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Ivey Extends Mask Mandate Through December 11

The extension comes as new COVID-19 cases rise in Alabama.

Alabama Moves One Step Closer To Removing Racist Language From State Constitution

Alabama voters approved an amendment to remove racist language from the state constitution. But change won't be fast and there are more hurdles to clear.

As More Students Return To School, Officials Brace For ‘Rolling Blackouts’

Following the release of a new dashboard, state education officials are optimistic about the number of coronavirus cases in Alabama schools. But challenges remain.

Voters Change Constitution With Votes For At Least Five Amendments

Five of the six statewide amendments on Alabama’s ballot passed Tuesday.

Trump Sweeps Alabama, Tuberville Ousts Jones for Senate Seat

Trump won Alabama overwhelmingly Tuesday night over Democrat Joe Biden.

Tommy Tuberville Wins Alabama U.S. Senate Race

Tommy Tuberville will serve as the next U.S. senator from Alabama. He'll serve alongside current U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby.

2020 BirminghamWatch Voter Guide: Finally, Voters Are Streaming Into Polls for Election Day 2020

Voters are turning out Tuesday to vote in the 2020 general election.

Deeply Red Alabama Returns To Form With Tuberville Win

Republican Tommy Tuberville defeated Democratic incumbent Sen. Doug Jones in Tuesday's election.

Birmingham Theaters Take To The Stage Despite A Pandemic

Live theater generally means tight quarters for performers and audience. Some Birmingham theater groups are finding ways to make it work in the pandemic.

Jeffco Election Officials Work Through The Weekend To Fix Absentee Ballots

Some voters in Jefferson County have already come in to "cure" their ballots and can continue to do so before the deadline on Monday, November 2, at 5 p.m.

Jones Tells Supporters He Can Beat Tuberville, Despite What Polls Say

Sen. Doug Jones, who is up for reelection on Tuesday, says the platform of his opponent, Republican Tommy Tuberville, has mostly been copied from President Trump.

2020 BirminghamWatch Voter Guide

Your guide to the 2020 Election.

Today Is The Deadline To Apply To Vote By Absentee

Today, Thursday, Oct. 29, is the last day to apply for an absentee ballot.

Birmingham Council Approves Incentives Package To Bring Grocery Store To District 1

Birmingham's Roebuck neighborhood is getting a new grocery store in an effort to reduce food deserts in the city.

Some Jeffco Absentee Ballots In Jeopardy After Court Rulings

Local election officials say they're doing what they can to ensure every vote counts.

Health Experts Warn Alabama May See Another COVID-19 Surge; Fauci Is Optimistic About A Vaccine

Alabama could see another surge of COVID-19 in the coming weeks. But a vaccine could be around the coroner, according to the country's top infectious disease expert.

UAB Launches First Uterus Transplant Program In Southeast

For women without a functioning uterus, uterine transplantation offers the possibility to become pregnant.

2020 Voter Guide: Jones Meets Tuberville In Scrimmage To Claim U.S. Senate Seat

This voter guide includes sample ballots, breakdowns of the constitutional amendments up for a vote and profiles of candidates.

Uncertainty Looms Over Validity Of Some Jefferson County Absentee Ballots

County voters who used a waiver to bypass the state's witness or notary requirements are unsure whether their absentee ballots will be counted.

Activists Travel To Alabama To Canvass Marginalized Voters

Voting rights activists stopped in Alabama as part of a six-state tour to fight voter suppression in states where voter turnout is key.

Poll Watchers Have Strict Rules To Follow, And So Do Others

Here are a few dos and don'ts at the polls this Election Day.

Woodfin Says Sale Of Parking Decks Would Lessen COVID-19’s Economic Damage

The city could sell six parking decks, the proceeds from which could help offset a significant budget shortfall sparked by the pandemic.

Supreme Court Blocks Curbside Voting In Alabama, An Option During Pandemic

The Alabama secretary of state and attorney general hailed the order as a victory.

Demand For Bikes & Outdoor Gear Surges During Pandemic

The pandemic has driven many people outdoors, but finding the right gear could be a challenge.

Young Alabama Voters Look Forward To Election Day

More than 15 million people have turned 18 since the last presidential election, and new research shows they are interested and politically active. We checked in with three young Alabama women to hear what they’re thinking.

ADEM Holds Public Hearing On Alabama Power’s Coal Ash Pond Disposal Plans

This was the first of three public hearings scheduled to review ADEM's permits detailing how coal ash will be managed at various power plants.

Birmingham City Students Return To Classrooms In November

The school system will return to a blended model of instruction, though many families still prefer virtual learning.

Today, October 19, Is The Last Day To Register To Vote

A record number of people in Alabama have applied for and cast absentee ballots ahead of the November 3 election.

Crowds Turn Out For Saturday Absentee Voting in Jeffco

At 11:30 a.m., a line of several dozen absentee voters extended from a checkpoint in front of the courthouse to the heart of Linn Park. The Alabama Poor People’s Campaign, an advocacy group for low-income people, was among several groups manning tables with absentee ballot applications for voters to fill out before they got in […]

Your Guide To Alabama’s 2020 Constitutional Amendments

Changes to voting, the judicial system and the Alabama Constitution itself are on the ballot.

County Commission Votes To Open The Courthouses For Saturday Absentee Voting

The Jefferson County Commission voted unanimously Friday to open the courthouses in Birmingham and Bessemer for in-person absentee voting.