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A Remembrance of John Floyd, Former Southern Living Editor-in-Chief

The former editor of Southern Living died this week from cancer.

Vaccine ‘Hunters’ Travel To Mississippi, Other States For A Potential Dose

Officials worry that with cross-border travel for vaccines, second doses could get complicated.

Jefferson County Commission May Hire More Road Clean-Up Help

Jefferson County Commissioners are considering whether to hire temporary workers to clean up litter along county roads.

Candidates Lining Up To Run For Birmingham City Council

Several incumbents plan to seek re-election and some challengers have emerged.

Birmingham City Council Approves The Council President’s Trip To Meet With Legislators

The Birmingham City Council has approved its first official travel since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic last year.

Lady Justice Is Not Wearing A Blindfold

In Alabama, Blacks make up more than half of the state's inmate population. Some law professionals say racial bias spans from over policing of Black neighborhoods to criminal sentencing.

Dozens Rally To Support Amazon Union in Bessemer

The upcoming union vote is significant for Amazon, which has fought efforts to unionize, and the region as a whole.

‘Huge Number’ Of Jeffco Residents Soon Eligible For COVID Vaccines

Many people will have to wait weeks, maybe months to get the COVID-19 vaccine, despite being eligible.

Remembering Sheila Washington, Who Brought Honor To The Scottsboro Boys

Alabama native, Sheila Washington has died. For several decades she overcame a series of obstacles to tell the story of the Scottsboro Boys -- nine young African-American males falsely accused of rape by two white women in 1931.

Sentencing Reform, COVID Business Relief Take Priority As Lawmakers Return

A number of bills that stalled in last year's abbreviated session returned.

Gambling Proposals Must Pass The ‘Smell Test’ Before Going To Voters, Ivey Tells Lawmakers

The governor recapped the challenges of 2020, particularly on schools and the economy.

William Bell Will Run For Mayor’s Seat Again

Former Birmingham Mayor William Bell has filed paperwork to run again for mayor.

Alabama Needs More Vaccines To Stop The Spread Of COVID-19, Doctor Says

The number of new daily COVID-19 cases appears to be on a "downward trend" in Alabama, and the statewide hospitalization rate is improving, according to the head of infectious diseases at UAB.

Bill Would Mandate Feedback On Jefferson County Public Health Rules

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.

Uneven Vaccine Rollout Threatens To Leave Black Communities Behind

An NPR analysis of COVID-19 vaccination sites around the country found that access is uneven in cities across the South.

Ivey Signs Contracts To Build Two Mega Prisons

Alabama moves one step closer to replacing most existing male prisons with three privately-built mega prisons.

What To Expect During The 2021 Alabama Legislative Session

Lawmakers will debate perennial issues from the budgets to prisons, but the coronavirus pandemic remains ever present.

Alabama Is Home To 20 Hate Groups, 838 Operate Nationwide, SPLC Says

Alabama had 20 "hate groups" in 2020, according to an annual nationwide report by the Southern Poverty Law Centers.

Woodfin Kicks Off Mayoral Reelection Campaign, Says He’ll Ramp Up Work On Neighborhoods, Education Priorities

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin announced this weekend that he is running for another term.

Jones Starts His Post-Senate Life As CNN Contributor

Former U.S. Sen. Doug Jones is taking on a new role as a political commentator at CNN.

Fultondale High School Too Badly Damaged By Tornado To Use Again

Fultondale High School is permanently closed because of damage from last week's tornado.

‘Mixed Signals’: ADPH To Expand Criteria Without Enough COVID-19 Vaccine

Beginning February 8, Alabama health officials will expand eligibility criteria for COVID-19 vaccines.

It’s Not Just Hair: New Orleans CROWN Act Is A First For The Deep South But, Advocates Hope, Just The Beginning

Black women and men, especially across the Deep South, have faced discrimination in the workplace stemming from their natural hair.

Alabama Could Be Home To Amazon’s First Unionized Warehouse In The U.S.

Amazon could be on the verge of its first unionized warehouse in the U.S. If workers at the Alabama facility vote yes next month, they would turn a new page both for the company and the region.

Pregnant Women Should Get The COVID-19 Vaccines, Says UAB Doctor

Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding and planning to get pregnant should get the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the chair of UAB's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Variant Of COVID-19 Virus Detected In Three Alabamians

Alabama has identified multiple cases of a new COVID-19 variant originally reported in the United Kingdom.

Where Is The COVID-19 Vaccine And How Do You Get One?

Arranging to get a COVID-19 vaccine can be frustrating and a potentially complicated process. We're here to answer some of your questions.

Devastated Fultondale Residents Hope To Bounce Back

Clean up continues after a strong tornado devastated parts of Fultondale Monday night. Residents are, once again, coming together to pick up the pieces.

Tornado Destroys Areas In North Jefferson County Killing At Least One

There's been extensive damage to homes, businesses, and schools in the area.

City Council Approves Bid For Birmingham Real-Time Crime Center

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.

Settlement Reached To Address ABC Coke Pollution

The Drummond Company will now be required to follow a leak detection and repair program for the rest of the plant’s existence.

Frustration Grows With Alabama’s Slow Vaccine Rollout

Alabama has administered less than half of its COVID-19 vaccine supply. So why do state health officials say supply is the main obstacle?