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Newscast for Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024

Here's the latest local and regional news from the Little Rock Public Radio Newsroom for Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024.

Today's headlines:

-A deadline for a new literacy program under the Arkansas LEARNS Act passes

-A group seeking to loosen restrictions on medical marijuana re-submits their proposal

-Black History comes to the stage at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre

-A jury fails to reach a verdict in the capital murder trial of a Pine Bluff woman

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.