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Past articles by John:

Alabama man 1 of 5 who died in wake of Washington, D.C. chaos

Kevin Greeson, 55, of Athens died in what was described as a "medical emergency," according to D.C. Police Chief Robert Contee. → Read More

Airbus halts airplane manufacturing in Mobile until April 29

The global leader in commercial aircraft manufacturing doesn't plan any layoffs to Mobile's workforce during the temporarily suspension of plane construction. Other Airbus aircraft manufacturing facilities overseas are also facing temporary stoppages. → Read More

Alabama Senate race headed for GOP runoff on March 31

With 85% of precincts counted, the Republican contest for the Alabama Senate seat held by Democrat Doug Jones, is headed to a March 31 runoff between Jeff Sessions and Tommy Tuberville. → Read More

Three-way fundraising battle shapes up in Alabama’s 1st congressional district race

Former state Sen. Bill Hightower had a strong second quarter in raising money individual contributors, according to FEC filings. → Read More

In 2020 Senate race, Roy Moore once again squares off with Senate Leadership Fund

In 2017, the Mitch McConnell-backed Senate Leadership Fund funneled millions of dollars into Alabama to back then-Senator Luther Strange and to defeat Roy Moore. Will a repeat scenario occur in 2020? → Read More

Black editor steps down from Alabama newspaper that called for KKK to ‘ride again’

Elecia Dexter stepped down from her brief role as editor of the Democrat-Reporter, where former publisher Goodloe Sutton wrote that the Klan should "ride again." → Read More

Mobile Baptist pastor cuts up Nike gear during Sunday sermon

The Rev. Mack Morris, senior pastor of Woodridge Baptist Church in west Mobile, cut up an old Nike head band and wrist bands during a sermon entitled "The Storms of Life." → Read More

Alabama Coca-Cola strike: Are unions gaining 'momentum'?

A labor union strike in coastal Alabama and Mississippi, involving approximately 250 Teamsters members, is five days old and there are no signs of it ending. → Read More

Public displays of Ten Commandments divide candidates in Alabama governor's race

Alabama State Senator and GOP governor candidate Bill Hightower is under fire from Dean Young, the former strategist for Roy Moore's Senate campaign, over a debate response on public displays of the Ten Commandments. → Read More

Faith takes center stage in ferocious Alabama Senate campaign

Regardless of who wins Dec. 12, a Christian is going to Washington. But different views of faith are being put to test during race in which pastors and religious scholars are speaking out. → Read More

Breitbart: Sarah Palin coming to Alabama to stump for Roy Moore

The former Vice Presidential nominee could be in the state as early as next week, according to Breitbart. → Read More

Roy Moore applauds Trump's transgender military ban

The former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice said Wednesday that if he's elected to the Senate, he will "not stand by" and allow the left to use the military "for social experimentation." → Read More

Why Alabama lawmakers could still consider a gas tax increase

Alabama Speaker of the House Mac McCutcheon says a proposal to increase the gasoline tax is dead this session. But that hasn't stopped a list of politicians and organizations from pushing to get something done. And they are pointing to President Donald Trump as an indication that something should get done soon. → Read More

Seeking new future for Mobile's $60 million maritime museum, shut down after first year

Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson, in announcing the public closure of the GulfQuest Maritime Museum amid mounting debt, said the city is looking for alternative uses beyond just a museum. The museum was only opened for 13 months before the Stimpson administration decided to pull the plug. → Read More

Will the 'Trump train' lead to more passenger trains in Alabama?

Donald Trump's victory in Tuesday's election could usher in more passenger rail options, but in what form? Alabama is poised to capitalize on more passenger train routes including a revival of the Gulf Coast route through Mobile and Atmore. → Read More

Here's one Alabama professor who nearly guessed the entire presidential election correctly

George Hawley, associate professor of political sciences at the University of Alabama, only missed two states during a pre-election prediction exercise within the Department of Political Sciences. He was only one of 22 professors and students to correctly predict a Donald Trump win. → Read More

Mobile: Welcome back, Carnival

A day of ribbon cuttings, charity events and sendoffs greet the Carnival Fantasy cruise ship when it arrives to Mobile between 6-7 a.m. on Wednesday. The inaugural cruise out of Mobile, following a five-year hiatus, is scheduled for 4 p.m. → Read More

New Fairhope mayor takes office: 'We work for you and I won't forget it'

Karin Wilson is only the third mayor of Fairhope since 1972. → Read More

Mobile Mayor: No intention for GulfQuest to sit empty

Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson, during a news conference Monday outside the GulfQuest Maritime Museum, said he plans to have the facility reopened someday by a third-party operator. It will also open Wednesday for Carnival Fantasy cruisers. → Read More

Mobile's Volkert awarded contract for massive humanitarian project in the Philippines

The company is the program manager on a project that will build three million homes in and around the Philippines. → Read More