Birmingham Looks at Limiting Dollar Stores, Easing Restrictions on Other Food Vendors as Way to Battle Food Deserts
04-30-2019

A new ordinance proposed by Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin looks to combat the city’s food deserts by loosening regulations on mobile grocers and farmers markets, while simultaneously limiting the spread of dollar stores in low-income neighborhoods.

Referendum on Renewing Property Tax for Birmingham Schools Possible, Up for Discussion Next Week
04-25-2019

Next week, Birmingham’s election commission will meet to discuss a potential citywide vote to renew a soon-to-expire ad valorem tax that provides Birmingham City Schools with approximately $27 million in yearly revenue.

Alabama Committee Advances Bill to Outlaw Abortion
04-18-2019

Alabama lawmakers on Wednesday advanced one of the most stringent abortion restrictions in the nation, a measure that would make performing an abortion a felony with almost no exceptions.

PARCA Survey Says Alabamians Want Fewer Non-Violent Criminals in Prison, More Money for Education
04-11-2019

The Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama in a new survey said Alabamians favor supervising non-violent criminals in the community and giving them more rehabilitation opportunities rather than sending them to prison.

Birmingham Launches A Citizen’s Experience to Connect Residents to City Hall
04-9-2019

Applications are now open for A Citizen’s Experience, a new initiative from the city of Birmingham designed to promote civic engagement. The free, seven-week program is slated to begin in June and is open only to Birmingham residents who are 18 years old or older.

Fed’s Report Condemning Alabama Prisons: State Vows Action
04-8-2019

Alabama authorities vowed Thursday to begin the monumental task of fixing their troubling prison problems, responding to a U.S. Department of Justice report that condemned excessive violence, inmate deaths and a critical staffing shortage in the state correctional system.

Percentage of College Freshmen Who Need Remedial Courses Drops
04-5-2019

A smaller portion of new high school graduates is having to take remedial classes when they first go to college, according to a PARCA report on data from the Alabama Commission on Higher Education.

Birmingham Iron’s Season Ends Early, as Alliance of American Football Suspends Operations
04-5-2019

Even quicker than it came to life, the Alliance of American Football — and with it, the Birmingham Iron — has gone on life support.

Birmingham PD Adds High-Tech Tools To Its Crime-Fighting Arsenal
03-27-2019

The Birmingham Police Department will soon have two new high-tech crime-fighting tools at its disposal.

The Big Picture: Woodfin’s Team Updates Residents About Progress on Public Safety, Economic Opportunities and Other Initiatives
03-22-2019

A black-and-white photo of Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin — shot in profile, eyes fixed in an expression of steely determination — hovered over the stage of the Alabama School of Fine Arts’ Dorothy Jemison Day Theater on Thursday night.