Voters go back to the polls Tuesday for primary runoffs

Party runoff ballots are fairly light for Tuesday’s election. But at the top of the Republican ballot is the nomination to the U.S. Senate. At the top of the Democratic ballot is nomination to the governor’s race.

Party match-ups go to the voters in balloting on Tuesday

The Alabama primary elections are May 24th. Do you know who's on the ballot? Check out the complete list and sample ballots.

JeffCo, Birmingham spend federal money on housing assistance, other needs

More than $359 million in federal dollars flowed through the hands of Jefferson County and Birmingham city officials in the past two years.

Birmingham takes part in Embrace Mothers guaranteed income pilot

Single-mother households represent about 60% of all Birmingham households with children, according to Mayor Randall Woodfin's office. The mothers involved in the program will receive $375 a month for a year.

Federal covid relief funds enabled churches and other religious organizations to pay employees

A review by BirminghamWatch of federal records listed about 321 applicants from Jefferson County who received millions of dollars under the Paycheck Protection Program. These applicants identified themselves as religious organizations.

Six City Council Members Win Reelection; Parker And Hilliard Face Runoffs

City Councilors William Parker (D4) and John Hilliard (D9) will face challengers in a runoff on Oct. 5.

Birmingham Voters Head To The Polls Aug. 24. Here’s A Sample Ballot And What You Need To Know.

Headed to vote in the Birmingham city elections on Tuesday, Aug. 24? Check out this sample ballot and find your polling place.

Who’s Running For Birmingham City Council?

Do you know who is running for Birmingham City Council? Check out this complete list.

2021 Birmingham Mayoral Candidate Profiles

The ballots are set for the Birmingham mayoral election on Aug. 24. But do you really know who the candidates are? Check out these profiles.

Birmingham Schools Will Require Masks After Shift In CDC Recommendations

Birmingham City Schools will once again require all students, faculty, staff and visitors to wear a face mask while in school facilities.

Birmingham Police Revise Policies To Disallow No-Knock Warrants

Birmingham police will no longer use no-knock warrants such as the one that led to the death of Breonna Taylor in Louisville last year.

Controversial New Alzheimer’s Drug Approved Despite Reservations

The drug, aducanumab, is expected to help slow the progression of the disease, but not to improve current memory impairments, according to a release from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Birmingham Schools Will Vaccinate Students And Their Families

Birmingham City Schools and Alabama Regional Medical Services will be giving COVID-19 vaccinations to city school students and their parents over the summer in an effort to make schools and their communities safer when they reopen in the fall.

Domestic Immigration Spur’s Alabama’s Population Growth

The Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama analyzed data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Hack Exposes Vulnerability Of America’s Energy Supply Lines

Colonial Pipeline shut down its 5,500-mile pipeline on Friday after a ransomware attack. The pipeline made news back in 2016 after a gasoline spill in Shelby County. Some say it takes major events to bring attention to the pipeline's vulnerabilities.

Lighting Up the Night Again

The neon sign for the historic A.G. Gaston Motel was lit Tuesday night in a ceremony marking the end of phase 1 of the site’s restoration.

Samford Names New President To Replace Retiring Westmoreland

Beck A. Taylor, now president of Whitworth University, will succeed Andrew Westmoreland effective July 1.

Alabama’s COVID-19 Death Count Nears 10,000 Mark

Within about a year, the state has lost almost 10,000 Alabamians to COVID-19.

Woodfin Hospitalized With COVID

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin was hospitalized Monday for symptoms related to COVID-19.

Hospital Officials Urge Against Holiday Gatherings In Open Letter To Alabamians

Birmingham-area hospital officials are asking Alabamians to take all possible precautions to stop the spread of the disease, including avoiding holiday gatherings with people who do not live in their households.

2020 BirminghamWatch Voter Guide: Finally, Voters Are Streaming Into Polls for Election Day 2020

Voters are turning out Tuesday to vote in the 2020 general election.

2020 BirminghamWatch Voter Guide

Your guide to the 2020 Election.

Today Is The Deadline To Apply To Vote By Absentee

Today, Thursday, Oct. 29, is the last day to apply for an absentee ballot.

2020 Voter Guide: Jones Meets Tuberville In Scrimmage To Claim U.S. Senate Seat

This voter guide includes sample ballots, breakdowns of the constitutional amendments up for a vote and profiles of candidates.

Poll Watchers Have Strict Rules To Follow, And So Do Others

Here are a few dos and don'ts at the polls this Election Day.

ADEM Holds Public Hearing On Alabama Power’s Coal Ash Pond Disposal Plans

This was the first of three public hearings scheduled to review ADEM's permits detailing how coal ash will be managed at various power plants.

Today, October 19, Is The Last Day To Register To Vote

A record number of people in Alabama have applied for and cast absentee ballots ahead of the November 3 election.

The Census Counting Is Done, But The Result Is Unknown

Officials note a 99.9% response rate for Alabama. What's behind that number is tricky.

Federal Court Says ID, Witnesses Required For Absentee Voting

To vote absentee you must now provide a photo ID and have the signatures of two witnesses or a notary.

Three Jeffco Cities Pick Mayors as Six Municipalities Hold Runoffs on Oct. 6

Voters return to the polls next month for municipal runoffs around Jefferson County.

Number Of COVID-19 Patients In Alabama Hospitals Falls To Less Than Half Its Peak

The number of people hospitalized in Alabama for COVID-19 has dropped to less than half the peak figure of more than a month ago.

Birmingham School Board Takes The ‘Interim’ Off Sullivan’s Superintendent Title

The Birmingham Board of Education voted Monday to make Mark Sullivan the superintendent of the school district.