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While Pokemon Go players are trying to “catch ‘em all”, Craighead County Clerk Kade Holliday is using the popular app to catch young voters.  A voter registration event takes place Saturday at two locations in downtown Jonesboro that are called “Poke-stops”.  Holliday says he is trying to attract the 18 to 24-year-old demographic.  He says that age group is under-represented.

Every vote will be an important one in November’s election.  That was the message that was delivered to members of the Political Animals Club in Jonesboro.  This is especially true in Northeast Arkansas, which appears to be changing its political stance.  For many years, northeast Arkansas joined the state in voting majority Democratic.  Over the past several years, that is changing as the state has voted for more Republican candidates.  Republican Strategist Clint Reed, Talk Business Editor Roby Brock, and Hendrix College Professor Jay Barth spoke about the important role northeast Arkansa