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COVID-19 touches Mobile airports

As enplanements at Mobile Regional Airport have taken a nosedive in recent weeks due to the COVID-19 crisis, one official seems optimistic about the future, despite the travel lull.  While the number of passengers getting on...

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It’s rewatching season

It’s rewatching season

For me, it’s hard to sit down and watch anything right now. With all the time in the world to do so, not much appeals to me unless I’ve already seen it. It's rewatching season mostly. I saw a new movie on Amazon called “Blow the Man Down,” which I mistakenly thought...

WCVD — Pandemic radio

WCVD — Pandemic radio

Even as they watch ad revenues plummet, local radio stations are still on the air trying to find ways to use the airwaves to help listeners during the COVID-19 crisis. It’s a daunting task, particularly for locally owned stations that don’t have the deep financial...

Mobile artist remembers musical mentor

Mobile artist remembers musical mentor

Photo | Alabama contemporary Art center Sydney sawyer’s submission in Alabama contemporary Art center’s Postcards from Quarantine project. You think the national mood is dismal? It’s especially so in New Orleans, where the per-capita rise in COVID-19 cases has been...

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.