Local Election News

House 85 candidates differ on presidential choice

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Who they supported for president drew the starkest contrast in answers between rivals for the District 85 seat in the House of Representatives at a Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce candidate forum Monday night. Continue reading...

Turnover coming to NWACC board

Subscriber only The Northwest Arkansas Community College Board of Trustees will have at least two new members starting in January after board Chairman Daniel Shewmaker and trustee Keven Anderson opted not to run for re-election. Continue reading...

Voters choose Fayetteville School Board candidates

Subscriber onlyVoters elected a fitness studio owner to a seat representing the entire School District. An appointed School Board member won a bid to move from the at-large seat to a five-year term representing Zone 1, according to final, unofficial results from Tuesday's school election. Continue reading...

New faces to join school boards in Bentonville, Rogers

Subscriber onlyVoters on Tuesday picked one new member for both the Bentonville and Rogers school boards. Another board race in Rogers is headed to a runoff election. Continue reading...

State Election News

Retired judge's report: All signatures for Arkansas lawsuits measure could be tossed

LITTLE ROCK — A retired judge appointed by the state Supreme Court to review petitions for a ballot measure limiting medical lawsuit damages says all of the signatures submitted for the proposal could be disqualified if justices find the campaign didn't follow the law regarding canvassers' criminal background checks. Continue reading...

Arkansas governor: Medical marijuana would hurt state's businesses

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas' governor and lieutenant governor say legalizing medical marijuana would hurt the state's efforts to attract businesses, targeting two proposals on the November ballot they claim would prevent companies from being able to enforce drug-free workplaces. Continue reading...

Retired judge: Most of Arkansas medical marijuana signatures valid

LITTLE ROCK — A retired Arkansas judge appointed by the state Supreme Court to review a medical marijuana initiative's petitions as part of a lawsuit said Tuesday that more than enough valid signatures were submitted for the proposal. Continue reading...

House 85 candidates differ on presidential choice

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Who they supported for president drew the starkest contrast in answers between rivals for the District 85 seat in the House of Representatives at a Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce candidate forum Monday night. Continue reading...

National Election News

VIDEO: Congress overrides Obama's veto of Sept. 11 bill

WASHINGTON — Congress voted Wednesday to allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for its alleged backing of the attackers, handing Barack Obama the first veto override of his presidency. Continue reading...

Senate passes stopgap spending bill, $1.1B to fight Zika

WASHINGTON — The Senate has passed a bill to keep the government running through Dec. 9 and provide $1.1 billion in long-delayed funding to battle the Zika virus. Continue reading...

Clinton seeks campaign lift from Sanders, Michelle Obama

WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton sought Wednesday to build on her debate performance by making a direct appeal to younger voters whose enthusiasm drove Bernie Sanders' campaign. Continue reading...

Post-debate rivals look ahead: Trump reassesses, Clinton says course set

Subscriber onlyRALEIGH, N.C. -- Donald Trump said Tuesday that he may hit Democratic rival Hillary Clinton harder in their next encounter and that her efforts to get under his skin during their first debate didn't work. 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...