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.

Trump Addresses Iran’s Attacks On Bases With U.S. Troops
01-8-2020

President Trump is speaking to the nation following attacks on military bases in Iraq where U.S. troops are stationed. Trump tweeted on Tuesday night that “All is well!” and that an assessment of the casualties was underway. Iran said the missiles were launched as an act of self-defense after the U.S. killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani in Iraq.

Birmingham City Council Delays Vote on Five Points West/CrossPlex Grant
01-2-2020

The Birmingham City Council on Monday delayed voting on an item granting funding to the Five Points West/CrossPlex Business Alliance under the city’s Building Opportunities for Lasting Development (BOLD) initiative.

Helping Walker County Families Destroyed by the Opioid Crisis
12-31-2019

Tens of millions of prescription pain pills flooded Walker County from 2006-2012, according to data released by The Washington Post. But the effects of the opioid crisis are still evident, especially for children who lived through it.

Court Says Gardendale Must Pay Opponents’ Legal Fees in Failed School System Breakaway
12-26-2019

The City of Gardendale will have to pay $850,000 to the lawyers of black students, according to a new court ruling.

WATCH LIVE: Justice Department Inspector General Testifies Before Senate Judiciary
12-11-2019

Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz is answering lawmakers’ questions about his report on the Russia investigation, which was released on Monday. Watch the hearing live, Wednesday, December 11th starting at 10 a.m. Central.

Birmingham School Superintendent Receives 3.55 out of 5 in Evaluation
12-11-2019

Birmingham’s school superintendent has “met expectations and goals for improvement” according to an evaluation presented at Tuesday’s board meeting.

Don’t Look at Us, Jefferson County Commission Tells People Upset Over Rising Property Taxes
12-6-2019

Jefferson County Commission President Jimmie Stephens used the commission’s committee meeting Tuesday as a platform to dispel the misconception that county government is raising property taxes through reappraisals.

Woodfin Touts Neighborhood Revitalization Work, Cuts in Crime Rates in Update on his Administration’s Progress
12-6-2019

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin marked the halfway point of his first term in office Tuesday evening with a presentation highlighting his administration’s accomplishments and broadly gesturing toward his plans for the next two years.