Although he is claiming to be the "biggest Bama fan," Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin says he would advise athletes to stay out of Alabama should the state legislature pass legislation banning taxpayer-funded Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion departments.
Jefferson County Commission President Jimmie Stephens told 1819 News on Friday that the commission is “completely against” the Birmingham Police Department housing those they arrest on misdemeanor charges in the county jail.
Though Birmingham is no longer Alabama’s largest city, the Birmingham area remains the largest metropolitan region in the state. In 2023, the City of Birmingham faced several problems, from a wave of violent crime that continued into 2023 from 2022 to a severe truancy problem in its public school system that drew the ire of Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin.
After the Alabama State Department of Education released its annual report card last week, Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin shared his take on how Birmingham City Schools performed in the 2022-2023 school year.
After a spree of fatal shootings over the weekend in Birmingham, one city councilwoman released a statement asking Birmingham citizens to “stand up and do something” when they see something suspicious.
At Tuesday’s meeting of the Birmingham City Council, councilwoman Crystal Smitherman told Mayor Randall Woodfin she was “at a loss of words” in response to recent shootings in the Five Points South neighborhood, one of which she said happened last weekend.
The Birmingham Fraternal Order of Police is working with the city to implement a take-home car program for the Birmingham Police Department, which it hopes will reduce crime and retain officers.
The Birmingham Police Department launched a voluntary program on Wednesday for Birmingham residents and businesses with cameras to register their devices with the police to help solve crimes.
After Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin claimed to have contacted Jefferson County District Attorney Danny Carr about the city’s chronic truancy problem, Carr talked to 1819 News about what his office is doing to combat the issue.
Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin is silent after deleting a Tweet in support of Israel on Saturday following backlash from followers.
Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin tweeted out support for Israel after it was attacked on Saturday and quickly deleted his tweet following negative responses from his followers.
Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin applauded the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) on Wednesday for denying Alabama’s emergency stay request over an August ruling prohibiting Alabama from using the congressional map passed by state lawmakers in July.
Negotiations between the City of Birmingham and Jefferson County over who will take in jail inmates with misdemeanor charges have been a source of tension between the two government entities.
Before U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson spoke to commemorate the 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church on Friday, Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin claimed some laws still violate certain citizens' right to vote.
According to comments he made on a podcast last week, Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin may be considering a third run for mayor.
Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin is proposing an interstate rail line in lieu of the much-debated widening of Interstate 65.
A candidate to fill the fifth spot on the Jefferson County Commission was endorsed by Birmingham-area Democrats in spite of branding himself as “nonpartisan” in an election in which political parties will not be included on the ballot.
Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin took to Twitter on Thursday and Friday to voice his opinion on two major U.S. Supreme Court decisions last week that ruled against affirmative action programs in university admissions and Joe Biden's student loan cancellation plan.
The Birmingham City Council unanimously passed Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin’s proposed $554 million fiscal year 2024 budget on Tuesday following tension between the city’s legislative and executive branches.
Birmingham City councilman Hunter Williams spoke to 1819 News on Thursday about how legislation from a disgraced former lawmaker led to a power imbalance in the city government, hindering the council from serving its constituents today.
If Terri Sewell wants to remain in the U.S. House of Representatives, she has her work cut out. But the challenge could come long before the November 2024 general election.
U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville is continuing to call for more accountability in America’s education system after comments he made about inner-city teachers sparked outrage from Democrats and leftist activists across the country.
As part of his new $554 million city budget for fiscal year 2024, Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin proposed another cost of living adjustment for police and firefighters, which would be the third since last May.
Alabama’s U.S. Senators blasted President Joe Biden for choosing to pursue reelection in 2024, which he formally announced on Tuesday morning.
Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin and Birmingham Police Department chief Scott Thurmond both warned parents on Thursday to keep an eye on their children in the midst of the city’s violent crime wave, which made 2022 one of the most violent years in Birmingham history and has claimed the lives of 16 children in the last 15 months.
Two Democrat mayors of Alabama cities co-authored an article in Times Magazine on Monday urging the Supreme Court to approve President Joe Biden’s plan to cancel up to $20,000 in student loan debt for billions of borrowers across the United States, which federal officials estimate would cost the country a total of $300 billion over the next 10 years.
The Birmingham City Council unanimously approved several measures on Tuesday morning to spend what Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin said is a budget surplus of over $80 million.