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As part of the Jonesboro Mayoral Candidate Interview Series, you can listen to this entire interview with John Street as he discusses issues concerning the city with KASU News Director Johnathan Reaves.  

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As part of the Jonesboro Mayoral Candidate Interview Series, you can listen to this entire interview with Nathan Coleman as he discusses issues concerning the city with KASU News Director Johnathan Reaves.  

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In this Congressional interview, U.S. Senator John Boozman talks to KASU News Director Johnathan Reaves about the Presidential debate and election, fiscal issues, and a likely override of one of President Obama's veto.  Listen to the entire interview above.  

A new Talk Business & Politics-Hendrix College survey shows that Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump has widened his lead over Democrat Hillary Clinton by another 10 points from late June.

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Lawrence County Democrats have nominated a successor for the late Judge Dale Freeman. 

In a special election held on Thursday, John Thomison defeated Mary Freeman in a race to become county judge.  Dale Freeman, who was the late husband of Mary Freeman, passed away Saturday and was currently serving as county judge. 

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As part of the Jonesboro Mayoral Candidate Interview Series, you can listen to this entire interview with Thomas Elwood as he discusses issues concerning the city with KASU News Director Johnathan Reaves.  

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Jonesboro Mayor Harold Perrin participated in a Mayoral Candidate Interview with KASU News Director Johnathan Reaves.  Click on the Listen button for the entire interview.  

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After the passing of Lawrence County Judge Dale Freeman, officials will begin a search for a Democratic candidate to finish his term.

The 75 year old judge was elected as county judge in 2010.  Freeman was serving as county judge at the time of his passing and was running for reelection on the November ballot.  Thursday, Lawrence county Democrats will convene to nominate a candidate to finish Freeman’s term.

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 Arkansas Works, Pre-K funding, poverty, higher education funding and more issues were discussed during a heated debate for the State Representative District 58 seat.  Republican Representative Brandt Smith and Democratic challenger Nate Looney faced off during the hour-long debate.  You can hear the story on the debate by clicking on the Listen button.  You can view the entire debate below.

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With the recent bombings in New York and New Jersey, Conner Eldridge, Democratic challenger to U.S. Senator John Boozman, discusses with KASU's Johnathan Reaves how congress should address national security and Arkansas' roles in keeping America safe.  Also discussed in this congressional interview:

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 In this congressional interview, KASU News Director Johnathan Reaves talks with Libertarian candidate Mark West about the recent terrorism activity in New York and New Jersey, the economy, and trade with Cuba.  Click on the Listen button to hear the interview.     

Beyond budget bills and Zika funding, Sen. John Boozman, R-Arkansas, says he thinks infrastructure funding will find its way into law before an October recess. The state’s senior senator also explained his position on overseas travel, an upcoming debate, and controversies in the Presidential race.

Bill Clinton says that out of the hundreds of thousands of donors to the Clinton Foundation over the past 18 years, there must have been some people who gave to the foundation to gain influence with him and his wife.

But the former president told NPR that doesn't mean any donors received anything improperly.

Police & city employee salary wages, property maintenance code, flooding prevention, dueling convention center projects, congested roads....  This year's Jonesboro Mayoral race has a lot riding on it. 

KASU wants to connect you to this year's candidates in a fair and balanced forum.  Beginning Thursday, September 22 during NPR's Morning Edition, KASU's Jonathan Reaves will interview all 6 of the candidates one at a time.  

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Congressman Rick Crawford talks to KASU News Director Johnathan Reaves about terrorism concerns and what he wants to see in the next funding bills going through Congress.  Listen to the entire congressional interview by clicking on the "Listen" button.   

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GOP Candidate for Craighead County Sheriff John Shipman has withdrawn from the November election.  County Clerk Kade Holliday’s office on Wednesday received Shipman’s written request to withdraw.

However, Shipman’s name will remain on the ballot since he submitted his withdrawal beyond the 75 day deadline required by state law according to Holliday.  The Jonesboro Sun reports Shipman stated in his request that it was in his “family’s best interest” that he withdrawal from the race “due to recent issues that have occurred.” 

Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Staff Changes

Aug 30, 2016
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  Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced Representative Bill Gossage of Ozark as his new Deputy Chief of Staff for External Operations. Gossage will work in conjunction with Ateca Williams, who was named Deputy Chief of Staff for Internal Operations in July.

In addition, Katie Beck, current Executive Assistant to the Governor, has been named the new Director of State-Federal Relations.

Governor Hutchinson released the following statement on Gossage and Beck:

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Hillary Clinton likely will win the presidential race, but only by 3-5% of the popular vote, while Democrats will probably take back the Senate and Republicans will maintain control of the House of Representatives.

Those were some of the observations by Charlie Cook, author of the influential Cook Political Report, during an Arkansas Economic Developers luncheon Monday (Aug. 29)sponsored by Talk Business & Politics.

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The Craighead County Clerk's office and the Craighead County Election Commission held an official ballot draw in Jonesboro.  This is the exact placement of how the November 2016 election ballot will look in Craighead County.  Here is the information listed below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Graham Senor

In this congressional interview, Democratic challenger to U.S. Senator John Boozman Conner Eldridge talks with KASU's News Director Johnathan Reaves about the Affordable Care Act, his thoughts on immigration reform, national security, and environmental issues.  Click on the Listen button to hear the interview.  

Craighead County Clerk Kade Holliday

  

These are the latest and final municipal filings in Craighead County, which shows an active November election.  

Mark Smith

U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) visited the KASU studios for this month's talk with KASU's Johnathan Reaves. The Senator discussed his annual Agriculture Tour, as well as the latest challenges to Obamacare and other issues. Click on the Listen link to hear the entire interview.

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In this congressional interview, KASU News Director Johnathan Reaves talks with Libertarian challenger Mark West who is facing current Republican U.S. Congressman Rick Crawford.  West talks about his thoughts on officer-involved shootings, the nation's gun laws, and what should be down to protect the nation against terrorism.  Click on the Listen button to hear the interview.  

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 In this Congressional interview, KASU's News Director Johnathan Reaves talks  with US Senator Tom Cotton about law enforcement, a visit to Jonesboro, the Obama administration's $400 million payment to Iran, and Donald Trump.  Click on the Listen button to hear the interview.    

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    In this Congressional interview, KASU's News Director Johnathan Reaves talks with Congressman Rick Crawford about what has has been doing during his summer break and a faster path to opening up Cuba to agricultural markets.  Click on the Listen button above to hear the full interview.  

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