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KUAR newscast for Thursday, May 18, 2023

Here's the latest local and regional news from the KUAR Newsroom for Thursday, May 18, 2023.

On today's agenda:

-House Speaker Matthew Shepherd talks about his decision not to run for another term leading the chamber

-A nonprofit releases its annual list of “Most Endangered Places” in Arkansas

-Prosecutors call for a Northwest Arkansas man to serve seven years in prison for his role in the January 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol

-The University of Arkansas System enters into an agreement with a solar energy company

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.