A Birmingham native, Michael Liptrot is a senior at UAB majoring in psychology. Liptrot has a liberal arts education that includes an international baccalaureate diploma and is part of UAB’s University Honors Program. He was recently named a Clinton Scholar and studied in Dubai this past summer.
As a news intern at WBHM, Liptrot hopes to explore his interests in local news and investigative journalism. Following his time at WBHM, Michael has been accepted to medical school and also plans to continue in journalism.
Computer forensics researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham recently partnered with Facebook on an initiative that could ultimately curb drug sales and drug-seeking behavior on the platform.
Homewood doesn’t want the state legislature to “micro-manage” its property tax rate. Instead, it wants local control. So a referendum on tomorrow’s ballot in Jefferson County will let voters decide whether Homewood can hold a vote to increase property taxes to help fund schools. No such vote is planned at this time.
The White House has proposed privatizing the U.S. Postal Service in a move to cut costs. Postal workers rallied in opposition in cities across the country, including Birmingham.
Earlier this month the American Civil Liberties Union announced a goal of releasing 50 percent of Alabama prisoners by the year 2025 through a report aimed at tackling mass incarceration.
Earlier this month the American Civil Liberties Union announced an ambitious goal of releasing 50% of Alabama prisoners by the year 2025 through a report aimed at tackling mass incarceration.