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Downtown Cajun Cook Off this weekend

Photo courtesy of The Downtown Cajun Cook-Off Has it been five years already? It’s time for the 5th Annual Downtown Cajun Cook Off Saturday, March 23 at Cathedral Square. The event begins at 9 a.m. and closes at 1 p.m. Plenty of teams are competing this year for the...

Arts grapevine hits and misses

Along with the azaleas, rumors are blooming throughout Mobile; some good, some bad, all of them intriguing. Their validity is another matter. The first? “The city [government] is getting rid of arts downtown. They pushed out LoDa Artwalk vendors from Cathedral Square....

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Head to the polls with Lagniappe's extensive guide to statewide and local political races. On Nov. 6, voters will decide seats including governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, state House and Senate seats plus Baldwin County Commission and school board seats. Voters in Fairhope will also decide on a referendum for a new form of government.

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.