Local Election News

Cotton's proposed immigration limit clashes with region's economic growth

Subscriber onlyDave Sargent, a 77-year-old vegetable farmer near Prairie Grove, supports President Donald Trump and other Republicans' efforts to cut off illegal immigration. His voice rose when he said he wants the government to do more to prevent temporary agriculture workers from countries to the south from overstaying their visas. Continue reading...

"I will die," Springdale woman tells Cotton

Senator defends GOP priorities

Subscriber only U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., faced a loud, angry and capacity crowd of about 2,000 Wednesday in a town hall meeting in the usually safe conservative enclave of Springdale. Continue reading...

Cotton meets with Northwest Arkansas mayors

Subscriber onlyInfrastructure, taxes on Internet sales and drug crimes ranked high on concerns from Benton County's small town mayors, who met Wednesday morning with U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark. Continue reading...

Crowd greets Womack at morning coffee meeting

Subscriber onlyWEST FORK -- U.S. Rep. Steve Womack of Rogers told an impassioned crowd of more than 200 people Tuesday he was elected as a Republican to back a Republican view of government and that is what he will do. Continue reading...

State Election News

Washington news in brief

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Cotton's proposed immigration limit clashes with region's economic growth

Subscriber onlyDave Sargent, a 77-year-old vegetable farmer near Prairie Grove, supports President Donald Trump and other Republicans' efforts to cut off illegal immigration. His voice rose when he said he wants the government to do more to prevent temporary agriculture workers from countries to the south from overstaying their visas. Continue reading...

Hutchinson names state VA director

Subscriber onlyGov. Asa Hutchinson on Friday appointed a veteran with extensive health care management experience to lead the state Department of Veterans Affairs. Continue reading...

House debates edits to tort-caps proposal

Floor vote on measure expected next week

Subscriber onlyThe state House had a lengthy debate Friday on dueling revisions offered for a proposed constitutional amendment that would set limits on damages awarded in civil lawsuits. Continue reading...

National Election News

Contacts risk panel inquiry, senator says

Warner: Republican’s hand in Russia rebuttal a concern

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- The Senate Intelligence Committee's top Democrat has expressed his "grave concerns" to committee chairman Richard Burr over reports that Burr worked with the White House to try to quash negative stories about Russian interference in last year's U.S. elections. Continue reading...

Ivanka Trump on tightrope

Limelight opens her every move to praise, jabs targeting dad

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- Tuesday morning, Ivanka Trump put on a navy turtleneck and heels that appeared to be from her own besieged fashion-line collection, and accompanied her father to the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Continue reading...

Retailers work on alternate tax plan

CEOs aim to kill border-levy idea

Subscriber onlyNEW YORK -- U.S. retailers are working with lawmakers in the House and Senate to craft alternatives to a proposed tax on imported goods that they say will raise prices for consumers. Continue reading...

Bill proposes 'noncitizen' Georgia licenses

Stamp for drivers a safety matter, sponsor says; opponent calls it ‘scarlet letter’

Subscriber onlyATLANTA -- Georgia driver's licenses for resident aliens in the U.S. would be stamped with the word "noncitizen" under legislation introduced this year that's being watched closely by immigration advocates. 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...