Top Headlines: Stalled Ship Has Little Impact on Mobile Port, Alabama Last in Vaccinations per Capita

Stalled ship has little impact on Mobile port
The cargo ship Ever Given, which blocked the Suez Canal to the tune of an estimated $9 billion a day in maritime commerce before being freed this week, had little impact on traffic in Mobile. The Port of Mobile has only one service that uses the Suez Canal, and it left Alabama on March 19 and has not yet reached the canal.  – Fox 10

Alabama woman wins Drew Barrymore’s Small Business Challenge
Mobile’s Krystn Keller and her skincare company Keller Works won $10,000 in a small business competition on actress Drew Barrymore’s TV talk show. Both Keller Works and Nashville’s Kernels Gourmet Popcorn won $10,000 and meetings with a PR and branding expert. –

Alabama last in vaccinations per capita
More than 1.6 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Alabama, but the state rates last in total vaccinations per capita in the U.S. Alabama ranks 9th in vaccinating vulnerable residents.  – WHNT 19 

Counting begins in Amazon union vote
Now that the votes have been cast, it could take days or even weeks before it’s known whether workers have voted for or against unionizing at Amazon’s fulfillment center in Bessemer. The National Labor Relations Board will start counting ballots today. If the vote to unionize passes, it will be the first union formed in a U.S. Amazon facility. – Alabama Political Reporter

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