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Despite a big jump in virus cases, Hutchinson standing fim on "targeted" restrictions

Two more deaths and the biggest single-day jump in positive tests hasn't deterred an optimistic outlook by the governor.

Hutchinson and Inslee on Meet the Press: Inslee wins

Asa on national stage defending his “targeted” lockdown

The virus count rises

A jump of more than 10 percent from yesterday afternoon. And, yes, the virus has reached Phillips county as a mayor suspected.

Arkansas is still open for business, relatively speaking. But how open is too open?

Gov. Asa Hutchinson's targeted effort to keep commerce going during the coronavirus crisis appears to have had an obvious impact, along with other states with similar postures.

Message from a medical resident with COVID-19: Listen to the experts

Arkansas Children's Hospital resident quarantined at home wants people to take COVID-19 seriously.

Inslee and Hutchinson on Meet the Press

Asa joins a Democratic govenror on Meet the Press.

The masked news roundup and open line

The lone is open, following the news from a masked man,.

Today's Arkansas coronavirus briefing: Distancing and more deaths

He also issued an order banning rental of hotel/motel/short-term rental space to recreational travelers from out of state.

Pastor: Church still on in Jonesboro

For now, governor's wishes or no, Sunday service is on at Awaken Church in Jonesboro

Notice filed of mass furloughs by Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau

More than 160 full- and part-time workers go off the clock Monday.

Will in-person school resume in Arkansas? The governor will announce Monday.

Will school resume in Arkansas April 17. I doubt it. We'll find out Monday.

Massacres: Figurative and literal in the time of Trump

A Friday night political massacre by Donald Trump amid the growing death toll from a crisis he's mismanaged.

The morning coronavirus report: Two more deaths

The death count rises to 14.

UPDATE: Homicide found during DWI check in SWLR

DWI check leads to discovery of personal with fatal gunshot wound.

Jonesboro church's vow to continue meeting draws override from governor

A church in Jonesboro intends to keep its doors open, because well read on.

Amazon building at port, report says

Arkansas  Business reports that Amazon is building a fulfillment center at the Little Rock Port. 

The Push For Shelter In Place Edition

On this week's podcast, Max Brantley and Lindsey Millar talk about Governor Hutchinson's resistance to issue a shelter-in-place order for the state and more.

Walmart stockholder meeting to go digital

The big Walmart stockholders meeting won't occur this year because of the coronavirus.

Supreme Court extends suspension of in-person court

The Arkansas Supreme Court adds another month to suspension of in-person court proceedings.
Mayor Frank Scott Jr.

Why won't the mayors do more on sheltering? Governor won't let them.

Why won't mayors require sheltering in place? At least one suggests he's tried.