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Birmingham: A Community that Speaks for the Trees

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As you travel around Birmingham, you might notice signs that bill it as “Tree City USA.” The city was given the designation because of its sprawling urban forest. The term refers to the tree-top landscape seen in some major cities, especially ones in the South. At issue is how to balance the vitality and existence of Birmingham’s trees with the city’s planned renaissance and expansion. Hear more about this from Nick Patterson, editor of the weekly newspaper Weld.

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Birmingham Weekly Newspaper Halts Publishing

Weld general manager, Heather Milam Nikolich, tells WBHM's Esther Ciammachilli the move is temporary.

Birmingham Officials Spend Hundreds of Thousands on Travel Annually

A review by the weekly newspaper Weld finds one Birmingham City Council member was responsible for nearly half of the council's entire travel budget last fiscal year.

Humane Society Approved for New 27-acre Facility in Titusville

The Birmingham City Council Tuesday transferred ownership of the property in Titusville to the Greater Birmingham Humane Society. Despite overwhelming support from residents, some in the neighborhood voiced concerns about the move. Hear more from Nick Patterson of Weld.

Changes to Mayor-Council Act Deepening Rift at Birmingham City Hall

Weld investigates changes to the Mayor-Council Act and what Mayor William Bell is doing with his new authority.

Birmingham Mayor’s Office Releases Proposed Budget

Weld editor Nick Patterson talks about Birmingham Mayor William Bell's proposed city budget.

Alabama’s Exotic Pet Laws Could Soon Change

Nick Patterson, editor of Weld, discusses how Alabama lawmakers are considering changing the state’s regulations on exotic pet ownership.

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