Debbie Elliott

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On Eve Of Katrina Anniversary, Bush Takes A Tour Of New Orleans 10 Years On

Friday, August 28, 2015

Former President George W. Bush is visiting the city on Friday in honor of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. His administration was criticized for how it dealt with the storm's aftermath.


Decade After Hurricane Katrina, Obama Celebrates New Orleans' Resilience

Thursday, August 27, 2015

President Obama visits New Orleans Thursday, on the eve of the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina hitting the Gulf Coast.


Lower Ninth Ward Residents Remember When The Levees Failed New Orleans

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The flooding in New Orleans 10 years ago was not because of Hurricane Katrina. It was the failure of the federally built levee system. On Monday night, residents remembered the lives lost.


New Orleans Neighborhoods Scrabble For Hope In Abandoned Ruins

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Hurricane Katrina obliterated homes and drove out residents. Ten years later, the city is still struggling with how to handle the blight that remains in some wards — scars of an uneven recovery.


Double Disasters Leave An Alabama Fishing Village Struggling

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Ten years ago Hurricane Katrina devastated Bayou la Batre on the Alabama Gulf Coast. Five years later came the BP oil spill. The hardscrabble fishing hamlet has never recovered.


Civil Rights Community Mourns Death Of Julian Bond

Monday, August 17, 2015

Former NAACP Chairman Julian Bond helped found the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and the Southern Poverty Law Center. He was 75.


Restaurants Feed New Orleans' Recovery: 'I Knew I Had To Come Back'

Thursday, August 13, 2015

After Hurricane Katrina wiped out the city 10 years ago, locals fought hard to preserve their deep-rooted cuisine. But devastation also brought opportunities for more experimental eateries to move in.


Tennessee Community Pushes To Reopen 'Civil Rights Hero' Cold Case

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Beyond preserving his legacy, city leaders are calling to investigate the 1940 death of Elbert Williams, who is believed to be the first NAACP official killed for seeking voting rights for blacks.


A Few Miles From Mobile, A Wealth Of History, Nature — And Danger

Monday, July 06, 2015

Just outside this coastal city, five rivers converge in what feels like an alien world — what one conservationist calls "America's Amazon. It is the wildest, most diverse place ... in the country."


BP Agrees To Fork Over Nearly $19B For Role In Gulf Oil Spill

Thursday, July 02, 2015

The oil giant BP has reached an $18.7 billion settlement with Gulf states and the federal government over the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico — the worst in U.S. history.


Some Counties Stall On Same-Sex Marriage Licenses After Ruling

Monday, June 29, 2015

Same-sex marriage may be legal according to the Supreme Court, but some counties have yet to issue marriage licenses in the wake of Friday's ruling.


Emanuel AME Church Reopens, Charleston Worshippers Pay Their Respects

Monday, June 22, 2015

The historic church, known as Mother Emanuel, was open for the first time since a gunman killed nine people there Wednesday night — in what authorities describe as a racially-motivated attack.


'Hate Won't Win': Shock and Mourning In Charleston

Saturday, June 20, 2015

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Charleston, S.C., Residents Gather Outside Church To Mourn Victims

Friday, June 19, 2015

Charleston, S.C., is reeling in the aftermath of Wednesday night's mass shooting at a historic black church. At the church Friday, residents are coming to pay their respects.


Nashville's Living History Museum Expands

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The Ryman Auditorium, home to the Grand Ole Opry and the birthplace of bluegrass, reopens this week with exhibits that tell lesser-known stories about the "mother church of country music."


Mississippi's Beloved Blues-Playing Son Comes Home

Sunday, May 31, 2015

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Alabama Considers Legalized Gambling To Close Budget Deficit

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.


As States Ready Disaster Plans, Feds Urge Them To Consider Climate Change

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.

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#NPRReads: Gambling In The Bible Belt

Friday, May 08, 2015

#NPRreads is a feature we're testing out on Twitter and on The Two-Way. The premise is simple: Correspondents, editors and producers throughout our newsroom will share pieces that have kept them reading. They'll share tidbits on Twitter using the #NPRreads hashtag, and on occasion we'll share a longer take here ...


A Town Divided Over The Next Chapter Of An Iconic Harper Lee Book

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.