Debbie Elliott After a stint on Capitol Hill, NPR National Correspondent Debbie Elliott is back covering the news in her native South.
Stories By

Debbie Elliott

Farmer Scott Allgood, front, of Allgood, Ala., listens during a meeting of farmers and state officials to discuss the impact of the Alabama Immigration law on their livelihoods in Oneonta, Ala.

Dave Martin/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Dave Martin/AP

Ala. Needs Workers, Law Chases Away Immigrants

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/141343964/141343947" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Ala. Immigration Law Worries Latino Parents

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/141128528/141132333" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Civil rights activist Fred Shuttlesworth, hailed by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. for his courage and energy, died Wednesday in Birmingham, Ala. He was 89.

Dave Martin/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Dave Martin/AP

Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, Civil Rights Pioneer, Dies

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/141083711/141090146" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Alabama's Controversial Immigration Law Takes Effect

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/140909475/140909588" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Men pray at the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro. The congregation wants to build a bigger mosque to worship in, but has faced stiff opposition from citizens who fear the local Muslims have a political agenda. Debbie Elliott/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Debbie Elliott/NPR

Tennessee Town Grapples With Sept. 11 Legacy

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/140354442/140359858" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

In S.C., GOP Hopefuls Outline Positions

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/140198415/140198404" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Ala. Businesses Riled By State's New Immigration Law

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/139900522/139901510" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

In June, marchers protested Alabama's new law cracking down on illegal immigration. The state's United Methodist, Episcopal and Roman Catholic churches have sued, arguing the law that's set to take effect Sept. 1 violates their religious freedom. Jay Reeves/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Jay Reeves/AP

Valerie Moore's weight and poor eating habits caught up with her two years ago, when she had a stroke at age 26. Dave Anderson Photography hide caption

toggle caption
Dave Anderson Photography