Early voting has started in Arkansas, and options for Arkansans to cast their ballot are flexible.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson revealed plans Wednesday for rapid-results antigen testing as cumulative confirmed case numbers approach 95,000.
The Arkansas Department of Health reported 608 COVID-19 hospitalizations in Arkansas Monday, the most ever in the state, and the sixth record-breaking number in seven days.
Active cases of COVID-19 on the UA campus continue to trend downward, while statewide numbers continue to fluctuate.
Total confirmed and probable cumulative cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas have passed 80,000, while reported active cases on the UA campus are at their lowest since Aug. 26.
Amid soaring numbers of daily new COVID-19 cases in Arkansas, a data project by Harvard and Brown University researchers identifies the state as having reached a “tipping point” in the pandemic.
Active cases on campus have dropped to 334, while the positivity rate for on-campus tests has reached 15%.
To ensure that all general election votes are counted amid the COVID-19 pandemic, postal service officials have advised Arkansans to request and return their absentee ballots as early as possible.
After more than 400 new cases were added to the UA COVID-19 dashboard Monday, active cases on campus now total 923, while the positivity rate for on-campus testing has topped 12%.
Washington County reported the most new cases in the state Wednesday afternoon as numbers at the UofA continue to rise.
As colleges and public schools across Arkansas reopen this week, active COVID-19 cases in the state are on a downward trajectory, but deaths from the virus are spiking.
Gov. Hutchinson announced the extension of the state’s health emergency by 60 days Friday as schools across the state prepare to reopen and for fall sports.
Amid rising case numbers and the impending reopening of Arkansas public schools, state government officials are focusing on absentee voting expansion and paid leave for teachers.
Active COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations fell in Arkansas Wednesday, while cumulative cases surpassed 35,000 and the governor faced questions about looming school reopenings.
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.