So what is our government actually doing?

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In the past, I’ve written about some out-there plans by our local and state governments, like the attempt to bring back tax deductions for renovating historic buildings or the motion to allow golf cart taxis on certain Birmingham streets.  It’s great to hear about what’s going on in the moment, but how did these resolutions turn out?  Let’s take a look!

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Community Clean Up Benefits Elders of Titusville

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Members of The Offender Alumni Association, Sigma Gamma Rho sorority, Omega Psi Phi fraternity, and Living Church Ministries

On the cold and rainy morning of Saturday, March 11, several community organizations came together for a community cleanup and lawn care event for elderly residents of the Birmingham community of Titusville.

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Birmingham featured in Washington Post’s “best vacation destinations you’ve never considered” series

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“With revitalized neighborhoods and a ramped-up food culture, Alabama’s largest city boldly returns to the stage and sings to a bigger audience.” ~ From the Washington Post article titled –  You’re Going Where? Birmingham

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Birmingham’s Civitan International celebrates 100 years of service

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Fresh water wells in Western Africa, a sensory park in Germany, proms for disabled students across the United States and a research center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have more in common than merely being good deeds. All of the examples listed, and thousands of others, have one thing in common—they all started over a cup of coffee and a sandwich 100 years ago in Birmingham.

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Alabama’s Jeff Sessions, the Senator turned Attorney General, turned media bad boy

Alright, Mr. Sessions, I hope you’re ready for your closeup, because you’ve been shining in the public spotlight since your February Senate confirmation.

This week has been a long one, particularly, from that Russian contacts controversy that the Washington Post first disclosed last Wednesday, to a starring snub in Saturday Night Live’s most-recent opening skit.

You know, the one that combined “Forrest Gump”, that infamous pie scene from “The Help” and you, all rolled up onto one park bench.

Octavia Spencer and Kate McKinnon on SNL, spoofing AG Jeff Sessions. Image via NBC.

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