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Aug. 31, 2007
Riley endorses McKinney in Baldwin County SD-32 Republican runoff election.

The Political Round-Up: An occasion as rare as steak tartare; ADC/Joe Reed lead with chin; Senate pot remains hot, in session or not; The Business-As-Usual Council of Alabama?; Where have you gone, Joe Langan, a city turns its longing eyes west.

Steve Flowers: Labor still important group in Alabama.

What Women Want: How the GOP can woo the ladies.

Aug. 30, 2007
Property Tax Flood: The real battle of New Orleans.

Aug. 29, 2007
State Sen. Hank Sanders tells a scary story: How many Harvard lawyers does a family need to clash with Southern authorities?

The Crimson White: Fish rots from the head down; Bush should resign.

Aug. 28, 2007
Witness to the Nightmare: New Orleans' flooded streets in the days after Hurricane Katrina.

Aug. 27, 2007
The Political Round-Up: Monday, Monday, questions, questions: ADC slamming Sam?; Keeping up with another Jones, AG in waiting?; Budget blues, no capital ideas; Court dates; Lillian likes Trip; Clinton a hit in Destin; A political 'blind taste test.'

Aug. 26, 2007
Candidates in Tuesday's Mobile County Commission District One special primary election file 5-10 day pre-election campaign financial disclosures.

Want proof that it is a crazy world? Check out Fun & Games.

Aug. 25, 2007
Three of the six candidates in Tuesday's party primary elections to fill the vacant District 1 seat on the Mobile County Commission address issues affecting downtown Mobile (appears courtesy of the Downtown Mobile Alliance).   

Aug. 24, 2007
Can summer be over? Can it still be this hot? Can school already have been in session two weeks? For bare feet quick stepping and hopping across hot pavement to land and linger on cool grass, for popsickles dripping on their wrappers scrunched around popsickle sticks, for here, now there lightning bugs and all things holy, Save Alabama Summers.

'To Old Times': A toast to American troops, then and now.

Aug. 23, 2007
Steve Flowers: Riley may win latest showdown with Hubbert.

Aug. 22, 2007
Mobile judge enters $1.2 million judgment against a fellow judge who terms decision "illegal, immoral."

State Sen. Hank Sanders: '40 is a powerful symbol.'

The good life on the Swedish Riviera.

Aug. 21, 2007
Calls to ban 'double-dipping' grow louder across state. But Anniston Star zigs while others zag.

Aug. 20, 2007
U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby announces release of $15 million in federal funds to assist Alabama shrimp and fishing industries in recovering from Hurricane Katrina. 

2006 Elections: Purple America.

Aug. 19, 2007
Steve Flowers: Mud slinging makes politics a dirty business.

Aug. 17, 2007
Al Gore connects global warming with crisis in education. Check it out in Fun & Games.

Aug. 16, 2007
Then there were two: Sizing up the McKinney/Pittman GOP runoff for the Baldwin County District 32 state Senate seat. Part 3 of 3.

The Death of Diversity: People in ethnically diverse settings don't care about each other, according to a study by a Harvard don. And the Birth of Diversity: Let a U.S. marine explain.

Doc's Political Parlor interviews Baldwin County Senate District 32 GOP runoff entries Trip Pittman and Randy McKinney.

Aug. 15, 2007
Then there were two: Sizing up the McKinney/Pittman GOP runoff for the Baldwin County District 32 state Senate seat. Part 2 of 3.

Jere Beasley Report for August, 2007.

State Sen. Hank Sanders: Good is the greatest enemy of excellence.

Aug. 14, 2007
Then there were two: Sizing up the McKinney/Pittman GOP runoff for the Baldwin County District 32 state Senate seat. Part 1 of 3.

Redemption Songs: HUKA Productions books Ryan Adams & The Cardinals in Mobile to play the Saenger Theatre Oct. 17.

Albert Lipscomb endorses Trip Pittman in Sept. 11 GOP runoff to fill Baldwin County state Senate District 32 vacancy.

Aug. 13, 2007
Assessing ThyssenKrupp steel plant's impact, USA prof projects 8,000 permanent jobs, $22 million boost in annual tax revenues for public school system.

Aug. 12, 2007
Are Alabama Education Association leaders Paul Hubbert and Joe Reed, in criticizing new two-year college Chancellor Bradley Byrne, advancing Byrne's prospects to be the GOP nominee for governor in 2010? If so, is it because they want Byrne to be the Republican standard-bearer? Have your say in The Fray.   

Who will win the Sept. 18 GOP runoff election for the Baldwin County state Senate District 32 seat, Randy McKinney or Trip Pittman?

Aug. 11, 2007
Steve Flowers: Don't expect Shelby to give up his Senate seat.

Aug. 10, 2007
State Sen. Hank Sanders: "This is where I'm supposed to be."

Aug. 9, 2007
Another inconvenient truth: Comparing the houses of Al Gore and George Bush -- who walks the environmental walk?

Aug. 6, 2007
Conservation Alabama endorses Trip Pittman in GOP primary special election for state Senate District 32 seat from Baldwin County.

Aug. 4, 2007
McKinney leads dash for cash as Baldwin County state Senate District 32 showdown draws near.

Aug. 2, 2007
Scheduling conference order in investigation of suspended Mobile County Circuit Judge Herman Thomas for alleged violations of the Canons of Judicial Ethics hints at forthcoming additional charges to the 30-count complaint.

Steve Flowers: February’s presidential primaries change race.

Aug. 1, 2007
Riley backs Byrne ban plan on double-dipping. Proposal rankles AEA's Hubbert.

Court of the Judiciary sets ethics trial of Judge Herman Thomas.

State Sen. Hank Sanders: 'So little is sometimes too much for justice.'

BayFest, Mobile's music festival, today launches a brand new website.
BayFest 2007 will take place in downtown Mobile Oct. 5-7. Artists lined up for this year's festival include  Ludacris, LeAnn Rimes, Velvet Revolver, Alice in Chains and Daughtry. Weekend passes are $35 each.

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