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KUAR newscast for Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Here's the latest local and regional news from the KUAR Newsroom for Wednesday, May 17, 2023.

On today's agenda:

-Arkansas’ governor visits American Red Cross personnel continuing the cleanup from last March’s tornado

-Little Rock City Directors consider dedicating more federal funding for disaster relief

-The state’s budget director steps down

-A group seeking to overturn the Arkansas LEARNS Act tries for a third time to get a ballot title approved by the attorney general

-A new $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation goes toward boosting health outcomes, access to fresh food in the state’s Delta region

Listen to live newscasts from KUAR News each weekday during NPR's Morning Edition from 6 to 9 a.m. on KUAR 89.1 and online at

Daniel Breen is a Little Rock-based reporter, anchor and producer for KUAR.