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Physicist and Pine Bluff native Chris Jones makes his bid for governor official

Jones, 44, said he wants to rebuild infrastructure, invest in health care and education and create more and better jobs. 

ACLU asks federal court to enjoin ban on transgender health care

ACLU asks court to stop law.
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Today's news: A 'smoldering' virus and violence are among the topics

The news includes a daily dose of racism from Arkansas senators who denied such a thing exists in these United States.

Governor touts change to expanded Medicaid coverage program; forms cyber security group; notes another rise in COVID cases.

Governor Hutchinson's weekly briefing covered rising COVID cases, a new Medicaid program and cyber security.

UA scraps $17 million land sale in East Arkansas

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Pine Bluff native Chris Jones launches governor bid with a pretty sweet video

Renaissance man Chris Jones aims to add "governor" to his already outlandishly accomplished resume. Jones, 44, will officially announce his candidacy in his native Pine Bluff this afternoon. Check out his video.

It's time for a road trip! How will you do Hot Springs?

It t’s time to plan your trip to Hot Springs. Picking the things to see and do in the Spa City is so easy; the only hard part is fitting it all in.
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River Mountain mountain bike trails opening June 16

Little Rock's first pro-built urban mountain bike park opens to the public Thursday. The new trails are in River Mountain Park, just west of I-430, above the Little Maumelle River Boat Launch and the Little Rock side of the Two Rivers Park Bridge.

A violent night in Little Rock

Another violent night in the capital.

UAMS issues latest forecast on COVID-19 in Arkansas. Situation: 'Smoldering.'

The virus isn't over and there are causes for concern, medical authorities say.
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1619 Project creator won't bow to Arkansas bullies in the Senate

Racial demagoguery led by U.S. senators from Arkansas gets a return blast from creator of the 1619 Project.

Chris Jones to announce as Democratic candidate for governor

He'll announce today in his hometown of Pine Bluff.
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Walmart support for anti-LGBTQ lawmakers

Walmart talks a good equality game but its political money supports people who don’t.

Artists chosen for new Arkansas statues in D.C.

A look at new state statues
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Hoxie police report attack by man with iron pipe

Two officers were hospitalized after a man with a pipe attacked Hoxie police this morning. He was subdued, but not before taking one officer's gun and firing it.

Today's news: COVID, crime, courts and Cotton

The Flag Day news roundup.

Coronavirus today: Slow Monday, particularly on shots

No break in the usual pattern today.

61 arrested in effort to reduce violent crime in Little Rock

The arrests cover 78 felony charges.

ACLU seeks quick action to block Arkansas abortion ban

ACLU hopes for quick order to stop new Arkansas abortion ban.

Judge indicates reluctance on Gilbert Baker's proposal for jury questions and instructions in his bribery trial

Judge has reservations on defense ideas on limits on jury in the Gilbert Baker bribery trial.
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