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Newscast for Friday, Feb. 9, 2024

Here's the latest local and regional news from the Little Rock Public Radio Newsroom for Friday, Feb. 9, 2024.

Today's headlines:

-Gov. Sarah Sanders appoints a new corrections secretary

-An investigation into the governor's purchase of a $19,000 lectern will conclude in March

-Arkansas' attorney general rejects an effort to boost accountability for private and religious schools

-Little Rock School District officials discuss snow days

-Students at a Little Rock elementary school can now deposit money into a "mock bank"

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.