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Opera gifts entire season to community

Opera gifts entire season to community

In unsure times, benevolence is a treasure. So is improvisation. Mobile Opera General Director Scott Wright offered a remarkable deal for the upcoming season with a recent announcement. All their offerings for the 2020-21 slate will now be free and available online....

How to stock your home bar

How to stock your home bar

I moved last week, which means I now have 30 slightly used cardboard boxes to fraudulently return to Lowe’s. It also means I now have the chance to stock my home bar from scratch. And speaking as someone who suffered debit card statement shock after visiting a bar...

Snap! Crackle! Pop!

Snap! Crackle! Pop!

COVID-19 tried to ruin our Fourth of July fun, but all the city firework cancellations only served to create the most “private” firework shows (set off illegally if you are within the city limits) I can ever remember seeing. I love the lawlessness! Who needs a barge...

Special news series and investigations

TENSAW TIMEBOMB

Lagniappe's series of articles examining Alabama Power's plans to comply with federal coal ash regulations and how it compares with other states. We have attempted to look at this issue from every angle and to understand why the state in general and Alabama Power's Plant Barry in Mobile County in particular are outliers when it comes to the handling of coal ash.

Domestic Violence

A series of stories by contributing writer Lynn Oldshue examining the plague of domestic violence from the perspective of abusers, survivors and local organizations here to help.

Mobile Housing Board

For decades, the Mobile Housing Board of Commissioners has been beset by financial shortcomings and dilapidating infrastructure. But with a new executive director and changing membership, the board is continuing to move forward with plans to update its affordable housing stock.