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Newscast for Friday, Nov. 17, 2023

Here's the latest local and regional news from the Little Rock Public Radio Newsroom for Friday, Nov. 17, 2023.

On today's agenda:

-Environmental justice is the focus of an annual policy summit

-State health officials say flu cases are on the rise in Arkansas

-Advocates for Arkansas' Native American communities meet for an open house

-Lawmakers dedicate more federal funding for rural hospitals

-The tallest peak in Arkansas' Ozark Mountains has a new name

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.