Local Election News

House candidates speak on charter schools

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- Both candidates for the state House District 86 race expressed misgivings about charter schools as currently authorized by the state. Continue reading...

Patterson to fill Bentonville council seat

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Voters have chosen Aubrey Patterson to represent them on the City Council in Ward 3. Continue reading...

Bentonville special election Tuesday

Subscriber onlyBENTONVILLE -- Voters will decided who will fill City Council's vacant Ward 3 seat during a special election Tuesday. Continue reading...

Springdale's Williams seeks re-election

Subscriber only Rep. Jeff Williams, R-Springdale, is seeking a second term. Continue reading...

State Election News

Democratic candidates for Arkansas House talk issues

Maumelle’s Ball, Price vie in District 39 primary; winner to face GOP incumbent

Subscriber onlyMonica Ball says her life experiences give her a leg up over her opponent in the Democratic primary for state House District 39, while Joshua Price says his numerous established connections will open more doors. Continue reading...

Hopefuls for Senate seat weigh in on state issues

Subscriber onlyDemocrat Teresa Gallegos and Republican Breanne Davis, Russellville residents vying for a vacant state Senate seat, are at odds over issues such as raising the state's minimum wage, a proposed constitutional amendment that would limit certain damages in civil lawsuits and abortion. Continue reading...

One Arkansas Senate seat will be focus of 2 separate votes on May 22

Subscriber onlyFort Smith voters will cast ballots in two primary elections May 22, seeking to fill the same state Senate position over two terms and involving mostly the same candidates. Continue reading...

Pulaski County clerk candidates agree on service, differ on voter ID

Subscriber onlyThree candidates vying to be the next Pulaski County circuit/county clerk believe customer service is crucial, yet they differ on some of their immediate priorities as well as a recent voter-identification law. Continue reading...

National Election News

Pompeo nomination clears panel in Senate

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- After a Republican holdout changed his mind at the last minute, Mike Pompeo, President Donald Trump's choice for secretary of state, avoided a rare rebuke Monday as the Senate Foreign Relations Committee narrowly recommended him along party lines. Continue reading...

Clinton blasts Trump's assault on free press

Subscriber onlyNEW YORK -- Hillary Clinton excoriated President Donald Trump for his treatment of the media, saying in remarks on Sunday that press rights and free speech are "under open assault" in the current administration, which she compared to an authoritarian regime. Continue reading...

Trumps dine with Macrons

Leaders visit Mount Vernon ahead of talks on Iran, trade

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- Tending to bonding before business, President Donald Trump and France's Emmanuel Macron opened the French president's visit Monday with a double date with their wives at George Washington's house. Continue reading...

VA hearing delay proposed

Senators raise concerns about Trump’s choice for post

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- Senators are discussing plans to delay the confirmation hearing for President Donald Trump's pick to be Veteran Affairs secretary over growing questions about the nominee's ability to manage the government's second-largest department. 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...