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Walmart adds employee screening to coronavirus precautions

Employees with fevers must go home until fever-free.

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The daily news summary and open line.

Arkansas's unemployed deal with new reality

Feelings of shock, uncertainty fill empty schedules.

Where the federal aid money goes in Arkansas

Billions are coming, but more will be needed.

State extends casino closure until April 30

The state has extended the coronavirus closure order on the state's casinos until April 30.

Problem: Renewing medical marijuana certificates

Is it a good idea to require people to make a doctor's visit to renew their medical marijuana certificate?

The daily video and open line: How the state is coping with the emergency management mess Trump made

Daily news roundup isn't all coronavirus today.

The morning coronavirus report

Fifty-three of 75 counties now have confirmed cases.

Another lawsuit challenges state takeover of Little Rock School District

A second lawsuit was filed today attacking the state's continuing takeover of the Little Rock School District.

Nate Smith on why we aren't sheltering in place

The health department director also talks about the line he must walk between providing information and preventing people from panicking in the face of the pandemic.

Coronavirus can’t stop Arkansas from being counted

We must ensure communities of color are counted.

UPDATE A military charter school in Little Rock among those in proposals for new charter schools in Arkansas

A couple of more operators would like to open charter schools in Little Rock, including a proposed military academy.

Belong, at The Momentary

Walton-backed venue opens (momentarily) in Bentonville.

Hopeful news: Staying home really may save lives

Interesting health trends from an Internet-connected thermometer.

CALS launches curbside library service at two branches

CALS launches curbside pickup at the Main and Terry Library branches.

Hope for hemp in Arkansas

How Arkansas farmers are growing a new industry, and the future of hemp in The Natural State.

LR Convention Bureau provides tax assistance to hospitality businesses

A waiver of penalty and interest and a deferred payment plan are being offered to devastated businesses.

Help us report on the coronavirus crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic is reshaping all aspects of life in Arkansas. We're interested in hearing from doctors, nurses and other health care workers; from patients and their families; from people in longterm care facilities and their families; from parents and students affected by the crisis; from people who have lost their job; from people with knowledge of workplaces or communities that aren't taking appropriate measures to slow the spread of the disease; and more.

Beard envy in Little Rock

At the 8th annual Little Rock Beard & Mustache contest.

Ask the Times: The case of the missing scooters

Another coronavirus casualty.

New closures at Hot Springs National Park

The National Park Service is closing the Gulpha Gorge campground.

Coronavirus, coronavirus, coronavirus 

The new coronavirus that has now circled the globe and, as of this writing, infected 46 people in Arkansas, was local news first when a female defendant who appeared in Mayflower District Court in February announced she believed she had the disease caused by the virus, COVID-19.

Electric Ghost and Few launch 'Support Hospitality Workers' merch

Arlton Lowry of Few.io, Shannon and Brooks Tipton of Electric Ghost/Phantom Palm and the Downtown Little Rock Partnership are linking up to help out-of-work or underemployed service industry workers.

Baptist Health System, Arkansas Heart Hospital to furlough workers

Baptist Health Systems is temporarily laying off workers to cut costs because of a reduction in customary medical procedures.
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