Local Election News

Benton County officials report income

Subscriber onlyBenton County's elected officials and justices of the peace receive income from a variety of outside sources in addition to pay associated with their offices, according to annual financial reports. Continue reading...

Washington County officials disclose wealth, financial interests

Subscriber onlyWashington County's elected officials are generally well-off and well-connected to the Northwest Arkansas community, financial documents show. Continue reading...

Northwest Arkansas legislators debate dueling highway bills

Subscriber onlyTwo competing bills for paying for state highways were debated by their sponsors Saturday morning at a forum where a third option surfaced. Continue reading...

Opinions vary on bill about cursive writing

A Northwest Arkansas legislator’s bill has made cursive writing a hot topic of this year’s legislative session. Continue reading...

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State Election News

Act 218 scraps lottery panel

Governor signs; shift immediate

Subscriber onlyWith no fanfare, Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday afternoon privately signed into law legislation abolishing the nine-member Arkansas Lottery Commission and placing his administration in control of the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery. Continue reading...

Guns-at-college bill heads to House

Subscriber onlyA legislative committee approved legislation that would require public universities and colleges to allow staff members with concealed-weapon permits to carry firearms on campus. Continue reading...

Cotton pushes for mightier military as deterrent

Subscriber only America needs to spend more on its military to deter attacks, U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton said Thursday. Continue reading...

No pay for 300 in state if plan fails

Subscriber only As many as 300 Arkansans would be expected to work without pay if Congress cannot agree on a plan to fund the Department of Homeland Security by midnight. Continue reading...

National Election News

Republicans prepare to pass Homeland Security funding

WASHINGTON — Hours from a partial agency shutdown, Congress is moving to approve a short-term funding bill for the Homeland Security Department that leaves intact Obama administration immigration policies Republicans vowed to repeal. Continue reading...

Foreign states' gifts raise new questions for Clinton

Subscriber only The Clinton family foundation accepted millions of dollars from seven foreign governments during Hillary Rodham Clinton's tenure as secretary of state, including one donation that violated its ethics agreement with President Barack Obama's administration, foundation officials have disclosed. Continue reading...

Senate panel endorses AG nominee Lynch

Subscriber onlyThe Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved Loretta Lynch to be the next attorney general, sending her nomination to the full Senate for what is likely to be a contentious vote. Continue reading...

Short-term funding for security draws look

Subscriber onlyHouse Republicans are looking at a short-term funding measure to keep the Department of Homeland Security operating, although it would allow immigration policies they oppose to remain in place for now, officials said Thursday. Continue reading...

Endorsements

Endorsements: Gray, Kinion, Honchell Get Endorsements

For some, a vote in the Fayetteville City Council elections in wards 1, 2 and 4 will seem easy to cast, thanks in large part to Matthew Petty. Continue reading...

Endorsements: Collins, Fite Earn Nods For State House In Washington County

Today, we offer our thoughts on two state House of Representative races in Washington County. Continue reading...

Endorsements: Eight Races, 19 Candidates In Bentonville

It is nothing short of amazing that 19 people are running for eight spots on the Bentonville City Council. That's testament to the exhilaration people feel about the town's future. In short, Bentonville is a happening place these days, and that's made it chic to be on the Bentonville City Council. Today, we offer our endorsements for the eight spots for aldermen. Continue reading...

Endorsements: Miller, Hulse, Harbison Earn Nods For Washington County

The voters in six Washington County justice of the peace districts will decide on Nov. 4 who will serve them on the Quorum Court for the next two years. On Friday, we recommended candidates for Districts 4, 7 and 8. Today we round out our recommendations. Continue reading...