Alabama conservation organizations and leaders are unified in their support of State Parks Amendment 2 for tomorrow’s election.
The Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Festival in Birmingham was recognized last week by USA Today as one of the top ten Day of the Dead celebrations in the country.
- Story about the Moss Ross Festival poster art & WBRC FOX 6’s special video about the special event
Once again, this week’s news was dominated by the drought and another pipeline disaster in Shelby County.
In the good news category, there was some progress made on the proposals to create two National Parks in Anniston and Birmingham and on the coast the Alabama Coastal Foundation the launched the state’s first oyster shell recycling program.
It is hard to believe that Shane Hulsey passed away 10 years ago. I was reminded of his passing yesterday when his sisters Sierra and Ashley posted a beautiful video in his memory for a contest to raise funds for the Hulsey Little River Trust – a land trust founded in honor of him.
Here is the video and the link to the contest. As they say, vote early and often till November 18th.
Yesterday, Bloomberg View columnist and former Birmingham News reporter and writer Justin Fox delivered a presentation to the Rotary Club of Birmingham about the U.S. Economy and the upcoming Presidential election.
This afternoon, Bham Now’s Pat Byington caught up with Fox at Rushton Park on Birmingham’s Southside to talk about Birmingham, the state of Alabama and a little politics, including how the financial markets will react to Clinton and Trump.
Here is the link to the Bham Now’s Facebook page with the “Facebook Live interview.”
Four local Riverkeeper organizations in North-Central Alabama have issued a statement this afternoon concerning the latest Colonial Pipeline disaster in Shelby County.
While driving down Highway 280 last night, I was taken aback at the price of gasoline. Traveling south just past the Best Buy/Target shopping area, I spotted this BP/Circle K (below) selling gas at $1.93 a gallon. It wasn’t a fluke. Further down Highway 280 there were additional stations selling regular gas between $1.93 to $1.99.
A petition supporting the establishment of a Birmingham Civil Rights National Park topped 10,000 signatures nationwide this week.
Last week, the petition and the National Park proposal gained momentum as a result of a visit and public hearing held by Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell to consider designating places around the Birmingham’s Civil Rights District a National Park.
- Read about Freedom Rider Charles Person and his remarkable story – here.
Support for the proposed Freedom Riders National Park in Anniston received a big boost today in the opinion section of al.com with an essay by prominent National Park advocate and conservationist Frank Peterman.
Below is a compilation of local, regional, and national news stories on the Colonial pipeline explosion that occurred yesterday in Shelby county.
According to a Colonial Pipeline statement and multiple media reports, a contract crew working miles from the site of a Sept. 9 spill ran into the pipeline with a trackhoe, igniting gasoline and causing a fire. One person died at the scene and five others were transported to Birmingham-area hospitals for treatment.
The countdown is on. 8 days before the big election.
But you just found out your boss is sending you out of town next Tuesday on a business trip. Or on November 8th you are pulling a 10 hour shift at your place of work. And let’s say you are a student who is registered to vote in your hometown county that is not in the county you are attending school.
Don’t miss out. Do this today. The Absentee Election Manager must receive your ballot in the mail or in person (detail at the website) by Thursday, November 3rd (here are the Absentee Election Manager addresses in each county).
A great way to support the Birmingham Botanical Gardens and keep fit!
Checkout the Bham Now slideshow of the 2016 Dirt Dash at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens.
Absolutely stunning. This satellite photo was posted on October 22nd by the National Weather Service showing the impact of last week’s Little River Canyon wildfire near Martha’s Falls.
Here are on-the- ground photos by WHNT News 19. The wildfire was contained to about 350 acres.
Tonight, at the local sports bar, when you are watching the Chicago Cubs fight for their World Series survival against the Cleveland Indians – here is a bit of Birmingham trivia.
Where was Indians pitcher Corey Kluber (2 wins and only 1 run allowed in 12 innings) and odds on favorite to win the Series MVP born?