Arts, cuisine, music and more

NoJa, the jewel on North Jackson

New Year’s Eve is too much for me. I’d rather celebrate the day before when the crowds are a shade thinner and the bars aren’t in full panic mode. Better to be on the edge of a party than in the thick of it. Besides, this year Dec. 31 was going to be a cold one. Don’t...

Busy couple beats path to Arty Awards

We find this rewarding and we’re still doing it because we think the arts are important. It takes so many people who aren’t creative and who aren’t out front to make things come together,” Donna McClung Camp said. The other part of the “we” is her husband, Joe. If...

Special news series and investigations

2017 U.S. Senate Election

After embattled incumbent Sen. Luther Strange lost the primary election, Democrat Doug Jones mounted an unusually competitive campaign against an unpopular Republican candidate, Roy Moore.

Wastewater treatment crisis

More than 23 million gallons of sewage has spilled in the Mobile-Baldwin county area this year, according to Mobile Baykeeper. In a special series of reports, Lagniappe is exploring why Mobile is struggling with an aging sewer and stormwater infrastructure and how Baldwin County is racing to keep up with explosive population growth.

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.