Ivey Campaign Goes on Offense Against Maddox, Tying Him to Soros-Backed PACs
10-23-2018

After playing defense from charges by her opponent that she was avoiding a debate, Gov. Kay Ivey and her re-election campaign have turned the tables and gone on offense.

President’s Proposed Budget Cut: Eliminate Help to Keep Power on for Poor Families
10-22-2018

Erica Dunning is proud of her tidy house, built by Habitat for Humanity in a quiet Chalkville neighborhood, and her job working for Jefferson County. But she’s not too proud to admit that, once upon a time, she needed help to make ends meet.

As Alabama Goes to the Polls, Worries Emerge That Some Are Denied Voting Rights
10-22-2018

Since last year, Lorenzo French says he’s helped about 50 people in rural Greene County regain their ability to vote. Many of them were improperly removed from voter rolls because they had a felony conviction, though not the type that should have banned them from voting, French said. Others didn’t have photo identification, a requirement to vote in Alabama since 2014.

Unsubmitted Sexual Assault Kits Set off Alarm Bells in DA’s Office
10-19-2018

So far, the Sexual Assault Kit Initiative in Jefferson County has generated more questions than answers. The biggest question: How did 3,876 sexual assault kits not get submitted to the Department of Forensic Sciences for testing?

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.