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City Council Approves $250K in Funding for BCRI

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times The Birmingham City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved $250,000 in emergency funds for Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI) as the...

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin Bans Chokeholds by Police

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Mayor Randall Woodfin on Tuesday announced “an outright” ban on the use of chokeholds by Birmingham police. “Currently the BPD (Birmingham...

Birmingham Battalion Chief to Lead Daphne, Ala. Fire Dept.

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times After 31 years with Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service, Battalion Chief Melvin Brown will become head of the fire department...

City Leaders Facing Pandemic and Epidemic

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Birmingham is facing an epidemic and pandemic simultaneously, city leaders said Tuesday. The pandemic is COVID-19 while the epidemic is...

In reversal, Birmingham extends face mask ordinance to June 12

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Less than a week after announcing that the city’s face covering ordinance would expire at midnight on May 29, the...

Birmingham’s mandatory face mask ordinance ends on Friday

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times The City of Birmingham will not extend its mandatory face covering ordinance beyond midnight on Friday, May 29, but that...

Birmingham delays FY 2021 budget by three months due to COVID-19

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Dealing with the uncertainty of its finances amid the COVID-19 public health crisis, the city of Birmingham will postpone its...

City Councilor Hunter Williams: Face Mask Ordinance May be Too Much

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times At Tuesday’s Birmingham City Council meeting, the members voted 7-1 to extend the face covering ordinance with Councilor Hunter Williams...

Birmingham (Ala.) extends face covering ordinance; ends curfew

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Extending the city’s mandatory face covering ordinance is necessary because the number of COVID-19 coronavirus cases have not decreased, said...

City Council makes changes to face covering ordinance

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times The Birmingham City Council on Tuesday amended its mandatory face covering ordinance to change requirements for offices, job sites, children,...

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