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Judge OKs fill-in House nominee

posted: 09/30/2016 3:25 a.m. Discuss

A judge dismissed a lawsuit Thursday that sought to challenge the constitutionality of a convention held last week to replace Bill Gossage as the GOP nominee in House District 82 after Gossage, R-Ozark, gave up the seat to take a job in the governor's office.

Osceola senator: Returned $2,750 to donors

posted: 09/30/2016 3:10 a.m. Discuss

State Sen. David Burnett, D-Osceola, reported that he has returned campaign contributions totaling $2,750 from seven businesses after Craighead County Republican Party Chairman Billie Sue Hoggard said she filed an ethics complaint against Burnett alleging that he illegally accepted contributions from 14 businesses and entities.

State's six in Congress back override

updated: 09/29/2016 3:58 a.m. Discuss

Legislation allowing family members of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks to sue Saudi Arabia had the backing of the entire Arkansas congressional delegation.

Springdale House candidates debate experience

posted: 09/29/2016 1:04 a.m. Discuss

Springdale's state House District 89 race is a choice between experience or inclusive enthusiasm, the Democratic candidate said at a Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce candidate's forum.

Retired judge's report: All signatures for Arkansas lawsuits measure could be tossed

posted: 09/28/2016 12:55 p.m. Discuss

LITTLE ROCK — A retired judge appointed by the state Supreme Court to review petitions for a ballot measure limiting medical lawsuit damages says all of the signatures submitted for the proposal could be disqualified if justices find the campaign didn't follow the law regarding canvassers' criminal background checks.

Arkansas governor: Medical marijuana would hurt state's businesses

posted: 09/28/2016 12:37 p.m. Comments 17

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas' governor and lieutenant governor say legalizing medical marijuana would hurt the state's efforts to attract businesses, targeting two proposals on the November ballot they claim would prevent companies from being able to enforce drug-free workplaces.

Retired judge: Most of Arkansas medical marijuana signatures valid

updated: 09/27/2016 5:52 p.m. Comments 4

LITTLE ROCK — A retired Arkansas judge appointed by the state Supreme Court to review a medical marijuana initiative's petitions as part of a lawsuit said Tuesday that more than enough valid signatures were submitted for the proposal.

House 85 candidates differ on presidential choice

posted: 09/27/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

FAYETTEVILLE -- Who they supported for president drew the starkest contrast in answers between rivals for the District 85 seat in the House of Representatives at a Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce candidate forum Monday night.

Washington news in brief

updated: 09/25/2016 4:08 a.m. Discuss

Museum dedication delights Boozman

2 in race for state seat talk of issues

posted: 09/25/2016 3:55 a.m. Discuss

Hot 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.

Judge again says House candidate ineligible to run

posted: 09/24/2016 3:36 a.m. Comments 10

A 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.

Eldridge begins airing TV ads in Arkansas Senate bid

posted: 09/23/2016 4:23 p.m. Comment 1

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.

Replacement nominee chosen for county judge who died after Arkansas crash

posted: 09/23/2016 11:12 a.m. Discuss

WALNUT RIDGE — Democrats have chosen a candidate to replace the late Dale Freeman as the nominee for Lawrence County judge.

GOP picks Ozark's Capp for state House seat

posted: 09/23/2016 2:44 a.m. Discuss

Delegates 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.

State Chamber of Commerce opposing casinos measure

posted: 09/22/2016 1:29 p.m. Discuss

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

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