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Arkansas

Runoff elections coming up in NW Arkansas

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios Most local and state elections were decided after the Nov. 8 midterms, but voters still have some decisions to make. What’s happening: Early voting for runoff elections starts Tuesday, Nov. 29. Election Day is Dec. 6. The following races are on the ballot: Rogers City Council: Incumbent Clay Kendall will face challenger […]

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Mayor

Valpo Mayor Matt Murphy not seeking reelection

Valparaiso Mayor Matt Murphy announced he will not be seeking reelection in 2023.  John J. Watkins, file, The Times VALPARAISO — First-term Republican Mayor Matt Murphy will not seek re-election in 2023. In a statement posted on the city’s website Wednesday afternoon, Murphy said he made the decision after his family’s small business, Jifco Products Inc., […]

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Arkansas

Before inauguration, Sarah Huckabee Sanders plans her 2026 bid

Gov.-elect Sarah Huckabee Sanders gives her acceptance speech. Photo: Worth Sparkman/Axios Even as her team is busy planning an inauguration ball, Gov.-elect Sarah Huckabee Sanders has her eye on re-election. Driving the news: This week the Sanders administration announced an agenda for her inauguration festivities Jan. 7 and 10, 2023 and appointed her chief of […]

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City Council

City asking DOT to boost safety at playgrounds | #citycouncil

The City of Orangeburg will contact the South Carolina Department of Transportation with the request to improve pedestrian and child safety at city playgrounds and recreation parks by the addition of signage or measures to slow traffic. The action will be taken after concerns were raised by Orangeburg resident William Green, specifically about the safety […]

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Mayor

Service is ‘his entire life’

For Dia Carabajal, there are three words that come to mind when thinking of longtime Auburn Mayor Michael Quill.  Honor, integrity and service.  “It’s his entire life. It’s been his entire career,” said Carabajal, the chair of the Cayuga County Democratic Committee and a former Auburn city councilor. “He lives those virtues.”  Quill, a Democrat, […]

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City Council

City Council to consider more funds for Madison Public Market, council salaries | #citycouncil

Dean Mosiman | Wisconsin State Journal The city would close a $5.2 million funding gap for the proposed Madison Public Market, paving the way for the stalled plan to continue, under an amendment to Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway’s 2023 budget plan City Council members will take up next week. The amendment offers up to $6 million […]

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Arkansas

Voters reject recreational marijuana legalization in Arkansas

Illustration: Maura Losch/Axios Recreational marijuana remains illegal in Arkansas after voters rejected a constitutional amendment that would have allowed licensed dispensaries to sell to anyone ages 21 and up and decriminalized possessing up to 1 ounce, the Associated Press reported. Context: Polls indicate a majority of Arkansans support legalization. However, some pro-legalization politicians and advocates […]

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Arkansas

Republicans keep Arkansas legislature – Axios NW Arkansas

Illustration: Natalie Peeples/Axios Northwest Arkansas didn’t see any upset wins for state Senate or state House, and the makeup of the legislature remains deeply red. What happened: NWA voters chose Republicans in all contested races except one — Democratic state Rep. David Whitaker won with 52% of the vote over Republican Brian Hester in state […]

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Arkansas

Local Northwest Arkansas election winners

Photo: Alex Golden/Axios Here’s a highlights reel from Tuesday’s municipal and county winners, according to unofficial but final results from Benton and Washington county election commissions: Washington County judge: Republican Patrick Deakins won against Democrat Josh Moody with 52% of the vote. Fayetteville City Council: Sarah Moore defeated incumbent Mark Kinion with 59% of the […]

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Mayor

Mayor Muriel Bowser plans for a rare third term leading Washington, D.C.

Bowser on Tuesday night. Photo: Astrid Riecken/The Washington Post via Getty Images As she prepares for a rare third term, Mayor Muriel Bowser stares down the potential for a more combative D.C. Council and renewed Republican interference in local rule. But she does not plan big adjustments to her staid governing strategy even as she […]

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