Alabama Broadband Expansion to Improve High-Speed Internet Access
12-5-2019

Alabamians, especially in rural areas, will see improvements in their internet access. A new partnership announced today plans to expand current broadband infrastructure and provide faster fiber optic cables throughout the state.

High Court Rules Confederate Monument Outside Birmingham City Hall Cannot Be Covered, Fines City
11-28-2019

The Alabama Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the city of Birmingham had violated state law by covering a Confederate monument outside City Hall.

Birmingham Initiative Pardons Low-Level Marijuana Convictions
11-25-2019

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin launched a new initiative to pardon thousands of people with misdemeanor marijuana convictions, a move meant to ease a significant barrier to employment.

PSC Hears Arguments for Raising or Abolishing Alabama Power’s Fees for Solar Users
11-22-2019

Spectators – many wearing ‘Let It Shine’ stickers – packed a Public Service Commission hearing room this morning to hear testimony about the fees Alabama Power Company charges residents to use solar panels or other alternative means of power generation.

Walter Gonsoulin Named New JefCoEd Superintendent, Its First African American Leader
11-21-2019

Walter Gonsoulin, who has served as interim superintendent of the Jefferson County Schools since the departure past month of Craig Pouncey, now holds the position for good.

Alexander Retains Seat in Birmingham City Council District 7 Runoff
11-20-2019

Despite strong opposition from challenger Ray Brooks, incumbent District 7 City Councilor Wardine Alexander appears to have retained her seat on the Birmingham City Council.

Jefferson County Clears Hurdle to Working out an Agreement With UAB for a Health Care Authority
11-13-2019

The Jefferson County Commission voted 3-2 for a resolution that executes an amended master agreement to establish the framework for UAB to form an authority to operate Cooper Green Mercy Health System.

Report: State Improved in Several Child Health Indicators but Still Struggles With Poverty, Racial Disparity
11-13-2019

Alabama has made significant progress in infant mortality rates, teen pregnancies and child safety, but poverty and a racial disparity in indicators of wellbeing remain a problem for children in the state, according to a report released today.

Changing Climate: Many in Coastal Alabama Act Now to Rebuild Shorelines, Prepare for Storms
11-10-2019

Some Alabamians and the politicians they elect traditionally have denied global warming. But many people in coastal Alabama are preparing now for what they fear will be inevitable consequences of increased warming of the air and oceans.

Jeff Sessions Wants To Return To The Senate, GOP Sources Say
11-7-2019

Republican sources say ex-Attorney General Jeff Sessions wants to return to the Senate. He was a key Trump supporter but the relationship soured when Sessions recused himself from the Russia probe.