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City attorney: Birmingham Water Works Board chair not allowed to rescind resignation

Birmingham Water Works Board chairman Chris Rice might not be allowed to rescind his resignation, according to a letter from a city attorney on Thursday.

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Birmingham to begin new $40 million ‘Xpress’ bus service next week, meant to launch before World Games

The City of Birmingham was set to launch its new Xpress bus line during the World Games in July but didn’t have it ready in time. It will now be launching next week. 

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Birmingham Water Works chair Chris Rice resigns amid ongoing billing controversy

Birmingham Water Works Board chair Chris Rice resigned Thursday morning.

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Embattled Birmingham Water Works appoints interim purchasing manager

The Birmingham Water Works may have appointed an interim purchasing manager after suddenly retiring the former manager last week.

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Watch — Birmingham Mayor Woodfin to Water Works Board: 'Get out of the way'

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin went live on Facebook Monday morning to tell the Birmingham Water Works Board (BWWB) to step out of the way and let the general manager fix billing issues. 

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Birmingham Mayor Woodfin: Water Works 'mismanagement' is 'absolutely unacceptable'

Thursday, Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin took to Twitter to condemn the latest news out of the beleaguered Birmingham Water Works.

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Birmingham City Council votes to give $5 million to cover World Games debt

The Birmingham City Council voted to fork up $5 million to cover the $14 million owed by the World Games to private vendors and other businesses.

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CEO Nick Sellers addresses World Games 2022 $14 million deficit

The World Games 2022 came to a close in Birmingham last month after falling $14 million short of breaking even.

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Birmingham mayor vows stricter penalties on illegal 'car exhibitions' after 5 shot

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin is vowing to strengthen penalties for car exhibitions, following a deadly shooting Sunday.

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Did the World Games meet economic expectations? Community weighs in

The World Games 2022 was expected to generate $256 million in economic impact for the Birmingham area. But was this expectation met?

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Birmingham Mayor Woodfin grades city's handling of World Games 'an A-plus'

Friday, during an appearance on Birmingham's News Radio 105.5 WERC, Mayor Randall Woodfin told "Alabama Morning News" host JT Nysewander that his city deserved an "A-plus" grade.

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A.G. Gaston Motel re-dedication complete

The recently restored A.G. Gaston Hotel was opened on Thursday by the City of Birmingham and the National Park Service. The segregation era Motel for persons of color played a major role in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.

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Pete Buttigieg visited Birmingham on Thursday to announce program to reconnect communities

"Using funds from President Biden's Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, we are proud to announce the launch of Reconnecting Communities: the first-ever dedicated federal initiative to unify neighborhoods living with the impacts of past infrastructure choices that divided them." said U.S Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.

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Selwyn Vickers leaving UAB to head Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

“Dr. Selwyn Vickers has been a jewel of the Birmingham health care system,” said Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin. “While I'm happy that he's moving on to new opportunities, I'm very sad to see him leave the Magic City."

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Birmingham Mayor and other officials address safety before World Games 2022

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin came to the Medical Forum Building at the BJCC on Tuesday to address safety during the upcoming World Games 2022.

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Sewell welcomes Labor Secretary Marty Walsh to Birmingham

By Brandon Moseley Monday, Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-AL07) joined Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin in welcoming the U.S. Secretary...