Debbie Elliott

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As La. Coast Recedes, Battle Rages Over Who Should Pay

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A flood protection authority is suing to try to hold the oil and gas industries responsible for Louisiana's land crisis. But policymakers are trying to stop the lawsuit, saying it's bad for business.


Alabama Tax Program Grows Out Of A Grandfather's Lasting Legacy

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

In Alabama, Stephen Black is trying to get college graduates to stay in the state and make life better for Alabamans. His inspiration is his grandfather, the late Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black.


Paula Deen's Restaurant, Site Of Seafood And Slurs, Shuts Down

Friday, April 04, 2014

The restaurant at the center of a lawsuit involving celebrity chef Paula Deen has closed. Uncle Bubba's Seafood & Oyster House in Savannah, Ga., surprised employees by handing out final paychecks Thursday. Deen owned the eatery with her brother Bubba Hiers. A 2012 lawsuit accused the two of sexual harassment and racial discrimination.


Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Brings 'Bad Juju' And Pain 25 Years Later

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The lives of fishermen in Alaska were forever changed after the Exxon Valdez oil spill more than two decades ago. They're still haunted by litigation, bankruptcy and herring that haven't returned.


25 Years After Spill, Alaska Town Struggles Back From 'Dead Zone'

Monday, March 24, 2014

The tiny fishing town of Cordova, Alaska, has weathered disruption in every facet of life since an oil tanker ran aground in 1989, spilling millions of gallons of oil into Prince William Sound.


E-Cigarette Critics Worry New Ads Will Make 'Vaping' Cool For Kids

Monday, March 03, 2014

As electronic cigarette companies get bold with advertising, anti-smoking groups fear the ads will lure teens and get them hooked on nicotine.


A Black Church's Dilemma: Preserve A Building, Or Our Identity?

Sunday, January 12, 2014

The crumbling Centennial Baptist Church in Helena, Ark., has deep roots in the African-American community. But poverty and other concerns in this Delta town have made raising restoration funds difficult — and the effort to keep the church in black hands has sparked tensions with local preservationists.


For BP Cleanup, 2013 Meant 4.6 Million Pounds Of Oily Gunk

Saturday, December 21, 2013

This year, crews have collected 4.6 million pounds of oily material from the Gulf Coast shoreline. Coastal residents are asking how long they'll be living with the effects of BP's 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.


Rev. T.J. Jemison Remembered As Civil Rights Movement Pioneer

Friday, November 22, 2013

Louisiana is paying tribute Friday to the Rev. T.J. Jemison, a strong and steady voice against unequal treatment for blacks in the Jim Crow South. Jemison helped organize a bus boycott in Baton Rouge in 1953 and later advised Martin Luther King Jr. and others on how to orchestrate the Montgomery boycott.


A Clash Of Styles As GOP Factions Fight For Alabama District

Thursday, October 31, 2013

In a special election to replace retired GOP Congressman Jo Bonner, one candidate believes in "dying on the hill" to repeal Obamacare. His opponent wants to go to Washington to "get something done."


Congress Honors Victims Of Infamous Alabama Church Bombing

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The Congressional Gold Medals for Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson and Cynthia Wesley come 50 years after the black girls were killed by a Ku Klux Klan bomb. Just as the federal recognition is long in coming, so was justice.


A Children's Author Wrangles A Cowboy Soundtrack

Saturday, September 07, 2013

Writer and illustrator Sandra Boynton recruited some of rock and country music's finest to create an eclectic collection of tunes for her new album and songbook, Frog Trouble.


Gulf States Set Plan For Spending Coastal Restoration Funds

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Federal and state officials voted Thursday on a plan to restore the Gulf Coast. The meeting in New Orleans is intended to set a course for recovery from the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history.


Post-Katrina New Orleans A Story Of Modern Pioneering

Thursday, August 29, 2013

It's been eight years since the hurricane devastated the city's Lower 9th Ward. Resident Ronald Lewis says rebuilding is a story still in progress. In a shed in his backyard, he's collected New Orleans memorabilia, evidence "of the resilience of the people."


Suit In Alabama Seeks To Stop School Choice Law

Monday, August 19, 2013

Parents in some rural Alabama counties are asking a federal court to block a new state law that gives tax breaks to families who transfer out of failing schools. They argue that their children aren't getting a fair shot at a quality education.


The Vintage Cadillac With The Memphis Soundtrack

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Tad Pierson has made a career out of his love for cars and American music. He says there are "fewer and fewer real-deal places to go and hear the real stuff," but it's his job to find and share it — one carload of listeners at a time.


Remembering Birmingham's 'Dynamite Hill' Neighborhood

Saturday, July 06, 2013

Dynamite Hill is a section in Birmingham so nicknamed because Ku Klux Klan members regularly bombed its streets during the Civil Rights era. NAACP attorney Arthur Shores had a home in this middle-class African-American neighborhood.


Racial Slur Puts Paula Deen's Empire At Risk

Thursday, June 27, 2013

The world's largest retailer Wal-Mart is joining the list of companies severing ties with southern food star Paula Deen. The Savannah, Georgia-based cook and restaurateur has been on the front burner since an admission she used a racial slur in the past.


Paula Deen Makes Tearful Appearance On 'Today' Show

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Celebrity chef Paula Deen appeared on The Today Show on Tuesday to address the controversy over her past use of racial epithets, among other things.


In Alabama, Voting Decision Seen As Sign Of Progress, Setback

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

In the state where the Supreme Court case got its start, many officials lauded the justices' ruling as an acknowledgement that times have changed. But others are skeptical that enough progress has really been made.