Government & Politics


Asa Hutchinson: Nearly 300 Companies Seek Quick Action Loans
Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Keesa Smith, deputy director for for Children, Youth and Families at the state Department of Human Services, speak a press briefing about the state's response to COVID-19.

Asa Hutchinson: Nearly 300 Companies Seek Quick Action Loans

by Sarah Campbell-Miller – 4 days ago

Gov. Asa Hutchinson expects $3 million in state loans related to the COVID-19 outbreak to be distributed to Arkansas businesses early next week.

Fed Projects Decade's Fastest-Growing Occupations

Fed Projects Decade's Fastest-Growing Occupations
6 days ago

Employment in the United States is forecast to grow by 8.4 million jobs to 169.4 million jobs during the decade of 2018-28, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Or it was; the report was released months before the coronavirus pandemic caused widespread job losses.

Preston: Arkansas Ready to Serve Employers, Workers This article is available only in print.

Preston: Arkansas Ready to Serve Employers, Workers
6 days ago

Arkansas Commerce Secretary Mike Preston says the COVID-19 pandemic is an “unprecedented” challenge to the state's economy, but the state is in a good position to cushion the blow to businesses and employees.


State Gets PPE, Hand Sanitizer from L'Oreal

State Gets PPE, Hand Sanitizer from L'Oreal

Health Care

The state got its first shipment of hospital personal protective equipment that was not from the national stockpile, and it could get 30 days worth of PPE as soon as next week, UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson says. read more >

Arkansas Businesses Should Prepare Now to Apply for Federal Aid

Arkansas Businesses Should Prepare Now to Apply for Federal Aid

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Businesses can begin preparing now to apply for assistance under the federal rescue package signed last week by President Trump, but it will be about two weeks before they can turn in their paperwork. read more >

Trump Signs $2.2T Stimulus After Swift Congressional Votes

Trump Signs $2.2T Stimulus After Swift Congressional Votes

Health Care

President Donald Trump signed an unprecedented $2.2 trillion economic rescue package into law Friday, after swift and near-unanimous action by Congress this week to support businesses, rush resources to overburdened health care providers and help struggling families during the deepening coronavirus epidemic. read more >