Local Election News

Beware of fear, Tucker warns

Subscriber onlyAppeals to fear run through the current political scene, and that should concern the public, former Gov. Jim Guy Tucker told a meeting of the Northwest Arkansas Political Animals Club on Friday. Continue reading...

Birkhead to run for Springdale council seat

Subscriber onlyA Springdale native with experience in diversity and inclusion announced Friday she will run for City Council. Continue reading...

Repeal fiscal sessions, Northwest Arkansas lawmakers say

Subscriber onlySILOAM SPRINGS -- Voters should repeal the bi-annual fiscal sessions of the state Legislature and he'll propose a constitutional amendment to do that, the state Senate majority leader said Monday. Continue reading...

Special session agenda too long, Northwest Arkansas Dems say

Subscriber onlyPassing 14 major pieces of legislation in three days would be a rushed mistake even if it's possible, three Democratic lawmakers from Washington County said Tuesday of the upcoming special legislative session. Continue reading...

State Election News

Though touted for VP spot, Cotton says nothing going on

Subscriber onlyDismissing speculation that he's on Donald Trump's short list for vice president, U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton said repeatedly Tuesday that he doesn't believe he'll be the New York billionaire's running mate. Continue reading...

Service academies accept 17 in state

Subscriber onlySen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., announced Tuesday that 17 Arkansas students received and accepted appointments through his office to service academies. Continue reading...

Washington news in brief

Subscriber onlyFulbright Program saluted for its 70th U.S. Sen. John Boozman of Rogers and U.S. Rep. French Hill of Little Rock introduced resolutions marking the 70th anniversary of the Fulbright Program. Continue reading...

Arkansans in D.C., leaders in state react to U.K. results

Subscriber onlyThe decision to leave the European Union by the United Kingdom won't affect its relationship with the United States, members of the Arkansas congressional delegation said Friday. Continue reading...

National Election News

Trump trade speech draws swift rebuttals

Subscriber onlyRepublican presidential candidate Donald Trump called Tuesday for a new era of economic "Americanism," promising to restore millions of lost factory jobs by backing away from decades of U.S. policy that encouraged trade with other nations. Continue reading...

Though touted for VP spot, Cotton says nothing going on

Subscriber onlyDismissing speculation that he's on Donald Trump's short list for vice president, U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton said repeatedly Tuesday that he doesn't believe he'll be the New York billionaire's running mate. Continue reading...

In Senate split, $1 billion for Zika falls by wayside

Subscriber onlyThe Senate split along party lines Tuesday and left a $1.1 billion proposal to fight the Zika virus in limbo. Continue reading...

Clinton bid gains help of Warren

Subscriber onlyCINCINNATI -- Elizabeth Warren offered an impassioned endorsement of Hillary Clinton as the two held their first joint campaign event Monday, striking a populist tone as they sought to address income inequality while portraying Donald Trump as a contributor to the middle class's economic woes. Continue reading...

Endorsements

NWA editorial: Nations, Griffin for judge

Voters countywide will make district court decision

Subscriber onlyVoters in Benton and Washington counties each have a choice to make in the March 1 election, but it's a little different than any of the other races on the ballot. Continue reading...

NWA editorial: For Bob Clinard

Stay course with current Benton County judge

Subscriber onlyBarry Moehring, the 49-year-old District 15 justice of the peace on the Benton County Quorum Court, has campaigned for county judge vigorously on the proposition that county government needs a plan. Continue reading...

NWA editorial: For Shawn Holloway

Major at sheriff’s office should be given a chance

Subscriber onlyHaving explored our rationale behind not endorsing the incumbent Benton County sheriff in Saturday's edition, the time comes now for offering our 2 cents' worth on the remaining candidates in the GOP primary race. Continue reading...

NWA editorial: For Mark Kinion

Subscriber onlyWhichever Democrat wins his party’s nomination for Washington County judge faces a tough battle in November against the unchallenged GOP nominee, state Rep. Micah Neal. Two men want a chance to take up that challenge: Mark Kinion, 58, a mortgage banker and a two-term Fayetteville alderman, and Joshua Mahony, 35, a Fayetteville resident and partner in an El Dorado-based natural resources management company dealing with oil, timber and natural gas. Continue reading...