The Year of Firsts: Freshman Candidates Find the Campaign Trail Grueling, Expensive and Rewarding
10-19-2018

Just before the deadline closed, Cara McClure and Kari Powell submitted the paperwork to run for the Public Service Commission. They didn’t know one another beforehand, but they ended up on a phone call just after the midnight deadline talking about their similar platforms and how, despite having never run for political office, they would each need to hit the ground running.

Crime Reduction Plan for Birmingham Coming Next Month
10-17-2018

Several months after taking the job, Birmingham Police Chief Patrick D. Smith is expected to deliver a comprehensive plan for crime reduction to the City Council next month.

“It’s Just Plum Sad:” Ivey Disputes Reports of Health Issues, Chastises Maddox Campaign
10-17-2018

Gov. Kay Ivey is again disputing that her health is an issue in her re-election campaign and called out her Democratic challenger for trying to make it one.

Ivey’s Campaign Still Leads Maddox in Contributions With Three Weeks to Go in the Campaign
10-16-2018

Gov. Kay Ivey continued to build her campaign warchest in early October, raising almost twice as much as Democratic challenger Walt Maddox, according to reports filed Monday with the Alabama Secretary of State’s Office.

Opportunity Zones Pull Investors Into Low-Income Areas
10-12-2018

Alex Flachsbart’s business cards were hot properties at the Jefferson County Courthouse Tuesday after his presentation to the County Commission about opportunity zones in the area.

Sports Tourism Is Big Business in Birmingham, but Not Big Enough, Study Says
10-11-2018

Even with more athletic fields at the Hoover Met Complex, greater Birmingham needs additional sports facilities to compete with cities such as Westfield, Indiana and Elizabethtown, Kentucky.

Birmingham Public Library Atmosphere ‘Toxic’ ‘Hostile,’ Employees Say. Leadership ‘Not for Faint of Heart,’ New Director Responds
10-10-2018

Nearly 20 Birmingham Public Library employees addressed the library’s board of directors Tuesday night, expressing concern over what they described as a “hostile” work environment that has emerged under the library’s new leadership.

Jefferson County Commission Pursues Healthcare Authority Plan
10-10-2018

Jefferson County is moving closer to establishing a healthcare authority to manage indigent healthcare in the county.

Birmingham Mayor Releases Strategic Plan Setting New Goals for His First Term
10-5-2018

Exactly one year after his election, Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin has released a strategic plan providing an update on his administration’s progress and setting new goals for the remainder of his first term.

Despite Immigration Law, 40 Percent of New Hires Are Not Checked Through E-Verify
09-28-2018

Many Alabama employees aren’t being screened to confirm their legal status to work in the United States, despite a 2011 state law requiring businesses to use the federal E-Verity system.