Debbie Elliott

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Panel hears oral arguments over Alabama's law banning gender-affirming care

Friday, November 18, 2022

A three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments over Alabama's law banning gender-affirming care for transgender youth Friday.

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Saltwater is moving up the Mississippi River. Here's what's being done to stop it

Thursday, October 27, 2022

The saltwater is threatening drinking water supplies in the New Orleans metro area. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers built an underwater levee to stop the intrusion.

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Florida agriculture has been slammed by Hurricane Ian

Friday, October 14, 2022

Agriculture is a major industry in Florida and Hurricane Ian destroyed farms, killed livestock and toppled citrus trees. Farmers have faced challenges before and vow to come out stronger.

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More than a week after Hurricane Ian, the shock of what's ahead settles in for people

Saturday, October 08, 2022

Across Southwest Florida, the long road to recovery is coming into focus as people try to pick up the pieces after Hurricane Ian. Many will rebuild, others will leave and some don't know what's next.

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How Little Gasparilla Island is recovering after Hurricane Ian

Friday, October 07, 2022

The area northwest of where the eye of Hurricane Ian came ashore last week is hobbled. Residents and businesses from Gasparilla Island to Englewood, Fla., are struggling to decide how to move forward.

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North Port residents start sorting through the wreckage of Hurricane Ian

Thursday, October 06, 2022

The town of North Port, Fla., was hit hard by Hurricane Ian, and then days of river flooding. As the waters start to recede, residents are starting to dry out and take stock of the damage.

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Biden tours devastation from Hurricane Ian and promises Florida federal help

Thursday, October 06, 2022

A week after Hurricane Ian hit North Port, Fla., the floodwaters have just begun to recede. Residents are starting to pick up the pieces to see what's left.

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Jackson residents struggling for clean water decry decades of disinvestment

Saturday, October 01, 2022

Residents of Jackson, Miss., are still trying their best to function without safe and reliable drinking water, and some decry decades of disinvestment in the state's majority-Black capital city.

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Jackson, Miss., residents struggle with basic needs as the water crisis disrupts life

Saturday, October 01, 2022

Residents in the predominantly Black city confront chronic water system outages that have them finding ways to function without a basic public service – safe and reliable drinking water.

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Residents of Jackson, Miss., remain fearful of drinking water after boil notice's end

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Officials lifted a boil water notice, but residents in Jackson, Miss., remain afraid to drink from their faucets. A water crisis left the city without clean drinking water for nearly two years.

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Her sister was killed in the Birmingham church bombing. A new book tells their story

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

In a new memoir, Lisa McNair recounts growing up in Birmingham, Ala., after her sister Denise and three other Black girls were murdered in the 1963 Ku Klux Klan bombing of 16th Street Baptist Church.

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Books We Love: Recommended reading for nonfiction

Sunday, August 28, 2022

NPR's Books We Love includes dozens of recommendations for new books. Today, we hear about "The Last Slave Ship," "The Power Law," and "The Letters of Oscar Hammerstein."

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The Charlottesville rally 5 years later: 'It's what you're still trying to forget'

Friday, August 12, 2022

The rally by white supremacists protesting the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee left one counter-protester dead and several injured.

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Charlottesville plans to melt Robert E. Lee statue to create public art installation

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Charlottesville, Va., approved a plan to melt down a Robert E. Lee statue — central in a deadly and violent white nationalist rally five years ago — and put a public art installation in its place.

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Charlottesville was a wake-up call for many about the white supremacy movement

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Racial justice activists say the 2017 white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., marked a turning point that emboldened far-right political violence — including the Jan. 6th violence.

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Insurances woes in coastal Louisiana make hurricane recovery difficult

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

With some major insurance companies not offering policies and small firms facing bankruptcy, residents are scrambling to find coverage for this year's hurricane season as structures remain unrepaired.

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Why Louisiana residents struggle to get property insurance during hurricane season.

Monday, July 25, 2022

Over the past two years, hurricane-related damage in Louisiana has caused some insurance companies to go out of business. Homeowners are coping with higher insurance costs.

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Turkey and the Wolf chef Mason Hereford amps up familiar recipes in new cookbook

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Mason Hereford, owner and chef of the Turkey and the Wolf restaurant in New Orleans, has made his mark in the food world by infusing regional favorites with refined touches.

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Exploring the Clotilda, the last known slave ship in the U.S., brings hope

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

The discovery of the ship on an Alabama river bottom has fostered a renewed hope for descendants of the Clotilda's captives, and the community they founded called Africatown.

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Republican candidates in Alabama primary are embracing Big Lie to align with Trump

Monday, May 23, 2022

Deep-red Alabama has a primary on Tuesday. And Republican candidates are trying to prove they're aligned with Donald Trump by denying the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election.

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