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Feb. 28, 2010
One life from Mobile's past: 'Business and sentiment share uneasy quarters. When a resolution finally comes, it's a Schock.' Part 8.

Ex-Gov. John Patterson: Let not the lessons of Phenix City be lost.

Joel Kotkin: What will America be with 100 million more immigrants? A nation 400 million strong -- same song, second verse.

Feb. 27, 2010
One life from Mobile's past: 'Biddies, bawdies, one man who couldn't pull the trigger and one who could.'
Part 7.

What I saw at the Tea Party Convention -- Anger & optimism.

Feb. 26, 2010
The Political Round-Up: Walker's woes wax; Folly, death & AK-47s; Ladd looks ahead; Bishop, Dixon top luncheon; Another Tea Party for Gounares; Common Sense says herding cats hard. 

One life from Mobile's past: 'Profits ... and a great
loss.' Part 6.

If nothing else, bingo battle proves Alabama voters can still get riled up.

Feb. 25, 2010
Riley/Tyson bingo team a prelude to a party switch? Tyson to GOP, not Riley to Democrats.

One life from Mobile's past: 'O' lucky day, an ugly Yankee comes my way.' Part 5.

Joey Kennedy: State's checkered history endures one more sad day.

Feb. 24, 2010
The Political Round-Up: From pulpit to pew; Hallie rally at Wilson Center; Tea partiers spur Gounares; Foster to kick off campaign; James adds advisors.

One life from Mobile's past: 'The good doctor returns to the game.' Part 4.

Colin Powell won't repudiate endorsement of Obama, continues to dance with Democratic Party.

Steve Flowers: Passing legislation is akin to passing camel through eye of needle.

USA National Alumni Association to honor distinguished alumni and service award recipients at March 11 gala.

Feb. 23, 2010
One life from Mobile's past: We're on our way. Part 3.

Poarch Creek Indians cover their bets in Alabama's gambling debate.

Citizens for a Better Alabama host rally against Sweet Home Alabama scam.

Artur Davis economic plan relies on tax credits, not casinos.

With $8.9 million hole in Dothan schools' budget, teacher layoffs loom.

Seeking federal stimulus money after opposing the program not a contradiction, says Bonner.

Feb. 22, 2010
One life from Mobile's past: What have I gotten into? Part 2.

Birmingham beats Bayway for bogging down.

System for feeding prisoners should not include potential for sheriff to profit.

Birmingham News urges Figures to continue battle for law to restrict smoking in Alabama.

Feb. 21, 2010
One life from Mobile's past: A late start. Part 1.

First show and tell, then bingo -- maybe.

Benjamin to issue first public remarks since appointment as Surgeon General.

Blount, Lapierre seek leniency from sentencing judge.

Who is Bill Johnson and why is he running for governor?

Amy Bishop: Ambition fueled by rage.

Chamber proposes $35 million regional prep school.

Feb. 20, 2010
Alexander Haig, former secretary of state, dies.

Former juco chancellor Roy Johnson sentencing delayed while songbird still chirps.

Acclaimed Teach for America to bring books, brio to Black Belt.

Feb. 19, 2010
The Political Round-Up: Rally for Hallie; Count the Vote; Bayh, Bayh, bipartisanship; Hubbert to restock cupboard; McMillan fundraiser set; A bump in a long road.

Legislative summary for Thursday.

Will history books call him 'Bingo Bob' or 'Best Gov. Bob,' understanding if the latter, it will not be a high bar that Riley has cleared?

Kay Ivey takes to the air with 'straight talk and consevative solutions.'

Mobile's Mardi Gras: Where the party never ends and the cash register churns on forever. By Lauren Klumpp.

Washington Post: Give me tenure or I give you death.

Feb. 18, 2010
Columnist Steve Flowers on Gov. Bob Riley's last year in office: Lame ducks just wanna have fun!

House committee votes to end practice allowing sheriffs to pocket unspent money allocated for feeding prisoners.

Tyson thumbs nose at King.

Republican Party began as a Tea Party movement. By Michael Zak, GOP author.

Feb. 17, 2010
Volkert, school system reach tentative settlement in dispute over leaky roofs, but jurors suggest construction consultants avoided much harsher verdict.

Pols look for safe haven on gambling issue: 'Personally, I'm opposed to gambling, but the people should be allowed to vote on it.' Is that the ticket? Maybe, maybe not.

Government guarantees for construction of nuclear reactors is sensible stimulus.  

Feb. 16, 2010
Ouch, says local pain doc after investing in land deal with Mobile businessman Matt Walker, Sr.

Group implores Gov. Bob Riley to 'show us the money' behind anti-bingo campaign.

Birmingham News: Light dimming on state's chances to win even a piece of $40 billion U.S. military contract for refueling tanker planes.

Kay Ivey to launch television ads in bid to become governor.

Campaign to win state's 2nd congressional district should be knockdown, drag-out, again.

