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Mayor Woodfin’s Proposed $412M Budget Has Deep Cuts, Money for Neighborhoods

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times After a three-month delay due to financial concerns caused by COVID-19, Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin on Tuesday unveiled a proposed...

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...

Mayor Woodfin Announces Task Force to Review Police Dept.

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Following up on his pledge to review safety standards of the Birmingham police department, Mayor Randall Woodfin on Tuesday announced...

BPD Chief: More than a dozen Birmingham police officers terminated since...

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times More than a dozen Birmingham police officers have been terminated for some incidents involving excessive force or unauthorized force and...

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 (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...

Crime down overall, but weekend violence unacceptable, Mayor Woodfin says

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times While overall crime is dramatically down in the city of Birmingham, the violence that left four men dead over the...

City Council approves $500K hazard pay for workers dealing with COVID-19

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times In a near empty chamber on Tuesday, the Birmingham City Council approved $500,000 in hazard/overtime pay for city employees working...

Birmingham’s shelter-in-place order extended to April 30

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times The Birmingham City Council on Friday extended the city’s current shelter-in-place ordinance to April 30, at the request of Mayor...

Birmingham passes mandatory ‘shelter in place order.’ Here’s why.

By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times The Birmingham City Council voted Tuesday to require a shelter-in-place order until midnight on April 3 during the COVID-19 public...

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