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Newscast for Monday, Oct. 9, 2023

Here's the latest local and regional news from the Little Rock Public Radio Newsroom for Monday, Oct. 9, 2023.

On today's agenda:

-A federal appeals court will hear Arkansas' appeal of a ruling striking down the state's ban on gender-affirming care for transgender minors

-A new report sheds light on some of the first students utilizing Arkansas' new school voucher program

-A central Arkansas ammunition factory plans to add more than 600 new jobs

-State officials give an update on efforts to improve the foster care system

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.