When Anthony Orr was arrested for allegedly shooting his ex-wife and killing her boyfriend during a Mardi Gras parade last month, it brought into clear focus some of the issues faced in the battle against domestic violence. This week, we look at the efforts being made by the city of Mobile to curb domestic violence — the second leading cause of murder in the city.
In the Baldwin edition, they fly (or drive) in each year to enjoy the warm beaches and avoid their frigid hometowns — snowbird season is in full swing at the beaches right now. This week, Gabriel Tynes writes about the importance this species of tourist has in the local economy.
Also this week in Lagniappe:
• Annexation is again a front-burner issue for the Mobile City Council, and the matter promises to be as hard-fought.
• A medical marijuana bill is poised to be considered by the Legislature.
• Cities across the state are considering enacting employment taxes even as the Legislature moves to ban them.
• Fort Conde is back under control of the History Museum of Mobile after years being run by a private company.
• Local officials are looking at ways to stop the spread of pandemics like the coronavirus that’s sweeping the world.
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