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.

Can Cooperation Combat Crime? Birmingham-Area Agencies Teaming up on Problem
09-24-2018

Despite the city’s rising homicide rate and a recent rash of highly publicized violent crimes, Birmingham-area law enforcement officials say they are optimistic about the city’s long-term crime-fighting prospects, due in part to an array of government agencies working together.

APM Reports: Education Documentaries
09-21-2018

In a new series of hour-long education documentaries, APM Reports visits first generation students a decade later, asks tough questions about why kids aren’t being taught to read, and discovers how apprenticeships offer another path to the middle class. Whether you’re a parent, student, teacher, or anyone concerned with the country’s future, you don’t want […]

Amazon Breaks Ground Oct. 2, Laying Path for Western-Area Development
09-15-2018

The official groundbreaking on the new Amazon development in Bessemer will be Oct. 2, Jefferson County commissioners said Thursday.

The List Is In: 13 Apply to Fill Roberson’s Seat on the Birmingham Council
09-12-2018

Thirteen people have applied to fill the seat of former Birmingham City Councilor Jay Roberson, who announced his resignation last month.

A Deadly Week: September Homicides Could Foreshadow Record Year in Birmingham
09-11-2018

Six homicides happened in Birmingham during the first week of September, putting the city firmly on track for its most violent year in more than two decades and pressuring city leaders to improve their strategies for responding to such incidents and to focus on preventing them.