posted: 09/30/2016 3:25 a.m.
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.
posted: 09/30/2016 3:10 a.m.
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.
updated: 09/29/2016 3:58 a.m.
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.
posted: 09/29/2016 1:04 a.m.
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.
posted: 09/28/2016 12:55 p.m.
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.
posted: 09/28/2016 12:37 p.m.
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.
updated: 09/27/2016 5:52 p.m.
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.
posted: 09/27/2016 1 a.m.
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.
updated: 09/25/2016 4:08 a.m.
Museum dedication delights Boozman
posted: 09/25/2016 3:55 a.m.
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.
posted: 09/24/2016 3:36 a.m.
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.
posted: 09/23/2016 4:23 p.m.
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.
posted: 09/23/2016 11:12 a.m.
WALNUT RIDGE — Democrats have chosen a candidate to replace the late Dale Freeman as the nominee for Lawrence County judge.
posted: 09/23/2016 2:44 a.m.
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.
posted: 09/22/2016 1:29 p.m.
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce says it's opposing a ballot measure that would legalize casinos in three counties.