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It will likely take donations to help the Twin Cities recover from damage by looters; and state and local governments look for relief in next stimulus bill.

2020Talks - June 5, 2020 


Democrats and Republicans have had drastically different responses to President Trump's militarized response to protests in the nation's capital. And, new electoral maps will be drawn next year, some by legislatures and others by outside entities.

Public News Service - AR: Health

Regular exercise is important for flexibility as a person ages. (AARP Arkansas)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Staying safe at home doesn't have to mean staying still. And health experts say movement is especially important for older adults. Sitting for long periods of time has been repeatedly linked to increased risk of obesity, diabetes, cancer and early death. As the owner of the Fl

Early studies from researchers at Harvard University found a small increase in long-term exposure to air pollution can lead to a large increase in the COVID-19 death rate. (Adobe Stock)<br />

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Environmental Protection Agency says it plans to leave current limits on air pollution unchanged, but critics say the particle pollution standards aren't strict enough and put human health at risk. John Bachmann is a former associate director for science policy at the EPA'

A growing body of racial and ethnic data reveal COVID-19's severe impact on low-income and minority communities. (Adobe Stock)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- COVID-19 is disproportionately affecting black and brown communities. Looking at states that have released coronavirus data by race, researchers at Johns Hopkins University found even with limited numbers, Black Americans accounted for 34% of total COVID-19 deaths - despite only

Tight working conditions on production lines in meat and poultry processing facilities make it impossible for workers to adhere to 6-foot distancing. (Adobe Stock)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- COVID-19 is spreading like wildfire among poultry workers, and President Donald Trump has issued an executive order giving Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue greater authority to handle the response to the global pandemic. Arkansas is home to several large chicken suppliers em

Arkansas is one of a few states that have not implemented a stay-at-home order to curb the spread of COVID-19. (Adobe Stock)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Gov. Asa Hutchinson has announced a new Economic Recovery Task Force to help Arkansas communities bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic, and says some statewide COVID-19 restrictions potentially could be lifted by early May. Across the country, states are grappling with how t

The antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine is being touted as a possible treatment for COVID-19, but evidence supporting its use in patients remains murky. (Adobe Stock)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Some experts warn chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, recently authorized by the Food and Drug Administration to treat COVID-19, can trigger serious psychiatric effects. Dr. Remington Nevin, a physician, epidemiologist and faculty associate in the Department of Mental Health a

Coronavirus testing and treatment in Norway is free and widely available. (Adobe Stock)

By George Lakey for Yes! Media Broadcast version by Nadia Ramlagan for Public News Service/Arkansas News Service Reporting for the YES! Magazine Media-Public News Service Collaboration LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Norwegians locked themselves down on March 12 to deal with a spike in positive tests for the

Research has shown that for every uncounted Arkansan, the state will lose around $3,000 each year for the next 10 years. (Adobe Stock)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The U.S. Census Bureau is temporarily suspending field operations to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. Federal law requires census data be presented to the president by the end of the year, and the national survey would typically end by mid-summer. But in the face of a g

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