• Voters hike minimum wage

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas voters have approved a ballot measure that will gradually increase the state’s minimum wage to $8.50 by 2017. The proposal on Tuesday’s ballot had enjoyed widespread support from Democrats and some Republican candidates, too. Democrats had pushed the wage increase, …

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  • Adding issues to be tougher

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas voters have made it tougher for petition-gatherers to place issues on the ballot. Under current guidelines, backers of ballot issues must give the state a certain number of signatures by a deadline. If they do, they are given an extra …

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  • Term limits revised

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas voters say state lawmakers can stay in office longer in return for tougher ethics rules. Voters Tuesday revised term limits put in place in 1993. Legislators now can stay in office up to 16 years, as either a House member …

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  • State under GOP control

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Republicans have locked up control of the Arkansas Legislature for 2015. The GOP on Tuesday won at least 62 seats in the 100-member House, while Democrats took at least 34. Results are pending on four races. In the 35-member Senate, Republicans …

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  • Veto power approved

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas voters say it’s OK for members of the Legislature to have veto power over administrative rules changes imposed by state agencies. Legislators last year placed on Tuesday’s ballot a proposed constitutional amendment to give state House and Senate committees the …

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  • Imperial Dinner Theatre to present ‘Haint’

    POCAHONTAS — The Imperial Dinner Theatre will present the play “Haint” by Justin Asher Friday through Nov. 16. Reclusive Mercy Seer (played by Andee Evers) lives alone and set apart in a cabin in the Ozark Mountains with a void in her soul where her …

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  • Griffin wins lt. gov. race

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin has been elected Arkansas’ new lieutenant governor. Griffin defeated Democrat John Burkhalter and Libertarian Chris Olson in Tuesday’s contest. The two-term congressman succeeds former Lt. Gov. Mark Darr, who resigned earlier this year amid an ethics …

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  • Congressman gets 3rd term

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Womack has been elected to his third term representing northwest Arkansas in the U.S. House. Womack faced no Democratic opposition in Tuesday’s election. He defeated Libertarian Grant Brand, who did not raise any money in his campaign. …

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  • Martin beats Inman for Secretary of State

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas’ incumbent secretary of state has been elected to another four-year term. Mark Martin defeated longtime Pulaski County election official Susan Inman in balloting Tuesday. Martin had been elected during a Republican surge four years ago, after serving in the Legislature. …

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  • Milligan takes treasurer race

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Republican Dennis Milligan has been elected as Arkansas’ new state treasurer. Milligan now serves as Saline County circuit clerk and is a former chairman of the Arkansas Republican Party. He defeated Democrat Karen Sealy Garcia and Libertarian Chris Hayes in Tuesday’s …

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  • Thurston re-elected

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Republican Land Commissioner John Thurston has been re-elected to a second term in office. Thurston defeated Democrat Mark Robertson and Libertarian Elvis D. Presley in Tuesday’s contest. Thurston became the first Republican to serve as Arkansas’ land commissioner when he was …

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  • Lea wins auditor race

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Republican state Rep. Andrea Lea has been elected Arkansas’ new state auditor. Lea defeated Democrat Regina Stewart Hampton and Libertarian Brian Leach in Tuesday’s contest. She takes over for Democrat Charlie Daniels, who didn’t seek re-election. Lea has served in the …

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