The New Orleans Index: In contrast to the nation, the greater New Orleans economy has grown, boosted by the large-scale rebuilding effort underway. There is a new uptick in population growth and the region's unemployment rate is a relatively low 4.9 percent.
Jan. 28, 2009
If Employee Free Choice Act passes, organized labor could rebound in Alabama.
Voracious past continues to snap at ex-Davidson basketball star.
Tuscaloosa News: Photo-ID bill would hamper exercise of voting franchise.
The Political Round-Up: Go Jo dot com; Mayor Moonpie on the campaign trail; Filling a hole at USA; Hunter bidding for state Senate; Close call for corporate sponsorships of bowl games; Lt. Gov. Bob Riley?; MLK doings; Free jazz Saturday.
Jan. 15, 2009
Steve Flowers: Lt. Governor's race hinges on who runs for governor.
Budgeting for autopsy transport dead as door nail.
Performing two Google searches from a desktop computer can generate about the same amount of carbon dioxide as boiling a kettle for a cup of tea, according to new research.
Obese Americans now putting the merely fat in the shade.
Jan. 9, 2009
Alabama was once the most unionized state in the South. Now less than five percent of labor in the private sector is organized. With Austal, ThyssenKrupp, the new container terminal at the port and perhaps Airbus delivering thousands of new jobs, will unions re-emerge as a big factor in the local economy? Part 1 in a series.
Steve Flowers: Get ready, here comes the governor's race.
Artur Davis distances himself from black caucus over Roland Burris, saying opposition not necessarily based on race.
State Treasurer Kay Ivey hires pollster, lines up office space but won't commit to run for governor without first consulting voters.
Tuscaloosa News: State should end practice that gives sheriffs a personal financial stake in the feeding of inmates. NY Times weighs in on behalf of Alabama's skinny inmates.
Decatur Daily: AG Troy King kinder, gentler, neither red nor blue, in political makeover for 2010 governor's race?
Jan. 8, 2009
Alabama sheriff jailed for allegedly feeding inmates skimpy meals.