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NOW: The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission is meeting right now - Commissioner Travis Story is currently addressing the commission regarding bias that was alleged at last week's legislative meeting. He said he does not represent one of the applicants. #arnews #arpx @KATVNews Image
Story: "Last time I did any billing was in 2016 before the amendment passed and the commission was created." "I don't believe the affidavit of bias is even applicable." #arnews #arpx @KATVNews
Chairwoman Dr. Ronda Henry-Tillman: I did not get the invitation to last week's meeting, on time, but I did watch and was concerned about some of the issues discussed. #arnews #arpx
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1/x As I skim the #COVID19 #coronavirus headlines tonight I realize that here in the United States this story is primarily playing out in a venue that is very near to my heart: the Emergency Departments (EDs) of our nation. #arpx #ARnews
2/x While all of health care will be affected by this pandemic, it goes without saying that the EDs of our country will be the primary recipients of the majority of these #coronavirus patients, especially those who are the most ill. #arpx #ARnews
3/x And so, because this is the backdrop of this unbelievable #coronavirus story, it would behoove us all to consider the ED, and consider what goes on there, because you truly cannot understand the #COVID19 story in the United States without at least a cursory ... #arpx #ARnews
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1/x There are 230 #COVID19 #coronavirus cases now in Arkansas. I’ve been having conversations with many health care providers around the state, and one in particular stands out. This colleague is an Emergency Medicine physician who works outside of central Arkansas ... #arpx
2/x and at the beginning of the week we had a conversation about when we thought the wave of #COVID19 patients would hit. Days later he sent me a follow up text and said, “I’m feeling the water at my toes.” This colleague is now reporting a few #coronavirus patients ... #arpx
3/x beginning to trickle in to his Emergency Department. This concerns me, and seems eerily reminiscent of how Emergency Physicians such as @Craig_A_Spencer described the situation in New York a few weeks ago. A trickle, then a steady stream, then a torrent of #COVID19 ... #arpx
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1/x I want to mention something to the people of Arkansas that I believe will be encouraging to them. Many of you have watched @AsaHutchinson ‘s press conferences and seen presentations by Dr. Nate Smith, the state’s Secretary of Health at @ADHPIO . However, for many ... #arpx
2/x of you, this may be the first time you’ve seen Nate. If so, it is easy to miss what an amazing asset he is for our state. Nate is an MD but he also has a Masters degree in Public Health. He is a specialist in Infectious Disease and served on the mission field... #arpx
3/x in Africa for many years performing research and patient care to marginalized populations with HIV. In addition to his very busy job— even before #COVID19 — Nate regularly donated time at free clinics in Little Rock and serves as a lay pastor of a local church. He ... #arpx
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1/x I wanted to send out a quick message tonight because I know families are very concerned about #Covid_19 and the risks of #coronavirus . Here’s the straight scoop: It is concerning. We know the virus is highly transmissible and in a small percentage of patients... #arpx
2/x can be quite severe. Children can catch the disease and transmit it but don’t seem to get severely ill. However, those with chronic illnesses or in older age groups have had significant severity. This is concerning, as is the rate of infection of healthcare workers. #arpx
3/x No one knows how this will exactly play out in Arkansas, but it is best for us to be prepared, which is why we’re recommending the social distancing measures that were announced today. Remember, even if there are not huge numbers of severe cases, a 10-20% bump #arpx
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Today’s the day.

The Arkansas House will convene today at noon to decided whether or not to expel state Rep. Mickey Gates, R- Hot Springs, who pleaded no contest in June to a charge of failing to pay his taxes. #arleg #arpx
It’ll take 67 votes to remove Gates. 59 lawmakers have told @ArkansasOnline they plan on voting in favor of removal.

More on that here: arkansasonline.com/news/2019/oct/…
For context: the last member of the House to be expelled was former Speaker John Wilson, who infamously killed a member on the floor in 1837, after a debate over wolf-scalp legislation (you read that correctly, and the full story is even more insane).

encyclopediaofarkansas.net/entries/wilson…
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If you, like me, cannot point to a single thing @RepFrenchHill has done for the benefit of his constituents in #AR2 then you owe it to yourself and everyone else in the seven county area to vote for @clarketucker this November. #arpx #Vote #Midterms2018
.@RepFrenchHill has voted to end coverage for pre-existing conditions. He doesn't care whether or not you can afford to see a doctor, or even if your health insurance will cover a visit. He does not care about #Arkansans #AR2 #ByeFrench #VoteThemOut #arpx
.@RepFrenchHill supports @realDonaldTrump #ConcentrationCamps for migrant children, infants, and toddlers. He refuses to speak up about these egregious #HumanRights violations. #Arkansas deserves a better, more humane representative in #AR2 - @clarketucker is that person! #Vote
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