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News and Culture Stories about Northwest Arkansas, the Arkansas River Valley and more from Ozarks at Large

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News and Culture Stories about Northwest Arkansas, the Arkansas River Valley and more from Ozarks at Large

    Governor Delivers Coronavirus Response Briefing From De Queen

    Governor Delivers Coronavirus Response Briefing From De Queen

    Governor Asa Hutchinson delivered Friday's coronavirus response briefing from De Queen where he announced the state had recorded another 751 new COVID-19 cases. Hospitalizations increased by another eight, bringing the total to 402. Hot Springs County recorded the most new cases with 145 and Pulaski had 100. Benton and Washington Counties recorded 54 and 51 new cases, respectively. Sebastian County had an additional 42. The governor also discussed commercial lab test wait times. He said in July

    • 2 min
    Cultivation Center Creates More Jobs in the River Valley

    Cultivation Center Creates More Jobs in the River Valley

    Michael Tilley, with our partner Talk Business and Politics , discusses how River Valley Relief, Covia and Gerber are creating new jobs amid the pandemic. He also previews a special meeting of the Fort Smith Board of Directors who will discuss a face mask ordinance Saturday morning.

    • 10 min
    U.S. Attorney General Praises Arkansas Law Enforcement During Little Rock Visit

    U.S. Attorney General Praises Arkansas Law Enforcement During Little Rock Visit

    At a time when police practices are under scrutiny nationwide, U.S. Attorney General William Barr praised Arkansas law enforcement during his Thursday visit to Little Rock. Barr, U.S. Senator Tom Cotton and U.S. Representative French Hill held a roundtable discussion with state law enforcement before taking questions from the media. To watch the full media availability, click here .

    • 2 min
    Start of Arkansas School Year Delayed

    Start of Arkansas School Year Delayed

    Gov. Asa Hutchinson has announced the 2020-2021 school year start date will be pushed back from Aug. 13 to the week of Aug. 24, but no later than Aug. 26. He also announced a three-tiered response system for when a student or teacher tests positive for COVID-19.

    • 5 min
    Largest School District in Arkansas Prepares for Reopening

    Largest School District in Arkansas Prepares for Reopening

    With about 22,500 students in kindergarten through 12th grade, the Springdale School District is the largest in the state. The district also has many students of Latino and Marshallese descent, which are two communities that have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. We discuss the district's reopening plans come fall with Superintendent Jared Cleveland, who started his new position on July 1.

    • 11 min
    Artists Continue Adapting Amid Pandemic

    Artists Continue Adapting Amid Pandemic

    Becca Martin Brown from the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette says Arkansas Public Theatre actors creating a cooking series on Youtube is just one example of how artists are continuing to be creative while stages are dark. If you’re looking to get out this weekend, Becca recommends the Sprayetteville Street Art Festival or a pair of exhibitions at the Fort Smith Regional Art Museum .

    • 7 min

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