Governor proposes money for more prison beds

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson called Thursday for tapping into the state’s surplus to pay for adding nearly 500 beds to the state prison system.Hutchinson said $60 million to $100 million would be needed for the 498-bed expansion of the... Read More.

Governor: No ICU beds for COVID patients

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas does not have any intensive care unit beds available for COVID-19 patients as the state’s coronavirus cases continue to surge, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Tuesday.Hutchinson said Tuesday marked the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began that no... Read More.