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2 in race for state seat talk of issues

They weigh in on ‘pot,’ wage raise

Subscriber onlyHot Springs Democrat Jerry Rephan promised to introduce legislation next year to raise the state’s minimum wage from $8.50 to $10 an hour, if he’s elected in House District 25 in the Nov. 8 general election. Continue reading...

Judge again says House candidate ineligible to run

Ruling: Expungement too late

Subscriber onlyA specially appointed judge in Drew County ruled Friday for the second time this month that state House candidate Jim Hall is legally unfit for office because of a misdemeanor conviction, and the judge ordered votes cast for the Republican not to be counted in November. Continue reading...

Eldridge begins airing TV ads in Arkansas Senate bid

LITTLE ROCK — Democratic challenger Conner Eldridge has launched the first television ads of his fight to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. John Boozman in Arkansas, with a pair of spots that accuse the incumbent lawmaker of having a lackluster record in Washington. Continue reading...

GOP picks Ozark's Capp for state House seat

Subscriber onlyDelegates at a Republican Party convention have elected an Ozark lawyer to replace on the Nov. 8 general election ballot a state House member and re-election nominee who resigned last month to take a position in Gov. Asa Hutchinson's administration. Continue reading...

State Chamber of Commerce opposing casinos measure

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce says it's opposing a ballot measure that would legalize casinos in three counties. Continue reading...

Mayor sues over petitions to remove him

Names submitted to get recall on fall ballot missed deadline, Hughes official says

Subscriber onlyA group seeking to oust Hughes Mayor Grady Collum from office filed petitions too late to place the recall on the November ballot, Collum claims in a lawsuit filed against the county clerk and election commission in St. Francis County. Continue reading...

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe opposing casinos measure

LITTLE ROCK — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe is opposing a ballot measure that would legalize casinos in three counties. Continue reading...

Arkansas legislator posts spur Facebook apology

Subscriber onlySocial media service Facebook apologized late Monday and restored two posts by an Arkansas state senator that called for removing "every single Muslim extremist sympathizer" from the country. Continue reading...

Millage election results

Subscriber onlyVoters in eight of 11 Arkansas school districts passed millage rate changes Tuesday, including the Hot Springs School District, which approved a 4.4-mill increase that will fund construction of a new junior high school, by 46 votes. Continue reading...

Vote puts 2 on NLR School Board

Election by absentee, early balloting; millage rates in two districts favored

Subscriber onlyDorothy "Dot" Williams and Taniesha Richardson-Wiley were elected in uncontested races Tuesday to the North Little Rock School Board in an election conducted only by absentee and early voting. Continue reading...

Arkansas lawmaker accuses Facebook of bias

Subscriber onlyState Sen. Jason Rapert, R-Bigelow, accused Facebook of suppressing conservative speech Monday, saying the social media company removed two posts in which he called for Muslim immigrants to be banned from entering the country. Continue reading...

Interim leader of Arkansas' Division of Youth Services picked as director

The interim director of the Arkansas Department of Human Services’ Division of Youth Services has been named to fill the position permanently. Continue reading...

Casino campaign asks Arkansas court to dismiss challenge

LITTLE ROCK — The campaign behind an effort to legalize casinos in three Arkansas counties is asking the state's highest court to dismiss a lawsuit trying to block votes for the ballot measure. Continue reading...

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