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Governor names Bennie Westphal to fill vacancy on Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

Fort Smith businessman to complete the late Joe Morgan's term.

Audit reports: Corporate welfare and results of cases referred to prosecutors

Audit rates corporate welfare programs a plus.

Proposal filed to end involuntary servitude

Proposed amendment would finish the job started by 13th amendment.

Lou Holtz rates the presidents

He has the order reversed.

State requests use of VA hospital beds to cope with COVID surge

With the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations reaching a record high this week, Governor Hutchinson has requested that the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System open up 10 beds at its Little Rock hospital to nonveteran COVID patients. 

The news roundup -- COVID situation grows worse -- and the open line

Talk is cheap, but that's mostly what the governor has to offer on deepending COVID-19 crisis.

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Coronavirus today: The governor has a special briefing on a record-breaking day UPDATED

Governor Hutchinson added a briefing to his once-a-week schedule. News: a one-day record for new cases.

A tool to estimate your place in the vaccine line

So where do you stand in line for the COVID-19 vaccine. A ways back even for people like me.

UAMS officer shoots man driving stolen truck

He was returned to the hospital for treatment of the wound.

On the COVID front: A call for action by politicians and death in a Conway church hit hard by the virus

A retired health official suggests more sacrifices are necesary to battle COVID and a Conway church suffers a coronavirus outbreak.

Supreme Court reverses assessor on tax charge for Little Rock airport facilities

Little Rock Airport wins a challenge of property tax assessment. About $400,000 at issue.

Supreme Court kills final challenge to constitutional amendments

No retreat from the existing dual standard for amendments referred to voters.

UAMS leadership asked to forgo holiday travel

Chancellor Dr. Cam Patterson says capacity is all right for now but "is not infinite. Every day, we become more and more concerned about our ability to manage what lies ahead."

COVID count in Little Rock School District

Another big day.

Zoo announces death of male lion

Cancer claims one of the zoo's three lions.

Former Craighead county clerk indicted on federal charges

They add to state charges.

Baptist starts trial of coronavirus preventative drug

Enrollment begins tomorrow trial of drug delivering monoclonal antibodies.

Today's news roundup and the open line

Lots of virus cases, lots in the hospital, lots more signs that the worst isn't over.

Coronavirus today: 2,212 more cases, 10 more deaths UPDATE

The Thanksgiving cases appear to be arriving,

COVID-19 claims life of North Little Rock Police Sgt. J.L. 'Buck' Dancy

A 35-year police veterans he was 62.