Birmingham City Council Approves Healthy Food Overlay District
07-11-2019

The Birmingham City Council voted Tuesday to establish a “healthy food overlay district,” designed to make healthy food options more accessible for the approximately two-thirds of the city’s population that lives within food deserts.

FBI Records Could Have Solved A Civil Rights Cold Case. Now It’s Too Late
07-9-2019

The murder of the Rev. James Reeb was unsolved for more than 50 years. Now, Alabama officials who might have pursued prosecution tell NPR that if the FBI had shared its case file with them, they would have investigated Reeb’s murder years earlier.

Attorney Explains Motion To Dismiss In Case Of Alabama Woman Indicted In Death Of Her Fetus
07-2-2019

Marshae Jones is facing a manslaughter charge for “intentionally causing the death of her fetus.”

Alabama Woman Charged with Manslaughter in the Death of Her Own Fetus Awaits District Attorney Decision
06-28-2019

Marshae Jones has been charged with manslaughter for the death of her own fetus, even though a different woman shot Jones in the stomach. Police say Jones was endangering her fetus by starting the fight.

Brittany Howard Announces First Solo Album, Shares ‘History Repeats’
06-25-2019

Alabama Shakes frontwoman Brittany Howard will release her first-ever solo album later this summer.

Supreme Court Orders Documents Unsealed In Death Penalty Case
06-24-2019

The U.S. Supreme Court ordered documents unsealed Monday in a death penalty case out of Alabama after a motion was filed by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and NPR.

Scales Says Jefferson County Commissioners Should Be Kept More in the Loop on Indigent Health Care Plans
06-20-2019

After two months of waiting, Jefferson County Commissioner Lashunda Scales wanted some answers Tuesday concerning the health care authority being designed by UAB Health System and Jefferson County and expressed concern that commissioners are not more involved in the process.

Birmingham Councilor Suggests Calling in the Guard If Nothing Else Curbs Crime in the City
06-20-2019

Birmingham City Councilor Steven Hoyt called on Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin to change his strategies for fighting crime in Birmingham, even if it means calling in the National Guard.

University Of Alabama Returns $21.5 Million To Hugh Culverhouse
06-11-2019

NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly speaks with attorney Hugh Culverhouse, who pledged $26.5 million to the university. The $21.5 million he had given so far was returned and his name removed from the law school.

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