Debbie Elliott

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With Florida On The Line, Both Political Parties Work To Fire Up Voters

Friday, October 23, 2020

President Trump is headed to Florida where he remains popular — one poll shows him up more than 28 percentage points in the state's northwest region. But Democrats are hoping to sway some voters.


Activists Rally Black Voters In Traditional Red Counties In Florida's Panhandle

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Florida is expected to be a key state in the presidential election. African American women in the state's panhandle aim to make sure all voices are heard in the traditionally conservative territory.


They Took A Gamble And Voted Trump In 2016. Whom Are They Going To Vote For In 2020?

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

One Pensacola, Fla., family backed Trump in 2016, acknowledging it was a gamble. NPR checks in to see what they think of his presidency and how they might vote in 2020.


Hurricane Sally Victims In Florida Seek Federal Help

Thursday, October 01, 2020

Floridians affected by Hurricane Sally are frustrated that they're getting no federal help. Meanwhile, Alabama received more than $11 million in individual aid to storm victims.


Cleanup Is Underway On Gulf Coast After Hurricane Sally

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Hurricane Sally left plenty of damage when it hit Alabama on Wednesday. Now, as floodwaters begin to recede, people are trying to pick through the debris and clean up what the storm left behind.


Hurricane Sally Hits Alabama, May Cause Catastrophic Flooding

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Sally made landfall in Alabama as a Category 2 hurricane with high winds. Forecasters warned the slow-moving storm may bring catastrophic flooding to parts of Alabama and Florida.


Hurricane Sally Makes Landfall Near Gulf Shores, Ala.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Sally came ashore as a Category 2 hurricane, pushing a surge of ocean water onto the coast and dumping torrential rain. Forecasters expect the storm to cause dangerous flooding.


Hurricane Sally Nears Northern Gulf Coast

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Hurricane Sally is crawling toward the northern Gulf Coast. It's been dumping rain across Florida for days. Now Alabama and Mississippi are feeling its effects.


Hurricane Warnings Are Up From Southeast Louisiana To Florida's Panhandle

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Hurricane Sally is projected to hit somewhere along the Gulf Coast. Residents and businesses in Orange Beach, Ala., are preparing for the storm's heavy rains and strong winds.


Hanging Tree Guitars: The Wood's 'Not Good, Not Bad, Not Ugly — Just Strange'

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Freeman Vines is an African American luthier who creates what have been called "contemporary art sculptures hidden as guitars" out of old wood, some of it from a tree used for a lynching.


A Father's Fight Paved Way For Independent Investigation Into Kenosha Shooting

Sunday, August 30, 2020

After his own son was killed by Kenosha police, Michael Bell campaigned to require independent investigations for police shootings. "Jacob Blake's family has that benefit that we never had," he said.


Former Presidents And Others Attend The Funeral For Rep. John Lewis

Friday, July 31, 2020

Hundreds of people turned out in Atlanta to say a final goodbye to Congressman John Lewis. He was remembered as a kind and gentle man who spent his life fighting to make positive change.


Mourners Gather For For The Funeral Of Congressman John Lewis

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Mourners gathered at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta for the funeral of Rep. John Lewis. He was laid to rest after six days of mourning in Alabama, Washington, D.C., and Georgia.


John Lewis, Sharecroppers' Son, Is Given A Heroes Sendoff In Alabama

Monday, July 27, 2020

People from across Alabama turned out to honor the life of Congressman John Lewis. He was born in Alabama and many of his most important civil rights moments happened in the state.


Late John Lewis' Final Trip Across The Edmund Pettus Bridge

Sunday, July 26, 2020

The body of Congressman John Lewis crossed the Edmund Pettus bridge in Selma, Ala., on Sunday. It was a poignant moment at a hallowed place as the country honors the life of the civil rights icon.


DOJ: Alabama Prisons For Men Are Unconstitutional Because Staff Abuse Inmates

Thursday, July 23, 2020

The U.S. Justice Department says there are unconstitutional conditions in Alabama's prison system. The government alleges guards use excessive force on men incarcerated in the state's prisons.


Florida Closes Iconic Apalachicola Oyster Fishery

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission approves a five-year ban on harvesting wild oysters from Apalachicola Bay to give the fishery time to recover from drought and other pressures.


Civil Rights Leader John Lewis Never Gave Up Or Gave In

Sunday, July 19, 2020

The longtime Georgia congressman died Friday of pancreatic cancer. Lewis, who devoted his life to activism and the civil rights movement, was known as "the conscience of the Congress."


Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions Loses Alabama Runoff Election

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Jeff Sessions made his last political stand in Alabama's Republican Senate runoff Tuesday, losing to former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville, a political newcomer endorsed by President Trump.


Sessions Fights For His Political Life As Trump Looms Over Alabama Senate Race

Monday, July 13, 2020

Jeff Sessions is trying to reclaim his old Senate seat. His former boss, President Trump, is backing Sessions' Republican opponent, former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville.