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  • Alabama committee backs ban on vaccine requirements
    by Associated Press on April 23, 2021 at 5:03 am

    Alabama lawmakers inched closer to approving a ban on so-called vaccine passports that would require proof of coronavirus vaccination to access services from a business or state agency. The House Health Committee voted Wednesday to send the bill to House of Representatives for a vote. It has already cleared the Alabama Senate. The bill contains The post Alabama committee backs ban on vaccine […]

  • Database will track officer complaints, disciplinary action
    by Kim Chandler, Associated Press on April 23, 2021 at 5:02 am

    Alabama will create a database to track disciplinary actions and excessive force complaints against law enforcement officers, a measure aimed at weeding out “bad apples” in the profession. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Thursday signed the bill to create a state database to track law enforcement officers’ employment history, disciplinary actions, use of force complaints, The post Database will […]

  • Senate delays vote on curbside voting ban
    by Kim Chandler, Associated Press on April 23, 2021 at 5:01 am

    Alabama lawmakers on Thursday delayed a vote on a proposal to ban curbside voting as the state became the latest to debate new restrictions on voting. The debate in the state that was home to key events in the voting rights movement reflected divisions playing out in statehouses nationwide as Republican states seek to enact The post Senate delays vote on curbside voting ban appeared first on […]

  • Senate OKs bill to fight hate crimes against Asian Americans
    by Associated Press on April 23, 2021 at 5:00 am

    The Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a bill that would help combat the rise of hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, a bipartisan denunciation of such violence during the coronavirus pandemic, and a modest step toward legislating in a chamber where most of President Joe Biden’s agenda has stalled. The measure would expedite the review The post Senate OKs bill to […]

Lagniappe Mobile

  • County relaunches anti-litter initiative
    by Dale Liesch on April 22, 2021 at 3:46 pm

    Mobile County is providing an extra incentive to groups who want to pick up litter, while also helping neighborhoods or schools in the process.  On Thursday, county commissioners announced the restarting of the “Love Your Community” anti-litter program, which encourages Mobile County residents […]

  • Mobile-Baldwin Athletic Partnership takes first step
    by Tommy Hicks on April 22, 2021 at 2:39 pm

    Help is on the way for high school sports programs in Mobile and Baldwin counties, via a newly formed non-profit organization called the Mobile-Baldwin Athletic Partnership.   The group, charged with the aim of offering assistance via equipment and other needs of area public school athletic teams, […]

  • City pushes collaboration of MPD, mental health professionals
    by Dale Liesch on April 22, 2021 at 2:29 pm

    The next time a Mobile police officer has to interact with a member of the public experiencing mental health issues, a certified, professional counselor could be right beside them, helping to de-escalate the situation.  A $742,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice will allow the city to […]

  • Four area teams ranked No. 1 in final ASWA polls
    by Tommy Hicks on April 22, 2021 at 12:47 pm

    Four teams in the Lagniappe coverage area hold the No. 1 ranking in their respective sport and classification in the final Alabama Sports Writers Association baseball and softball polls of the season.   In softball, Faith Academy remains the No. 1-ranked team in Class 5A, as it has all season, […]

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