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  GOV: “In 90 days, we want 50% of Arkansans to be vaccinated.”

To reach the goal, 20.9% of those in Craighead need to get vaccinated. The number is even greater in other Region 8 counties.

  GOV: “Supply is not a problem, just more people need to get them.”

Arkansas lawmakers reworking gun law nullification effort

Water filling stations now required in Arkansas schools

  1M vaccines administered in Arkansas but “more shots in arms needed”

Gov. Hutchinson looking to make ‘America Strong and Free’

  Sarah Sanders raises nearly $5M for Arkansas governor’s race

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  Hutchinson: “Don’t wait, we’re in a race against time and need to avoid another spike in cases.”

  Will controversial transgender laws hurt Arkansas?

  Gov: Arkansas has given 1 million COVID-19 vaccines as Spring Break worries loom

  House committee approves bill protecting renters

Arkansas virus cases drop, lawmakers change emergency powers

  House committee to consider DACA eligibility, school bilingual options

  Arkansas gov. signs near-total abortion bill into law

Under Senate Bill 6, abortion would only be allowed in cases where it’s necessary to save the life or preserve the health of the fetus or mother.

Mo. House passes bill to allow guns on buses, public transportation

House Bill 52 passed the House 124-32. It moves on to the Senate.

Sen. Blunt announces he won’t seek 3rd term

Sen. Blunt made the announcement in a video on social media on Monday morning, March 8.

  State lawmakers pass bill that could change voting in Arkansas

If the governor signs the bill into law, counties will no longer control verifying provisional ballots.

  Resolution to recognize Eaker AFB nationally passes in Senate

Arkansas state senator says he’s leaving Republican Party

Arkansas panel rejects ban on ’1619 Project’ in schools

  Teacher and student reflect on importance of Black History Month

  Griffin dropping out of Arkansas governor’s race

  New Arkansas House bill could change mandatory school start date

  Arkansas ‘Stand Your Ground’ bill fails in committee

The Arkansas House Judiciary Committee has voted down SB24, commonly known as the ‘Stand Your Ground’ bill.

State Rep. seeks to end Daylight Saving Time in Arkansas

A bill brought before the Arkansas House Committee on State Agencies and Governmental Affairs would end Daylight Saving Time in the state.

  911 funding bill headed to House floor Thursday

A bill from a Northeast Arkansas lawmaker will seek to help rural 911 services across the state.

Protestors gather over proposed bills involving race and gender

Protestors gathered Monday at the Arkansas State Capitol steps speaking out against two bills that would prohibit certain public school courses on race, gender and social class.

Attorney General Rutledge responds to Capitol riots; comments on calls for Rep. Rick Crawford to step down

“We cannot tolerate this sort of destruction and violence,” Rutledge said. “I think it’s time for leaders of all parties to say no more violent protests.”

  New county judge says he’s ready to help his people

Randy Mills is the new Poinsett County judge and he says he wants to move the county forward.

Arkansas lawmakers glad to see help but are afraid it’s not enough

In an interview with KARK, Arkansas lawmakers expressed that they were glad to see help coming for Arkansans, but they did not think that it was enough.

  Gov. authorizes two alternative COVID-19 care sites in Arkansas

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Arkansas Department of Health Secretary Dr. Jose R. Romero provided an update on the state’s response to the coronavirus, including the latest cases of COVID-19 and deaths.

Arkansas’ 6 electors cast ballots for President Trump

Arkansas has cast its six electoral college votes for President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.

  Dr. Romero addresses Arkansas hospitalizations, reassures vaccine safety

He says the state could have its first allotment of Pfizer’s vaccine by the end of next week.

Governor: “Hospitalizations will continue to strain our health care system”

Another day for record hospitalizations in Arkansas with 1,063 hospitalized, up 33 from Sunday.

Gov. Hutchinson not considering shutting down schools, businesses

With COVID-19 cases continuing to rise, Governor Asa Hutchinson says he will not shut down businesses and schools.

Arkansas virus panel to meet as hospitalizations hit record

A newly formed task force dealing with the coronavirus in Arkansas will begin meeting Monday, a day after COVID-19 hospitalizations hit a new record high in the state.

  Trumann sees close City Council races

There were a couple of close Trumann City Council races on Tuesday.

Judge rejects suits over Arkansas absentee ballot rejections

A federal judge has rejected an effort to require Arkansas election officials to give absentee voters a chance to correct their ballots before they’re rejected because of signature issues.

  Court blocks referendum on Arkansas eye surgery law

The Arkansas Supreme Court has blocked a referendum on a law expanding the procedures that optometrists can perform.

  Mo. lawmakers gather for special session on violent crime

They will be working to amend several of Missouri’s laws on violent crime.

  POLL: Majority of Arkansans believe racism is ‘significant problem’

Nearly three-quarters of Arkansas voters believe racism is a significant problem in the state.

  Poll: Gov. Hutchinson’s job approval remains strong amid pandemic, protests

A new poll suggests Arkansans approve of Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and recent social unrest, but they harbor concerns as the state moves into Phase 2.

Arkansas ballot measure would change redistricting process

A proposal has been filed in Arkansas that would create a new nine-member independent commission to redraw the state’s congressional and legislative districts.

  Tennessee, Arkansas could play big role in competitive Super Tuesday

With Super Tuesday two days away, the race for the Democratic nomination seems more competitive than ever.

Voters in Mountain Home to consider Sunday alcohol sales

Voters in Mountain Home will decide next week whether to allow the off-premises sales of alcohol on Sundays.

Recreational marijuana amendment under debate around Arkansas

Medical Marijuana is already legal in Arkansas but groups like the Arkansas chapter of True Grass are seeking the legalization of Recreational Marijuana as well.

Local lawmaker reacts to the State of State address

Governor parson said he has four main priorities this year building stronger communities ,workforce and education , infrastructure and government reform.

Judge booted from ballot appeals to Ark. Supreme Court

A Lawrence County district court judge knocked off the ballot due to a 25-year-old misdemeanor charge is appealing his case to the state’s highest court.

Judge temporarily blocks new Arkansas anti-abortion laws

A federal judge has blocked three new abortion restrictions from taking effect in Arkansas

Bill gives the terminally ill ‘death with dignity’ option

A bill introduced in this legislative session would allow terminally ill patients in Arkansas to end their own lives with the help of a doctor.

Early voting begins for Arkansas midterm election

Early voting has begun for the midterm election in Arkansas, which features a bid by Democrats to reclaim a Little Rock-area congressional seat

GOP on defense to explain pre-existing condition protections

Republican candidates who are still calling for repeal of the Obama-era health care law find themselves on the defensive about how they will preserve protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions

Firm speaks out regarding state medical marijuana issue

Firm hired to work on medical marijuana case speaks out for first time.

Arkansas Supreme Court upholds revised voter ID law

Arkansas' highest court has upheld a voter ID law that is nearly identical to a restriction struck down by the court four years ago.

Former Arkansas lawmaker sentenced to 18 years in prison

A former Arkansas state senator has been sentenced to more than 18 years in prison for his role in a bribery scheme.

Texas, Arkansas governors to celebrate AR-TX REDI

The governors will meet on the state line for the inveiling of a new regional unified economic development corporation AR-TX REDI.