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Bill Bowden

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Cotton, Pryor spar on taxes, Medicare

posted: 04/16/2014 4:24 a.m. Discuss

The two candidates running for U.S. Senate in Arkansas traveled to the northwest corner of the state on Tuesday and talked about taxes and Medicare.

Power-line rulings delayed by state service commission

posted: 04/13/2014 4:29 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Public Service Commission will have until June to consider petitions in a case regarding a proposed 56-mile electricity transmission line through Benton and Carroll counties.

Harrison voters reject 1% sales, use tax again

posted: 04/13/2014 4:28 a.m. Discuss

Harrison voters rejected a 1 percent sales and use tax Tuesday that would have helped fund its fire and police agencies.

Youths put in lockups too often, report finds

posted: 04/09/2014 4:31 a.m. Discuss

Too many nonviolent Arkansas youths are being detained in juvenile detention centers, according to a report released Tuesday.

Hate’s end began with smile, writer tells youth session

posted: 04/03/2014 4:55 a.m. Comment 1

It was an elderly, black woman behind the counter at McDonald’s who so upset Arno Michaelis one day in the late 1980s.

300 honor King, hold funeral for racial hatred in Harrison

posted: 04/02/2014 4:57 a.m. Discuss

About 300 people marched through downtown Harrison on Tuesday night in a symbolic funeral procession to bury racial bias and hatred.

Man’s trip to Cuba bid to save the old

posted: 03/31/2014 3:35 a.m. Discuss

GENTRY — It’s the humidity in Cuba that worries Rick Parker.

Harrison to stage funeral for ‘racism, hatred,’ planner says

posted: 03/28/2014 2:32 a.m. Discuss

On Tuesday night, a coffin will be buried in downtown Harrison, symbolizing a century of racial stigma put to rest.

Harrison sign’s defacer fined

posted: 03/27/2014 4:42 a.m. Discuss

A 47-year-old Fayetteville man was found guilty Wednesday of misdemeanor criminal mischief in the vandalism of a Harrison billboard last fall.

In Eureka Springs, 22 flags on poles now just 1 on hill

posted: 03/26/2014 4:45 a.m. Discuss

American flags won’t be flying on utility poles in downtown Eureka Springs.

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