the office's cybercrimes unit without requesting additional funding. Continue reading...

Finance reports are filed in races

Ross raises more than Hutchinson

Subscriber onlyDemocratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Ross outraised his Republican opponent by $54,000 in June, according to campaign finance reports filed Tuesday with the secretary of state's office. Continue reading...

National Election News

Panel hears lawyers in suing-Obama case

Subscriber onlyA planned House Republican lawsuit against President Barack Obama is justified because his actions carrying out his health care law dangerously exceed his powers, constitutional lawyers backing the litigation told lawmakers Wednesday. Continue reading...

Senate rejects birth-control proposal

Plan required contraception coverage despite employer’s religious beliefs

Subscriber onlyThe U.S. Senate turned back a Democratic proposal requiring for-profit companies to provide workers with insurance coverage for birth control even if the employer has religious objections. Continue reading...

Warren, Biden sounding like candidates

Subscriber onlyU.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., told a group of young Democrats on Wednesday that the political system is "rigged" by powerful lobbyists and the wealthy, and made an impassioned case for reducing burdensome student loans. And Vice President Joe Biden said he had been on the front lines of debates over income inequality, climate change and gay marriage. Continue reading...

GOP group favors border troops

It also urges speedy return of youths to Central America

Subscriber onlyHouse Republicans announced Tuesday that they will recommend dispatching the National Guard to the Texas border and speeding the return of Central American youths in response to the immigration crisis. Continue reading...