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Legislative Wrap-Up: Senate Moves To Nullify Federal Gun Control, Passes Gambling Bill

Alabama is one of several conservative states where lawmakers are considering a measure making it a crime to enforce federal gun regulations.

UAB Health System CEO: ‘It really was that bleak.’

CEO Will Ferniany will end his health care career having led the organization through the coronavirus pandemic. He plans to retire later this year.

Redevelopment Of Southtown As Mixed-Use Property To Begin In June

The redevelopment plans have been several years in the making.

Alabama Pauses Distribution Of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

Alabama is one of several states halting distribution of the vaccine as federal health officials examine links to adverse health effects.

As Chronic Prison Understaffing Plagues Region, Mississippi Tries A New Approach

The Department of Corrections is aiming to fill 700 correctional officer positions by the summer. They’re looking for recruits in Walmart parking lots.

How To Prepare For A Tornado

Maybe you've weathered multiple storms or perhaps it's your first season. Either way, it can be difficult to keep up with the latest on how to prepare. We've got you covered with this guide.

It’s A No: Amazon Warehouse Workers Vote Against Unionizing In Historic Election

Amazon avoided the prospect of a first unionized warehouse in America, where it's now the second-largest private employer. The vote in Alabama had prompted new interest in unions across the country.

Alabama Amazon Workers Reject Union, But Organizers Say The Fight Isn’t Over

The union accused Amazon of illegal anti-union tactics and will challenge the results.

Legislative Wrap-Up: Medical Marijuana, Yoga Bills Gain Traction

The push to legalize medical marijuana is gaining momentum in the Alabama Legislature. The bill would allow people with certain conditions to buy medical marijuana with a doctor’s approval. We have more in our weekly legislative wrap-up.

Birmingham Getting $5 Million To Battle Homelessness

The funding will come through HUD’s Home Investment Partnerships Program and is intended to help cities create affordable and supportive housing and services for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

Secretary of State John Merrill Won’t Run For Office Next Year, Acknowledges Affair

Merrill was expected to announce a run for U.S. Senate in 2022.

Why Alabama Lawmakers Just Won’t Give Up The Grocery Tax

Politicians across the aisle agree that grocery taxes harm low-income families. And yet the tax remains untouched.

Gov. Kay Ivey Announces ‘Safer Apart’ Order As Mask Mandate Ends

Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday issued a proclamation transitioning the state from an amended Safer at Home Order to a new Safer Apart Order.

Businesses React To Birmingham’s New Mask Order

A local ordinance replaces the statewide mask order expiring April 9. Some say the move is necessary, but others call it an "undue burden."

Alabama Expands COVID Vaccine Eligibility To Those 16 And Older

That means a total of about four million Alabamians will be eligible starting Monday.

Legislative Wrap-Up: Bills on Habitual Offenders, Trans Athletes, Public Records Advance

Alabama's prisons are severely overcrowded. Some state lawmakers say repealing a law that stiffens punishment for repeat offenders would help alleviate that.

The Unlikely Spark For Birmingham’s Negro League Reunion

Boston-native Cam Perron became obsessed with the Negro League as a child. That led to an annual reunion and friendships with players decades older.

Acclinate Races Against The Clock To Increase Diversity In Clinical Drug Trials

A lack of racial diversity in clinical trials can make new drugs and treatments less effective for people of color. According to one recent study, 78% of trial participants were white. Acclinate, a new Birmingham-based company, is trying to correct that imbalance by connecting underserved populations with researchers.

WBHM 90.3 FM Named Station Of The Year By Alabama Broadcasters Association

The Alabama Broadcasters Association named WBHM 90.3 FM Radio Station of the Year at its annual ABBY Awards ceremony Monday, March 29.

Residents Clean Up After Deadly Tornadoes

Recovery efforts continue across Alabama after yesterday’s storms left widespread destruction. Some of the worst damage was in Calhoun County, where five people died.

Calls Continue Urging President Biden To Honor ‘Drum Major for Justice,’ Fred Gray Sr.

Fred Gray Sr. led landmark cases representing Black activists like Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks. Now, many believe it’s time to award Gray with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Weather Service: 8 Tornadoes Hit Alabama, Killing At Least 5

Search and recovery efforts continued Thursday night in Calhoun County.

Tornado Causes Damage In Alabama; More Twisters Forecast

Numerous tornadoes hit central Alabama Thursday.

Will Alabama And Mississippi Expand Medicaid To Low-Income Adults This Time Around?

Many advocates and politicians argue the new incentive is an offer that’s too good to refuse, but it still might not move the needle.

Bill Would Cut Pensions For Future Birmingham Employees, Raise Employee Contributions

A bill proposed this session would require the city of Birmingham to fully fund its pension obligation and increase employee contributions to the pension fund by half a percent. But opponents of the bill say, if passed, it would disproportionately affect lower-earning city employees.

JeffCo Commission Moves Toward Buying Land Next To Shady Grove Fire Station, Selling Old West End Health Center

Jefferson County wants to buy property from the state of Alabama. The land is located next to the Shady Grove Fire Department.

A Vaccination Event For Commercial Fishers Offers Lessons On How To Reel In At-Risk Communities

As the rollout expands, health officials and community leaders are learning more about how to make sure the vaccine is not only available, but truly accessible for at-risk groups.

Mo Brooks Sets Up U.S. Senate Campaign Committee

U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks is expected to make an announcement tonight that he plans to run for U.S. Senate.

Alabama Deploys Mobile COVID-19 Vaccination Units To Rural Areas

All eligible Alabamians in these 24 rural counties can receive a free COVID-19 vaccine beginning Tuesday.

Alabama Plans To Open Vaccine Eligibility By May 1, But Hesitancy Remains A Problem

About one-third of adults in Alabama are hesitant to get the vaccine, according to polling by the state department of public health.

Legislative Wrap-Up: Transgender Sports, Abortion, Riot Bills Advance

Alabama is one of several states considering bills restricting transgender minors. The sports bill is the second one related to transgender youth introduced this session.

Biden Administration Pushes To Vaccinate All Americans Against COVID-19

The White House said officials are working through issues of access and vaccine hesitancy.