Debbie Elliott appears in the following:
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
In conservative Alabama, legislative leaders propose bills to open up gambling and start a state lottery as a way to shore-up sagging state coffers. The governor, instead, proposes higher taxes.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Several U.S. senators are accusing the Federal Emergency Management Agency of injecting "unnecessary, ideological-based red tape" into the disaster-preparedness process.
Friday, May 08, 2015
Also in this week's #NPRReads, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's elementary school teacher recalls the Boston bomber, a profile of Ohio's governor, Judaism in South Dakota and putting a face on the refugee crisis.
Monday, May 04, 2015
There's plenty of speculation about whether the octogenarian author really intended to release the manuscript, discovered by her lawyer last year.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
An effort is underway to figure out how the BP oil spill harmed the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem. The damage may not be as dire as feared, but researchers say it's too soon to know the long-term impacts.
Monday, April 20, 2015
The 2010 explosion at the Deepwater Horizon rig set off an environmental and economic catastrophe. Towns and ecosystems along the Gulf Coast are still struggling to rebound.
Friday, April 17, 2015
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its annual youth tobacco survey. Among the findings: The use of electronic cigarettes has tripled among U.S. teenagers in the last year.
Friday, March 27, 2015
The denomination held a summit in Nashville, Tenn., this week to consider how the Gospel speaks to race relations. It wasn't easy, and moving from words to actions may be a challenge.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Authorities in the Florida Panhandle are trying to find out why a military Black Hawk helicopter crashed overnight. All 11 people on board are believed to have died.
Monday, March 09, 2015
On Sunday, tens of thousands of people from around the country packed onto the Edmund Pettus Bridge in a peaceful pilgrimage to mark the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday.
Sunday, March 08, 2015
President Obama was in Selma, Ala., for the anniversary of the voting rights march Saturday. Thousands came out to celebrate the moment.
Monday, March 02, 2015
In 1965, peaceful marchers were attacked by Alabama state troopers at the Edmund Pettus Bridge. Selma has become a rallying cry for equal rights around the world.
Friday, February 27, 2015
A New Orleans attorney has turned an antebellum plantation into a new museum. You won't find hoop skirts and mint juleps but stark relics at a site devoted entirely to a realistic look at slavery.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley apologized to the Indian government and one of its citizens, Sureshbhai Patel, for a police officer's "unfortunate use of excessive force" in an incident near Huntsville.
Thursday, February 12, 2015
A federal judge in Alabama has ruled that a probate judge in Mobile must issue marriage licenses to gay couples.
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Chief Justice Roy Moore is trying to prevent same-sex marriage from taking hold in his state despite a ruling from a federal judge that would allow it. A hearing is scheduled in Mobile Thursday.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Gay rights advocates have asked a federal court to order probate judges in Alabama to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Monday, February 09, 2015
Same-sex couples in the conservative state married for the first time on Monday after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to block a federal judge's ruling that struck down the state's gay marriage ban.
Friday, February 06, 2015
On Monday, Alabama is set to join more than three dozen states with gay marriage. But the state's chief justice tells probate judges they're not bound to follow a federal court's order.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
It's been 54 years since students from Friendship College were arrested for a sit-in at McCrory's Five and Dime in Rock Hill, South Carolina. On Wednesday, a Rock Hill judge exonerated them.