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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.
Politics Oct 22Arkansas Democrat was left off one county’s ballot as early voting began
A Democrat running for secretary of state in Arkansas was left off a county's ballot on Monday, prompting officials to temporarily shutter polling sites as they scrambled to fix the problem.
Politics Oct 19PAC won’t pull ad suggesting ‘lynching’ if Democrats win
A political action committee said Friday that it won't pull a widely condemned radio ad that suggests white Democrats will lynch African-Americans if they win in midterm elections in Arkansas next month.