LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas reported 33 new COVID-19 deaths and more than 1,800 new coronavirus cases Thursday.
The Department of Health said the state's COVID-19 pandemic death toll rose to 7,395, with coronavirus cases rising by 1,824 to 480,934.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas reported 36 new COVID-19 deaths and more than 1,500 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday.
The Department of Health said the state's death toll from COVID-19 now totals 7,334 since the pandemic began.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas reported 31 more COVID-19 deaths and 646 new cases Monday.
The Department of Health said the state's death toll from the coronavirus since the pandemic began rose to 7,298.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia set two daily records in the past week for positive coronavirus cases as the pandemic continues to ravage the state.
Thursday’s total of confirmed cases was a record 1,738, only to be broken by Saturday’s total of 1,821, according to state health data.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Sunday that that federal vaccination mandates announced by President Joe Biden last week hurt efforts to overcome the public’s resistance to taking the COVID-19 vaccine.
WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy; Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.
NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Manchin, Murthy; Gov. Asa Hutchinson, R-Ark.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday said President Joe Biden's mandate that many private businesses require employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19 is the wrong approach for boosting vaccination rates.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas is easing rules for its rental relief program to prioritize the funds for tenants at immediate risk of being evicted after little of the state's share of the federal money has been spent so far.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The U.S. Defense Department is sending a 20-member military medical team to Arkansas to help expand the state's hospital capacity in response to a surge in COVID-19 cases, Gov.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas on Tuesday reported 38 new deaths from COVID-19 as the state's capital launched a new incentive program to boost the city's vaccinations.
The Department of Health said the state's death toll from COVID-19 now totals 7,108.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The number of COVID-19 patients on ventilators in Arkansas climbed again Tuesday, as the state's top health official said he was worried about a further surge in cases from the coming Labor Day weekend.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas on Tuesday ran out of intensive care unit beds for COVID-19 patients for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced, as a surge in cases continued overwhelming hospitals in the state.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The number of COVID-19 patients on ventilators in Arkansas reached a new high on Monday as Gov. Asa Hutchinson said he hoped the full approval of Pfizer's vaccine would encourage more people in the state to get the shots against the virus.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas reported 26 new COVID-19 deaths Wednesday as the state's hospitalizations from the virus dropped slightly for the second day in a row.
The Department of Health said total deaths from the virus since the pandemic began now totals 6,565.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' COVID-19 hospitalizations hit a new high for the second day in a row on Tuesday as a surge in coronavirus cases continued to overwhelm the state's health system.
The state Department of Health reported its virus hospitalizations rose by 59 to 1,435.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas on Monday set a new record for the number of people in the state hospitalized because of COVID-19 as its coronavirus surge continued.
The state reported its COVID-19 hospitalizations rose by 103, its biggest one-day increase, to 1,376.
WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health; Ryan Crocker, former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan; Janis Shinwari, co-founder of No One Left Behind; Michael Mann, professor of atmospheric science at Pennsylvania State University; Kristina Dahl, senior climate scientist at the Union of Concerned Scientists.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas judge on Friday temporarily blocked the state from enforcing its ban on mask mandates after lawmakers left the prohibition in place despite a rising number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas’ ban on mask mandates faced new legal challenges -- including from a school district where more than 800 staff and students are quarantining because of a COVID-19 outbreak -- and defiance from the mayor of the state capital as Republican lawmakers rejected efforts to roll back the prohibition.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The number of students and staff at an east Arkansas school district who have quarantined because of a coronavirus outbreak grew to more than 700 on Wednesday as lawmakers debated whether to allow schools to mandate masks.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson pressed forward Tuesday with efforts to allow schools to mandate face masks as the state’s coronavirus cases continued to spiral, but faced heavy opposition from fellow Republicans over the move.
MINNEAPOLIS — The First Avenue music venue in Minneapolis that was made famous in Prince’s movie “Purple Rain” is requiring that all concertgoers provide proof of vaccination against the coronavirus or show a negative virus test.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas reported 42 new COVID-19 deaths Monday and its biggest one-day spike in coronavirus hospitalizations since the pandemic began.
The Department of Health reported 81 new COVID-19 hospitalizations, bringing the state's total to 1,220.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The superintendent of Little Rock's schools on Friday called for suing to overturn Arkansas' ban on mask mandates, saying he wasn't confident legislators would allow local school boards to impose their own requirements.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' Republican governor said Thursday that he will call lawmakers back to the Capitol to consider lifting the state's ban on mask requirements in public schools as the state's coronavirus cases continue surging weeks before students return to classes.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A judge has ordered Arkansas to resume its participation in supplemental federal unemployment assistance that the state cut off to thousands of workers.
