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Newscast for Monday, Sept. 18, 2023

Here's the latest local and regional news from the Little Rock Public Radio Newsroom for Monday, Sept. 18, 2023.

On today's agenda:

-Lawmakers, activists react to a new Arkansas law restricting the Freedom of Information Act

-A former lawmaker says he's forming a group to propose a constitutional amendment enshrining protections for the Freedom of Information Act

-State education officials vote to return the Pine Bluff School District to local control

-School officials dispute the state's claim they've violated an executive order prohibiting "indoctrination"

Listen to live newscasts from Little Rock Public Radio each weekday during NPR's Morning Edition from 6 to 9 a.m., during All Things Considered from 4 to 6 p.m., and online at littlerockpublicradio.org.

Daniel Breen is News Director of Little Rock Public Radio.