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The legislature brought the 2021 regular session to a close with a dramatic midnight meeting to approve a Sovereignty Act, which declares new federal laws invalid if they infringe on the right to bear arms.

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There has been extensive flooding throughout Scott County, and there will be more expected tonight and into tomorrow morning. Scott County Deputies, AGFC Wildlife Officers, Waldron PD Officers, Mansfield PD Officers, and Arkansas State Troopers have been out checking on flooded residences, c…

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LITTLE ROCK – COVID-19 has highlighted some of the shortcomings of our broadband connectivity, but the pandemic also has created opportunities for us to accelerate our expansion of internet service, which I’d like to talk about today.

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Beginning in-person school again in Arkansas is not easy. A lot has changed since March 2020. Everyone has a lot of questions.

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A large area of storms which blew up in Oklahoma and Texas in the late afternoon and early evening hours and could bring Polk and Scott Counties severe weather overnight.

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It wasn’t the worship service that he had envisioned. The censers weren’t burning with sweet smelling incense. The songs of Zion weren’t being sung. Angry men shouting threatening words and cries of unruly mobs filled the streets. It did not resemble the stories he had been told. It did not …

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These days, we could all use some good news coming out of Washington, D.C. I'm excited to report that on July 15, the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee passed the 2020 Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) on an overwhelmingly bipartisan basis. The bill now heads to the House floo…

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Arkansans who may have concerns about going to the polls this November while the health crisis continues can make plans now to ensure their vote counts.

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Michelle Leann Golkhajeh was found not guilty because of mental disease or defect in the Polk County Circuit Court on Monday, July 13, 2020 for the Dec. 2018 death of her four-year-old daughter.

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Scott County Library has just received a gift of 100 new children's books, ranging from pre-kindergarten through early readers. These books were a donation from the Brownstone Book Fund, a private foundation in New York City, interested in fostering early reading, a love of books, and encour…

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Our agency has received questions regarding enforcement of the Governor’s recent Executive Order, which requires the wearing of face coverings in many situations. Many people have questioned the constitutionality of such an order. Through laws like Arkansas Code 20-7-110 and the Arkansas Eme…

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During his daily COVID-19 news briefing today, Governor Asa Hutchinson announced he will sign an executive order for a statewide mask mandate. Hutchinson stated that the rising numbers of positive COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths indicate that Arkansans need to do more in stopping…

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LITTLE ROCK – This year, the Fourth of July will be quieter than any in our lifetime. That will be most obvious, perhaps, in small towns such as Piggott, where July 4th is the biggest event of the year.

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Beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday August 1, 2020, and ending at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday August 2, 2020, the State of Arkansas will hold its sales tax holiday allowing shoppers the opportunity to purchase certain School Supplies, School Art Supplies, School Instructional Materials, and clothin…

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LITTLE ROCK – We started reopening the economy in May, and today I’d like to talk about the encouraging numbers that we’re already seeing. More than 45,000 Arkansans are back at work. Our unemployment rate, which has remained below the national rate, dropped from 10.8 percent in April to 9.5…