Gov. Ivey Has Been Quiet On COVID-19. Does It Matter?

Unlike some other governors, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has kept a very low profile during the coronavirus pandemic, only rarely acknowledging it. But what difference does that make?

Low ICU Capacity Could Affect Non-Coronavirus Patients The Most

As coronavirus hospitalizations increase, more hospitals are feeling squeezed. The president of the Alabama Hospital Association says the state is far from getting the pandemic under control. Limited hospital capacity will most affect patients seeking care for health issues other than coronavirus.

Hundreds Gather In Birmingham To Celebrate Juneteenth

Cities across the state are celebrating Juneteenth, the end of slavery. In Birmingham, hundreds gathered at Kelly Ingram Park to commemorate the holiday.

Organizer: Efforts To Rename Edmund Pettus Bridge Must Be A Group Effort

A petition calling on Gov. Kay Ivey to rename Selma's Edmund Pettus Bridge has more than 120,000 signatures. We spoke with the Democratic strategist who started the online campaign.

Alabama’s COVID-19 Case Averages Reach New Highs

Moving averages of new COVID-19 cases have reached their highest levels since the start of the pandemic.

City of Birmingham Facing ‘Economic Crisis’ Over Falling Revenue From Pandemic

Birmingham expects a significant hit to its budget due to coronavirus.

Removed Birmingham Confederate Monument ‘A Weight Lifted Off Of This City’

Sparked by protests calling for racial justice, a growing number of cities across the country are taking down Confederate monuments. What's next for these structures and the communities who remove them?

Former Governor Turns Attention to Criminal Justice System Following Release From Prison

Former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman maintains he is innocent despite a federal bribery conviction. In a new book he says changes are needed to how prosecutors operate.

The Murals Of Downtown Birmingham Transform Vandalized Streetscapes To Avenues Of Hope

Murals can be found on plywood throughout downtown Birmingham.

UAB Treating Its Highest Number Of Coronavirus Patients Since The Pandemic Began, Health Experts Say

Alabama continues to break records as cases of COVID-19 increase at the highest rate yet.

County Officials Hope New State Intake Procedures For Inmates Relieves Pandemic Pressure

Inmate transfers from county jails to the state prison system have been reduced because of the pandemic. Local officials say that needs to change or county jails will be in crisis.

Privacy Concerns Decrease Amid Launch Of Tech Giants’ Contact Tracing App

Alabama is one of a few states getting ready to deploy a bluetooth-based contact tracing app created by tech giants Apple and Google.

As Coronavirus Cases Spike, Numbers Bear ‘Very Close Watching’

Alabama hit record highs this past week in the number of new coronavirus cases. Health officials are taking a wait-and-see approach.

Alabama COVID-19 Hospitalizations Hit Record High

There are more Alabamians hospitalized for the coronavirus than at any point during the pandemic. UAB's Dr. Rachael Lee explains why.

Polling Officials Say Alabama’s July 14 Election Won’t Mirror Georgia’s Snafus

Alabama is prepared for the July 14 primary runoffs, according to Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill.

Birmingham Conducting Review Of Police Department Procedures, Could Make Changes To Operate In Post-George Floyd World

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin says his office will conduct a comprehensive internal review of the city’s police department.

Jefferson County Curfew Is Over, Commission Says

The Jefferson County Commission voted Tuesday not to extend the order establishing a county wide curfew.

State Lawmaker Calls For New Leadership Of Troubled Prison System

The Alabama Department of Corrections faces a Friday deadline to outline a plan to meet court-ordered staffing goals. State Rep. Chris England says the prison system needs new leadership.

Protesters Ask Birmingham Council To ‘Defund The Police’

Protesters are asking the Birmingham City Council to defund the city's police department by reallocating $150,000 from the department's ammunition budget.

PSC Gives Thumbs-Up For Alabama Power To Increase Fossil Fuel Use, Delays Solar Request

The Alabama Public Service Commission voted this week to approve most of Alabama Power’s $1.1 billion energy expansion plan. The state's largest utility will build a new natural gas plant and buy gas from existing plants.

Mayor Lifts Birmingham’s Curfew And Protest Ban At Midnight

Birmingham’s public safety curfew and state of emergency will expire Monday night.

Roger James Retires From Alabama Symphony Orchestra After 35 Years

COVID-19 put an abrupt end to the 99th season of the ASO and that meant no public send-off for those who are retiring. Roger James reflects on learning to play the violin, how to keep the passion when playing familiar songs, and when to make an exit.

George Floyd’s Killing Sparks Frustration Among Birmingham’s Black Lives Matter Group

The police killing of George Floyd in Minnesota has triggered many protesters in the Birmingham area who are still seeking justice for Emantic “E.J.” Bradford, a black man killed by Hoover police in 2018. We spoke with Eric Hall, a founding member of the Birmingham chapter of Black Lives Matter.

Finding A Way Forward In Birmingham After Violence And Destruction

A Confederate monument has been removed from downtown Birmingham. The city also suffered damage to downtown buildings after protests turned violent. Rev. Thomas Wilder, who leads the church once led by Birmingham civil rights figure Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, shares his perspective on these events and moving forward.

Historic Theatres Among Businesses Damaged During Violent Protest

Clean up is underway in downtown Birmingham after demonstrations turned violent and protestors damaged several businesses including the historic Alabama and Lyric theatres.

Protests Spread to Birmingham’s Majority-White Suburbs

A protest in Homewood remained peaceful. It was one of several planned in Birmingham's mostly-white suburbs.

Crews Remove 115-Year-Old Birmingham Confederate Monument

Workers removed most of a Confederate monument that became the center of Birmingham protests over the death of George Floyd at the hands of police.

Birmingham Mayor Issues Citywide Curfew Due To ‘Civil Unrest’

Birmingham city residents are under a new nightly curfew from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Mayor Randall Woodfin announced the order and declared a state of emergency Monday morning in response to violence that erupted Sunday evening.

Birmingham Protesters Vandalize Downtown Buildings, Try to Take Down Confederate Monument

Fiery protests erupted in downtown Birmingham causing damage to several buildings and statues after a peaceful demonstration earlier Sunday.

Birmingham’s Civil Rights History Front And Center At Rally For George Floyd

Speakers at a rally in downtown Birmingham referenced the city's history of nonviolent protest as they responded to the death of George Floyd, who died after being arrested by police in Minneapolis Monday.

Protesters Gather In Birmingham To Honor George Floyd

Protesters gathered at Kelly Ingram Park in Birmingham on Saturday to honor George Floyd, the African American man killed by police in Minneapolis, MN earlier this week.

Senator And State Health Officer Tackle Complex Slate Of Coronavirus Questions

U.S. Sen. Doug Jones and Alabama State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris reminds Alabamians that COVID-19 is not over. Instead, they say the number of confirmed cases in the state continues to rise.