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Mayors Woodfin, Reed urge high court to approve student loan forgiveness — Claim opposition 'effort to score political points' at expense of people of color

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.

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Birmingham City Council spends surplus on city employee raise, ‘family fun park’ in Five Points West, Caraway Amphitheater and more

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.

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What guns were used in Birmingham homicides in 2022?

In 2022, Birmingham experienced one of its most violent years in modern history, totaling at least 144 homicides. Several of the homicides involved firearms, many of which were drive-by-shootings. 

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'Our country demands police reform' — Birmingham Mayor Woodfin responds to Tyre Nichols incident

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin and Birmingham Police Department (BPD) Chief Scott Thurmond both weighed in on the killing of Tyre Nichols by several police officers in Memphis on January 7.

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Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin on Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle sold out show in Birmingham: ‘It was fair game’

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin joined "Alabama’s Morning News with JT" on Thursday to discuss controversial comedians Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle, who performed at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Center on Wednesday night.

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Study claims World Games had $165 million economic impact — Only $11.7 million 'direct' impact

Experts predicted this past summer's World Games in Birmingham to have an economic impact of $256.5 million. However, according to a new study, the actual impact was much lower than expected.

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Leftists blast Birmingham’s 'micro-shelter' plan; Critics call shelter communities ‘concentration camps’

Left-wing national media outlet Vice released a story on Thursday morning that cited staunch critics of liberal Democrat and Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin’s new “micro-shelter” program, which he suggests will help solve the homelessness problem in the city. 

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Woodfin addresses violent crime epidemic, exhibition driving in 2023 ‘State of the City’ address

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin addressed his city’s crime problem in his “State of the City Address” at the Kiwanis Club luncheon at the Harbet Center on Tuesday morning.

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Violent crime down in unincorporated Jefferson County for 2022, despite record homicides in Birmingham

Though 2022 was Birmingham’s most violent year so far this century, the stark increase in homicides did not reach the unincorporated areas of Jefferson County. Rather, these areas experienced a decline in violent crime compared to 2021. 

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Birmingham City Council approves plan to build 'micro-shelters' for city's homeless — Site and provider selection to begin

The Birmingham City Council unanimously passed a measure to move forward with a plan to build a community of “micro-shelters” for the homeless in the city.

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Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin proposes $13.5 million 'cost of living adjustment' for city employees after already approving raise in recent budget

The Birmingham City Council is considering a pay raise for its employees that would cost the city over $13 million if approved.

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Birmingham Police Department looking for ways to respond to exhibition driving issue after video of drag race bust goes viral

The Birmingham Police Department is looking for new ways to combat the reckless driving that continues to plague the city.

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Violent Christmas season makes 2022 one of the deadliest years in Birmingham’s modern history

In Birmingham, 2022 was another year stained with blood. With a spree of holiday homicides, the city is set to close off one of the most violent years in recent history. 

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Birmingham Mayor Woodfin addresses city’s near record-setting 140th homicide, pushes to ‘prevent the sale, access and ease’ of guns

In a press conference on Wednesday morning, Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin addressed the latest life lost in the city, which has seen near record-breaking levels of violent crime this year.

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Birmingham City Council approves $41 million in federal funds for variety of projects

The Birmingham City Council has approved $41 million in funds from the American Rescue Plan (ARP) for various projects around the city.

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Birmingham City Council puts forth almost $4 million for Carraway Hospital demolition, amends agreement with real estate company to fund development

The Birmingham City Council approved nearly $4 million to continue the demolition of the former Carraway Hospital and signed a new agreement to spend millions developing the property.

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Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin declares gun violence public health crisis — Calls for regulatory authority akin to response to opioid epidemic

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin is calling for stricter gun measures and federal restrictions on firearms, calling guns a public health crisis tantamount to the opioid epidemic.

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'Offensive and flagrant': Birmingham Mayor Woodfin battles GOP Congressman Pete Sessions for comparing marijuana trade to slavery

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin called out a Republican U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX) for “offensive” comments he made comparing marijuana and slavery.

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Birmingham Mayor Woodfin encourages donations to Warnock — Out-of-state money pours into Democrat efforts in neighboring Georgia U.S. Senate runoff

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin shared links on his social media pages asking for donations to Democratic U.S. Senatorial incumbent Raphael Warnock who faces Republican Herschel Walker in a runoff election in Georgia.

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Woodfin blames flooding on climate change again as Birmingham awarded FEMA grant for drainage

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin took to Twitter Friday morning to announce that Birmingham has been selected to receive a FEMA grant to improve the city’s drainage system. He attributed the city’s recent flooding to climate change.

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Taxpayers on hook for Oak Mountain Amphitheatre proposed move — A list of funding, who supports it

North Birmingham is getting the ball rolling on its new amphitheater project that many believe will replace the Oak Mountain Amphitheatre in Pelham.

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Woodfin, Birmingham-area legislators back bills for more penalties against ‘exhibition driving’

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin and a handful of state legislators announced their intention on Tuesday morning to back a bill in the upcoming legislative session in spring 2023, which seeks to impose higher penalties on reckless driving activities. 

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Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau moves forward with Oak Mountain Amphitheater relocation

The Oak Mountain Amphitheater is one step closer to moving to 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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Birmingham Mayor Woodfin blames city's flooding issues on climate change, racism

Flash flooding can be a big problem for metropolitan areas with poor drainage, but mayor Randall Woodfin believes climate change and systemic racism have made it a much worse issue for the city of Birmingham.

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Birmingham Mayor Woodfin's tweet touting falling gas prices did not age well

Democratic mayor of Birmingham Randall Woodfin recently attempted to call out those blaming Joe Biden for rising gas prices, and it didn’t take long to backfire.

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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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