Asa Hutchinson

Yesterday, Governor Asa Hutchinson held his weekly coronavirus response briefing ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. The briefing follows more high numbers of new COVID-19 cases, deaths and record hospitalizations. Hutchinson said the increased volume of cases has been challenging for contact tracers and the average timeframe from collection of the specimen until it reaches the Arkansas Department of Health system is about 37 hours. Secretary of Health Dr. Jose Romero made a familiar plea urging Arkansans to shift away from many holiday norms for the sake of their communities.

Arkansas heads into the weekend with another day of more than 2,000 new cases of COVID-19. The Arkansas Department of Health is reporting 2,061 new confirmed and probable cases of the virus, along with 24 additional deaths. Hospitalizations also reached a new high of 935. At a briefing in Little Rock today, Dr. Cam Patterson, the chancellor of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and member of the governor's Winter COVID-19 Task Force, discussed new guidelines for healthcare workers who are exposed to or infected with the coronavirus. Arkansas Secretary of Health Dr.

Both Governor Asa Hutchinson and Arkansas Secretary of Health Dr. Jose Romero issued grim warnings at Tuesday's weekly coronavirus response briefing. Hutchinson addressed the White House COVID-19 Task Force report for the state and said if Arkansas continues at the pace established over the first few days of this week, there will be an additional 1,000 deaths from the virus before Christmas. Meanwhile, Romero warned the state is on the precipice of a significant and possibly uncontrollable rise in cases.

In his weekly briefing Tuesday, Governor Asa Hutchinson outlined a strategy for slowing the spread of COVID-19 in the state this winter following record-high daily new cases and hospitalizations throughout October. He called it a layered approach that includes familiar directives like social distancing and wearing masks. Hutchinson also pointed out COVID-19 is now the third leading cause of death in the state after cancer and heart attacks. More than 2,000 Arkansans have died from coronavirus complications since March. Arkansas Secretary of Health Dr.

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Governor Asa Hutchinson is in the middle of his second and last term as governor. According to a new poll from Talk Business and Politics and Hendrix College, he continues to get high approval numbers. Roby Brock with Talk Business and Politics and John Brummett, a political writer for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, discuss the findings.

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Roby Brock of Talk Business & Politics speaks with Gov. Asa Hutchinson, who was reelected to a second term this month, about his goals for next year's legislative session including proposed tax cuts, shrinking state government and highway funding. The two also discuss Arkansas WORKS, a program that has removed more than 12,000 Arkansans from Medicaid.

A bill passed by the Arkansas Legislature this winter, and signed into law by Governor Asa Hutchinson, would allow a privately-funded display of the Ten Commandments on the grounds of the Arkansas State Capitol. Frequent guest Clint Schnekloth, lead pastor of Good Shepard Lutheran Church in Fayetteville, discusses the history and importance of the commandments. He also says he's interested to see which version of the commandments is selected for display.

Arkansas Gains National Attentional, Again

Apr 27, 2015

Governor Asa Hutchinson appeared on the national television show Meet the Press yesterday. Plus, the Siloam Springs Farmer's Market opens tomorrow with new hours.