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Military medical team to help Arkansas with COVID-19 battle

Sep. 08, 2021 19:02 PM EDT

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. Asa Hutchinson announced Wednesday. Hutchinson said the team of 14...

Arkansas reports 32 new COVID-19 deaths; vaccinations jump

Aug. 26, 2021 21:18 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas reported 32 new COVID-19 deaths Thursday, as a motorcycle rally expected to draw hundreds of thousands of people was postponed following complaints over it being held during the virus surge. The Department of Health said the state's...

Arkansas hits new high for COVID-19 patients on ventilators

Aug. 25, 2021 20:26 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The number of Arkansas COVID-19 patients on ventilators reached another high Wednesday as a hospital urged the postponement of a motorcycle rally expected to draw hundreds of thousands of people to the state's northwest next month. The...

Univ. of Arkansas board votes to require masks on campuses

Aug. 11, 2021 19:24 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The University of Arkansas' governing board voted Wednesday to require masks on its campuses, as dozens of school districts imposed their own mandates following a judge's decision to block the state's mask mandate ban. Arkansas' COVID-19...

Univ. of Arkansas board backs plan to keep Fulbright statue

Jul. 28, 2021 19:48 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The University of Arkansas Board of Trustees on Wednesday approved a plan to keep a statue of the late Sen. J. William Fulbright on its flagship campus, despite calls to remove it because of his opposition to integration. The board approved a...

Univ. of Arkansas system head: Fulbright statue should stay

Jul. 27, 2021 19:44 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The leader of the University of Arkansas system on Tuesday proposed keeping a statue of the late Sen. J. William Fulbright on its flagship campus but add “contextualization" about his legacy, despite calls to remove the monument because of Fulbright's support of...

Arkansas virus cases rise by nearly 2,000 as surge continues

Jul. 23, 2021 18:59 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' coronavirus cases rose by nearly 2,000 on Friday as the state's COVID-19 surge prompted the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences to scale back its hospital visitor policy. The Department of Health said the state's virus cases...

Researchers: Virus surge a 'raging forest fire' in Arkansas

Jul. 20, 2021 20:52 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Public health researchers on Tuesday called the rapid rise in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations in Arkansas a “raging forest fire," and the state's top health official warned that he expects significant outbreaks in schools. The model by...