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Today's news -- too little to late on COVID measures in Arkansas -- and the open line

Leadership? Not much on COVID. Not much on Trump's coup attempt either.

Coronavirus today: 2,061 more cases and 24 more deaths, plus a record in hospitalization

The governor held a special-edition coronavirus update on account of the explosive growth in cases. Action? Not much.
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COVID fears prompt more court disruptions

Federal courthouse in Texarkana and Little Rock traffic court affected.

Tom Cotton's run for the presidency and away from history is underway

Early reviews aren't so hot.

Little Rock Zoo announces death of Brutus, 42-year-old silverback gorilla

He'd been at the Zoo for 30 years

Capitol to open for holiday visitors but no formal lighting ceremony this year

The Capitol will be open for visitors to view Christmas decorations, the secretary of state has announced.

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Arkansas schools amid the COVID crisis: Does one size fit all? State says no, but refuses post-Thanksgiving switch to remote classes

The COVID count rises but the state refuses to budget from its insistence on in-school classes, including in the days following Thanksgiving.

Windgate gift to Hendrix College a record

A gift of $15 million will go to scholarships and other uses.

Unemployment rate drops to 6.2 percent, but the number working also has declined

The work force is smaller.

Another vaccine looks close, and Arkansans participated in the trials

Baptist Hospital has been participating in Moderna's clinical trials, under the direction of neurologist Dr. Richard Pellegrino, since August. Enrollment has ended, but the trial will continue for two years.
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Today's news -- action on the COVID front and a tragicomic show from the Trump 'legal' team -- and the open line.

Rudy would be funny if he wasn't the cutting edge of a coup attempt.

Coronavirus today: 2nd-highest daily case count follows announcement of reduced drinking hours

Yes, it IS time to do something

Governor orders an reduction in hours for on-premise alcohol sales

Last call at 11 p.m. starts Friday.

ACLU says abortion legislation will be expensive waste of time

Let us hope.
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Crushed by Florida, Hogs hopeful against LSU

You didn’t think the Hogs’ 2020 football season was going to unfurl without at least a couple of whippings, did you?

Lawsuit accuses Tyson managers of betting on COVID rate among employees at Iowa pork plant

Lawsuit says managers at a Tyson pork processing plant in Iowa bet on how many workers would test positive for COVID-19. A lot did.

Children's Hospital moves into surge plan

Trauma patients up to age 25 to be admitted.

Supreme Court says sealed record of vote fraud case doesn't restore candidate's ability to hold office in Beebe

Candidate's election law conviction, though expunged, disqualifies him from holding office in Beebe.

A dose of Judge Wendell Griffen for Arkansas Republicans

Judge Wendell Griffen has a word or two about White Christian America.

Sheriff investigating what's believed to be a double homicide and suicide UPDATE

Three dead in home near Morgan.
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