Republican governor balks at Covid-19 mandates as state’s cases soar

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    Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he doesn’t plan to impose a mask mandate nor a vaccine mandate in Arkansas at this time, despite the state’s rising Covid-19 cases that health experts have compared to a “raging forest fire.”

    Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he doesn’t plan to impose a mask mandate nor a vaccine mandate in Arkansas at this time, despite the state’s rising Covid-19 cases that health experts have compared to a “raging forest fire.”