Birmingham Budget Passes After Debates Over School, Discretionary Funding
07-24-2019

The Birmingham City Council passed Mayor Randall Woodfin’s fiscal 2020 budget. Woodfin said his proposed $451 million budget was “as lean as they come.”

Birmingham School Officials Say Schools Can Work Around Woodfin’s Proposed Budget Cut
07-17-2019

Birmingham school officials say it’s unclear how they’ll make up a proposed $2 million funding gap from the city, but it won’t put a huge burden on the school system.

Frustration With Health Department Intensifies as Environmental Groups Seek to Overturn ABC Coke’s Air Permit Renewal
07-16-2019

Environmental groups say ABC Coke’s air permit renewal issued in April is flawed and are appealing to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to agree that it does not comply with requirements of the federal Clean Air Act.

Jones, Byrne Lead in Fundraising Among Candidates in 2020 US Senate Race
07-16-2019

Democratic incumbent Sen. Doug Jones raised $1.8 million for his election campaign during the past three months, outpacing the still-forming field of candidates for Alabama’s 2020 U.S. Senate elections.

Neighborhoods Want Trust Fund Set Up From Proposed ABC Coke’s Benzene Pollution Case
07-12-2019

The North Birmingham community made clear this week that it wants money from an ABC Coke pollution penalty to be used to create a trust fund to benefit residents in the surrounding area.

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.