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KASU News: Arkansas Farmers Navigate Uncertainty with Dicamba Ruling

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Today's headlines from KASU News include a report on the impact of an Arizona federal court decision on Arkansas farmers using dicamba, a controversial herbicide, and its pending unavailability for the 2025 growing season due to environmental and health concerns.

Arkansas Attorney General Tim Griffin has announced that the state's lawsuit against TikTok's parent company, ByteDance, for violating the Arkansas Deceptive Trade Practices Act, will proceed. Additionally, a federal judge has rejected a motion to stay in a lawsuit challenging Arkansas' ban on indoctrination in classrooms, specifically concerning the indoctrination ban in the LEARNS Act.

In other news, southeast Kansas is set to open a new abortion clinic following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, marking a significant development in regional access to reproductive health services. Missouri lawmakers have passed a vital hospital tax program affecting the state's Medicaid budget after months of negotiation.

A vehicle crash in Lawrence County, Arkansas, results in a fatality. Walnut Ridge Airport unveils an electric aircraft charging station, advancing Arkansas' commitment to technology and sustainability. Finally, a celebration is underway for the 25th anniversary of Ernest Hemingway's novel 'The Garden of Eden' and the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum, along with Major League Baseball updates featuring a game between the Los Angeles Angels and the St. Louis Cardinals.

00:30 The Dicamba Dilemma: Arkansas Farmers and Future Uncertainties

02:18 Arkansas Takes Legal Action Against TikTok

02:59 Legal Battle Over Arkansas LEARNS Act

03:57 Expanding Reproductive Health Services in Kansas

05:08 Missouri's Medicaid Budget Boosted by Hospital Tax Program

05:53 Tragic Incident: Fatal Vehicle Crash in Arkansas

06:10 Arkansas Embraces Electric Aviation

07:03 Celebrating Hemingway: A Special Retreat at the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum

07:39 Major League Baseball Highlights: Angels vs. Cardinals

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A Northeast Arkansas native from Wynne, I’ve been involved with radio for about 15 years. I got my Bachelor of Arts degree from Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, where I also served as an award-winning News Director for 2 years at KSWH-LP.