Local Election News

Washington County District 14 candidates talk budget issues

Subscriber only Jim Wilson, a Republican, is running against Ann Harbison, the incumbent and a Democrat, for the District 14 seat on the Washington County Quorum Court. Continue reading...

Della Rosa faces first Democratic challenge

Subscriber only Rep. Jana Della Rosa, R-Rogers, faces her first Democratic opponent in her bid for a third term in state House District 90. Political newcomer Kati McFarland of Bethel Heights will appear on the ballot as a Democrat. Continue reading...

Springdale House rivals contrast experience, results

Subscriber onlySpringdale's District 89 state House race is a contest between a challenger who says she can speak with constituents and an incumbent who touts a record of speaking up for them. Continue reading...

Benton County Assessor hopefuls tout experience, leadership

Subscriber onlyBenton County Assessor Roderick Grieve, a Republican, faces a challenge from Rey Hernandez, the Democratic Party candidate and former justice of the peace, in the Nov. 6 general election. Continue reading...

State Election News

Little Rock Democrat outraises congressman in quarter, but GOP incumbent still holding $1.5M

Subscriber onlyState Rep. Clarke Tucker, the Little Rock Democrat trying to unseat U.S. Rep. French Hill, raised more money than any other Arkansas congressional candidate during the third quarter, according to reports filed Monday with the Federal Election Commission. Continue reading...

CANDIDATE PROFILE: Sabin sees Little Rock mayor post as opportunity to do good

Subscriber onlyEditor's Note: This is the second in a series of profiles on Little Rock mayoral candidates. Continue reading...

Lobbyist reporting endorsed

Ethics panel calls to broaden rules

Subscriber onlyThe state Senate Ethics Committee on Tuesday recommended broadening the rules on who must report their relationships with lobbyists. Continue reading...

Washington County District 14 candidates talk budget issues

Subscriber only Jim Wilson, a Republican, is running against Ann Harbison, the incumbent and a Democrat, for the District 14 seat on the Washington County Quorum Court. Continue reading...

National Election News

Saudi pledges wider inquiry; Trump says answers ‘forthcoming’ on journalist’s fate

Subscriber onlyPresident Donald Trump said Tuesday that Saudi Arabia's crown prince had again denied any knowledge of the fate of Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi dissident journalist, but would expand an investigation into his disappearance and suspected killing two weeks ago. Continue reading...

Senate majority leader expresses worry as deficit swells

He blames entitlements, not tax cuts

Subscriber onlySenate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday called the ballooning budget deficit "very disturbing" but said large federal spending programs were to blame, dismissing criticism that the GOP's tax-cut law is saddling the country with more debt. Continue reading...

Fusion GPS exec mum for House probe

Subscriber onlyThe co-founder of a political research firm that was behind a dossier of allegations about President Donald Trump's connections to Russia refused to speak to two House committees during a private interview Tuesday. Continue reading...

Trump calls senator 'fraud' after DNA test

Subscriber only President Donald Trump on Tuesday morning called Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., a "complete and total Fraud," opening a second day of sparring between the current White House occupant and a likely 2020 challenger over her American Indian heritage. 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...