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Political News

With 97.44% of precincts reporting, Franklin County will see Democrat Rickey Bowman face Independent candidate Joe Flanagan.

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 12:11am

Legislative primary races decided in Northwest Arkansas legislative primaries were decided Tuesday (May 20).

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 11:51pm

Legislative primary races in the Fort Smith area were decided Tuesday night (May 20), with winners from both primaries for House District 76 and Senate District 9 able to call the election over since neither have Democratic opponents in the Fall.

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 11:43pm

Benton County Judge Bob Clinard won handily in Tuesday's Republican primary. If the certified results are similar, no run-off will be needed.

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 11:33pm

A small set of races were decided by voters in Crawford and Sebastian Counties on Tuesday (May 20), with Sebastian County Republican voters deciding on whether to retain their current treasurer/collector and assessor while Crawford County voters cast their votes to decide whether to tax themselve

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 10:42pm

There were no surprises in the Republican primaries for statewide offices, with Asa Hutchinson besting opponent Curtis Coleman, and U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin, R-Little Rock, winning in a comfortable margin over his two opponents. In the 4th Congressional District, frontrunner Rep.

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 8:04pm

A direct mail piece that went out over the weekend has left people on both sides of the District 9 Senate race scratching their heads and Democrats from Fayetteville to Little Rock denying involvement.

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 6:19pm

House Speaker Davy Carter, R-Cabot, isn’t a lame-duck speaker just yet. In an interview on “Talk Business & Politics,” Carter said he’ll fight a potential impeachment push regarding the same-sex marriage legal controversy and he said he will ask Gov.

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 6:02pm

The first candidate for the seat being vacated by City Director Pam Weber filed papers Monday (May 19) morning to succeed the Fort Smith Board of Directors' only woman.

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 3:08pm

Three people are running for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor and one of them wants to be the last person to hold the office. But the man leading the polls said he thinks that would be a mistake.

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 2:23pm

The Arkansas Supreme Court has granted a stay with the May 9 ruling by Pulaski County Circuit Court Judge Chris Piazza that struck down Arkansas’ ban on same-sex marriage.

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 5:30pm

City Director Pam Weber has decided to not seek re-election to her position 5 at-large seat on the Fort Smith Board of Directors, she confirmed Friday (May 16).

Weber, who began her term on the Board in 2011, said the decision to not run was made with input from her family.

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 2:08pm

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza on Thursday (May 15) clarified his May 9 ruling that struck down Arkansas’ ban on same-sex marriage, and he also rejected a request by the Arkansas Attorney General to stay his ruling.

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 5:26pm

The Arkansas Supreme Court denied a state of Arkansas request for a stay in a ruling that struck down Arkansas’ ban on same-sex marriages, but the court’s order created more confusion.

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 7:42pm

Gov. Mike Beebe on Wednesday (May 14) announced the following appointments to boards and commissions:

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 4:48pm

He's polling more than 30% above his opponent and many analysts believe the May 20 primary will be an easy victory for Arkansas House Majority Leader Bruce Westerman, who

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 1:04pm

A special legislative session could be called to address rising school employee health insurance costs by the end of August, the chairman of a task force that is meeting about the issue said Tuesday.

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 6:38pm

It is something typical in the days and weeks leading up to a big election — individuals canvassing entire neighborhoods in an attempt to get the word out about their chosen candidate.

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 3:21pm

Economic developers across Arkansas are pushing for a position from gubernatorial prospects on the Governor’s Quick Action Closing Fund, at one time a $50 million discretionary fund that allowed the state’s chief executive to close job prospects.

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 8:03pm

Friday's (May 9) ruling by Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza that overturned the state's ban on gay marriage had many assuming that the path to same-sex marriage was finally cleared for all gay and lesbian couples across

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 5:44pm

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