Debbie Elliott

Debbie Elliott appears in the following:

Transgender Rights, The New Front In The Culture Wars

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Transgender activists were part of the movement to legalize same-sex marriage. Now their rights are a new focus as states try to restrict access to public bathrooms.


How A Cheating Man Gave Rise To Nashville's Hot Chicken Craze

Thursday, April 28, 2016

The story goes that a woman decided to punish her cheating partner by heaping hot pepper on his chicken. It ended up tasting really good, and now the popularity of Nashville Hot Chicken is spreading.


Is Donald Trump A Modern-Day George Wallace?

Friday, April 22, 2016

Fueled by voter anger at a changing America, 50 years ago a pugnacious governor from Alabama made waves and got a lot of votes. Today, Wallace allies and family see Trump walking a similar path.


Reverence And Rage: Southerners Battle Over Relics Of The Confederacy

Thursday, March 17, 2016

After the killing of nine African-Americans in a South Carolina church last year, there's been a renewed push to take down Confederate symbols across the South. Still, not everyone agrees.


Hillary Clinton Claims Dominant Win In Mississippi

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

African-American voters have consistently supported the former senator and secretary of State in the South, says Ron Elving, and that appears to be the case again tonight.


Trump, Cruz Pay Attention To Mississippi Leading Up To GOP Primary

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

One of the states voting Tuesday is Mississippi, where Donald Trump is looking for the kind of success he's had elsewhere in the Deep South. Ted Cruz would like to chip away at Trump's delegate lead.


Mississippi Debuts Grammy Museum

Sunday, March 06, 2016

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White Police Officer In Alabama Charged With Black Man's Death

Thursday, March 03, 2016

Tensions are high in Montgomery, Ala., where authorities have arrested a white police officer for murder in the fatal shooting of a black man. Local officials are calling for a federal investigation.


In Alabama's Rural Black Belt, An Uphill Climb For Bernie Sanders

Friday, February 26, 2016

Even though Sanders is breaking through in many places, Democrats in Greensboro, Ala. say they feel a connection to Hillary Clinton.


Is The BP Oil Spill Settlement Money Being Well-Spent?

Monday, February 22, 2016

Gulf states are starting to spend the first of billions from BP's settlements and fines for the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history โ€” but not all the money is being used for restoration.


For Mardi Gras, Les Bon Temps Rouler In Mobile, Ala., Too

Monday, February 08, 2016

Most people think of New Orleans on Mardi Gras. But the pre-Lenten celebration has roots in another Gulf Coast city. Mobile, Ala., proudly bills itself as the "mother of mystics."


Need A Public Defender In New Orleans? Get In Line

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Court-appointed lawyers say they are too understaffed and underfunded to handle the city's indigent caseload, so there's now a waiting list for felony suspects who can't afford their own lawyer.


'Act Of God' Blamed By Energy Company For Decade-Old Oil Spill

Thursday, January 21, 2016

An oil and gas company has spoken publicly for the first time on a decade-long oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. Damage from Hurricane Ivan in 2004 toppled a production platform off the Louisiana coast.


White House Offers Incentives To States Holding Out On Expanding Medicaid

Friday, January 15, 2016

Many Republican-led states rejected expanding Medicaid under Obamacare. But some GOP governors are reconsidering. That means more poor Americans could be eligible for coverage in 2016.


One Of America's Longest-Serving Mayors Steps Down

Saturday, January 09, 2016

It's the end of an era in Charleston, S.C. One of the longest-serving mayors in the country, Joe Riley, is retiring after 40 years in office. His tenure has seen the transformation of downtown Charleston from a decaying urban center to a top cultural destination.

On a tour of downtown, ...


For Alabama Governor, Suit Over Refugee Program Is About Fixing Process

Friday, January 08, 2016

Gov. Robert Bentley (R) says the Obama administration is blatantly excluding the states and not providing critical information about refugees needed to protect the health and safety of citizens.


Alabama Chief Justice Orders Judges To Stop Issuing Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

The chief justice of Alabama's Supreme Court has once again ordered the state's probate judges not to issue same-sex marriage licenses. The move comes despite a ruling from the U.S. S...


Concerned Workers Face Dwindling Industry And Layoffs With A Steely Resolve

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Steelworkers in Birmingham, Ala., are trying to figure out a new future now that U.S. Steel, one of the last major steel-making operations in the South, has closed.


New Orleans Shifts Away From Symbols Of Old South

Thursday, December 17, 2015

A statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee has anchored a New Orleans traffic circle for more than 130 years. But Lee Circle could soon be history.

The New Orleans City Council voted 6-1 Thursday to remove four prominent Confederate monuments as a public nuisance.

The decision came after heated ...


Brawl Ends Birmingham City Council Meeting

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Police in Birmingham, Ala., are investigating a fight that broke out during a City Council meeting Tuesday.

A routine meeting whose agenda included installing new fire hydrants and authorizing routine contracts erupted in fisticuffs between Birmingham Mayor William Bell and council member Marcus Lundy. Each has accused the other of ...