Local Election News

Madison, Edwards square off over justice of the peace seat

Subscriber onlyThe Washington County judge is challenging an incumbent justice of the peace for a spot on the Quorum Court. Continue reading...

Familiar faces race in Rogers

Subscriber onlyThe Republican primary for District 94 in the state House is between Rep. Rebecca Petty, the incumbent of Rogers, and the legislator she succeeded, Debra Hobbs. Continue reading...

Businessmen compete for District 81

Subscriber onlyThe state House District 81 Republican primary is a race between two businessmen who said they moved to Crawford County more than three decades apart largely to give their children a better life. Continue reading...

Fayetteville mayor says he'll run for third term

Subscriber onlyMayor Lioneld Jordan said Friday he plans to run for a third four-year term. Continue reading...

State Election News

Washington group begins ad blitz in Arkansas chief justice race

LITTLE ROCK — A Washington-based group has started television ads portraying Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Courtney Goodson as being beholden to trial lawyers and criticizing the chief justice hopeful over gifts and campaign contributions she's received. Continue reading...

Former attorney general becomes D.C. lawyer, registers as Arkansas lobbyist

LITTLE ROCK — Former Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has been sworn in as a lawyer in Washington and will also begin lobbying lawmakers in Arkansas. Continue reading...

2 Democrats seek House seat

In District 38, education a key issue for Leigh, Walker

Subscriber onlyTwo candidates who cite the need for improved pre-kindergarten offerings are vying for the Democratic nomination to represent parts of North Little Rock and Sherwood in the state House of Representatives. Continue reading...

Hill visits midshipmen at U.S. Naval Academy

Lawmaker praises Arkansan cadets

Subscriber onlyA short walk from the tomb of American maritime hero John Paul Jones, more than two dozen U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen from Arkansas gathered Thursday evening to eat pizza and hear praise from one of their home state's elected officials, 2nd District U.S. Rep. French Hill. Continue reading...

National Election News

Trump aiming for New Hampshire win; rivals aim to survive

NASHUA, N.H. — A day before the nation's first primary, Donald Trump ramped up his schedule in New Hampshire after a second-place finish in the Iowa caucuses. Continue reading...

Hopefuls in homestretch in N.H.; Clinton in Flint

Subscriber onlyNew Hampshire voters will go to the polls Tuesday, but two days before the primary Hillary Clinton was in Michigan, other candidates said their campaigns will go on no matter how they do Tuesday, and Donald Trump said he doesn't need to win New Hampshire -- but he'd like to. Continue reading...

Rising two target of debate rancor

Rubio, Cruz forced to fend off N.H. rivals

Subscriber onlyMANCHESTER, N.H. -- Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, first-term senators on the rise in the presidential race, faced a barrage of attacks in Saturday night's Republican debate, with rivals challenging Cruz's campaign tactics and Rubio's readiness to be president. Continue reading...

Cuomo tries to stop gay-conversion therapy in N.Y.

Subscriber onlyNEW YORK -- New York is taking steps to stop therapists from trying to change young people's sexual orientation, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday, joining a number of states that have acted against what's known as gay-conversion therapy. Continue reading...

Endorsements

Endorsements: Gray, Kinion, Honchell Get Endorsements

For some, a vote in the Fayetteville City Council elections in wards 1, 2 and 4 will seem easy to cast, thanks in large part to Matthew Petty. Continue reading...

Endorsements: Collins, Fite Earn Nods For State House In Washington County

Today, we offer our thoughts on two state House of Representative races in Washington County. Continue reading...

Endorsements: Eight Races, 19 Candidates In Bentonville

It is nothing short of amazing that 19 people are running for eight spots on the Bentonville City Council. That's testament to the exhilaration people feel about the town's future. In short, Bentonville is a happening place these days, and that's made it chic to be on the Bentonville City Council. Today, we offer our endorsements for the eight spots for aldermen. Continue reading...

Endorsements: Miller, Hulse, Harbison Earn Nods For Washington County

The voters in six Washington County justice of the peace districts will decide on Nov. 4 who will serve them on the Quorum Court for the next two years. On Friday, we recommended candidates for Districts 4, 7 and 8. Today we round out our recommendations. Continue reading...