Local Election News

Bentonville School Board candidate forum set

Subscriber onlyThe community is invited to meet the three people running for the School Board's Zone 3 seat during a public forum next week. Continue reading...

Bentonville School Board candidates meet public, answer questions

Subscriber onlyA Bentonville School Board member running for re-election answered questions and criticism from the public Saturday about an employment-related policy change he championed last year. Continue reading...

Washington County Election Commission nixes voting dreams of UA students

Subscriber onlyThe Washington County Election Commission rejected a proposal Friday creating an early voting center at the University of Arkansas. Continue reading...

Northwest Arkansas races set for city offices

Subscriber onlyIf participation is a measure of interest in local government then cities and towns in Benton and Washington County run the gamut from passionate interest to apathy. Continue reading...

State Election News

Arkansas governor criticizes marijuana, casino proposals

HOT SPRINGS — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is stepping up his criticism of ballot measures to legalize medical marijuana, saying they would be a drain on state resources rather than a boon. Continue reading...

Suit aims to nullify Rx-marijuana initiative

Group: Title bad, so stop vote tally

Subscriber onlyArkansans Against Legalized Marijuana filed suit Wednesday to stop the state from counting votes cast in November for a proposed initiated act that would legalize the drug for medical purposes. Continue reading...

Arkansas mayor stripped of spending city funds after council learns of $22,500 check, invoice

Subscriber onlyMonticello Mayor Zack Tucker can no longer authorize expenditures for the city, the City Council decided this week. Continue reading...

Text of medical marijuana ballot title

Subscriber onlyEditor's note: This is the text that would appear on the Nov. 8 general election ballot for an initiated act on using marijuana for medical purposes. Continue reading...

National Election News

Trump promises to unveil new immigration policy in 1 or 2 weeks

Donald Trump is promising to unveil his new immigration policy over "the next week or two." Continue reading...

Trump promises 'better life' for Hispanics

Subscriber onlyDonald Trump promised Hispanics "a much better life" on Wednesday in a Florida speech that continued his recent effort to soften his tone and broaden his support 11 weeks before Election Day. Continue reading...

Judgeship urged by Trump

Cuban-American backed in emails to Florida governor

Subscriber only Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump urged Florida Gov. Rick Scott to give a judgeship to an attorney whose work appears at odds with Trump's stance on immigration, newly released emails show. Continue reading...

Bill Clinton defends work of family foundation

Former President Bill Clinton on Wednesday defended the work of the Clinton Foundation. 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...