Most Birmingham-Area Schools Improve From Last Year in Latest Report Card, But Work Still Needed
10-20-2019

Two Birmingham-area school systems scored better than last year on the 2018-2019 annual Education Report Card issued by the Alabama State Department of Education.

One Birmingham City Council Seat Goes to a Runoff; Two Incumbents Returned to the Council
10-9-2019

One Birmingham City Council seat will be up for a runoff after none of the candidates won more than 50 percent of the votes in Tuesday’s balloting.

Several Birmingham Special Election Results on Hold Until Wednesday
10-9-2019

Special elections for three Birmingham City Council seats, plus renewals for three ad valorem taxes, will not have results declared until Wednesday morning because of an error in the handling of electronic machine memory cards at three different precincts.

Voter Guide: Birmingham Voters to Decide School Taxes, Three Council Seats Tuesday
10-2-2019

Voters in Birmingham will head to the polls Tuesday to decide the fate of three property taxes for schools and three seats on the City Council.

Jefferson County Board of Education Makes History With Appointment of First African American as Interim Superintendent
09-23-2019

It was a history-making moment for the Jefferson County Board of Education.

Birmingham Voters Head to Polls Oct. 8 to Pick 3 Council Members, Decide on School Taxes
09-9-2019

Birmingham is one month away from a citywide election that will not only determine the future of funding for city schools but also whether up to one-third of City Council seats change hands.

#DougMeetsMiles: Jones Takes Questions Via Twitter at Forum With College Students
09-6-2019

Sen. Doug Jones told an audience of students from Miles College that when he went to Washington, D.C. he didn’t realize that he was going to be a part of a government that functioned according to what someone says on Twitter — an oblique reference to President Donald Trump’s penchant for tweets that make the nation’s capital go topsy-turvy.

Group Protests Detention of Two Immigrants
08-28-2019

Nearly three dozen people attended a press conference Tuesday at the Adelante Alabama Worker Center to support two of their own who were detained by agents of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Jefferson County Owes Medicare and Medicaid More Than $1 Million for Overpayments to Cooper Green Hospital
08-28-2019

Jefferson County Commissioners learned during their committee meeting Monday that the county is on the hook for more than $1 million in back payments for Medicare and Medicaid that was overpaid when Cooper Green was a hospital.

Birmingham Councilor Says City Has Increased Its Dedication to Public Transit
08-14-2019

Despite looming service reductions from the Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority, District 5 Birmingham City Councilor Darrell O’Quinn emphasized Tuesday that the city has increased its dedication to public transit.