A Life Remembered: Hundreds Line Up to Pay Their Respects to Larry Langford
01-15-2019

Hundreds of mourners had already walked by the rose-covered casket in the center of Bill Harris Arena at the Birmingham CrossPlex by the time the visitation for Larry Langford was scheduled to begin.

Rosedale Residents Skeptical of Homewood’s Master Plan
01-4-2019

Along 18th Street South in Homewood, there is a mix of trendy restaurants, boutique fitness studios and coffeehouses. It is easy to miss the sign for Rosedale, the city’s predominantly African American community. Some residents there wonder whether the city overlooked their priorities in crafting its master plan.

Gas Tax Is a Top Priority in 2019 Legislative Session
01-2-2019

A gasoline tax increase to fund road improvements is expected to be a major topic of the 2019 Alabama legislative session.

Push to Rewrite Mayor-Council Act Shaping up at Birmingham City Hall
01-2-2019

In a recent meeting during which two new Birmingham City Council members were appointed, councilors gave clear signals that they’re ready to take on a rewrite of the law that governs separation of powers in Birmingham’s municipal government.

Alabama School Report Card Shows Mostly Improvements, and Some Big Leaps, by Birmingham-Area Schools
12-31-2018

Several schools in the Birmingham metro area show significant improvements in achievement in this year’s Alabama State Report Card, which grades the performance of public schools.

Not Just Galleria Shooting, AG Takeover of Local Cases Common
12-21-2018

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall was criticized for taking over the case of the shooting death of a black man by police, but his office says intervening in cases held by local district attorneys is common.

LeFleur Still Feeling the Sting From Advocacy Groups’ Condemnation, Responds to Their Criticism
12-21-2018

Months after testifying in the North Birmingham bribery trial, the state’s top environmental regulator is firing back at watchdog groups calling for his dismissal or resignation.

Jeffco Commission Approves Rebranding, Bicentennial Promotion Contract After Scales Raises Questions
12-21-2018

The Jefferson County Commission unanimously agreed to a contract with Big Marketing and Communications today, but not without Commissioner Lashunda Scales again expressing her opposition to contracts that don’t reflect the county’s need to increase its dealings with historically under-represented businesses.

Trump’s EPA Seeks to Remove Much of Nation’s Headwaters and Wetlands From Protection
12-12-2018

The action principally would remove oversight for small tributary headwaters that do not flow year-round and for wetlands not clearly connected to flowing streams.

Governor and Lawmakers Asking for Patience From Public in Hoover Shooting Investigation, Some Want More Information From ALEA
12-11-2018

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey pledged Monday that information about the shooting death of an armed man by police would be made public, but she urged patience.