Environmental Groups Protest New Waters of the US Rule
01-24-2020

Environmental groups in Alabama and elsewhere say they will fight to delay or stop a new federal rule that would remove the 1972 Clean Water Act’s oversight of half the nation’s wetlands and many small streams.

Ongoing: Watch Senate Impeachment Trial Live
01-24-2020

The Senate is holding a trial on the impeachment of President Trump, who is accused by the U.S. House of abusing his power and obstructing Congress. At the conclusion of the trial, senators are expected to vote on whether Trump should be removed from office.

Birmingham Council Reallocates Unused CrossPlex Funds to Repave Roads, Under Protest
01-21-2020

The Birmingham City Council voted Tuesday to reallocate money from a completed capital project at the Birmingham CrossPlex to citywide road repaving, rebuffing the protests of District 8 Councilor Steven Hoyt, who called the proposal “unfair.”

Ongoing: Watch Senate Impeachment Trial Live
01-21-2020

The Senate is holding a trial on the impeachment of President Trump, who is accused by the U.S. House of abusing his power and obstructing Congress. At the conclusion of the trial, senators are expected to vote on whether Trump should be removed from office.

Trump’s Impeachment Trial Could Affect Doug Jones’ Reelection Bid
01-15-2020

We examine how a vulnerable Democrat from Alabama is approaching President Trump’s impeachment trial. Senator Doug Jones is up for reelection in a state where Trump has a 59% approval rating.

Alabama Representatives Flip Votes on Two Measures Involving Cleanup of PFAS Pollution
01-13-2020

Alabama’s representatives in the U.S. House flipped votes on two issues last week concerning regulation of PFAS chemicals, which have been linked to cancer. These chemicals have been found in drinking water and land in northern Alabama.

Jefferson County Commission Delays Vote on Fee for Card Payments
01-10-2020

The Jefferson County chief financial officer says discussion about a 1% debit and credit card convenience fee should be tabled for another two weeks.

Education Town Hall Set for Jan. 15
01-10-2020

A town hall meeting on the status of education in Birmingham has been set for Jan. 15, 6-8 p.m.

Jefferson County Commission Moves to Preserve Downtown Jail Where Martin Luther King Jr. Was Held
01-10-2020

The Jefferson County Commission Thursday took the first steps toward acknowledging and preserving remnants of the jail where Martin Luther King Jr. was held.

Jefferson County Gets New Human Resources Director, Raising Hopes for Lifting Consent Decree on Personnel Practices
01-9-2020

Jefferson County Commissioner Joe Knight offered a predictable straight line after Caroline Brown was introduced as Jefferson County’s new human resource director at Tuesday’s commission committee meeting.