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Bill Bowden

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Carcasses send signal to vultures: Leave dam

posted: 07/03/2015 3:51 a.m. Discuss

The number of vultures roosting on and near Bull Shoals Dam has dropped from about 300 to 40 since June 22, when three vultures were shot and their corpses hung on structures there, a spokesman for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Thursday.

City finds licenses now legal, no rush

posted: 06/28/2015 4:23 a.m. Comment 1

There were four people in line Saturday when the Carroll County Courthouse opened at 9 a.m. to issue marriage licenses for four hours.

Again, gays get state licenses

posted: 06/27/2015 4:11 a.m. Discuss

County clerks across Arkansas began issuing marriage licenses to gay couples Friday after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that states can't prohibit same-sex marriage.

Gays Ecstatic; Governor Says State Will Obey Court Ruling

posted: 06/27/2015 1:03 a.m. Discuss

Gay and lesbian Arkansans rejoiced Friday after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled states can't prohibit same-sex marriage and Gov. Asa Hutchinson said the state will obey the ruling.

Vulture killings a last resort

posted: 06/23/2015 3:44 a.m. Discuss

Three vultures were shot Monday and hung on structures at Bull Shoals Dam in an effort to shoo away hundreds of vultures that have started staying there year round.

Sheriff opts for less formal duds

posted: 06/22/2015 5:18 a.m. Comments 2

The Logan County sheriff's office is ditching its uniforms. Instead, most of the time, deputies will be wearing dark jeans or khaki pants with a white shirt during the day or a black shirt at night.

Prophet off-limits on signs

posted: 06/16/2015 4:40 a.m. Discuss

Cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad won't be on display again on billboards owned by Bright Signs of Harrison.

In bias-law fight, city says Municipal League help unlikely

posted: 06/14/2015 4:39 a.m. Discuss

If Eureka Springs decides to file a lawsuit against the state over Act 137, it will likely have to do so without the assistance of the Arkansas Municipal League, Mayor Robert "Butch" Berry said.

Billboards hijacked to display cartoon of prophet

posted: 06/12/2015 2:30 a.m. Discuss

Cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad were up for a day this week on billboards in Marion County.

Its anti-bias ordinance in limbo, Eureka Springs seeks legal advice

posted: 06/10/2015 3:16 a.m. Discuss

Eureka Springs is considering legal action to keep enforcing its anti-discrimination ordinance after a state law goes into effect next month.

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