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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The number of new coronavirus cases per capita in Arkansas during the past two weeks was the lowest in the nation, according to data from Johns Hopkins … more
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An ardent abortion foe who once opposed allowing gay couples to be foster parents, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is the unlikeliest figure to complain about bills on the … more
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas on Friday reported 178 new coronavirus cases as the state's prison system expanded its in-person visitation to six more facilities. The Department of Health … more
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' top health official was confirmed by the state Senate on Thursday despite pushback from some Republican lawmakers over the state's handling of the coronavirus … more
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Senate on Wednesday approved a stripped-down hate crimes bill derided by longtime supporters of such legislation who claim the measure is too vague and would … more
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas reported 244 new cases of the coronavirus and seven more deaths Wednesday from the illness caused by the virus. The Department of Health said the state's … more
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday said he opposes government-mandated coronavirus “vaccine passports" to access services, but he also said private businesses should … more
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers on Tuesday made the state the first to ban gender confirming treatments and surgery for transgender youth, enacting the prohibition over the governor's … more
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas Senate panel advanced a drastically scaled-back hate crimes bill on Monday that longtime supporters of such legislation have derided for not including specific … more
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' active coronavirus cases continued to decrease on Monday as the state reported five new deaths from the virus. The Department of Health reported active cases, … more
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Monday vetoed legislation that would have made his state the first to ban gender confirming treatments or surgery for transgender … more
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The number of Arkansans receiving at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine is rising and the increase in virus cases and deaths are falling, according to data released … more
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Vaccine passports being developed to verify COVID-19 immunization status and allow inoculated people to more freely travel, shop and dine have become the latest flash point … more
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas on Friday reported a decrease in active coronavirus cases and hospitalizations as the state reported more than 23,000 more vaccinations. The Department of … more
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Two separate bills have been approved by the Arkansas House and Senate that would tighten restrictions on absentee ballots and prevent people from lingering near polling … more
SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — Irma Chavez is a married mother of four who leads a business networking initiative in this small Arkansas city she calls home. It’s a long way from her life as a live-in … more
SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — Irma Chavez is a married mother of four who leads a business networking initiative in this small Arkansas city she calls home. It's a long way from her life as a live-in … more
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas on Thursday reported a record increase in coronavirus vaccinations administered, two days after the state expanded eligibility for the shots. The Department of … more
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas legislative leaders on Thursday introduced a drastically scaled-back hate crimes measure that no longer explicitly refers to race, sexual orientation or gender … more
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers on Wednesday voted to prohibit the state from reimposing a mask mandate to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, a day after Gov. Asa Hutchinson lifted … more
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