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Wednesday, February 21, 2018
In January 1968, the FCC and AT&T announced a plan for an emergency telephone number. But the Alabama Telephone Company decided to get out ahead of the feds and set up its own system.
Friday, November 10, 2017
Voters in Alabama are still processing the news reports that Roy Moore, the state's Republican candidate for Senate is alleged to have made sexual advances towards a woman who was 14 years old at the time.
Saturday, June 10, 2017
In Columbiana, Ala., there's a museum dedicated to George Washington. It started when a local banker purchased items from a descendant of the country's first first lady, Martha Washington.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Alabama lawmakers are set to allow a church to create its own police force, which might be the first such law enforcement organization in the country.
Friday, January 13, 2017
President Obama has designated three new national monuments related to civil rights, including the church in Birmingham, Ala. where four black girls were killed in a 1963 Ku Klux Klan bombing.
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Leaders in Birmingham, Ala., want President Obama to declare the city's civil rights district a national historical park. Many notable events from the civil rights era took place in Birmingham, including the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church where four girls were killed by the Ku Klux Klan.
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Alabama's governor is embroiled in a political firestorm after allegations of an affair with a top aide. Gov. Robert Bentley denies the affair, but his senior advisor did resign Wednesday. Meanwhile, calls for the governor's resignation are rising.
Thursday, October 08, 2015
Alabama closed 31 part-time driver's license offices last week due to budget cuts. That leaves many rural residents without a place to obtain driver's licenses — licenses that double as voter IDs.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
U.S. Steel says it plans to close a major operation in Birmingham, Ala. More than 1,100 people are expected to lose their jobs in an area that has long been a center of the region's steel industry.
Friday, March 06, 2015
Some of the most iconic images of marchers being attacked by Alabama state troopers at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in 1965, were captured by a white photojournalist who stumbled onto the historic events.
Thursday, February 12, 2015
The University of Alabama-Birmingham canceled their football program for this year but the school is considering bring it back. We discuss what the story says about college football.
Sunday, January 11, 2015
It's a half-hour until showtime in Selma, Ala., and the majority of the auditorium seats are already taken.
Paramount Pictures is offering free screenings of Selma, the film depicting the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery marches which led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act. In the movie's namesake town, the audience ...
Saturday, December 13, 2014
At Lena's, a diner in Birmingham, Ala., the cashier hands a customer a plastic bag with food which he carries out of the restaurant. There's nothing noteworthy about it now, but that action — taking out the meal — is a faint echo of the Jim Crow South.
Fifty years ...
Saturday, December 06, 2014
Mention moonshine and you might think of an illegal backwoods still carefully hidden to evade authorities. But recently, legal distilleries have been popping up in a white lightning renaissance.
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Friday, July 12, 2013
When the U.S. Supreme Court issues a ruling, its decisions can carry weight for generations. Think about decisions in the civil rights era regarding school segregation and the Montgomery bus boycott in Alabama.
As part of our look back on the summer of 1963, we examine another Alabama case that ...