Debbie Elliott appears in the following:
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."
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.
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.
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.
Saturday, January 09, 2016
Joe Riley has been mayor of Charleston, S.C. for 40 years. His tenure has seen the transformation of downtown Charleston, and recently, the alleged racially-motivated murders at Emmanuel AME Church.
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.
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. Supreme Court last year legalizing gay marriage.
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.
Thursday, December 17, 2015
The City Council votes to remove four prominent Confederate monuments. The decision comes after four decades of work by activists — and months of heated debate.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
A routine City Council meeting ended with the mayor and a councilman going to the hospital after fisticuffs. It's the latest escalation of a contentious relationship between the mayor and the council.
Friday, December 04, 2015
"What the Grand Ole Opry did for country music, she has done for Southern food," one writer says of Hach, host of the South's first TV cooking show and a cookbook author and caterer for world leaders.
Tuesday, December 01, 2015
The 60th anniversary of the Montgomery bus boycott is Tuesday. The city remembers the day with a reenactment of Dec. 1, 1955 when Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give her bus seat to a white passenger.
Monday, November 30, 2015
Sixty years ago Tuesday, Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a bus. Recruits in Montgomery, Ala., are learning about Parks in a course aimed at eliminating bias in policing.
Sunday, November 22, 2015
After scandal plagued Republican rival Sen. David Vitter and supporters crossed party lines, Democrat John Bel Edwards has emerged as the winner of Louisiana's bitter governor's race.
Monday, November 16, 2015
Presumed frontrunner, GOP Sen. David Vitter, is being forced to address a prostitution scandal in his past. Polls show the Democrat, state Rep. John Bel Edwards has an upset opportunity.
Friday, November 13, 2015
The Justice Department found widespread noncompliance with a law requiring states to let people register to vote or update registration information when applying for or renewing a driver's license.
Thursday, November 12, 2015
The deep-rooted history and current disrepair of the aging Alabama bus fleet continue to affect its predominantly black riders.
Friday, October 30, 2015
Also this week: a story from an NPR Music reporter about the "lost art of listening."
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Vitter was re-elected easily, even after he was caught up in the "D.C. Madam" prostitution scandal. But now that he's running for governor, it's coming back to haunt him.
Wednesday, October 07, 2015
Friends, family and colleagues recounted the human rights contributions of the late Julian Bond at a memorial service Tuesday for the former NAACP chairman. Bond died in August after a brief illness.