Mobile News & Articles

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today announced that the Mobile Downtown Airport in Mobile, Alabama, has received a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant totaling $2 million to support airport infrastructure improvements.  The grant, awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), will fund the rehabilitation…

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today announced that five local airports across the state of Alabama will receive $2.63 million in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grants.  The federal funding was awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation for various airport improvements to support infrastructure construction,…

Last week the Chief of Police and the Public Safety Director of the city of Mobile both told local media outlets that the reason why they chose not to continue the suspension of 5 towing companies from the rotation list was that they were concerned…

If the tariff policies of President Donald Trump are about protecting American jobs and promoting American businesses and products, then the tariff proposal by the administration that was recently approved by the World Trade Organization on the European Union provides the Federal Government the perfect…

We often hear from politicians and pundits that infrastructure is the only true bipartisan issue. Fair enough – we all rely on roads, bridges, sewer systems. But if the definition of a bipartisan issue is one upon which we all rely, how on earth did…

Airbus Mobile, AL

On Thursday, September 12, 2019, Canadian aviation news and information site FliegetFaust reported that government officials from Mobile and Baldwin County toured the Airbus A220 manufacturing facility at Mirabel, Canada. Mobile City Councilman C.J. Small wrote in his district email newsletter, “All of (Airbus’) FAL…

We Want A Divorce, Alabama

Written by David Preston on September 11, 2019 | Opinion Article

Dear Alabama, We want a divorce. Sincerely, Mobile County and Baldwin County. It’s been a good 200 years, but now it is time for us to go our separate ways. Ever since Alabama was created, we have always been used as your piggy bank, and…

When the City Council and the Mayor fight, it’s the citizens that end up the ultimate losers.  In December of 2018, Mayor Sandy Stimpson sued the City Council for what he believed to be violations of the governing document of the city of Mobile, known…

On August 28, 2019, the Eastern Shore Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) met to discuss it’s 2020 through 2023 Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP).  The most significant point of discussion was whether to include the Interstate 10 Mobile River Bridge and Bayway project in its TIP. The…

Five Questions With Doug Jones

Written by David Preston on August 21, 2019

This article continues an ongoing series of articles where BamaPolitics.com will ask questions of the candidates running for federal office in 2020. These articles are designed to give our readers an introduction to each candidate and give you a better understanding of why they are…