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Breaking news: Donald Trump tells the truth

He admits the Republican Party depends on holding down voting.

Today's news: Virus, highway tax increase, Amazon and more

Today's video news roundup and open line. A little good news here and there.

Your tax dollars at work: Toilet tips

The EPA issues toilet flushing instructions.

A seventh death among 473 coronavirus cases in Arkansas

The coronavirus count in Arkansas stood at midday Monday at 473 with seven deaths.

Fund grows for doctor also hit by tornado

Help rises for a Jonesboro doctor working tor help virus victims whose home was destroyed in the Jonesboro tornado.

Hearings set in case of woman charged with killing ex-Sen. Linda Collins

Special Judge John Fogleman has filed an order setting out the schedule for the capital murder trial of Rebecca O'Donnell, accused in the June 2019 slaying of former Republican Sen. Linda Collins of Pocahontas.

State waiving late fee on car tag renewal through April 16

Late fees for car registration tags will be waived through April 16.

Potential economic news on the plus side; Amazon lease in Little Rock

Amazon has leased an existing industrial building in Southwest Little Rock. Sounds like a new distribution center.

Rural preparedness in the time of coronavirus

As the coronavirus has spread across the United States and Arkansas has seen an increase in cases, I’ve been thinking of the rural people I grew up with in Johnson County and how they are dealing with COVID-19.

What pandemic? Leslie Rutledge still wants to kill the Affordable Care Act

What pandemic? Who needs health insurance? Attorney General Leslie Rutledge will forge ahead with her attack on Obamacare.

Newton County residents want end to visitors

Hundreds on the trailheads to Buffalo National River.

Where the Jonesboro tornado crossed the railroad

A Jonesboro tornado oddity was the strike of a parked freight train.

Highway Department hopes tax increase will provide $350 million more for $1 billion Little Rock freeway widening

The Arkansas HIghway Department has a bright idea: Use a new tax increase to widen the concrete ditch proposed through Little Rock to its full $1 billion glory.

Arkansas one of 10 states with no mandates to restrict movement

Health department head questions usefulness given COVID-19 infections in Arkansas.

Today's news: A double disaster. Here's the open line

A tornado and coronavirus top the daily news roundup. The line is open.

Coronavirus update: 6 dead and 449 cases in Arkansas

The pandemic has now been confirmed in 49 Arkansas counties as the state continues to struggle to do broad testing.

Worst person in the world -- Donald Trump

Another new low for Donald Trump. And we ain't done yet.

Is there a legislator worse than Trent Garner?

Nominations welcome, but topping this will be difficult.

The morning coronavirus count continues upward and testing questions persist

But is it an accurate indication of the spread of the virus?

UPDATE: Arkansas appears slow to get the message on social distancing

Are people in Arkansas taking social distancing seriously? It depends.