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Red River Radio Local Newscast 8:04 AM 07.22.22 with Chuck Smith

- A state district judge in Baton Rouge on Thursday granted a preliminary injunction that says officials still can't enforce an anti-abortion “trigger” law while a lawsuit against the legislation plays out.
- There is some respite to the heat available at one of the many local branches of the Shreve Memorial Library.
- Arkansas lawmakers took back the authority they gave for the state to distribute about $460 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds to schools.

Chuck Smith brings more than 30 years' broadcast and media experience to Red River Radio. He began his career as a radio news reporter and transitioned to television journalism and newsmagazine production. Chuck studied mass communications at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia and motion picture / television production at the University of California at Los Angeles. He has also taught writing for television at York Technical College in Rock Hill, South Carolina and video / film production at Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport.