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Congressman talks of threats to U.S.

FORT SMITH — In town to help break ground for the U.S. Marshals Museum, Arkansas’ 3rd District representative spent time Wednesday talking politics and national threats like Islamic State militants and an Ebola outbreak “wreaking havoc” in West Africa.

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Burkhalter goes after Griffin with attack ad

LITTLE ROCK — Democrat John Burkhalter went on the offensive Thursday in the lieutenant governor’s race, launching a new television ad that labels Republican opponent U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin as a career politician with a record of votes that hurt Arkansas workers.