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Mayor Woodfin gives himself, Birmingham 'a bad grade' on gun violence, crime

In an interview this week on the "Urbanham News" podcast, Birmingham Mayor Woodfin voiced his frustration with crime, specifically gun violence, in his city.

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Mayor Woodfin makes 'direct plea' to citizens to work with Birmingham Police amid recent shootings — 'Residents have to step up'

On Wednesday, Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin issued a "direct plea" to residents following recent shootings in which two children were shot on Mother's Day and a 62-year-old disabled man was shot and killed.

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'Literal children' planning Birmingham takeover, illegal activity for Spring Break, Mayor Woodfin says

The flyer calls for the 2024 Spring Break takeover March 30 – 31. Woodfin urged citizens to pay attention to the flyer and react accordingly

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Birmingham Mayor Woodfin quiet following anti-DEI passage after vowing to advise black athletes to stay out of Alabama

Despite being active on his Facebook and Instagram accounts, the mayor has remained quiet since the law's passage.

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Self-proclaimed 'biggest Bama fan' Mayor Woodfin urging athletes to stay out of Alabama if bill eliminating DEI departments passes

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.

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Jefferson County Commission president Stephens: ‘We are completely against’ housing Birmingham Police misdemeanor inmates in county jail

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.

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Birmingham in 2023: This year’s top stories in Alabama’s largest metro area

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.

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Birmingham Mayor Woodfin tells teachers who 'don't care' to resign in response to low Department of Education scores — 'Please leave'

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.

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Birmingham City Councilwoman 'disturbed' by weekend violent crime — ‘It is incumbent upon every single person in this city to stand up and do something’

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.

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Birmingham city councilwoman ‘at a loss of words’ over shootings in Five Points South neighborhood, asks mayor for help

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.

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Birmingham Fraternal Order of Police urges city to implement take-home car program for law enforcement

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.

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Birmingham Police launches voluntary camera registry for residents and businesses, hopes to solve crime more effectively

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.

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Jefferson Co. DA Carr on truancy: 'It takes a village — however, in the village, I think accountability is still the order of the day'

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. 

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Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin silent about deleted ‘stand with Israel’ tweet

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin is silent after deleting a Tweet in support of Israel on Saturday following backlash from followers.

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Birmingham Mayor Woodfin deletes his 'stand with Israel' tweet after backlash

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.

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Birmingham Mayor Woodfin: Alabama congressional map ‘clearly sought to diminish the voices of black voters’

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.

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Birmingham butts heads with Jefferson County on jailing misdemeanor inmates: ‘This would strain our facilities, our deputies and our prosecutors’

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.

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Birmingham Mayor Woodfin to 16th Street Baptist Church bombing commemoration attendees: 'Citizens of this country are still disenfranchised from their constitutional right to vote'

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.

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Randall Woodfin no longer thinking about ‘two terms,’ hints at third run for Birmingham mayor

According to comments he made on a podcast last week, Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin may be considering a third run for mayor. 

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Birmingham Mayor Woodfin dismisses I-65 widening, proposes rail transportation investment instead — 'A train to the beach is way better than driving!'

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin is proposing an interstate rail line in lieu of the much-debated widening of Interstate 65.

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Jefferson County Commission ‘nonpartisan’ candidate David Silverstein endorsed by prominent Birmingham-area Democrats

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. 

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Birmingham Mayor Woodfin lashes out at U.S. Supreme Court on affirmative action, student loans rulings — 'A short-sighted, dangerous precedent'

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.

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Birmingham City Council unanimously passes Woodfin’s fiscal year 2023 budget with amendments after council-mayor tensions resolve

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.

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‘Little king in Birmingham’ — Birmingham city councilman argues mayor’s unusual spending authority prevents council from addressing crime, budget

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. 

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Five candidates who could pose a threat to incumbent U.S. Rep. Sewell for the Democrat nomination in a redrawn congressional district

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.

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Tuberville calls for more teacher accountability, slams Birmingham's 19% reading proficiency rate — 'That's embarrassing'

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.

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Birmingham Mayor Woodfin proposes third cost of living adjustment in the last year, part of $554 million budget

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.

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