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[3 Nov 2010 | 4 Comments | 4,700 views]
Big night for Arkansas Republicans

Arkansas entered the day as a state what was represented primarily by Democrats in Washington.
Now, Republicans dominate the state’s congressional delegation.
Here’s how it went down:
* In a hotly contested Senate race, Republican John Boozman defeated Democrat Blanche Lincoln. The final vote hasn’t been tallied yet, but that race was called in Boozman’s favor as soon as the polls closed.
Lincoln, the incumbent senator, angered Arkansas voters with her support of health care reform. The voters responded as expected, leaving Boozman as the first Republican senator from Arkansas since Tim Hutchinson embarrassed …

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[9 Oct 2010 | 4 Comments | 4,150 views]
Reporter’s Notebook: Old Fashioned Day

BENTON — Jamie Smith posted a reporter’s notebook earlier this week about the big Bike, Blues and BBQ shindig in Fayetteville.
I thought that was a great idea. Such a great idea, in fact, that I figured I’d swipe it and post a reporter’s notebook of my very own about Old Fashioned Day in Benton.
Old Fashioned Day is a big deal here in Benton and was held today for the 36th year. In addition to giving Saline County residents (and some out-of-area folks, too) together for a day of fun, music, …

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[4 Aug 2010 | 2 Comments | 1,696 views]
Lincoln says $700 million coming to Rural Development in Arkansas

U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) issued a press release Tuesday stating that the United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development Program will receive the authority to guarantee $700 million in home loans in rural parts of Arkansas.
While the aforementioned news release is full of the expected election year back-patting and bragging, perhaps Lincoln deserves an accolade or two on this issue. She, after all, has pushed for increasing more loan guarantees for Rural Development since April when it became obvious the program would run out of money far before the …

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[8 Jun 2010 | 2 Comments | 1,980 views]
Arkansas runoff results

Yes, it’s runoff time here in Arkansas.
Well it was, anyway. The May 18 primaries were nasty enough and one might argue that the fighting in the June 8 runoffs was even worse.
Perhaps the big election of the night was the Democratic primary runoff for U.S. Senate.
Incumbent Blanche Lincoln and Lt. Gov. Bill Halter have been flinging mud at each other for months now. Thankfully, that’s all over — Halter has conceded and Lincoln will fight to defend herself against challenger John Boozman, a Republican and 3rd District U.S. Representative.
One of …

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[3 Jun 2010 | One Comment | 1,544 views]
Don’t fret — the runoffs are almost over

June 8th is the big day — the runoffs in Arkansas will be over and done with and we can focus on watching Republicans and Democrats get down to despising members of the opposing party rather than their own kind.
The campaigns have seemed particularly nasty this year — things haven’t been this weird since “Clinton Truth Squads” were out harassing voters when Republican Sheffield Nelson was runner for governor and giving incumbent Bill the fits. Instead of one race full of nastiness, we’ve got shenanigans all over the state.
Here are …

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[15 May 2010 | One Comment | 2,352 views]
Unique ideas in the land commissioner’s race

It’s worth mentioning that we don’t endorse candidates here at First Arkansas News.
Not yet, anyway.
Truth be told, it would be more like most of the people who write for this fine site to pick out candidates we don’t like and make fun of them.
So, why is there a picture of L.J. Bryant — a Democrat running for the Commissioner of State Lands office — here?
That’s actually pretty simple. For one thing, he got in touch with First Arkansas News and wanted to schedule an interview. We’ve only been around about …

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[12 May 2010 | 4 Comments | 5,705 views]
Ethics Committee investigates Benton County Sheriff

All of this squabbling leading up to the May 18 primaries is — at the very least — entertaining.
We’ve got Democrats Bill Halter and Blanche Lincoln tit-for-tatting like two-years-olds while running for the Senate. Meanwhile, there’s a hubbub over Republican Steve Womack’s alleged (well, not alleged — he admitted it) use of public property in his race to represent the 3rd District in Congress (he’s the mayor of Rogers and some have pointed out that his use of his mayoral computer to send campaign literature is a no-no under Arkansas …