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Arkansas House votes to end state's 'Confederate Flag Day'

Apr. 15, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas House on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a proposal to end a day that commemorates the Confederate flag. The majority-Republican House voted 80-7 for legislation that repeals Confederate Flag Day, which is designated as the...

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

Apr. 15, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Former White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders' campaign on Thursday said she has raised nearly $5 million in her bid to be Arkansas' next governor, breaking the record for quarterly fundraising in the state. Sanders' campaign said the...

Arkansas signs Musselman to new, 5-year deal at $4M per year

Apr. 14, 2021 20:36 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas said Wednesday it has signed coach Eric Musselman to a new five-year deal that could keep him with the Razorbacks through the 2028 season. The agreement, coming a month after Arkansas reached its first NCAA Tournament Elite Eight...

Arkansas governor signs stripped-down hate crimes measure

Apr. 14, 2021 19:12 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has signed into law a stripped-down alternative to hate crimes legislation that longtime supporters of such laws say doesn't provide true protections. The Republican governor on Tuesday signed the bill, which its...

Arkansas reports 220 new coronavirus cases, 7 more deaths

Apr. 14, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas reported 220 new coronavirus cases Wednesday and seven more deaths from the illness the virus causes. The Department of Health said the state has had 332,666 virus cases since the pandemic began and 5,680 total deaths from COVID-19. ...

FBI: Death at Arkansas national park believed to be homicide

Apr. 14, 2021 08:16 AM EDT

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — The National Park Service and the FBI are investigating after a woman was found dead in a national park in Arkansas. Paige Autumn White, 32, was found dead March 27 in Hot Springs National Park but her name wasn't released until Tuesday. ...

Arkansas lawmakers approve changes to state's election laws

Apr. 13, 2021 20:06 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas legislators on Tuesday approved changes to the state's election laws, including restrictions outside polling places and on absentee ballots, that opponents said would disproportionately harm voters of color in the state. The measures ...

Effort to keep Arkansas Medicaid plan falls short in House

Apr. 13, 2021 18:02 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The effort to keep Arkansas' Medicaid expansion another year faced uncertainty on Tuesday, with the program falling short of the votes needed for its reauthorization in the state Legislature. The House voted 53-31 for the budget bill for...

Arkansas cancels clinics offering Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Apr. 13, 2021 16:12 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas is joining other states in temporarily halting use of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine while a federal review is underway. The Arkansas Department of Health says vaccination clinics with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine...

Hutchinson encourages high school students to get vaccinated

Apr. 12, 2021 20:10 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Monday encouraged high school students to get vaccinated for COVID-19. “Our vaccine numbers are increasing, but we must do more,” Hutchinson said in a news release. “If you are 16 and older then you are...