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Daily Newscast for Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024

Here's the latest local and regional news from the Little Rock Public Radio Newsroom for Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024.

- Two Democratic candidates are vying to replace a longtime state lawmaker from Pine Bluff

- AG Tim Griffin has rejected a proposed ballot initiative aiming to repeal many taxes on tobacco products

- The West Memphis School District and Board must pay legal fees and a fine for violating FOIA

- Five Companies have submitted proposals to manage LEARNS Act voucher funding in Arkansas

- The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center Previews is 15th annual Juneteenth celebration

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.

Nathan Treece is a reporter and local host of NPR's Morning Edition for Little Rock Public Radio.