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The Voices of Grassroots Conservatives Across Arkansas

Recent Articles

  • Nov 4

    That’s How Transparency Happens
    (Thanks for the Corrections)

    In Monday’s filings, Marvin Lessmann was incorrectly identified as running for Circuit Clerk (not County Clerk); this was the information we were provided by the Faulkner County Election Coordinator and was corrected on Tuesday. On our “Who’s Filed: Faulkner County Offices” page we designated Democrat Circut Clerk Rhonda Wharton as “Retiring; not running in 2016”... by OurVoicesAR

  • Nov 2

    Campaign Mode is Here; Primary is March 1

    The change in Arkansas’ primary date means that we’re now in full campaign mode. Candidate filing for federal, state, and county races begins today at noon and ends next Monday, November 9, at noon. Our primary is just 120 days away on March 1. Remember, too, that March 1 is election day for judicial races.... by OurVoicesAR

  • Oct 31

    Arkansas Judiciary 101: Circuit Court Judges (History)

    (Back to Judiciary 101 menu.)The following candidates have made unsuccessful election bids in the recent past in Faulkner County. AMY BRAZIL The appointed incumbent in 2014 in Division 5, Judge Amy Brazil was Prosecuting Attorney H.G. Foster’s law clerk while she was in law school, and had a private law practice before serving as Circuit... by OurVoicesAR

  • Oct 31

    Candidates 2016: District Court

    Our two 9th District Court Judges, David Reynolds and Susan Weaver, were elected to their first 4-year terms in 2012. These seats were both up for re-election at the March 1, 2016 Preferential Primary and Non-Partisan General Election — for terms that begin in 2017 and run through 2020. March 1 results are listed below;... by OurVoicesAR

  • Oct 22

    Candidates 2016: Faulkner County Offices

    UPDATE 11/8/16: Faulkner County voters elected some new and some incumbent candidates for county offices; results are shown below. Faulkner County candidates for the November 8, 2016 General Election are listed below. For your reference, incumbents are listed first (those not on the ballot are marked as such). Results of the March 2016 primary are... by OurVoicesAR

  • Oct 22

    Candidates 2016: Arkansas Legislature

    UPDATE 11/8/16: Faulkner County voters re-elected the incumbents in the only two contested races: Representatives Joe Farrer (R) and Steve Magie (D). Results are below. Only 2 contested races for Arkansas Legislature remain for the November 8, 2016 General Election in Faulkner County: House District 44 and House District 72. HOUSE DISTRICT 44 Republican: Joe... by OurVoicesAR

  • Oct 22

    Candidates 2016: Who’s Running?

    Who’s on the ballot in Faulkner County for the November 8, 2016 General Election? Candidates for President Candidates for U.S. House and U.S. Senate Candidates for state offices Candidates for State Supreme Court and Court of Appeals Candidates for District Court Candidates for Arkansas Legislature Candidates for Faulkner County Offices Candidates for Faulkner County Cities... by OurVoicesAR

  • Sep 4

    All Lives Matter in Conway

    A group of about 45 rallied in front of the Conway Police Department at 11 am Friday – part of a “Nationwide Call to Prayer” that Glenn Beck proposed in response to the recent murders of police officers across the country. A local activist and a Conway pastor offered prayers of support for Law Enforcement... by OurVoicesAR

  • Aug 28

    Politics and the Negative Option

    Some of you may remember the old-style book clubs. You know, the ones where you received a book every month in the mail? Once you signed up, you got the book automatically and could only cancel it by remembering to say “no” in time before delivery. Many times you ended up having to pay for... by OurVoicesAR

  • Jul 31

    With Politics (and Life), Action is Truth

    New Jersey Governor and GOP Presidential hopeful Chris Christie says “I mean what I say and say what I mean.”  He says that, but somehow his actions tell a different story.  He praises compromise, but the other side has offered nothing and expects everything. That is not governing, it’s “going along to get along;” not... by Jack

  • Jul 29

    Spending Highway Money on Non-Highway Things

    This is Part II of our thoughts on Conway’s roads funding and the Southern Interchange. Read Part I of “Paying for Conway: Southern Interchange” here. AHTD reports it had to cancel planned road projects due to a lack of funds it blames on decreasing fuel tax revenue.  What a bunch of morons!  For years we’re... by Jack

  • Jul 23

    Paying For Conway: Southern Interchange

    This is Part I of our thoughts on Conway’s roads funding and the Southern Interchange. Read Part II of “Paying for Conway: Southern Interchange” here. It’s like the bad dream that keeps on recurring.  Our Mayor’s hero, the Prevaricator in Chief, manages through poor planning, a lack of forethought, and as many other descriptors of... by Jack

  • Jul 16

    Conway Parks: Wish List, Promise, or Priority?

    Granny always said “actions speak louder than words,” so that alone should tell the story…  But, gee, listening to them talk, Mayor Townsell and the City Council certainly take quite a different approach to Conway parks these days. Mayor Townsell’s parks addiction is now being complicated by “ADOST” — (“Attention deficit — Oh darn, a... by OurVoicesAR

  • Jul 11

    America as Sanctuary

    It seems these days if you are of a certain political persuasion or have certain political beliefs you can flaunt Federal law with no thought to consequences.  Of course we’re talking about liberal Democrats here.  No one else seems to be “connected” enough to get away with it. Why is that?  Well, to start with,... by Jack

  • Jun 23

    Spirit Homes Defeated

    Or is it?  Tonight Conway’s City Council voted 8-0 to cancel contract purchase negotiations for the Spirit Homes property.  Before the vote, the Council took time to inform the audience that a municipal swimming facility “is a real need,” although Spirit Homes is “probably not the right place to put it.” This followed a committee... by OurVoicesAR

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