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Governor Asa Hutchinson joined the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce and the Tahlequah Regional Development Authority to announce a new two-state partnership. The Heartland Advanced Medical Manufacturing Regional Cluster, or HAMMRC, will bring high paying jobs to small towns along the Highway 62 corridor in the medical equpment field.

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Hospitals in Arkansas keeps topping their record high numbers of COVID-19 patients and Governor Asa Hutchinson says this is stressing infrastructure and personnel in his most recent press briefing

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The largrest single-day jump in COVID-19 hospitalizations in Arkansas demonstrates the pandemic isn't over. Governor Asa Hutchinson and state officials continue to seek ways to convince more Arkansans to get vaccinated. You can see Governor Hutchinson's full press event on YouTube.

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The daily reports of new COVID-19 cases indicate unvaccinated Arkansans are at risk of contracting the Delta variant. Hospitals are experiencing rising patient loads and there is a concern about a third surge in Arkansas. See Govenor Asa Hutchinson's full press conference on YouTube.

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Arkansas' latest plan for expanded Medicaid is being readied for submission to the White House. Governor Asa Hutchinson says he hopes for federal approval by November or December.

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Demand for vaccinations in Arkansas is slowing, even though the state is not close to the eventual goal for immunizations. Governor Asa Hutchinson and Dr. Jose Romero are again explaining the need for more people to get shots.

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This week's Northwest Arkansas Business Journal Report includes part of a conversation between Governor Asa Hutchinson and Roby Brock about the governor's plans to support Republican candidates across the country in the 2022 election cycle.

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Governor Asa Hutchinson spent most of Tuesday's weekly COVID-19 press briefing encouraging Arkansans to get vaccinated. Dr. Jose Romero discussed how more vaccinations in Arkansas can protect against virus variants getting a stronger foothold in the state.

At his weekly coronavirus response briefing, Gov. Asa Hutchinson made a familiar appeal to Arkansans: get vaccinated against COVID-19. His plea came just hours after the federal government recommended a pause on using Johnson & Johnson's Janssen vaccine following reports of six instances of rare and severe blood clots in women between the ages of 18 and 48.

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There were 17 patients in COVID-19 wards across Washington and Benton Counties on Tuesday, which is a significant drop from the early January average of 128 COVID-19 patients per days. Hospitalizations have also fallen across the state, but at his weekly coronavirus response briefing, Gov. Asa Hutchinson urged Arkansans not to become complacent about taking precautions against the virus. The governor said he's most concerned about the increase numbers of COVID-19 variants that are being detected in more than a dozen states and several countries in Europe. Dr.