Local Election News

Noblett plans to run for mayor of Cave Springs

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Cave Springs Alderman Randall Noblett plans to run for mayor. Continue reading...

Recount ordered in Benton County

Della Rosa, Douglas hold slim leads

Subscriber onlyBenton County's Election Commission decided late Wednesday to recount ballots today from Tuesday's Republican primary. One race for the state House was won Tuesday by three votes and another by 12 out of 4,013 votes in those races. Continue reading...

2 senators lose re-election tries in GOP contests

Collins-Smith, King fought plan for Medicaid expansion

Subscriber onlyTwo conservatives in the state Senate who opposed Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Medicaid expansion and other issues were defeated by primary challengers Tuesday. Continue reading...

Benton County voters back Holloway for sheriff

Subscriber onlyBenton County voters kept Shawn Holloway as their sheriff in Tuesday's Republican primary election. Continue reading...

State Election News

Ex-state senator gets 18 months for fraud, calls himself 'broken and humble man'

Subscriber onlyFormer state Sen. Jake Files was sentenced Monday to 18 months in federal prison and ordered to pay restitution for offenses that included obtaining state General Improvement Fund money for a ball-field project and then using it for his own purposes. Continue reading...

Ex-candidate who lost race for Congress in Arkansas regains tax exemption on Texas house

Subscriber onlyThe Rev. Randy Caldwell, who lost his race for Congress in Arkansas last month, has regained tax-exempt status for the house his ministry owns in League City, Texas. Continue reading...

Arkansas governor, rival talk up ethics proposals

Subscriber onlyDemocratic gubernatorial candidate Jared Henderson on Monday added two proposals to his list of suggestions for changing state ethics laws, three days after Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced his proposals in the wake of more allegations of misconduct. Continue reading...

State Rep. Charles Blake gets Democrat House post

Subscriber onlyArkansas House Democrats on Monday selected state Rep. Charles Blake of Little Rock to serve as the next minority party leader. Continue reading...

National Election News

Trump, GOP to huddle as outrage builds over border policy

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON (AP) -- Calls are mounting on Capitol Hill for the Trump administration to end the separation of families at the southern border ahead of a visit from President Donald Trump to discuss legislation. Continue reading...

Trump orders creation of Space Force

Defense Department will develop a sixth military branch, president says

Subscriber onlyPresident Donald Trump said Monday that he would direct the Defense Department and the Pentagon to create a new Space Force -- an independent sixth branch of the armed forces. Continue reading...

Trump again pins immigration policy on Democrats

Subscriber only The White House continued to insist Monday that Democrats are to blame for the administration's forced separation of migrant children from their families at the southern U.S. border, as opposition to the policy continued to build, including among some Republicans. Continue reading...

Director: FBI won't repeat mistakes noted in watchdog report

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON (AP) -- The FBI is determined to not repeat any of the mistakes identified in a harshly critical watchdog report on the handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, Director Chris Wray told lawmakers at a congressional hearing Monday at which he repeatedly sought to distance himself from his predecessor. Continue reading...

Endorsements

For Asa Hutchinson

In the May 22 GOP primary for governor

Subscriber onlyThe old story goes that a president named Abraham Lincoln was meeting with some congressmen as The War was going sideways. Various representatives of the people grumbled about a particular general who just wasn't winning in the field. The president asked those assembled: Who would you have me replace him with? Somebody in the back shouted, "Anybody!" Continue reading...

For Bruce Westerman

In Arkansas’ Fourth Congressional District

Subscriber onlyWhen reading the stories, the many stories, generated by Bruce Westerman's primary opponent, we had to keep looking at the dateline of the paper--just to make sure this wasn't Louisiana. Taxes paid and unpaid, clergy exemptions in Texas, that video of him telling a congregation that people talking about his properties should shut up. Continue reading...

Della Rosa for House District 90

Subscriber onlyArkansans began early voting May 7 for the May 22 Republican and Democratic primaries, the first stage of the 2018 election cycle that will include municipal offices (filings in late summer) and the General Election on Nov. 6. Continue reading...

Douglas for House District 91

Subscriber onlyArkansans began early voting May 7 for the May 22 Republican and Democratic primaries, the first stage of the 2018 election cycle that will include municipal offices (filings in late summer) and the General Election on Nov. 6. Continue reading...