LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas is proposing setting aside $20 million in paid leave for teachers who have to miss work because of the coronavirus. Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Friday detailed the plan to use federal coronavirus relief funds to provide up to two weeks of paid leave for teachers and staff who quarantine because of COVID-19. The proposal goes before a state panel next week. Hutchinson detailed the proposal as Arkansas reported its third-biggest increase in virus cases since the pandemic began. The Health Department reported 1,011 new confirmed cases of the virus and six additional deaths.
PLANO, Texas (AP) — Voting is underway in Texas as the state tries to contain surging numbers of coronavirus cases. Early voting for primary runoffs began Monday as the state reported nearly 6,000 hospitalized COVID-19 […]
By NOAH TRISTER, the Associated Press As baseball scrambles to start an abbreviated season, the prevailing mood is one of nervous excitement. Major League Baseball set a 60-game schedule Tuesday night, and now the sport […]
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The number of active coronavirus cases on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville is now approaching 1,000. The school on Monday reported 439 new cases during the weekend, bringing […]