LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A group of Republican lawmakers in Arkansas has filed a lawsuit challenging the state’s mask mandate and other coronavirus restrictions. The lawsuit was filed Thursday as Arkansas reported one of its highest one-day increases in virus cases and deaths. The 18 lawmakers asked a judge to rule that the state’s directives issued since the pandemic began are invalid, arguing they require legislative approval. The Health Department reported 969 new confirmed cases of the virus and 20 more deaths. The department said 211 of the new cases came from Washington County, where the University of Arkansas is located.
By JIM VERTUNO AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says the state is facing a “massive outbreak” in the coronavirus pandemic. He says some new local restrictions may be needed to protect hospital […]
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers have given initial approval to the state’s budget as the end of the session nears in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. The House and Senate on Wednesday […]
By ANNE M. PETERSON, the Associated Press The MLS is Back tournament match between FC Dallas and the Vancouver Whitecaps has been postponed after numerous positive tests for the coronavirus. The game was originally set […]