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Newscast for Friday, Dec. 22, 2023

Here's the latest local and regional news from the Little Rock Public Radio Newsroom for Friday, Dec. 22, 2023.

-A new proposal would hold private and religious schools receiving public money to the same standards as public schools

-Arkansas Attorney General Tim Griffin calls on a judge to reverse an order in an ongoing lawsuit against the state Corrections Board

-A Little Rock Baptist pastor steps down from a Missouri seminary over criticism of his handling of sexual assault allegations against a former employee

-The Saline County Library names a new director

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.