U.S. Senate candidates Pryor, Cotton, Swaney, LaFrance on the issues

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate race in Arkansas has been among the most expensive and hotly contested in the nation with the two major party candidates and their supporters spending more than $42.6 million on the campaign while two minor party candidates have been left largely on the sidelines.

Seven races for constitutional offices on ballot

LITTLE ROCK — Races for all seven of Arkansas’ constitutional offices will be on the general election ballot as early voting begins Monday for the Nov. 4 election — and deciding who will fill the offices is not the only thing at stake.

Five ballot questions going to voters

LITTLE ROCK — Five ballot questions, some of them the subjects of legal challenges, will be on the ballot as early voting begins Monday for the Nov. 4 general election.

Pryor: Obama should do more to address Ebola

LITTLE ROCK — In a news conference Friday, U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., called on President Barack Obama to institute a temporary ban on travel to the U.S. from three Ebola-plagued West African countries and outlined other steps he said are needed to protect Americans from the deadly virus.

1st District congressional candidates debate

CONWAY — Democratic 1st District congressional candidate Jackie McPherson and Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford tangled during a debate Friday over Crawford’s vote against a bill addressing issues at the Veterans Administration.

Accusations fly at gubernatorial debate

CONWAY — Republican gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchinson and Democratic candidate Mike Ross seized on things from each other’s backgrounds to criticize and called each other flip-floppers during a debate Thursday on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas.



Editorial: Meaning of Columbus Day changed over time

Today, the nation pauses to observe Columbus Day. This holiday occupies an odd place in our history. A generation ago, it was still common to hear Columbus referred to as the “discoverer” of America. As most folks now readily concede, the Vikings had set up colonies in Greenland and Newfoundland four centuries before Columbus.

Editorial: Compromise heads off controversial curriculum changes

Score one for opponents of the thought police. After two weeks of public outrage, demonstrations and statewide backlash, the school board of Jefferson County, Colo., has relented on its plan to sanitize its advanced placement U. S. history classes. The proposal was offered by Julie Williams one of three newly elected ultra-conservative board members.