Politics

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Residents of the unincorporated community of Holiday Island are expected to vote this coming election to not only incorporate as a town, but to elect their first mayor and city council. A slate of opponents, however, is waging what some describe as a disinformation campaign on the village's social media channels to upset the election. 

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the former White House press secretary under President Trump, has a new book titled Speaking for Myself: Faith, Freedom and the Fight of Our Lives Inside the Trump White House. She discusses the memoir with Roby Brock of Talk Business and Politics in today's edition of the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report.

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Governor Asa Hutchinson is in the middle of his second and last term as governor. According to a new poll from Talk Business and Politics and Hendrix College, he continues to get high approval numbers. Roby Brock with Talk Business and Politics and John Brummett, a political writer for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, discuss the findings.

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As voters contemplate their ballots, Jay Greene, a distinguished professor and chair of the Department of Education Reform at the University of Arkansas, is contemplating the evolution of conservatism. That's the focus of his Honors College symposium, which will be held next spring. Greene will host a preview lecture about the subject Tuesday, Sept. 15, via Zoom.

For the second consecutive week, a major party is holding a convention that is more virtual than live. John Brummett, political writer for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, talks to Roby Brock, with Talk Business and Politics, about what both the RNC and DNC are trying to accomplish this month.

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A former U.S. Senate candidate's silence on why he dropped out is making a Democratic presence in the Arkansas race unlikely. Democrat Josh Mahony announced via Twitter on Nov. 12 he was withdrawing from the race against Republican incumbent Sen. Tom Cotton.

Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., could likely run for a second term without having to face a Democratic challenger, but officials with the state Democratic Party disagree, which could lead to a legal challenge.

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On Nov. 12, residents of Cave Springs in Benton County will decide on a temporary sales tax and bond issues aimed at improving basic infrastructure and facilities to manage the town's growing population. Early voting starts Nov. 5.

 

Purple Project: Voter Identification

Nov 4, 2019

Throughout November, Ozarks at Large is participating in the Purple Project for Democracy, a nonpartisan campaign that explores civics, government and public service. Today we speak with Jennifer Price, director of elections for Washington County, about accepted forms of identification.

The candidate filing period in Arkansas opened at noon Monday and lasts through early next week.

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