Results in for Arkansas Issues

November 5, 2020

Politics

Arkansas Election Results

Relative to the national scene, Arkansans were able to rest easy last night knowing who had won local and state elections.

  • State - Starting with the State, there were not no surprises. How the state voted in general on a national level can be seen HERE. A summary of the local state wide elations can be found HERE
  • Benton County - Benton County results can be found HERE
  • Washington County - Washington County results can be found HERE
  • National Election - Not our speciality, but if you want to actively keep up with whats happening on a national level, we recommend the NY Times Tickers

Community

Fayetteville Man Finds Diamond in State Park

34 year old from Fayetteville, Arkansas scores himself a great find at the Crater of Diamond State Park in Murfreesboro, Arkansas.

  • Info - Earlier this week, the Fayetteville native finds a 4.49 carat diamond. The third largest found this year at the State Park
  • "More than 33,100 diamonds have been found by park visitors since the Crater of Diamonds became an Arkansas state park in 1972. Notable diamonds found at the Crater include the 40.23-carat Uncle Sam, the largest diamond ever unearthed in the U.S.; the 16.37-carat Amarillo Starlight; the 15.33-carat Star of Arkansas; and the 8.52-carat Esperanza." - AR State Parks
  • Deep Dive - How to find your own diamond can be found HERE

Recreation

Outdoor Offerings in Fayetteville

The City of Fayetteville Parks and Recreation Department announced two new "Outdoor Fayetteville" programs coming this fall: Backpacking and Mountain Biking.

  • Backpacking Info - 4 sessions this fall, no experience required, $10 per individual or $25 per family
  • MTB Info - 2 sessions this fall, no experience required, $20 per person
  • Registration - To register or find more information please visit www.fayetteville-ar.gov/recreation, call the Parks and Recreation office at (479) 444-3471, or email dshaw@fayetteville-ar.gov.
  • Deep Dive - More information can be found HERE

Politics

Arkansas Voter Issues

"Arkansas voters appeared on their way to approving a permanent half-cent sales tax to fund highways and local roads and also appeared to support a change to state legislative term limits. But they appeared to be rejecting a proposed amendment that would make it harder to amend the state’s Constitution." TBP

  • Issue 1 - Arkansas approves the 1/2 cent sells tax for highways and roads. Asa is pumped.
  • Issue 2 - Arkansas approves the amendment to the legislative term limits. "With its passage, state lawmakers would be limited to 12 consecutive years in any combination of service in the House and Senate but then could return to the Legislature after four years out of office. If they serve less than 12 years, they could return after any break." TBP
  • Issue 3 - Arkansas rejects the proposed constitutional amendment that would make it harder to amend the state’s Constitution and for Arkansas citizens to pass initiated acts and referenda. A loss for Cotton.

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