Local Election News

Lee, Ferguson want to get back into old job

Subscriber onlyTwo of Benton County's most recent sheriffs will have to impress the Quorum Court if they want to return on an interim basis. Continue reading...

McLarty predicts Clinton win during Fayetteville appearance

Subscriber onlyThomas F. "Mack" McLarty, former chief of staff for President Bill Clinton, predicted former Fayetteville resident and later first lady Hillary Clinton would win the presidential election, and added she was the "perfect person" to restore a better, more professional level of discourse after this year's spirited campaign. Continue reading...

Ex-Rogers chief makes sheriff bid

Subscriber onlyAnother candidate with past ties to Benton County wants to be interim sheriff. Continue reading...

Runoff races

Subscriber onlyThese are unofficial final results from Tuesday’s runoff elections. Democrats are denoted by (D), Republicans by (R) and incumbents by an asterisk (*). This list can also be found at arkansasonline. com/322runoff/ Continue reading...

State Election News

Scott to take VA health care post

Central Arkansas system to get its first permanent chief since ’14

Subscriber onlyA physician who temporarily headed the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System for more than a year was named Friday as its first permanent director since 2014 in a move one congressman called "a first step" toward the health system regaining the public's trust. Continue reading...

Proposal would boost local perks to land jobs

Subscriber onlyLocal economic development organizations have grown in size and prominence in Arkansas, spending millions of dollars raised through sales taxes to influence where new jobs land. Continue reading...

InvestArk vies with roads in industrial-lure debate

Subscriber onlyA proposed constitutional amendment that expands the amount of money the state can spend on incentives for major companies and clarifies what local governments can do to help comes as Gov. Asa Hutchinson considers eliminating or changing InvestArk, one of the state's largest industrial incentives, to pay for highway improvements. Continue reading...

Library, elderly funding restored

Rainy-day fund tapped for $2M

Subscriber onlyLegislative leaders and Gov. Asa Hutchinson have agreed to restore a $1 million cut in state funding for libraries and a $1 million cut in state funding for senior citizen centers. Continue reading...

National Election News

More lawmakers in GOP see Trump as only hope

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- Congressional Republicans are beginning to accept and even embrace an outcome that was once unthinkable: Donald Trump as the GOP presidential nominee. Continue reading...

ISIS strategy paying off, 2 tell panel

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- Top U.S. military leaders faced skepticism Thursday on Capitol Hill as they made the case that President Barack Obama's strategy in Iraq and Syria is beginning to show results against the Islamic State. Continue reading...

Boehner's words harsh for Cruz

Called Lucifer, Trump foe brushes off ex-speaker’s remarks

Subscriber onlyFORT WAYNE, Ind. -- Former House Speaker John Boehner unloaded on Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz during a talk to college students, saying the U.S. senator from Texas was "Lucifer in the flesh." Continue reading...

Clinton, Trump sharpen focus on fall contest

Cruz taps Fiorina for ticket; Sanders evokes agenda role

Subscriber onlyWith the general election in their sights, Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton headed to Indiana with newly padded delegate totals after emerging mostly victorious from this week's Northeastern primaries. Continue reading...

Endorsements

NWA editorial: Nations, Griffin for judge

Voters countywide will make district court decision

Subscriber onlyVoters in Benton and Washington counties each have a choice to make in the March 1 election, but it's a little different than any of the other races on the ballot. Continue reading...

NWA editorial: For Bob Clinard

Stay course with current Benton County judge

Subscriber onlyBarry Moehring, the 49-year-old District 15 justice of the peace on the Benton County Quorum Court, has campaigned for county judge vigorously on the proposition that county government needs a plan. Continue reading...

NWA editorial: For Shawn Holloway

Major at sheriff’s office should be given a chance

Subscriber onlyHaving explored our rationale behind not endorsing the incumbent Benton County sheriff in Saturday's edition, the time comes now for offering our 2 cents' worth on the remaining candidates in the GOP primary race. Continue reading...

NWA editorial: For Mark Kinion

Subscriber onlyWhichever Democrat wins his party’s nomination for Washington County judge faces a tough battle in November against the unchallenged GOP nominee, state Rep. Micah Neal. Two men want a chance to take up that challenge: Mark Kinion, 58, a mortgage banker and a two-term Fayetteville alderman, and Joshua Mahony, 35, a Fayetteville resident and partner in an El Dorado-based natural resources management company dealing with oil, timber and natural gas. Continue reading...