The last week of October starts with another drop in active COVID-19 cases in Arkansas, a drop in unemployment numbers for the state, and an outright SEC title for Arkansas soccer.

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Springdale Public School District is among four districts in Arkansas participating in a COVID-19 rapid test pilot program this autumn to help reduce the need to quarantine due to exposure to the virus. State leaders are also monitoring Thaden School, a private grades 6 through 12 school in Bentonville, which no longer is required to institute quarantines due to having a high vaccination rate among faculty, staff and students. 

We begin the end of the week with a ruling in an ongoing case about a new casino in Pope County. Plus, there is a steady downward trned for COVID-19 cases in Arkansas and the Razorback soccer team has secured at least a share of the SEC title.

Today's show's opening includes a three-month low in COVID-19 hospitalizations in Arkansas, a new Wellness Center under construction in Stillwell, Oklahoma and a brick-and-mortar location for Moosejaw in Bentonville.

Our Wednesday edition begins with Governor Asa Hutchinson's tax cut plan, a slowing of COVID-19 cases in Arkansas, and a northwest Arkansas barista headed to the world championships in Milan.

At the top of our show, the UA Law School Dean will step down, fewer people in Arkansas are hospitalized because of COVID-19, and the Arkansas Razorback men's basketball team starts the season ranked.

As we begin the show we learn more about the latest Arkansas figures regarding COVID-19, a UALR study examines medical marijuana and other drug use, and Arkansas soccer's record winning streak now at 12 matches.

We begin today with the latest COVID-19 numbers, a study to learn about substance use on college campuses in Arkansas, and the campaign for Sarah Huckabee Sanders raises a record amount of cash.

The start of today's show includes Governor Asa Hutchinson explaining why he won't sign, or veto, legislation passed last week, Arkansas' Secretary of Health, Dr. Jose Romero says youth COVID-19 vaccines may be ready soon, and UAFS wants to help students who were enrolled in the now-closed Vista College.

The first part of today's show includes new numbers regarding COVID-19 in Arkansas and Oklahoma, an effort to challenge recently-passed new congressional districts in Arkansas, and an overwhelming support for a sales tax extension in Tontitown.