Local Election News

Candidate filings

Subscriber onlyThe following candidates in Benton and Washington counties filed for office Friday for the party primaries, nonpartisan general, and school board elections May 22. Filing ends March 1. Early voting begins May 7. Partisan runoffs are June 19. The general election and judicial runoff election are Nov. 6. The deadline to register to vote in the May elections is April 23. Continue reading...

Candidate filings Northwest Arkansas

Subscriber onlyThe following candidates filed for office Thursday for the party primaries and nonpartisan general election May 22. Filing ends March 1. Early voting begins May 7. Partisan runoffs are June 19. The general election and judicial runoff election are Nov. 6. The deadline to register to vote in the May elections is April 23. Continue reading...

Governor praises state on C-SPAN

Subscriber onlyGovernor praises state on C-SPAN Continue reading...

Trump offers message of faith

President omits Jerusalem decision in Prayer Breakfast speech

Subscriber onlyPresident Donald Trump delivered a brief, subdued message of faith and American values to religious leaders as a fresh crisis swirled in his White House, declaring on Thursday morning "we praise God for how truly blessed we are to be American." Continue reading...

State Election News

Day 2 sees 17 candidates file to run in Arkansas

Congressman, lieutenant governor join others making re-election bids official

Subscriber onlyThree of the state's four congressmen have attracted challengers thus far in the state and federal candidate filing period, which concluded its second day at the state Capitol on Friday. Continue reading...

Candidate filings

Subscriber onlyThe following candidates in Benton and Washington counties filed for office Friday for the party primaries, nonpartisan general, and school board elections May 22. Filing ends March 1. Early voting begins May 7. Partisan runoffs are June 19. The general election and judicial runoff election are Nov. 6. The deadline to register to vote in the May elections is April 23. Continue reading...

Arkansas election season kicks off; 141 candidates file to run

Subscriber onlyCandidates -- along with their supporters and families -- packed elbow to elbow on the second floor rotunda at the state Capitol on Thursday for the opening of the state and federal campaign filing season. Continue reading...

Arkansas panel vote advances proposal on tuition; bill lets families withdraw savings

Subscriber onlyThe Legislature's Joint Budget Committee voted Thursday to advance a proposal that would allow taxpayers with 529 college savings plans to use withdrawals for tuition at a public, private or religious elementary or secondary school. Continue reading...

National Election News

Mueller accepts plea from ex-Trump aide

Gates admits to recent lie, will cooperate

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- A former senior adviser to President Donald Trump's election campaign pleaded guilty Friday to federal conspiracy and false-statements charges, switching from defendant to cooperating witness in the special counsel's probe of Trump's campaign and Russia's election interference. Continue reading...

Armed teachers way to go, Trump insists

Florida proposes gun-buyer age of 21

Subscriber onlyPresident Donald Trump intensified his call to arm "gun-adept" teachers and school staff members on Friday, taking another step toward gun-rights advocates even as he proposes some changes they've long opposed. Continue reading...

Call raised new red flag on Kushner

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- A top Justice Department official alerted the White House two weeks ago that significant information requiring additional investigation would further delay the security clearance process of senior adviser Jared Kushner, according to three people familiar with the discussion. Continue reading...

U.S. sets new N. Korean sanctions

Measure aims to cut off illegal oil, coal trading linked to China

Subscriber only President Donald Trump announced harsh new shipping sanctions against North Korea on Friday -- a clear signal, near the end of an Olympic Games marked by a rapprochement on the Korean Peninsula, that his pressure campaign against Pyongyang will not let up. Continue reading...

Endorsements

RESTAURANT TRANSITIONS: Casey’s Bar-B-Q coming to Cantrell; Hanaroo Sushi open after move; Agave Grill closed

A sign in front of the former Arkansas Burger Company building, 7410 Cantrell Road, Little Rock, says it's soon to be the home of Casey's Bar-B-Q. We do not yet know, but are checking to find out, whether it is, in fact, the reincarnation of the Casey's Bar-B-Q on Little Rock's Reservoir Road, which caused great wailing and gnashing of teeth when it closed after 22 years of business in 2005. Continue reading...

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...