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Steven Reed Sworn in an First Black Mayor of Montgomery, Ala.

Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed was sworn in Tuesday as the capital city's first African American leader. Reed took the oath...

Montgomery elects Steven Reed as first black mayor

CBS/AP Alabama's capital, a city once known as the cradle of the Confederacy and later the birthplace of the civil rights movement, elected its first...

Congressional leaders in Birmingham for Civil Rights Pilgrimage

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times Many of Alabama’s political leaders, locally and nationally, gathered Friday in Birmingham for the 26th annual Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage....

Alabama State University Fires Head Football Coach Brian Jenkins

Associated Press Alabama State fired coach Brian Jenkins on Friday following an 0-5 start to the season and said associate head coach Donald Hill-Eley will...

Jefferson County Commissioner David Carrington ends bid for Alabama Governor

By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times Jefferson County Commissioner David Carrington announced today that he is ending his campaign for governor of Alabama. Carrington had announced his...

Congressional delegation tours Birmingham during Civil Rights Pilgrimage

By Ariel Worthy The Birmingham Times A bipartisan delegation of Congressional members - blacks and whites; Democrats and Republicans; men and women -- on Friday  toured...

Selma to Montgomery trail leads to Alabama, national history

By Erin Harney Alabama NewsCenter The National Park Service (NPS) turned 100 years old this year. Over the past century, the organization has grown from 35...

Lawsuit seeks to overturn Alabama’s felon voting rights ban

By Kim Chandler Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- A federal lawsuit is challenging Alabama's policy of stripping convicted felons' of their right to vote. The Greater...

Bell, mayors from state’s most populous cities meet to talk challenges

By Ariel Worthy The Birmingham Times Four mayors from some of Alabama’s most populous cities met this week to exchange ideas and talk issues facing their...

AG ANNOUNCES COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS UPHOLDS LEE COUNTY CAPITAL...

AG ANNOUNCES COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS  UPHOLDS LEE COUNTY CAPITAL MURDER CONVICTION    (MONTGOMERY)-- Attorney General Luther Strange announced that the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals...

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