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Bill Bowden

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Carcasses send signal to vultures: Leave dam

Subscriber onlyThe 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. Continue reading...

City finds licenses now legal, no rush

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

Again, gays get state licenses

Will obey law, AG, governor declare

Subscriber onlyCounty 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. Continue reading...

Gays Ecstatic; Governor Says State Will Obey Court Ruling

County Clerks Begin Issuing Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Subscriber onlyGay 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. Continue reading...

Vulture killings a last resort

Dead birds used to shoo hundreds

Subscriber onlyThree 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. Continue reading...

Sheriff opts for less formal duds

Logan County deputies to wear oxford top, jeans or khakis

Subscriber onlyThe 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. Continue reading...

Prophet off-limits on signs

Firm’s co-owner cites ‘crazy stuff’

Subscriber onlyCartoons of the Prophet Muhammad won't be on display again on billboards owned by Bright Signs of Harrison. Continue reading...

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

Subscriber onlyIf 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. Continue reading...

Billboards hijacked to display cartoon of prophet

Subscriber onlyCartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad were up for a day this week on billboards in Marion County. Continue reading...

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

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

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Henry Byers, left, and Dennis Leonard wait Saturday while Deputy County Clerk Sherry Cochrane fills ...

Henry Byers, left, and Dennis Leonard wait Saturday while Deputy County Clerk Sherry Cochrane fills out the paperwork so they can ...

Published: June 28, 2015

Roy Reed, at his home in Hogeye, recalls the 1965 events in Selma, Ala.

Roy Reed, at his home in Hogeye, recalls the 1965 events in Selma, Ala.

Published: February 1, 2015

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Bill Bowden - Arno Michaelis, a former "racist skinhead," spoke Wednesday ...

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Bill Bowden - Arno Michaelis, a former "racist skinhead," spoke Wednesday April 2, 2014, to a crowd of a...

Published: April 3, 2014

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Bill Bowden Bill Solleder, executive director of Low Key Arts of Hot Sprin...

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Bill Bowden Bill Solleder, executive director of Low Key Arts of Hot Springs, introduces a program of sh...

Published: January 26, 2014

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Bill Bowden Charles O'Donnell is co-owner of the Dickson Street Bookshop, ...

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Bill Bowden Charles O'Donnell is co-owner of the Dickson Street Bookshop, which opened in 1978.

Published: January 5, 2014

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