Local Election News

Northwest Arkansas legislators warn constituents to keep 'watch' as bill filing deadline looms

Subscriber onlyNorthwest Arkansas voters must watch out for a flurry of surprise legislation, said state Rep. David Whitaker, D-Fayetteville. The deadline to file a bill is 5 p.m. Monday. Continue reading...

Cotton's proposed immigration limit clashes with region's economic growth

Subscriber onlyDave Sargent, a 77-year-old vegetable farmer near Prairie Grove, supports President Donald Trump and other Republicans' efforts to cut off illegal immigration. His voice rose when he said he wants the government to do more to prevent temporary agriculture workers from countries to the south from overstaying their visas. Continue reading...

"I will die," Springdale woman tells Cotton

Senator defends GOP priorities

Subscriber only U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., faced a loud, angry and capacity crowd of about 2,000 Wednesday in a town hall meeting in the usually safe conservative enclave of Springdale. Continue reading...

Cotton meets with Northwest Arkansas mayors

Subscriber onlyInfrastructure, taxes on Internet sales and drug crimes ranked high on concerns from Benton County's small town mayors, who met Wednesday morning with U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark. Continue reading...

State Election News

Some in Arkansas delegation say opportunity to get rid of Obama health law missed

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON — House Republicans blew their chance to get rid of former President Barack Obama’s health care law and it’s a decision they’ll eventually regret, U.S. Rep. Steve Womack said Friday. Continue reading...

Voter-ID law on books; it's different from '13, governor says

Subscriber onlyGov. Asa Hutchinson signed a bill into law Friday aimed at resurrecting many of the requirements of a voter-identification law that was struck down by the Arkansas Supreme Court in 2014. Continue reading...

Health care mandates staying put

GOP revamp would have eliminated 10 ‘essential’ benefits

Subscriber onlyThe failure of Republicans to replace the Affordable Care Act means insurers will continue to cover 10 federally required minimum benefits for consumers, at least for now. Continue reading...

Pence’s planned ‘listening session’ in state called off

Trip postponed after GOP’s health bill runs into trouble

Subscriber onlyWith the Republican health care plan in peril, Vice President Mike Pence canceled a trip to Little Rock scheduled for Friday. Continue reading...

National Election News

Some in Arkansas delegation say opportunity to get rid of Obama health law missed

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON — House Republicans blew their chance to get rid of former President Barack Obama’s health care law and it’s a decision they’ll eventually regret, U.S. Rep. Steve Womack said Friday. Continue reading...

Trump, GOP pull health bill

Obama law to continue, Ryan states

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump and GOP leaders pulled their bill to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act off the House floor Friday when it became clear that the bill would fail. Continue reading...

Trump provides pipeline consent

Keystone’s jobs cited in decision

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump gave the go-ahead to the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, declaring it a "great day for American jobs" and siding with energy advocates over environmental groups in a heated debate over climate change. Continue reading...

Health care mandates staying put

GOP revamp would have eliminated 10 ‘essential’ benefits

Subscriber onlyThe failure of Republicans to replace the Affordable Care Act means insurers will continue to cover 10 federally required minimum benefits for consumers, at least for now. 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...