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These are featured stories of how the Upper Delta and Mid-South is combating the Coronavirus as well as resources to help those impacted by the pandemic.

Reporters find Arkansans land in jail and evicted even during COVID-19 pandemic

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Arkansas is the only state in the U-S where tenants can face criminal charges for not paying rent, and new reporting finds Arkansans are still being evicted, charged and even jailed, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

KUAR spoke with a team of journalists from ProPublica and the Arkansas Nonprofit News Network who investigated the state’s criminal eviction statute in a new article.

Speaking first in the interview above are ProPublica reporters Maya Miller and Ellis Simani, followed by Arkansas Nonprofit News Network editor Benji Hardy.

Their full article can be read here.