Local Election News

Fayetteville Democrat Kvello runs for House seat

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- Fayetteville attorney and small business co-owner Adrienne Kvello, 39, will make a Democratic bid for the state House District 84 seat currently held by Rep. Charlie Collins, R-Fayetteville. Continue reading...

Democrat Comstock announces run for Senate in Rogers

Subscriber onlyFormer Benton County Circuit Judge Jon Comstock of Rogers, 67, will run as a Democrat for the District 3 seat in the state Senate. Continue reading...

Fayetteville House district draws primary contest

Subscriber onlyOne of the Arkansas House seats held by a Democrat is headed for a contested primary. Continue reading...

Gravette Democrat to run for state House

Subscriber onlyGRAVETTE -- Chris Birch, 28, of Gravette said he will announce today his bid as a Democratic candidate for northwestern Benton County's House District 92. Continue reading...

State Election News

Election set to fill seat held by Arkansas senator who died after battle with cancer

Subscriber onlyGov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday called for a special primary election to be held Feb. 13 for the state Senate seat that was held by Russellville Republican Greg Standridge, who died Thursday. Continue reading...

Former Fayetteville City Council member sued by former partner; Long didn’t live in ward, filing states

Subscriber onlyA Fayetteville City Council member who resigned Saturday is accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars from his former domestic partner and of not living in the ward he represented, according to a lawsuit filed late last month. Continue reading...

Democrat urges more talk, less yelling

Make inroads with conversation, party leader says at NW Arkansas forum

Subscriber onlySPRINGDALE -- The secret to converting people is to talk to, not yell at, them, state Democratic Party Chairman Michael John Gray said Tuesday. Continue reading...

Mountainburg Democrat announces bid for House

Subscriber onlyMOUNTAINBURG — Donald McKinney, 41, of Mountainburg announced his campaign for the state House District 81 seat on Thursday, a seat currently occupied by Rep. Bruce Coleman, R-Mountainburg. Continue reading...

National Election News

Tax bills split over educator expenses

House envisions end of deduction

Subscriber onlyBrooke Richardson, who teaches English as a second language to mostly low-income Hispanic students in Atlanta, prides herself as a master discount shopper. But as she turns to her own pocketbook to help her students, the purchases add up. Continue reading...

Democrats file 3rd lawsuit in state race

Caucus in Virginia says voters were disenfranchised; first 2 complaints dismissed

Subscriber onlyDemocrats hoping to win control of Virginia's House of Delegates filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday seeking to block the state Board of Elections from certifying a tight race that has been clouded by ballot mix-ups. Continue reading...

Pro-Roy Moore group fundraises off Trump's near endorsement

Subscriber onlyA group supporting Senate candidate Roy Moore is fundraising off President Donald Trump's near endorsement of the Alabama Republican, who is facing new allegations of decades-old sexual misconduct in the closing weeks of the campaign. Continue reading...

Trump, Putin discuss Syria in 'great call'

Talk lasted an hour-plus, touched on world hot spots

Subscriber onlyPresidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin of Russia discussed efforts to forge peace in war-torn Syria during an hour-plus phone call Tuesday. 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...