Local Election News

School Board Filings

Subscriber onlyThe following candidates have filed for school board positions, according to county clerk's offices in Benton and Washington counties. School board elections will be Sept. 15. Continue reading...

School Filing

Subscriber onlyThese candidates filed Tuesday for the Sept. 8 school election in Benton County. Continue reading...

Rogers street plan to go before council

Fellowship Church officials oppose extending 13th Street

Subscriber onlyA proposal to remove a 13th street extension on the Rogers Master Street plan will go before the City Council on Tuesday. Continue reading...

Prosecutors ask pay panel to increase salaries

Arkansas' prosecuting attorneys asked the state's Independent Citizens Commission to raise their pay by more than 23 percent, a bump that would make their annual salaries the equivalent of 95 percent of what circuit judges are paid. Continue reading...

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State Election News

Delegation goes about the state

Week off by Congress sends members among constituents

Subscriber onlyMembers of the congressional delegation were home last week. Congress return Tuesday. Continue reading...

Farmer veterans get Heroes brand

State unveils logo of marketing tool for service members

Subscriber onlyA new program announced Thursday by the state's Veterans Affairs and Agriculture departments will assist veterans and military members who run agricultural operations with advertising their businesses. Continue reading...

GOP senators vow to protect gay-marriage objectors' rights

Subscriber onlySix days after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Arkansas' same-sex marriage ban, the state's 24 Senate Republicans promised to pass legislation so that religious institutions "may choose not to participate in or host marriages that violate their religious beliefs." Continue reading...

School Board Filings

Subscriber onlyThe following candidates have filed for school board positions, according to county clerk's offices in Benton and Washington counties. School board elections will be Sept. 15. Continue reading...

National Election News

Bush tax files show wealth skyrocket

He set up consulting firm that paid him, wife, son, helped him build up nest egg

Subscriber onlyShortly after Jeb Bush left the Florida governor’s office in 2007, he established his own firm, Jeb Bush & Associates, designed to maximize his earning potential as one of the country’s more prominent politicians. Continue reading...

In Wisconsin, open-records limits pulled from budget

Subscriber onlyWisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and GOP legislative leaders said they agreed Saturday to remove a part of the proposed state budget that would roll back open-records laws. Continue reading...

In the news

Subscriber onlyPope Francis appealed to all Christian churches to put divisions aside and concentrate on what unites them at a time of persecution and slayings of Christians around the world as he addressed some 30,000 people in St. Peter's Square. Continue reading...

Virginia Democrat in 2016 race, sees long odds

Subscriber onlyFormer U.S. Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia became the fifth Democrat to enter the 2016 presidential contest, acknowledging in his announcement Thursday that he would be a long shot against former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. 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...