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Arkansas may close some state parks over virus concerns


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas may temporarily close some of its most popular parks over concerns that large numbers of out-of-state visitors are crowding them during the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Tuesday.

Hutchinson said he is looking at steps to curtail non-resident recreational visitors and has asked state parks officials for recommendations.

Hutchinson cited complaints that have come from local officials and businesses in the Buffalo National River area who said many of the license plates they have seen came from out of state. Social media posts in recent days...

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