Pulaski County Circuit Judge Herbert Wright on Wednesday issued a preliminary injunction ordering the state to seek federal approval to continue the payments.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas reported more than 2,000 new coronavirus cases Tuesday and its hospitalizations surpassed 1,000 as Gov. Asa Hutchinson said he was considering calling lawmakers back to the Capitol to revisit the state's ban on schools requiring face masks.
WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.; Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio.
NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Preempted by coverage of the Tokyo Olympics.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — As U.S. regulators weigh giving the final stamp of approval for certain COVID-19 vaccines, governors in states hard hit by the pandemic hope the move will help persuade the many holdouts in their states to finally get the shot.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A group of Democratic lawmakers in Arkansas, which has the nation's highest COVID-19 rate, urged the governor and Republicans who control the Legislature on Thursday to lift the state's ban on schools and government entities requiring people to wear masks.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Three Republican governors opposed efforts this year to absolve businesses for violating public health orders during the coronavirus pandemic. But only in the “Live Free or Die” state have the scofflaws been set free of the fines.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday blocked an Arkansas law banning nearly all abortions in the state while she hears a challenge to its constitutionality.
U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker issued a preliminary injunction preventing enforcement of the law, which was set to take effect on July 28.
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — Free lottery tickets for those who get vaccinated had few takers. Free hunting and fishing licenses didn't change many minds either. And this being red-state Arkansas, mandatory vaccinations are off the table.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows:
ABC’s “This Week” — Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Gov. Asa Hutchinson, R-Ark.; Eric Adams, Democratic nominee for mayor of New York City.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas added more than 1,000 coronavirus cases for the third day in a row Friday as the state topped the nation in new cases per capita.
The Department of Health reported Arkansas' cases rose by 1,155, bringing the state's total to 355,460 since the pandemic began.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, a Republican whose state is struggling with a resurgence in coronavirus cases and lagging vaccinations, called combatting vaccine resistance a priority as he took over as head of the National Governors Association.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Tuesday that he would hold “community COVID conversations” across the state in hopes of persuading more Arkansas residents to get vaccinated as the coronavirus continues a comeback in the state.
PEA RIDGE, Ark. (AP) — A police officer killed by a vehicle in a northwest Arkansas convenience store parking lot has been hailed as "an example in what he did."
Pea Ridge police Officer Kevin Apple died on June 26 when he was struck and dragged about 150 feet by a vehicle matching the description of one sought by police.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said this week he intends to commute the sentence of a man who's been serving life in prison for robbing a taco shop in 1981 with a water pistol.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas ended the fiscal year with a surplus of nearly $1 billion, more than double the state's previous record, finance officials said Friday.
The Department of Finance and Administration said the state ended the fiscal year on June 30 with a surplus of $945.7 million.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows:
ABC’s “This Week” — Army Gen. Scott Miller, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan; White House COVID-19 response coordinator Jeff Zients; Gov.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Leading a state that went heavily for Donald Trump in the 2020 election and that has enacted some of the most aggressive laws on social issues, Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson in Arkansas has been in the national spotlight this year.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas reported its biggest one-day spike in coronavirus cases in four months Wednesday, an increase the state's governor said was being fueled by the delta variant of the virus.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows:
ABC’s “This Week” — Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Rob Portman, R-Ohio; Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison; Mayor Charles Burkett of Surfside, Florida.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday declared a state of emergency because of flooding in southeastern Arkansas.
The governor's declaration comes after more than a foot of rain fell on some communities in a 24-hour period this week.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday approved performance-related merit pay raises of as much as 3% for state employees.
Hutchinson announced that $28 million in state and federal funds was allocated for the merit pay increases, which he said will be the largest performance pay raises offered since he took office in 2015.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas no longer requires students exposed to the coronavirus to quarantine so long as they're fully vaccinated against the virus, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Tuesday.
Hutchinson said the new quarantine policy aligns with guidance from the U.S.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday said he won't seek another extension of the emergency he declared because of the coronavirus pandemic, allowing it to expire at the end of the month.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — After signing two bills into law targeting transgender people over the past week, Tennessee's Gov. Bill Lee has approved legislation that bans gender-confirming treatment for young minors despite objections that the series of bills unfairly discriminate against an already vulnerable population.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — An inspection of the Interstate 55 bridge connecting Tennessee and Arkansas began Tuesday, a week after the span became the states' primary Mississippi River crossing when a cracked steel beam prompted the indefinite closure of the nearby Interstate 40 bridge.