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Politics Jan 25Former Trump spokeswoman Sarah Sanders running for Arkansas governor
She was one of now-former President Donald Trump's closest aides, and she launches her bid after the U.S. House impeached Trump for inciting the deadly siege this month at the U.S. Capitol.
Health Dec 191 in 5 prisoners in the U.S. has had COVID-19, 1,700 have died
One in every five state and federal prisoners in the United States has tested positive for the coronavirus, a rate more than four times as high as the general population. Now the rollout of vaccines poses difficult decisions for politicians…
Health Jul 26Some US police resist enforcing coronavirus mask mandates
Lang Holland, the chief of police in tiny Marshall, Arkansas, said he thinks the threat of the coronavirus has been overstated and only wears a face mask if he’s inside a business that requires them. He doesn’t make his officers…
Nation Jul 16Arkansas to require face masks to combat coronavirus surge
The Republican governor issued the order Thursday after weeks of resisting such a requirement. His decision, which takes effect Monday, follows growing support from business and health leaders and comes a day after Bentonville-based Walmart said it would require customers…
Economy Jun 12Some states hit pause, others press on amid spike in virus
Utah and Oregon have hit the pause button, putting any further reopenings of their economies on hold amid a spike in coronavirus cases. But there is no turning back in such states as Texas, California, Arkansas and Arizona despite flashing…
Politics Nov 12Bloomberg registers for 2020 ballot in Arkansas
"We're getting closer" to making a decision about a presidential bid, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg told reporters after filing paperwork at Arkansas' Capitol.
Nation Jul 24Judge temporarily blocks new Arkansas anti-abortion laws
A federal judge blocked three new abortion restrictions from taking effect Wednesday in Arkansas, including a measure that opponents say would likely force the state's only surgical abortion clinic to close.
Nation Jul 22Federal judge hears challenge to Arkansas abortion laws
The clinic director of Little Rock Family Planning Services said during a hearing that the facility has only one physician who complies with the requirement that doctors performing abortions be board-certified or board-eligible in obstetrics and gynecology.
Nation Jun 01Record floods breach Arkansas levee, overtop 2 in Missouri
Relentless flooding in the central U.S. on Friday inundated communities and damaged or spilled over levees on three major rivers in two states, and authorities discovered the body of a drowning victim at a Missouri lake.
Nation Mar 14Arkansas, Utah lawmakers pass 18-week abortion bans
The 18-week bans would be the strictest in the country if enacted.