Local Election News

Springdale's Williams to seek re-election to state House

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- Rep. Jeff Williams, R-Springdale, announced through social media he plans to seek a second term. Continue reading...

Springdale’s Williams to seek re-election to state House

Rep. Jeff Williams, R-Springdale, who represents District 89 announces re-election big. Continue reading...

Smith to leave Bentonville City Council

Subscriber onlyResidents in Ward 3 who would consider serving on City Council should polish their resumes as James Smith will soon leave the position. Continue reading...

Democratic leader looking for recruits

House’s Whitaker says allies welcome

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE — The new leader of the Democrats in the state House wants converts, but he won’t turn away allies if that’s what it takes to be effective. Continue reading...

State Election News

Nine Arkansans arrested at U.S. Capitol

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON — Arkansans flooded into the offices of U.S. Sens. John Boozman and Tom Cotton on Wednesday, urging the Republican lawmakers to preserve the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Continue reading...

Arkansas' two senators say repeal health law now, replace later

Subscriber only Congress should repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act now and come up with a replacement later, Arkansas' two U.S. senators said Tuesday. Continue reading...

Hutchinson revises filed finance data

Subscriber onlyGov. Asa Hutchinson's campaign on Tuesday amended one of its finance reports filed the day before to show that Mark G. Martin, owner of Martin's Bait Hauling in Lonoke, contributed to the campaign last quarter -- not Republican Secretary of State Mark Martin. Continue reading...

Arkansas U.S. House members reports donors; $579,941 raised by congressmen

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman had the strongest fundraising quarter of any House member from Arkansas, according to campaign finance reports. Continue reading...

National Election News

'16 race said in Sessions' Russian talks

Reports say spy intercepts contradict assertions of AG

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- Russia's ambassador to Washington told his superiors in Moscow that he discussed campaign-related matters, including policy issues important to Moscow, with Jeff Sessions during the 2016 presidential race, contrary to public assertions by the attorney general, according to current and former U.S. officials. Continue reading...

Trump press chief quits

Scaramucci hiring said to prompt Spicer exit

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- White House press secretary Sean Spicer resigned Friday after a six-month tenure, saying President Donald Trump's communications team "could benefit from a clean slate" as the White House seeks to steady operations during the Russia investigations and ahead of a health care showdown. Continue reading...

Abortion items muddle prospects of health bill

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- The Senate parliamentarian added a new complication to Republican hopes for their health care bill, ruling that the GOP would need to win 60 votes to retain anti-abortion provisions in the measure, Democrats said late Friday. Continue reading...

AG Jeff Sessions vows to stay despite Trump's jabs

Will do job ‘as long as that is appropriate,’ he declares

Subscriber onlyAttorney General Jeff Sessions vowed Thursday to stay in his job, a day after President Donald Trump upbraided him for recusing from the Russia investigation. Continue reading...

Endorsements

NWA editorial: Decision time

Campaign 2016 comes down to … your vote

Subscriber onlyWhen Gerald Ford took on the presidency, having received not a single vote from the Electoral College that technically elects our nation's chief executive, he told the nation "our long national nightmare is over." Continue reading...

NWA editorial: On the City Council

Voters in Bentonville, Rogers have decisions to make

Subscriber onlyOn this, our final day of Northwest Arkansas endorsements for the 2016 General Election, we offer our thoughts on the contested city council races in Bentonville and Rogers. Continue reading...

NWA editorial: On the City Council

Voters in Fayetteville, Springdale have choices to make

Subscriber onlyOn this, our final day of Northwest Arkansas endorsements for the 2016 General Election, we offer our thoughts on the contested city council races in Fayetteville and Springdale. Continue reading...

NWA editorial: Taking the helm

Kinion, Moehring recommended for county judge

Subscriber onlyFor today's political endorsements, we turn our attention to the top administrative post in Benton and Washington counties, the county judge. The post still retains a small measure of adjudicative authority, but the county judge is largely the chief administrator of key parts of county government, perhaps none more critical than oversight of the Road Department and the county's properties. The person presides over meetings of the Quorum Court, each county's legislative and budget-setting body, and can be in a position to provide leadership on a wide variety of local issues, although some officeholders are stronger in that area than others are. Continue reading...