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KUAR newscast for Friday, June 9, 2023

Here's the latest local and regional news from the KUAR Newsroom for Friday, June 9, 2023.

On today's agenda:

-Just under 69,000 Arkansans lost Medicaid coverage in May

-Nearly all schools in the Arkansas State University system request tuition increases

-A top official with the Arkansas Department of Human Services takes a job overseeing the state's teacher retirement system

-The Interstate 55 bridge to Memphis will close for construction over the weekend

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 kuar.org.

Daniel Breen is News Director of Little Rock Public Radio.