Arkansas governor says no stay-at-home orders for cities

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Fort Smith, Arkansas September 24, 2019 - The U.S. Marshals Museum in Fort smith Arkansas choose the 130th Anniversary of the U.S. Marshals to dedicate it’s brand new Hall of Honor and the museum building itself. This is the first part of the museum to be finished so far, the museum is still under construction and hopes to open to the public by the end of next year. Speakers at todays dedication included Doug Babb, Sam T. Sicard, Robert A. Young III, Ltd. Governor Tim Griffin, Governor Asa Hutchinson and U.S. Marshals Director Donald Washington. Photo by: Shane T. McCoy / US Marshals

By ANDREW DeMILLO

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas’ governor, who has resisted issuing a stay-at-home order for his state to combat the coronavirus, has opposed even allowing such restrictions at the local level. Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Tuesday that those restrictions need to be handled on a statewide basis. Arkansas is one of a handful of states that hasn’t issued a stay-at-home order. Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott says he would like to issue such an order for his city. Health officials say the number of cases in Arkansas has risen to at least 997. The state has reported two more deaths, bringing its total to 18.

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