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Daily Newscast for Monday, April 1, 2024

Here's the latest local and regional news from the Little Rock Public Radio Newsroom for Friday, March 29, 2024.

- A new test will soon be replacing the ACT for many public school students in Arkansas

- U.S. Senator John Boozman says around $100 million has been secured for nursing departments in multiple medical schools

- Arkansas is expected to receive around $1 billion to update the state's broadband infrastructure

- Hospitals are preparing for the April 8 eclipse

- Arkansas officials are working on outreach events and meetings to fill gaps in maternal health in the state

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.