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Today's news: 450 COVID-19 cases and a state full of peaceful protests, with another Capitol gathering in progress

Coronavirus and cops are at the top of today's news.

Coronavirus today: 450 new cases. Is it really time for Phase 2?

A one-day record in new coronavirus cases. Is it really time to ease off restrictions?

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America, including Little Rock, takes a knee

Black lives matter. People across America, including in Little Rock, took a knee.

Scenes from Friday's peaceful demonstration at the Arkansas Capitol

Photographer Ebony Blevins was at the State Capitol Friday afternoon shooting pictures of peaceful demonstrators for the Arkansas Times. 

Tale of two protests: Bentonville and Fayetteville

Earlier this week, I attended two Northwest Arkansas Justice for George Floyd/Black Lives Matter  protests. Bentonville’s demonstration on Monday ended with the Benton County Mobile Field Squad firing tear gas, a chemical weapon banned in warfare by the Geneva Convention, and rubber bullets into the crowd. Fayetteville’s protest on Tuesday ended with Fayetteville police officers taking a knee and chanting “Black Lives Matter” in solidarity with the protestors. The responses from the officers at each rally could not have been more different, but both should make us ask, “What do we do about the police?”

Fatal shooting outside funeral home leads to police chase and arrest

A shooting outside a funeral home during a wake service leaves one man dead.
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One killed, one wounded in car found crashed at car dealership

Little Rock police say Tyler Terrell, 18, was fatally wounded and Zaytron Waits, 19, was shot in the shoulder about 7:20 p.m. Friday while driving on North Shackleford Road.

State pumps $900,000 more into War Memorial Stadium. Why?

The state pours more money down the War Memorial Stadium rathole. Why? You'll have to ask Asa.

Meet Kendall Harper, a Little Rock police officer, and hear what he has to say about Black Lives Matter

A Little Rock cop takes to Facebook to talk about the Black Lives Matter demonstrations.

Retroactive pandemic unemployment assistance is now flowing, state says

At long last, retroactive pandemic unemployment assistance payments began flowing last week.
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Central High historic site delays resumption of activities due to rise in COVID-19

The Central High histori site is delaying plans to resume visitor center access next week because of the rise in COVID-19 cases in the state. The goveror is moving in a different direction.

Hot Springs city manager supports move of Confederate statue from lynching site

City manager supports relocation of controversial Confederate statue in Hot Springs.

The Black Lives Matter All Across Arkansas Edition

On this week's podcast, Max Brantley and Lindsey Millar talk about demonstrations and protests in Little Rock and in cities across Arkansas, terrible Tom Cotton and a COVID-19 spike in the state.

Latest workplace, nursing home coronavirus stats

Five people employed by the Consulate of Mexico have tested positive for COVID-19 and are active cases.
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Three more arrests in Little Rock Thursday on peaceful night

Today's news (virus, protests and a famous parolee) and the open line

A fairly calm Friday but plenty more COVID-19 cases.

Coronavirus today: 226 new cases and maybe news Monday on regional easing of guidelines

Gov. Asa Hutchinson's daily coronavirus briefing

UA finally agrees to play ASU and UCA in all sports except in football

The earth shakes in athletics. the Hogs will play other Arkansas schools. With one significant exception.

Calico Rock prison reports COVID-19 case

A new prison case in Calico Rock.

City of Little Rock shifts curfew to 10 p.m.; lifting it on Monday goal, mayor says

Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott Jr. announced that the city's curfew would shift from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. through the weekend. He said the city intended to lift the curfew all together Monday, but would officially make that announcement Monday.
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