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‘Beyond embarrassing’? Why Roy Moore’s DACA gaffe might not matter to Alabama voters

Former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore appeared to know little about former President Barack Obama’s signature immigration program – Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or "DACA" – during a July interview on a Huntsville-based radio show. The gaffe became publicized in a Sept. 1, piece in The Washington Examiner. Roy Moore’s recent inability […]

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Mobile Regional Airport gets new $5 million FAA grant

Mobile Regional Airport has received a fresh FAA grant of $5 million for runway work, lighting, and firefighting equipment, according to the office of U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne. (Bill Starling/AL.com file) Mobile Regional Airport has received a federal grant of $5 million, with the money earmarked to pay for runway improvements and firefighting equipment. The […]

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Perceptions and pride: What did Betsy DeVos’ Alabama visit change?

When U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos visited Alabama’s Port City on Thursday, her tour clearly was engineered to serve some purposes and not others. The question that might linger is, what did it change? Was it a chance for DeVos to get a quick first-hand look at a variety of Mobile-area educational offerings? Absolutely. […]

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Why a conservative mayor in Mobile, Alabama, is an example for politicians everywhere

As the rest of the country fights ever more loudly over statues, race, history, presidential deportment, and just about anything else, the city of Mobile, Ala. on Tuesday re-elected a smiling, upbeat, unifying mayor after four years of significant accomplishments. Mayor Sandy Stimpson is an example of politics and civic leadership done right. Other politicians […]

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Airbus delivers ‘beautiful yellow bird:’ first A320 made in Mobile

Ted Christie, executive vice president and chief financial officer for Spirit Airlines, gestures at the new Airbus A320 delivered to the airline on Friday by the Airbus Final Assembly Line in Mobile. Behind Christie are Bob Lekites, left, executive vice president for customers at Airbus Americas, and Daryl Taylor, right, general manager of the Mobile […]

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Mobile voters go to polls Tuesday in municipal election

Incumbent Sandy Stimpson, left, and challenger Sam Jones brace for a mayoral debate held Aug. 14 at Davidson High School. (John Sharp/JSharp@AL.com) Mobile’s voters go to the polls Tuesday to determine who will serve as mayor for the next few years, and to settle races for five of seven City Council seats. Polling places will […]

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Three of The Top Ranked Restaurants In Mobile Alabama

Driving through Mobile AL, you half expect to find just about every hidden gem of a restaurant that you could possibly imagine. And, that’s driving on the interstate folks. Just think about how you will feel cruising through the city itself. Are you ready for some barbecue? Are you ready for some country southern cooking? […]

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State sending observers to Mobile election; one candidate questions motive

Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill speaks in Mobile on Aug. 17, 2017. Merrill said his office has heard concerns about Mobile’s municipal election process and will send monitors to the election on Aug. 22, 2017. (Lawrence Specker/LSpecker@AL.com) Former Mobile Mayor Sam Jones says he’s concerned Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill may be trying […]

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Alabama Senate race on Tuesday draws national attention but what will we learn from it?

Polls show these three Republicans leading the field ahead of Alabama’s Aug. 15, 2017, primary in a special election to fill Jeff Sessions’ former Senate seat. From left to right: Incumbent Sen. Luther Strange, Rep. Mo Brooks, and former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore Alabama voters for the sixth time since 1914, will […]

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University of Mobile starts Fall Semester 2017 with new academic programs

University of Mobile students will begin fall semester classes Aug. 21. There is still time to enroll for undergraduate, graduate and post-traditional programs.University of Mobile MOBILE, Ala. – If there is one word that describes what is happening at University of Mobile, it is "new." Throw in a few more words like "innovative" and "academic," […]