Update: Birmingham, Democrat Doug Jones wins Alabama Senate race

He’s our first Democratic senator in 25 years. Alabama votes for character, choosing policy over party.

Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

 

Via The New York Times:

“The fact that Alabama’s voters have sent a Democrat to the Senate for the first time since Howell Heflin retired in 1997 is a stunner …”

Previously:

As the nation looks on (with a collective side-eye), Alabama votes for a new senator today. Today!

Here’s how to find your polling place. Polls are open until 7 p.m., Birmingham.

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UPDATE: Moore clinches GOP Senate nomination in special primary runoff

UPDATE: Roy Moore, the former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, beat out Senator Luther Strange, in Alabama’s special primary runoff on Tuesday.

According to WIAT, Moore maintained an early lead, and the Associated Press called the race around 8:40 PM.

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So what is our government actually doing?

shamelessly ripped straight from aarp.net – our skyline is beautiful

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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