Local Election News

Northwest Arkansas' Womack draws GOP opponent

Subscriber onlyNorthwest Arkansas' 3rd District seat in the U.S. House could have its first contested Republican primary in eight years. Continue reading...

Skinner announces race for Senate seat

She’ll face Rapert, newcomer says

Subscriber onlyA political newcomer, Democrat Maureen Skinner of Conway, said she is challenging Sen. Jason Rapert, R-Bigelow, in the 2018 election. Continue reading...

Guns one of few fights, Northwest Arkansas lawmakers say

Few other disputes break out in session, local lawmakers say

Subscriber onlyA months-long debate over guns on college campuses posed a glaring exception to a legislative session with few fights, Northwest Arkansas lawmakers and leaders said. Continue reading...

Effort to raise more money for state highways to come, lawmaker says

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- A last-resort effort to raise more money for state highways will come Monday, Rep. Dan Douglas, R-Bentonville, said at a forum Saturday morning. Continue reading...

State Election News

Black Caucus plans 8 events in state

Subscriber onlyThe 15-member Arkansas Legislative Black Caucus will hold eight town hall meetings in June and July about issues in this year's regular and special legislative sessions, caucus Chairman Rep. Vivian Flowers, D-Pine Bluff, announced last week. Continue reading...

Washington news in brief

Subscriber onlyReading nonprofit honors Womack Continue reading...

Westerman makes night tour a Capitol experience

Subscriber onlyLate one recent night, when the hallways were nearly deserted, a large group of Arkansans wandered through the U.S. Capitol, stopping by places that are usually off-limits. Continue reading...

Arkansas pastor to run for Congress

Subscriber only A political newcomer has announced that he will seek the Northwest Arkansas' 3rd Congressional District seat in 2018, setting up the first contested Republican primary for that position in eight years. Continue reading...

National Election News

Trump honors fallen, families in D.C. address

Subscriber only President Donald Trump on Monday expressed the nation's "boundless" gratitude for the ultimate sacrifice paid by Americans defending the United States, dedicating his first Memorial Day address as commander in chief to a top Cabinet secretary and two other families who lost loved ones. Continue reading...

Merkel: Beware of simple answers

Subscriber onlyChancellor Angela Merkel cautioned Monday against seeking "simple answers" to complex global issues, a day after suggesting that Europe's relationship with the U.S. had shifted significantly after NATO and G-7 meetings with President Donald Trump that produced disappointing results. Continue reading...

Texas lawmakers tussle in House

Sanctuary-city law protest in gallery leads to threats on floor

Subscriber onlyHundreds of people opposing Texas' tough new law against "sanctuary" cities protested Monday from the public gallery in the Texas House of Representatives, briefly halting work and prompting lawmakers on the floor below to scuffle -- and even threaten gun violence -- as tensions over immigration policies boiled over. Continue reading...

Kushner's ties raise concern of Democrats

But Trump official defends idea of Russia back channel

Subscriber onlyCongressional Democrats on Sunday called for a thorough investigation of reports that top White House adviser Jared Kushner proposed back-channel communications with Russia. 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...