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Jefferson County Commission considers $3.2 million Aspen Institute 'Criminal Reform Initiative'

The Jefferson County Commission recently discussed a crime prevention plan that has already been implemented in major metropolitan areas like Compton, California, and Brooklyn, New York. The proposal, which would cost about $32 million over a period of four to five years, was presented by the Aspen Institute, a nonprofit organization for promoting social programs.    

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'Like being married for 25 years, and you find out on TV that your wife wants a divorce': Pelham Mayor Gary Waters talks potential Oak Mountain Amphitheatre move

Pelham Mayor Gary W. Waters spoke to 1819 News on Thursday about the proposal brought before the Jefferson County Commission to replace Pelham’s Oak Mountain Amphitheatre with a new facility in Birmingham.

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Oak Mountain Amphitheatre may leave Shelby County; Asks millions from Jefferson County, Birmingham

For the last three-and-a-half decades, Pelham's Oak Mountain Amphitheatre has been a staple of North Shelby County and holds the distinction of being the biggest outdoor music venue in Alabama. But it might be moving to Birmingham, according to a proposed project that could cost up to $50 million.

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'It is what it is': Jefferson County Commission votes to give $4M in ARPA money to bail out beleaguered Birmingham World Games

The Jefferson County Commission will be forking up $4 million to the World Games 2022 to help address the organization’s $14 million debt. 

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Conflicts arise after 'huge black eye' redistricting process in Alabama

By Amanda E.H. Pritchard The recent redistricting has caused conflict amongst some constituents in areas of Alabama. Every 10 years,...