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Political News

Anyone regularly traveling through Bella Vista in the morning or evening into Bentonville knows more access roads are needed to connect the town of nearly 30,000 residents to the rest of Northwest Arkansas. State and local highway officials are working on such connections.

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 12:21pm

Rep. Terry Rice, R-Waldron, picked up several endorsements from his fellow legislators this week in his race to unseat District 9 Sen. Bruce Holland, R-Greenwood, who is seeking a third term in the Arkansas Senate.

Of the five endorsements, three come from Crawford County legislators.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 9:43am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world’s largest retailer, says it has 1,000 stores ready for a transformative change in credit card technology and plans to have the rest of their U.S. stores ready by the end of 2014.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 6:11am

Fundraising reports for March show former U.S. Rep. Mike Ross out-raised his Republican challengers running for the governor's mansion. In a report filed with the Arkansas Secretary of State's office, Ross reported more than $222,000 raised during March.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 5:50am

The monthly meeting of the Sebastian County Quorum Court in Greenwood took an unexpected turn Tuesday (April 15) that could result in a lawsuit being filed against County Judge David Hudson.

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 6:18am

Campaigns in Arkansas are well underway. Proof that they are more in campaign mode than fundraising mode is the lack of candidates announcing fundraising numbers following the end of the first quarter on March 31.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 6:30pm

A legislative-referred proposed constitutional amendment is opposed more than two-to-one by voters, in large part due to a proposed change in the state’s term limits law.

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 7:46pm

At the behest of Sen. Jason Rapert, R-Bigelow, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel (D) said he would appeal a federal judge’s ruling on a controversial 12-week abortion ban.

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 3:01pm

Voter opinions on medical marijuana, a new medical college chief, development in downtown Fort Smith, and less harassment in the workplace are part of the April 11 Friday Wire for the Fort Smith region.

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 6:16am

Voter opinions on medical marijuana, Whole Food’s interest in Fayetteville, medical sector expansions in Benton County and a banker shift in Benton County are part of the Northwest Arkansas Friday Wire for April 11.

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 6:09am

New internal polling obtained by The City Wire in the race for the District 9 Senate seat shows one candidate with a distinct lead, while his GOP primary opponent is questioning its accuracy and flatly denying that he has any ground to make up in the race.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 6:26pm

A bipartisan House panel unanimously rejected an ethics complaint filed months ago by the Democratic Party of Arkansas against GOP Senate hopeful U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton, but a new complaint has surfaced that has the two camps in another testy battle.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 6:18pm

Two potential issues that may be on the November ballot offer contrasting attitudes from Arkansas voters.

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 7:03pm

Incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor holds a three-point lead over his Republican rival, U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton, in the latest Talk Business-Hendrix College Poll.

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 8:56pm

Gov. Mike Beebe on Monday (April 7) announced the following appointments to boards and commissions:

John Beachboard, Little Rock, to the Public Health Advisory Board. Appointment expires Nov. 1, 2017. Replaces Sam Culpepper.

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 3:37pm

A new Talk Business-Hendrix College Poll shows the race between party front-runners Mike Ross (D) and Asa Hutchinson (R) to be a virtual dead heat, with the Democrat up by one point – 44-43% – over his potential GOP rival.

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 8:24pm

With the uproar over new Common Core standards leading some states, including Indiana and soon Oklahoma, to repeal all or part of the standards, local education administrators are defending the educational standards.

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 6:18pm

U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin, R-Westville, Okla., confirmed Thursday (April 3) he would seek re-election to his 2nd District Congressional seat this year.

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 5:31pm

It may not be the way a candidate wants to introduce themselves to potential voters, but it was exactly what happened to Sen. Bruce Holland, R-Greenwood.

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 10:57am

A Tuesday (April 1) meeting of the Sebastian County Election Commission provided information on complaints about the consolidation of polling sites in rural Sebastian County, as well as the look for a new election coordinator following the resignation of former Election Coordinator David Mansell.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 8:14pm

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