Local Election News

Prosecutors ask pay panel to increase salaries

Arkansas' prosecuting attorneys asked the state's Independent Citizens Commission to raise their pay by more than 23 percent, a bump that would make their annual salaries the equivalent of 95 percent of what circuit judges are paid. Continue reading...

Hutchinson calls for changes to HB1228

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday asked that legislators amend House Bill 1228 to reflect terms of the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Continue reading...

Panel leaves open possibility of veteran tax break

LITTLE ROCK — An Arkansas Senate leader is leaving open the possibility of considering a tax break for military veterans, despite concerns that there's no money in the state's budget for any more tax cuts in the coming fiscal year. Continue reading...

Temporary pay OK'd for state finance leader

Subscriber onlyA legislative panel Thursday signed off on paying Gov. Asa Hutchinson's nominee to be president of the Arkansas Development Finance Authority $106,919 a year through the end of April when the current president, Gene Eagle, retires. Continue reading...

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State Election News

Cotton near top in 10-mile race

62-minute finish puts senator in Washington run’s top 2.5%

Subscriber only U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, a Republican from Dardanelle, finished in the top 2.5 percent of runners in one of the first major Washington races of the year. Continue reading...

Governor's appointments

Subscriber onlyThe office of Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday released a list of appointments to various boards, commissions and other posts: Continue reading...

Rogers lawyer picked for seat on ethics panel

Subscriber onlyAttorney Tony Juneau of Rogers is the newest member of the Arkansas Ethics Commission. Continue reading...

Huckabee to announce 2016 plans on May 5

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee announced when he will announce whether he plans to launch a 2016 presidential campaign or not on May 5 in Hope, his spokesman confirmed via social media. Continue reading...

National Election News

At gathering of GOP hopefuls, Clinton looms large

Subscriber onlyDuring a Republican gathering in the ballroom of the Crowne Plaza hotel in Nashua, an energized, confident bench of 19 presidential candidates and potential contenders took turns taking apart Hillary Rodham Clinton or competing with her on policy ideas. Continue reading...

AG impasse 'gone too far,' Obama scolds

Congress’ GOP told to end ‘embarrassing’ vote delay

Subscriber onlyPresident Barack Obama on Friday hailed what he called "some outbreaks of bipartisanship and common sense in Congress" over trade, Iran and Medicare in recent days but went on to lacerate Republican senators for holding up his nominee for attorney general for months. Continue reading...

Obama's immigration step argued

Subscriber onlyFederal appeals judges on Friday peppered lawyers on both sides with questions in a fight over President Barack Obama's move to shield from deportation millions of people who entered the U.S. illegally. Continue reading...

Huckabee to announce 2016 plans on May 5

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee announced when he will announce whether he plans to launch a 2016 presidential campaign or not on May 5 in Hope, his spokesman confirmed via social media. 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...