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10:25 am
Thu May 15, 2014

A Closer Look At The Cultural Divides In The Ozarks

A billboard in Harrison, Ark. shows just how ingrained white supremacy is in the Ozarks.
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In many ways, the Ozarks are trying to catch up to modern American culture while still retaining old values. The "code of the hills" still keeps the region mostly white, and it has long been a haven for supremacists.

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Environment
12:05 am
Thu August 1, 2013

Crowd Packs Hearing Protesting Federal 'Blueways' Designation

This area Hammond Camp on the North Fork of the White River was one of some 700 miles designated a 'Blueway' by the federal government.
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The term “Blueways” has some Ozarks residents seeing red. At least, that was the case at a Congressional field hearing Monday in West Plains over the “National Blueways Program.” That’s a designation the US Department of Interior bestowed upon the White River Watershed earlier this year with little or no say from local and state leaders. 

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