Local Election News

The state/region in brief

Subscriber onlyGriffin to host event on 1st day in office Lt. Gov.-elect Tim Griffin will hold a reception Jan. 13 in the lieutenant governor's office, after Gov-elect Asa Hutchinson's noon inaugural address on the steps of the state Capitol. Continue reading...

Panel: Care option vital

Legislators warn of hole in state budget if funding stops

Subscriber onlyROGERS -- Several Republican candidates ran for the Legislature this year on the promise that they'll vote against reauthorization of Arkansas' private-option health care insurance. And about a dozen of them were elected. Continue reading...

Zolliecoffer, felon vote winner, dies

Subscriber onlyGary Zolliecoffer, whose 2006 election as mayor of Altus prompted a flurry of court action because he was a convicted felon, died Friday before he could take office after being elected Nov. 4 to the Franklin County Quorum Court. Continue reading...

Runoff election results

Subscriber onlyThe following is a list of the unofficial results of county and municipal races from Tuesday's state runoff elections, as reported by county clerks and elections commissions in 39 counties. An asterisk (*) denotes incumbents, (D) Democrats, (R) Republicans and (I) Independents. Continue reading...

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State Election News

Pay panel backs more than doubling legislators' salaries

The panel tasked with setting the salaries of elected officials in Arkansas on Friday voted to propose paying most state legislators $39,400 and the leaders of the two chambers $45,000. Continue reading...

Boozman backs Cuba-travel bill

50-year embargo hasn’t changed island for better, he says

Subscriber onlyAmericans could freely travel to Cuba under a bill proposed Thursday by a bipartisan group of senators including Arkansas' John Boozman. Continue reading...

Senate votes to spare yoga schools from regulation

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Senate on Thursday unanimously approved legislation to bar the state Board of Private Career Education from exerting its authority over yoga-teacher training schools, while the Arkansas House of Representatives OK'd a bill changing the qualifications for small, isolated school districts to receive more funding. Continue reading...

Legislative summary

Subscriber onlyThis is a summary list of bills (by bill number, lead sponsor and title) introduced through Thursday in the 90th General Assembly, except for appropriation bills, which, along with other bills and resolutions, may be found at the legislative website: www.arkleg.state.ar.us. Continue reading...

National Election News

Former GOP nominee Romney will not run for president in '16

WASHINGTON — Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will not run for president in 2016. Continue reading...

Senators vote 62-36 to pass Keystone bill

Again, Obama vows a veto

Subscriber onlyThe new Republican-majority Senate on Thursday passed a bill to force approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, which President Barack Obama has said he will veto. Continue reading...

Boozman backs Cuba-travel bill

50-year embargo hasn’t changed island for better, he says

Subscriber onlyAmericans could freely travel to Cuba under a bill proposed Thursday by a bipartisan group of senators including Arkansas' John Boozman. Continue reading...

AG nominee faces senators, promises independent stance

Won’t mirror Obama, Lynch says

Subscriber onlyAttorney general nominee Loretta Lynch pledged a new start with Congress and independence from President Barack Obama on Wednesday, even as she defended the president's unilateral protections for millions of illegal aliens. 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...