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Daily Newscast for Tuesday, July 9, 2024

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

- Governor Sanders has appointed longtime friend and former campaign manager Chris Caldwell to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

- Hurricane Beryl swept through the state overnight Monday, spurring a few isolated tornadoes and leaving behind 4 inches of rain in some areas

- An initiative to remove taxes on products such as diapers and menstrual products is aiming to be on the 2026 ballot after falling short of the signature goal for November's ballot

- The city of Fayetteville could soon allow alcohol to be sold on Sunday after a petition campaign met its signature goal for November's ballot

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.