Feb. 15, 2010
BULLETIN: Bill Menton, a former state senator, county commissioner and Bayou La Batre police chief, passed away at mid-day at Mobile Infirmary here today, Monday, Feb. 15. Menton, 90, had been hospitalized recently with pneumonia. He died peacefully while saying the rosary, according to his son, Eddie. Menton was also a member of the Spring Hill College Hall of Fame. Visitation is set from 5-8 p.m Thursday at Radney Funeral Home on Dauphin St.

Big turnout expected in House District 40 special election tomorrow.

Moore sparks four standing ovations at Tea Party with bill of particulars against Obama.

Feb. 14, 2010
Knockdown, drag-out congressional fights expected in South. Alabama expected to retain seven House seats; Texas big winner, Ohio a loser.

Bingo battle rages. Pro and con bingo forces pulled into vortex of statewide vote. Legislation should reflect state, citizens are dog; gambling interests are tail. Walker County lawmakers say thumbs down on bingo. Rural counties spell bingo J-O-B-S.
 
Opelika-Auburn News profile: Tim James.

The state of the Democrats: Shaken, rattled and rolled.

Obama to drop carrot, wield stick.

Happy birthday, Frederick Douglass, Republican.

Feb. 13, 2010
Oops, he's on our team now: National GOP rips Parker Griffith.

Eyeing midterm elections, Democrats to push Republicans to go on record against key bills.

Feb. 12, 2010
Steve Flowers: Riley at war with reality.

Huntsville Times: Bingo bill a clunker.

By all Means, a casino for Attalla.

The American Spectator: Tim James was Tea Party before Tea Party was cool.

Feb. 11, 2010
The Political Round-Up: Figures vs. Buskey - Round 2 (sort of); Byrne-ing it up on endorsement front; Green a go in Baldwin DA race; 'Hindi,' says Johnstone; Atchison a non-starter.  

Not so fast, my fast food friend. So There. By Emmett Burnett.

Birmingham News: Poarch Creek Indians make compelling argument in gambling proposal.

Happy birthday, Sarah Palin.

First a Republican, then a Democrat, Enfinger wants north Alabama state senate seat back as the Democratic nominee against GOP incumbent Sanford who is 'more conservative than Republican.'   

Psycho the Cat: 'If a dog can do it, it can't be that hard.'

Feb. 10, 2010
Chris Galanos, Mobile County District Attorney: The Sequel -- Tried and true or tired and through?

Democratic floodgates open up in Congressional District 5 race.

Questions that need to be asked. By Gary Palmer, Alabama Policy Institute.

Feb. 9, 2010
Q & A: Herman Thomas -- Ex-judge acquitted, won't quit public life, instead seeks state Senate seat.

Auburn Plainsman says state should climb on board for high speed rail.

Feb. 8, 2010
The Political Round-Up: Rich cops MCLEA backing; No Nicki; Reeding between the lines in SD-33.

State bike routes may be on horizon.

State's civil rights history attracts tourists.

NY Times' Paul Krugman: Decline of U.S. less like fall of Roman Empire, more like Polish joke with U.S. Senate as Polack.

Feb. 7, 2010
Bingo as panacea for state's financial ills a case of 'tail wagging the dog.'

Tea Party looks to move from fringe to force.

Kay Ivey: What you see is what you get.

The return of the French.

36 hours in Istanbul.

Feb. 6, 2010
The Luther Strange campaign for attorney general will air its first television commercial during the Super Bowl, Sunday, Feb. 7. The commercial will be broadcast on CBS stations in central and southeast Alabama.

Sparkman grandson eyes congressional race.

Feb. 5, 2010
Ivey, Moore headed to Nashville for Tea Party.

Feb. 4, 2010
The Political Round-Up: Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines; Straw votes; Bucks & BRAC's; Gounares, Grace on tap.

Riley gambles legacy with perfervid position on bingo.

Feb. 3, 2010
The Political Round-Up: Erwin lands whale; Dindo Dindon't; Hot Shot Bob or Hot Rod Roy?; Reed bends, doesn't break; Around the Horn; A choice & a voice.

Who runs hotter? Bob Riley on bingo or Roy Moore on the 10 Commandments? Vote on it.

The Public-Union Ascendancy: Government union members now outnumber private for the first time.

Strained U.S.-Beijing ties could cripple Boeing's China strategy.

Feb. 2, 2010
Show Me the $$$: Challenger in Baldwin DA race lives up to name with initial financial disclosure.

Candidates for governor of Alabama declare almost $13 million in contributions.

King, Strange neck-and-neck in fundraising in battle for
GOP nod as AG.

Re-election campaign of Alabama critic U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-WA, encountering turbulence.

City school board member in Sylacauga indicted for campaign finance lapses.

Feb. 1, 2010
Can you go home again? Ex-District Attorney Chris Galanos and the impending opening in the prosecutor's office here.

Original Alabama/Florida boundary at Stockton or east of Fort Walton?

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