Local Election News

Richardson challenges Douglas

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Scott Richardson of Bentonville, an Arkansas National Guard veteran of the Gulf War, is challenging Rep. Dan Douglas, R-Bentonville, in next year's Republican primary, Richardson announced Thursday. Continue reading...

Douglas to seek re-election

Subscriber onlyRep. Dan Douglas, R-Bentonville, is running for re-election, he announced Friday. Continue reading...

McKenzie announces House bid

Subscriber only Gayla Hendren McKenzie of Gravette announced her bid for state representative today for House District 92 in northwestern Benton County, a seat currently held by her father. Continue reading...

Congressional plate full, Womack says

Budget chairman opportunity open, lawmaker says

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- The U.S. House has until the end of September to pass a budget, a debt ceiling increase and a bevy of bills important to Arkansas, said Rep. Steve Womack of Rogers. Continue reading...

State Election News

Arkansas lawmaker exits race for speaker

Subscriber onlyRep. Michelle Gray, R-Melbourne, said Thursday that she has withdrawn from the House speaker's race for the 2019-21 term and she's backing Rep. Andy Davis, R-Little Rock, for the position. Continue reading...

NLR's Pritt in legislative race

Subscriber onlyNorth Little Rock Democrat Drew Pritt said he's running next year for the House seat held by Rep. Carlton Wing, R-North Little Rock. Continue reading...

Richardson challenges Douglas

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Scott Richardson of Bentonville, an Arkansas National Guard veteran of the Gulf War, is challenging Rep. Dan Douglas, R-Bentonville, in next year's Republican primary, Richardson announced Thursday. Continue reading...

District 19 senator to seek re-election

Another lawmaker earlier announced plan to challenge GOP’s Collins-Smith

Subscriber onlyRepublican state Sen. Linda Collins-Smith of Pocahontas announced her re-election bid Wednesday, joining a race that already includes a GOP candidate seeking to move from the House to the Senate. Continue reading...

National Election News

Trump steps up sanctions on N. Korea

Aim is to further curb trade; Kim labels him ‘deranged’

Subscriber onlyPresident Donald Trump on Thursday ordered a widening of U.S. sanctions on North Korea to further constrict its trade with the outside world, as he presented a united front with South Korea and Japan and sought to forge a common strategy for confronting the isolated, nuclear-armed state. Continue reading...

Trump again touts party's health plan

GOP block-grant bill still shy votes

Subscriber onlyPresident Donald Trump on Wednesday endorsed the latest effort by Senate Republicans to advance a health care bill, calling it legislation that would fulfill the party's promise to repeal and replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Continue reading...

Manafort sent offer to Russian

Mogul would get ’16 race briefings

Subscriber onlyLess than two weeks before Donald Trump accepted the Republican presidential nomination, his campaign chairman offered to provide briefings on the race to a Russian billionaire closely aligned with the Kremlin, according to people familiar with the discussions. Continue reading...

Iranian rips Trump talk as 'absurd'

Subscriber onlyIranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday blasted President Donald Trump's speech before the United Nations as "ignorant, absurd and hateful" and vowed that Iran will not be the first to walk away from the nuclear deal. Continue reading...

Endorsements

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...

NWA editorial: Taking the helm

Kinion, Moehring recommended for county judge

Subscriber onlyFor today's political endorsements, we turn our attention to the top administrative post in Benton and Washington counties, the county judge. The post still retains a small measure of adjudicative authority, but the county judge is largely the chief administrator of key parts of county government, perhaps none more critical than oversight of the Road Department and the county's properties. The person presides over meetings of the Quorum Court, each county's legislative and budget-setting body, and can be in a position to provide leadership on a wide variety of local issues, although some officeholders are stronger in that area than others are. Continue reading...