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President Trump berates governors as 'weak' amid growing racial unrest; an interfaith group sees a link between protests and climate change.

2020Talks - June 2, 2020 


Eight states plus Washington DC have primaries today, even as cities determine how to move forward in the wake of massive protests nationwide; President Trump says he'll deploy active US troops to quell them.

Public News Service - AR: Health

The U.S. Supreme Court is considering whether a Louisiana law requiring doctors to have admitting privileges at a local hospital violates the Constitution. (Adobe Stock)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- After hearing oral arguments last week, the U.S. Supreme Court is now considering whether a Louisiana law requiring doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a local hospital can stand. President of NARAL Pro-Choice America Ilyse Houge said the court's curr

So far, 80 cases of coronavirus in 13 states have been reported in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Adobe Stock)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The state says it's monitoring 61 travelers who recently returned home to Arkansas for possible COVID-19 infection. So far, three individuals have tested negative for the novel coronavirus, and no cases have been identified. But Dr. Jennifer Dillaha, medical director for im

Arkansas ranks fourth in the country for the number of abortion restrictions it has passed since 1973, according to a new report by the Guttmacher Institute. (Adobe Stock)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Arkansas has passed 57 abortion restrictions since 1973, more than any other state in the U.S. except for Louisiana, Indiana and Oklahoma, according to a new Guttmacher Institute report. Guttmacher's senior state issues manager Elizabeth Nash says most abortion restrictions were

According to the state Board of Nursing, more than 40,000 registered nurses are working in Arkansas. (Adobe Stock)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- An aging Baby Boomer population is leaving many nurses in the state saddled with overwhelming caseloads. Arkansas has around 12 registered nurses for every 1,000 residents, according to data from the Arkansas Center for Nursing. President of the Arkansas Nurses Association Ste

According to federal data, there are now more women in the U.S. workforce than men, with women occupying 50.04% of positions. (Adobe Stock)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- A bill in Congress that would ensure pregnant women aren't fired from their jobs for requesting reasonable accommodations in the workplace has received bipartisan approval by the House Education and Labor Committee, and should soon move to the House floor for a vote. The Pregn

Supreme Court, court of appeals and district court judges are nominated by the president and confirmed by the U.S.  Senate. (Adobe Stock)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Over the past few years, the U.S. Senate has confirmed 185 of President Donald Trump's judicial nominees, the majority of whom have a conservative track record. Along with two Supreme Court justices, senators have confirmed 50 circuit court and 133 district court judges. Acc

Arkansas health officials say residents in rural counties don't always have access to healthy food choices, often having to shop in gas stations or convenience stores for their groceries. (Diaz/AdobeStock)<br /><br />

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Recent studies have found that where you live can have an effect on how long you live, and life expectancy in Arkansas is among the lowest in the country. One study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found the average life expectancy in America - which had

Pediatrician Dr. Crystal Little examines an inquisitive patient at one of Mainline Health Systems' 17 centers in southeast Arkansas. (MainlineHealth)<br /><br />

DERMOTT, Ark. – This is National Rural Health Day, and rural health centers in Arkansas and across the country are requesting that Congress stabilize the funding for their programs. Rural health providers say lawmakers have funded rural centers on a month-to-month basis through a continuing

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