Testing across Arkansas is increasing after the July 4 weekend as the number of statewide cumulative cases has surpassed 25,000.
As cumulative COVID-19 cases in Arkansas top 20,000 and the July 4 holiday approaches, Gov. Asa Hutchinson is urging Arkansans to avoid crowded gatherings and wear face masks to slow the spread.
As of June 17, active COVID-19 cases have risen nearly 70% statewide; of these cases, 38.9% are in Northwest Arkansas.
As Arkansas tops 10,000 COVID-19 cases and Washington County tops 1,200, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said the second phase of statewide reopening will proceed as planned Monday.
Some city park amenities and all recreational pool facilities statewide will be permitted to reopen at partial capacity and with restrictions Friday.
Arkansas restaurants will be permitted to reopen their dining rooms at 33% of normal guest capacity May 11, with mandatory procedures for mask wearing, cleaning and social distancing.
Arkansas hospitals and clinics were permitted to resume offering some outpatient elective procedures Monday, and Gov. Hutchinson will announce more reopening decisions this week.
At least 670 inmates at Cummins Unit maximum security prison have tested positive for COVID-19, and 33.9% of confirmed cases in Arkansas have been linked to the state prison system.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Friday that his goal is to begin lifting coronavirus-related restrictions in Arkansas by May 4, five days after the state’s projected peak in resource use.
By order of the governor, Arkansas public K-12 schools will remain closed through the remainder of the school year to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.
At least 55 homes were destroyed and 22 people were injured by an EF3 tornado that swept through Jonesboro Saturday.
Arkansas has topped 500 cases of COVID-19, as projections show that the state could see 2,000-15,000 hospitalizations and need more than 500 ventilators.
In hopes of getting an amendment for recreational marijuana on the ballot in November, some volunteers have invested their time in gathering signatures.
Some students and sex educators are desperate for a sex education overhaul in Arkansas as STI rates climb and the state holds steady as first in the nation for teenage birth rates.
Some Arkansas nonprofit organizations are working to prevent future incidents of human trafficking by educating the public on the issue.
NWA Space, a local non-profit organization, plans to build a planetarium and observatory in Lowell, Arkansas.
Following the 2018 election year, wherein women ran for office in record numbers, many local women are increasing their political involvement and supporting other female candidates.
The Little Rock School District will rezone its high school district division after an advisory board meeting on Nov. 21.
Little Rock teachers protested the potential division of the school district Thursday.
Josh Mahony, the only Democrat in the Arkansas U.S. Senate race, backed out of the race Nov. 12.
A senate bill drafted Sept. 16 would place a 16% tax on e-cigarette products.
Sex workers are in the beginning stages of creating a union to connect sex workers with healthcare and safety resources.
Since Sept. 1, many Arkansas tobacco users and businesses were forced to adjust to a new law that seeks to curb the use of tobacco by youth.
Recently-proposed Arkansas legislation would allow women to buy birth control at pharmacies without a prescription, a prospect that appeals to some students.
The Arkansas Supreme Court struck down Fayetteville’s 2015 non-discrimination ordinance, which banned workplace discrimination based on sexuality or gender.
A study found Arkansas to be one of the most sexist states in the country, but some UA students feel that those attitudes are not reflected on campus.
A federal judge ruled April 24 against President Donald Trump’s administration's efforts to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which some UA students depend on for legal status, and demanded that DACA be fully reinstated.
Protesters with the Arkansas United Community Coalition gathered outside of Sen. Tom Cotton’s (R) district office in Springdale on Thursday morning to voice their support for the passage of a Dream Act that protects recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and their f…
The U.S. Department of Agriculture granted the UA System Division of Agriculture $300,000 last September to create programs that will educate rural Arkansans about the dangers of opioid abuse.
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences officials announced Monday that they will eliminate approximately 600 positions statewide, 258 of which were filled, to meet budget requirements, said the vice chancellor for the UAMS office of communications and marketing.
The Arkansas State Police Department released the first draft of the training procedures and licensing required to get the enhanced carry license Oct. 11 that will allow concealed carry on campus sometime next year.
UA officials decided to offer in-state tuition to students attending higher education institutions in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands that have been damaged by Hurricane Maria.
The Arkansas Children’s Northwest hospital, the first and only pediatric health care campus in the Northwest Arkansas region, may be hiring some UA nursing graduates before the expected opening date in January 2018.
Distracted drivers will now receive an immediate $250 fine on their first offense instead of a warning because of Paul’s Law, Act 706, as of July 31.
Seven Arkansas college radio stations, including the UA station KXUA, joined together to form a statewide association to assist with and promote college radio across the state.The Arkansas College Radio Association was created to help form, develop and operate college radio stations in Arkan…
The UA Community Design Center has been awarded a 2017 Green Good Design Award in Urban Planning and Landscape Architecture for the center’s framework plan for the city of Conway.
Two months following its introduction into the state legislature, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) signed House Bill 1249 into law, which will allow concealed-firearm licensees to carry firearms in more areas, including universities.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed House Bill 1249 regarding concealed carry on college campuses in Arkansas, and it is now law.