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Ransomware Closes DCH Hospitals In Tuscaloosa, Northport, and Fayette

By Brent Wilson on October 1, 2019

All three hospitals of the DCH Health System in West Alabama were closed Tuesday to new patients due to a ransomware attack on their computer system.

The hospitals are located in Tuscaloosa, Northport

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Birmingham Early Childhood Education Gets A Boost From Bloomberg

By David Preston on September 28, 2019

The city of Birmingham was selected as one of five American cities to replicate Providence Talks, a free, citywide early childhood program that aims to increase interactive talk with children to foster early brain…

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Mobile Airport Receives An Additional $2 Million Grant From The FAA

By David Preston on September 26, 2019

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today announced that the Mobile Downtown Airport in Mobile, Alabama, has received a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant totaling $2 million to support airport infrastructure improvements.  The grant,…

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Citizens Plan Rally to Urge Environmental Action by City of Huntsville

By Jacob Morrison on September 25, 2019

Several citizens of Huntsville have organized a rally in front of the City Council Chambers before the beginning of the meeting to raise awareness of environmental issues and urge the city to act. The…

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New FAA Grants Announced For Alabama’s Airports

By David Preston on September 24, 2019

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today announced that five local airports across the state of Alabama will receive $2.63 million in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grants.  The federal funding was awarded by the U.S….

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Rebuild Alabama 2020 County Road Projects Announced

By David Preston on September 23, 2019

The Rebuild Alabama Act requires transparency and accountability from Alabama’s county commissions, who are making their 2020 road and bridge construction plans available for public inspection.

Adopted by each county governing body, the plans…

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Airbus: ‘Hard’ To Invest In Mobile During Trade War

By David Preston on September 16, 2019

On Thursday, September 12, 2019, Canadian aviation news and information site FliegetFaust reported that government officials from Mobile and Baldwin County toured the Airbus A220 manufacturing facility at Mirabel, Canada. Mobile City Councilman…

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I-10 Mobile River Bridge and Bayway Project is ‘Dead’

By David Preston on August 29, 2019

On August 28, 2019, the Eastern Shore Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) met to discuss it’s 2020 through 2023 Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP).  The most significant point of discussion was whether to include the Interstate 10…

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Montgomery, AL

Montgomery Mayor Election: Steven Reed, David Woods Head To Runoff Race

By Brent Wilson on August 27, 2019

Steven Reed and David Woods will head into a runoff to be the next mayor of Montgomery as no candidate received the required 50 percent of the vote to avoid a runoff.

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Huntsville Plans Pilot Electric Scooters Program In Downtown Area

By Brent Wilson on August 27, 2019

The City of Huntsville has been monitoring the growing use of electric scooters in cities across the country and is proposing a downtown pilot program.

“We are interested in mobility opportunities for our residents…

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