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!
Although the Jefferson County Election Commission has until June 23 to officially call the upcoming Birmingham municipal election set for August 22, potential candidates are eager to start spreading their messages.
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.
These two men have announced their candidacy to local media outlets for the upcoming 2017 Birmingham mayoral election. We hear there are others in the queue too. Who are they? Are there more?
“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
Today Alabama’s House Judiciary Committee lifted the hold on Special Counsel Jack Sharman’s impeachment investigation of Governor Robert Bentley.
What a difference a day makes, huh?
David Sher should be constrained by a straightjacket! That’s what I told him after my interview. He works non-stop on a project that many people think is impossible. Bham Now is thrilled to welcome Sher as our next Bold Speaker on April 13th. Find out why.
Our schools are keeping access to over $100 million in funding! Last night, Jefferson County voters decided to keep a .214% property tax in all 12 school systems. A whopping 6% of eligible voters came to the polls, the rest presumably fine either way.
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.
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.
Many solar power proponents in the state of Alabama have Georgia on their mind these days. That’s because the state of Georgia seems to be light years ahead of Alabama in terms of promoting the usage of solar power through rates and money-saving programs.
Continue reading “Solar Power in Alabama – Do We Need Policy Changes? Part 2 of 3”
The annual Buy Alabama’s Best campaign began yesterday, and a portion of profits from Alabama-made goods like local groceries will benefit Children’s of Alabama!
Citizens are complaining, attorneys fired, lawsuits filed and maybe even a grand jury investigation is in the works.
What, exactly, is going on with the largest water system in Alabama?
The Birmingham Barons are expanding the 14th Street side of Regions Field to offer a fun new venue!
“The Switchyard on 14th” will embody an atmosphere geared toward families, foodies, and Birmingham’s millennial culture.
Lakeview will soon host another pizza joint sure to entice your inner foodie.
Heat Pizza Bar will fit in perfectly on the corner of 7th Ave. South and 29th Street – yes, the old Rare Martini space.