Nine Birmingham nonprofits will receive funding from the city’s Building Opportunities for Lasting Development grant initiative this year, despite an overall reduction in funding for the program.
Currently, there are six people in the race for mayor of Birmingham. The filing deadline is July 10.
One of the measures that passed with very little debate in the Alabama Senate this week would authorize the use of medical marijuana. But the measure could face bigger challenges in the House.
The Jefferson County Commission is conducting its duties in accordance with state law, says a report from the Alabama Examiners of Public Accounts.
The city of Birmingham is sending two sets of lobbyists to Montgomery — one from Mayor Randall Woodfin’s office and one from the City Council.
The City of Birmingham has received nearly $6.3 million in federal funding to assist residents who are unable to pay rent and utilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sweeping gambling legislation cleared a hurdle in the Alabama Legislature this week.
"Somebody has to get those big trees out of that creek or it’s going to back up and start flooding and start blocking roads and flooding these houses that are damaged," said Commissioner Joe Knight.
Jefferson County Commissioners are considering whether to hire temporary workers to clean up litter along county roads.
Several incumbents plan to seek re-election and some challengers have emerged.
The Birmingham City Council has approved its first official travel since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic last year.
A number of bills that stalled in last year's abbreviated session returned.
The governor recapped the challenges of 2020, particularly on schools and the economy.
Former Birmingham Mayor William Bell has filed paperwork to run again for mayor.
Lawmakers have proposed legislation that would require more oversight of the local health officer in Alabama's most populous county. Area physicians strongly oppose the measure.
Alabama moves one step closer to replacing most existing male prisons with three privately-built mega prisons.
Lawmakers will debate perennial issues from the budgets to prisons, but the coronavirus pandemic remains ever present.
Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin announced this weekend that he is running for another term.
Former U.S. Sen. Doug Jones is taking on a new role as a political commentator at CNN.
The city of Birmingham's 'real-time crime center' is coming to life thanks to the city council's approval of a nearly $1 million construction bid.
The Drummond Company will now be required to follow a leak detection and repair program for the rest of the plant’s existence.
The comments from Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin comes after a UAB student was shot and killed during a transaction arranged online.
Legion Field has been operating as a testing site for COVID-19. Now officials want to expand the operation to include coronavirus vaccinations.
The Jefferson County Commission unanimously approved funding this week that will help pay county employees for time off related to COVID-19.
The Birmingham City Council decided this week to hire its own lobbyist and legal consultant.
Young voters of both parties look toward the future as a new administration takes over.
The mayor discussed continued neighborhood revitalization, the rise in homicides, and encouraging economic development projects on the horizon.
The county commissioner would be the first elected female mayor of the city.
Alabama’s Jeff Sessions is facing criticism for his role as former U.S. Attorney General in a new report by the Department of Justice’s Office of Inspector General.
The Air Force said Huntsville is the “preferred and reasonable’’ site pending a required environmental impact study.
An Alabama man who was arrested last week following riots at the U.S. Capitol now faces additional federal weapons charges.
U.S. Representative Mo Brooks is facing backlash after his comments last week surrounding the pro-Trump riots at the U.S. Capitol.