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Arkansas Governor Hutchinson Appoints Colonel Robert Ator
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Arkansas Governor Hutchinson Appoints Colonel Robert Ator

Governor Hutchinson Appoints Colonel Robert Ator to Coordinate Arkansas’s Vaccine Distribution Program LITTLE ROCK, AR (STL.News) Governor Asa Hutchinson has appointed a member of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission to implement and coordinate the COVID-19 vaccine distribution program in Arkansas. As program manager for the state’s COVID-19 Vaccine Deployment, Colonel Robert Ator will serve as project manager for the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine.  He will manage the logistics related to vaccine distribution and serve as liaison to other state agencies to assist with sharing information and data collection. Colonel Ator, a retired Air Force Wing Commander, serves as the director of Military Affairs in the Arkansas Department of Commerce.  His military logistics and s...
Arkansas Governor Hutchinson: Going Above & Beyond for Foster Children
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Arkansas Governor Hutchinson: Going Above & Beyond for Foster Children

Governor Hutchinson’s Weekly Address | Going Above and Beyond for Foster Children LITTLE ROCK, AR (STL.News) November is National Adoption Month in Arkansas, and November 21st is National Adoption Day.  Today I’d like to share the story of an amazing employee of the Division of Children and Family Services, which is a part of our state Department of Human Services, or DHS.  This employee is typical of the hundreds of DHS employees who care for our most vulnerable children all over Arkansas. But first, let me start with some good news on our state foster-care and adoption programs.  During the last fiscal year, Children and Family Services finalized 872 adoptions, and thirty-six percent of those children went to live with relatives.  Of the over 4,300 children in foster care, fifty-five pe...
Kansas DOC News: Confirmed COVID-19 Case at Hutchinson Correctional Facility
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Kansas DOC News: Confirmed COVID-19 Case at Hutchinson Correctional Facility

Topeka, KS (STL.News) Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) Secretary Jeff Zmuda announced Friday that one staff member at Hutchinson Correctional Facility (HCF) tested positive for COVID-19.  This is the seventh KDOC facility with a confirmed case, with the first cases reported at Lansing Correctional Facility (LCF), Wichita Work Release Facility, Topeka Correctional Facility, Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex, El Dorado Correctional Facility and Ellsworth Correctional Facility. The staff member at HCF is a male over the age of 20.  In order to protect the identity of the person, no other information will be released.  Mandatory mask protocol for staff was implemented at HCF on July 3 and on July 6 for residents. The KDOC has been in consultation with officials from the Kansas Depa...