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Doug Jones: Supreme Court Nomination Is ‘A Political Power Play’

Debate over the future of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat is the latest political clash. The divide is reflected in Alabama too.

New Book From NPR’s Guy Raz Draws Lessons From Entrepreneurs

The podcast "How I Built This" follows entrepreneurs' ups and downs. In his new book, Guy Raz shares what he's gleaned from inspiring company founders and reflects on his own life.

Gov. Kay Ivey Surveys Aftermath of Hurricane Sally

"It’s really, really bad. I think that I only saw two piers that were still standing. The rest are just sticks in the water," said Gov. Ivey.

Officials Urge Residents to Stay Away As Hurricane Sally Cleanup Begins

One person died from the storm as forecasters warn rivers will remain flooded into the weekend.

Birmingham City Council Seeks Halt To Closing Of Recreation Centers

A proposal to close 12 of Birmingham's recreation centers is facing pushback by city council members.

Woodfin’s Constantly Changing Budget Leaves Library Board, City Council to Wonder: “What the Heck Is Going On?”

A proposed budget for the city of Birmingham wants to cut funding to the Birmingham Public Library for the third time.

Hurricane Sally Affects The Environmentally Fragile Alabama Coastline

Dauphin Island was hard hit by Hurricane Sally causing flooding on the already nearly two mile wide island. But the effects of climate change on the island have been taking place for years.

Three Jeffco Cities Pick Mayors as Six Municipalities Hold Runoffs on Oct. 6

Voters return to the polls next month for municipal runoffs around Jefferson County.

Hurricane Sally Blasts Ashore In Alabama With Punishing Rain

Hurricane Sally made landfall early Wednesday morning near Gulf Shores as a Category 2 storm. It brought 105 mph winds, life-threatening flooding, storm surge and power outages.

Hurricane Sally Could Bring Historic Flooding, 80 MPH Winds And Tornadoes

Gov. Kay Ivey is urging anyone south of Interstate 10 to evacuate immediately as the Alabama coast prepares for landfall of Hurricane Sally.

Poets Reflect On Six Months Of Pandemic

Several Alabama poets share their experiences and works inspired by the coronavirus pandemic.

Alabama’s Nursing Shortage Worsens During Pandemic

In the fight against COVID-19, Alabama hospitals say one of their biggest concerns is a shortage of nurses. Many are turning to travel nurse companies to meet demand.

Number Of COVID-19 Patients In Alabama Hospitals Falls To Less Than Half Its Peak

The number of people hospitalized in Alabama for COVID-19 has dropped to less than half the peak figure of more than a month ago.

JeffCo Commissioners Discuss $199 Million Budget With One-Time Longevity Bonuses For County Employees

Jefferson County commissioners are set Thursday to consider a budget that would include $1.485 million for a one-time longevity payment to each county employee.

Remembering An Alabamian Driven To Figure Out How Things Worked

Fred Bischoff worked hard and played hard. The devoted family man a died in June from COVID-19.

UAB’s Director Of Infectious Diseases Warns Caution Around COVID-19 Vaccines In Trial

The director of infectious diseases at the University of Alabama at Birmingham said vaccines in phase three clinical trials have been fast-tracked and not much is known about the long term effects or success rates.

Alabama’s New Prisons Planned For Bibb, Elmore and Escambia Counties

State officials announced the latest development in their plan to replace most existing male prisons with three regional prisons.

Jefferson County Bids for Release From HR Consent Decree

Jefferson County's attorney filed a motion yesterday asking that the county be removed from its consent decree.

Board Of Education President Criticizes Woodfin’s Plan To Cut Funding For Birmingham Schools

The city of Birmingham's proposed 2021 budget has faced criticism for funding cuts including those for the city's school system, libraries and social services.

PSC Allows Alabama Power To Raise Fee Charged To Solar Power Users

Solar power users in Alabama will see a new fee after a vote by the Alabama Public Service Commission this morning.

Birmingham School Board Takes The ‘Interim’ Off Sullivan’s Superintendent Title

The Birmingham Board of Education voted Monday to make Mark Sullivan the superintendent of the school district.

Vestavia Hills Board of Ed. Stands By Rebel Name

There's another effort to remove the Rebel name from Vestavia Hills High School but leaders say the name has a new meaning.

Can Alabama College Students Skip The Next Phase Of Coronavirus Testing? Maybe.

GuideSafe plans to roll out the next phases of testing at Alabama higher education institutions.

Activists Make Hoover Their Focal Point For Protests

Months after the police killing of George Floyd, activists in Alabama continue to protest. One group is focusing its efforts on the city of Hoover.

Ivey Extends Face Mask Order Through Oct. 2

State officials caution the downward trend in coronavirus infections might reverse itself if the mask order is lifted.

City Notifies Birmingham Library Employees Of Furloughs; Library Board President Contests City Authority

The city and the library board are at odds over whether the mayor has the right to furlough hundreds of employees.

Pamela Rush Fought For Environmental Justice Before Being Felled By The Coronavirus

A well-known activist who fought against injustice in poverty-stricken areas died last month from COVID-19.

Brocato Claims Second Term As Hoover Mayor As Jeffco Cities Elect Leaders

Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato easily defeated his challenger in Tuesday's election, City Council President Gene Smith.

Budget Blows To Birmingham Schools and Transit Cushioned, Other Groups Not As Lucky

The Birmingham Public Library is among several organizations slated to take a significant financial hit next fiscal year under Mayor Randall Woodfin's proposed budget.

Restaurants Are Hardest Hit As Businesses Try To Rebound From Pandemic

Some restaurants in Birmingham are working to regain a loss in revenue after forced closures during the pandemic. Meanwhile, other restaurants like Babalu and Lucy's Coffee & Tea weren't so lucky - closing their doors indefinitely.

After Bipolar Diagnosis, French Became Her ‘Asylum From The Madness’

This Alabama woman struggled with mental illness and found solace in French. She recently recounted her story in an award-winning essay.

Tuscaloosa To Close All Bars And Prohibit Alcohol Sales

Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox announced Monday a prohibition on alcohol sales and the closure of all bars for the next 14 days.