Local Election News

Womack cites partisanship as country's greatest threat

Subscriber onlyThe inability of members of the two political parties to work together is the greatest threat facing the country, 3rd District Rep. Steve Womack, R-Rogers, said Wednesday. Continue reading...

Candidate Filings

Subscriber onlyThe following candidates filed Monday and Tuesday for municipal offices in Benton and Washington counties. Filing closes Aug. 17. The nonpartisan election will be Nov. 6. Continue reading...

Municipal Candidates

Subscriber onlyThe following candidates filed Friday and Monday for municipal offices in Benton and Washington counties. Filing closes Aug. 17. The nonpartisan election will be Nov. 6. Continue reading...

Goss seeks second term on Bentonville council

Subscriber onlyChad Goss will seek his second term on the City Council this fall. Continue reading...

State Election News

Glidewell wins race to serve out Files' Senate term

Subscriber onlyFormer state Rep. Frank Glidewell was elected Tuesday to serve as state senator in District 8 for the remaining 19 weeks of the term left unserved when Jake Files pleaded guilty to federal criminal charges and resigned from office. Continue reading...

Fort Smith elects first black mayor; board race down to 2

Subscriber only District 78 state Rep. George McGill handily won election over two opponents in Tuesday's municipal primary to become the city's first black mayor. Continue reading...

Political club set to talk ballot issue

Subscriber onlyIssue 1 -- a proposed constitutional amendment on the November ballot that would limit attorney fees and damages awarded in lawsuits and would also allow legislators to determine the rules of pleading, practice and procedure in courts -- will be the subject of discussion at the next Political Animals Club of Northwest Arkansas meeting. Continue reading...

Gubernatorial hopefuls meet in North Little Rock forum

Republican, Democrat find accord on health coverage

Subscriber onlyRepublican Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jared Henderson said Monday they each want to protect the ARKids First health insurance program for children, and Arkansas' version of Medicaid expansion for low-income adults, and use state and federal funds for quality after-school and summer school programs. Continue reading...

National Election News

Trump files case against ex-aide

Breach of confidentiality over new book is arbitration claim

Subscriber only President Donald Trump's campaign said Tuesday that it filed an arbitration case against Omarosa Manigault Newman, the former campaign aide and West Wing official whose tell-all book has roiled the White House. Continue reading...

GOP, Democratic races set in four states

Subscriber onlyA one-time Donald Trump skeptic seized a Republican nomination for governor Tuesday, while Vermont Democrats picked the nation's first transgender nominee for governor to represent them in November. Continue reading...

W. Va. lawmakers impeach high court

Subscriber onlyWest Virginia lawmakers have impeached all four of the state's Supreme Court justices in an effort to put the entire court on trial over spending issues. Continue reading...

Bannon defends remarks by Briton

Subscriber only Republican strategist Steve Bannon weighed in on British politics Sunday, defending former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson’s comments about Muslim face veils and praising a contentious far-right leader. Continue reading...

Endorsements

For Asa Hutchinson

In the May 22 GOP primary for governor

Subscriber onlyThe old story goes that a president named Abraham Lincoln was meeting with some congressmen as The War was going sideways. Various representatives of the people grumbled about a particular general who just wasn't winning in the field. The president asked those assembled: Who would you have me replace him with? Somebody in the back shouted, "Anybody!" Continue reading...

For Bruce Westerman

In Arkansas’ Fourth Congressional District

Subscriber onlyWhen reading the stories, the many stories, generated by Bruce Westerman's primary opponent, we had to keep looking at the dateline of the paper--just to make sure this wasn't Louisiana. Taxes paid and unpaid, clergy exemptions in Texas, that video of him telling a congregation that people talking about his properties should shut up. Continue reading...

Della Rosa for House District 90

Subscriber onlyArkansans began early voting May 7 for the May 22 Republican and Democratic primaries, the first stage of the 2018 election cycle that will include municipal offices (filings in late summer) and the General Election on Nov. 6. Continue reading...

Douglas for House District 91

Subscriber onlyArkansans began early voting May 7 for the May 22 Republican and Democratic primaries, the first stage of the 2018 election cycle that will include municipal offices (filings in late summer) and the General Election on Nov. 6. Continue reading...