Debbie Elliott

Debbie Elliott appears in the following:

Who Gets To Fish For Red Snapper In The Gulf? It's All Politics

Friday, July 07, 2017

The fish were nearly wiped out from the Gulf 20 or 30 years ago, so the catch is closely regulated. A Trump administration deal to extend the recreational season has prompted cheers – and concerns.

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Congressman Retracts Auschwitz Video And Apologizes, After Criticism

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Rep. Clay Higgins seemed to be using the Auschwitz video to make the case for a stronger military and homeland resolve. The Auschwitz Memorial slammed the video, saying the site is "not a stage."

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Gunman Who Ambushed Baton Rouge Officers Searched For Police Home Addresses

Friday, June 30, 2017

A report following a nearly year-long investigation says the gunman also posted videos urging violence against police before he killed three officers and wounded three, and was himself shot to death.

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Death Penalty Dispute Makes Its Way To Florida Supreme Court

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Orlando's chief prosecutor said she wouldn't seek the death penalty, so the governor reassigned her murder cases. She sued to get them back. On Wednesday, the dispute went to the state's high court.

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Alabama Prisons Ruled 'Horrendously Inadequate,' Must Improve

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

A U.S. District judge issued the ruling Tuesday in a class action lawsuit brought by inmates who argued the prisons' conditions were cruel and unusual punishment.

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Virginia Teenager's Death Puts Spotlight On Road Rage

Friday, June 23, 2017

Police have characterized the killing of a Muslim teen in Virginia as an instance of road rage. But, what exactly constitutes road rage has been hard to define.

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7 Years After BP Oil Spill, Oyster Farming Takes Hold In South

Saturday, June 10, 2017

The "off-bottom" production method, in which oysters are grown in hanging baskets tumbled by waves, is starting to flourish on the Gulf coast — and demand for these boutique bivalves is growing.

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Alabama's Recent Scandals

Saturday, June 10, 2017

John Archibald, political writer for AL.com, and NPR's Debbie Elliott talk with host Scott Simon about the series of scandals that have shaken Alabama politics in recent years.

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Cases Pulled For Refusing The Death Penalty, Attorney Sues To Get Them Back

Monday, May 08, 2017

When State Attorney Aramis Ayala announced in March that she would no longer seek the death penalty in capital cases, Florida Gov. Scott took away more than 20 murder cases in her jurisdiction.

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'Send Me A Friend': Anders Osborne Helps Musicians Stay Sober On Tour

Saturday, April 22, 2017

New Orleans bluesman Anders Osborne is launching a program to help musicians and others in the industry stay sober in work environments that are often centered around drugs and alcohol.

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Republican Kay Ivey Takes Oath As Alabama's New Governor

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Alabama has a new governor following the resignation of two-term Republican Robert Bentley. Kay Ivey is just the second woman to lead the state and the first Republican woman.

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Ala. Gov. Bentley Agrees To Plea Deal And Resigns Amid Scandal

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

After a year of fighting allegations he misused his office to cover up an affair with a top political aid, two-term Republican Gov. Robert Bentley reached a plea deal that led to his resignation.

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Alabama Governor Resigns Over Alleged Affair And Cover-Up

Monday, April 10, 2017

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has resigned after pleading guilty to abusing his office, allegedly to conceal an affair with a top political adviser.

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Alabama Governor Refuses To Step Down, Faces Impeachment Hearings

Monday, April 10, 2017

Impeachment hearings get underway on Monday for Alabama's governor. Robert Bentley, a two-term Republican, is accused of misusing his office to cover up an alleged affair.

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Alabama Governor's Impeachment Proceedings Are On Hold

Friday, April 07, 2017

A judge has delayed hearings set to start Monday in the state House. A special counsel has released a report accusing Gov. Robert Bentley of using state resources to hide his affair with an aide.

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States Find Other Execution Methods After Difficulties With Lethal Injection

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Nationwide, the number and pace of executions are down, but states are looking at alternative, previous methods after restrictions have increased making the drugs for lethal injection hard to obtain.

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Florida Governor Pulls Murder Cases From Prosecutor Who Shuns Death Penalty

Monday, April 03, 2017

Gov. Rick Scott is reassigning 21 first-degree murder cases from State Attorney Aramis Ayala, who says seeking capital punishment is not in the best interest of justice.

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Researchers Test Hotter, Faster And Cleaner Way To Fight Oil Spills

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The Flame Refluxer is essentially a big copper blanket: think Brillo pad of wool sandwiched between mesh. Using it while burning off oil yields less air pollution and residue that harms marine life.

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Public Defenders Hard To Come By In Louisiana

Friday, March 10, 2017

A new lawsuit in Louisiana challenges the state's public defense system as unconstitutional. Indigent people there arrested for serious crimes are put on waiting lists to see a public defender.

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Appeals Court To Hear Case Involving Mississippi's Controversial Flag

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

A federal appeals court hears arguments in a suit challenging the state flag and its Confederate emblem. An African-American resident claims the flag amounts to state-sanctioned racial discrimination.

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