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2020 Alabama General Election Sample Ballots

By Brent Wilson on September 15, 2020

The Alabama Secretary of State has released sample primary ballots for the upcoming November 3, 2020 Alabama general election. Find your county below to prepare yourself for when you walk into your voting precinct.

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2020 Alabama Primary Runoff Sample Ballots By County

By Brent Wilson on June 18, 2020

The Alabama Secretary of State has released sample primary ballots for the upcoming July 14, 2020 Alabama Republican and Democratic primary runoff races. Find your county below to prepare yourself for when you walk into…

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Judge Elisabeth French to Become First Female Presiding Judge of Jefferson County Court System

By Brent Wilson on February 20, 2020

Judge Elisabeth French is the first woman selected to serve at the helm of the Jefferson County judicial system since its beginning in 1821.

She will follow Judge Joseph Boohaker who is retiring…

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Hidden Gem, Filmed Entirely In Alabama About Human Trafficking, Receives Positive Feedback Across Country

By Brent Wilson on January 21, 2020

The short film, Hidden Gem, was inspired by actual events on human trafficking and filmed entirely in Alabama with local talent and crew by Fowler Davis Entertainment and Red Sky Studios. January is Human Trafficking…

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Terri Sewell Announces Over $10 Million In Federal Grants To Fight Homelessness

By Brent Wilson on January 21, 2020

U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) announced today that the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has recently awarded $11,445,018 to local “Continuums of Care” (CoCs) across Alabama’s 7th Congressional District. HUD’s Continuum…

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2020 Alabama Primary Election Sample Ballots By County

By Brent Wilson on January 16, 2020

The Alabama Secretary of State has released sample primary ballots for the upcoming March 3, 2020 Alabama Republican and Democratic primaries. Find your county below to prepare yourself for when you walk into your voting…

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Gov. Ivey Announces $46 Million in Grants to Help Families Pay Energy Bills

By Dakota Layton on January 4, 2020

On Thursday, Governor Kay Ivey announced that twenty-one community service agencies in Alabama will receive $46.2 million in grants to assist low-income families by helping pay their energy bills. The grants were provided by…

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13 Alabama Housing Authorities Receive $1.4 Million in HUD Grants

By Dakota Layton on January 2, 2020

As a result of a $79 million dollar grant effort by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 13 housing authorities in Alabama will receive $1.4 million dollars to help their residents improve their…

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Gardendale Forced to Pay Legal Fees to NAACP Amid its Push to Create its Own School System

By Dakota Layton on December 28, 2019

After attempting to create its own school system and district to divorce itself from the school system of Jefferson County (a 50 percent white county), the 80 percent white city of Gardendale is…

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Birmingham Northern Beltline Construction to Continue

By Brent Wilson on December 20, 2019

Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday announced that construction of the Birmingham Northern Beltline will resume soon thanks to funding secured by U.S. Senator Richard Shelby. Funding for the Appalachian Development Highway System (ADHS),…

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