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Ex-nonprofit executive to run for Arkansas governor as Democrat

posted: 12/13/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

Jared Henderson of Little Rock, the former executive director for the nonprofit Teach for America group in Arkansas, announced Tuesday that he is seeking the Democratic nomination for governor next year.

In court, state re-defends petitions-to-run deadline

posted: 12/13/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

The Arkansas secretary of state's office spent about five hours Tuesday trying to justify -- at the request of a federal appellate court -- the need for a March 1 deadline for independent candidates in Arkansas to submit petitions seeking access to general-election ballots.

Panel clears way for new Ten Commandments monument; lawmaker says installation likely soon

updated: 12/12/2017 12:02 p.m. Comment 1

LITTLE ROCK — An Arkansas commission has cleared the way for the installation of another Ten Commandments monument outside the state Capitol, months after a previous marker was destroyed by a man who crashed his car into the statue while live-streaming it on Facebook.

Democrat announces 2018 Arkansas governor bid

posted: 12/12/2017 9:56 a.m. Comments 11

LITTLE ROCK — The former head of a nonprofit group that recruits teachers to work in low-income areas said Tuesday he's running against Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson in Arkansas next year, the first Democrat to announce a bid for the solidly red state's top office.

Heffley files to run Feb. 13 for District 16 Senate seat

posted: 12/12/2017 2:49 a.m. Discuss

Luke Heffley of Russellville filed Monday to become the second candidate in the Feb. 13 Republican primary election for the vacant state Senate seat in District 16.

Washington news in brief

updated: 12/10/2017 3:42 a.m. Discuss

Westerman urges forestry bill action

2 candidates file in special races

posted: 12/08/2017 2:46 a.m. Discuss

Breanne Davis of Russellville and Timmy Reid of Marshall filed Thursday to run in Feb. 13 special primary elections for two of three open legislative seats.

Cabot, Marshall Republicans file to run in special legislative primaries

posted: 12/07/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Republicans from Cabot and Marshall on Wednesday filed to run in Feb. 13 special primary elections for vacant legislative seats.

Van off to DACA rally; Arkansans to join D.C. crowd, push for bill

posted: 12/06/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 11

His future clouded, Humberto Marquez boarded a van Tuesday and headed for the nation's capital, where he and a dozen other Arkansans will join thousands from across the country today in pursuit of relief for so-called Dreamers.

Filing fees expected to vary little in Arkansas; Democrats cut cost of state House run to match GOP

posted: 12/05/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Fees that candidates pay to the state’s political parties to appear in primary elections are expected to remain much the same in 2018, according to officials for both the Democrats and Republicans.

Anti-harassment step backed; congressmen from Arkansas get behind plan to require training

posted: 12/04/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

WASHINGTON -- Members of Arkansas' U.S. House delegation, who voted last week to approve mandatory anti-harassment training, want to ensure that the workplace environment is appropriate, their spokesmen said.

Party leaders in state plan a competitive '18

posted: 12/03/2017 3:40 a.m. Discuss

An attempted revival of Democrats in Arkansas is being mounted in legislative districts that the party lost or ignored in 2016, with candidates announcing that they intend to run against GOP incumbents in places like Rogers, Conway and west Little Rock.

Washington news in brief

posted: 12/03/2017 3:39 a.m. Discuss

Cotton gets look at military’s new guns

State senator won't seek re-election; cites farm, frustration

posted: 12/02/2017 4:29 a.m. Discuss

State Sen. Bryan King, R-Green Forest, said Friday that he isn't seeking re-election next year.

Seat in U.S. Senate in play if Arkansas' Cotton goes to CIA

posted: 12/01/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 10

President Donald Trump is weighing whether to make U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton the next director of the Central Intelligence Agency, The New York Times and The Washington Post reported Thursday.

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