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Renew Our Rivers announces 2017 schedule

Renew Our Rivers is kicking off its 18th year, with 31 cleanups planned across the state in 2017. Since the program started, about 100,000 volunteers have collected more than 14 million pounds of trash and debris from waterways across the...

Birmingham Unity Breakfast reflects on MLK, civil rights, recent historic announcement

Hundreds gathered Monday morning for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Breakfast in downtown Birmingham. Over eggs, bacon and coffee, community and political leaders came together to remember the roles the city of Birmingham and the Rev....

Alabama Public Television adding a new digital channel for children and families across the state

The PBS Kids Channel will begin airing Monday, Jan. 16, on APT’s digital channel 2, and will include a live stream on digital platforms. “This should be terrific news for parents and children everywhere in Alabama,” Roy Clem, executive...

BBA Women Lawyers Section: MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

Each month, the Women Lawyers Section of the Birmingham Bar Association will introduce you to one of our outstanding members who contributes so much to our organization and the community. This month we feature Leigh King Forstman, an Alabama native...

‘Brighter Birmingham’ lights up the Magic City

The city of Birmingham’s streetlight fixtures are being replaced one neighborhood at a time. So far, nearly 6,700 fixtures have been upgraded in Birmingham communities through a partnership with Alabama Power. The partnership was announced last...

Many UAB programs rise significantly in U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs

The University of Alabama at Birmingham experienced significant gains among its online programs in the 2017 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs, available at usnews.com. This year, every UAB program submitted saw gains in the...

BIRMINGHAM BAR ASSOCIATION NAMES NEW OFFICERS

Birmingham, AL – The Birmingham Bar Association, at its annual meeting in December 2016, elected Leila H. Watson as President of the Association. Ms. Watson is a co-founder and principal of Cory Watson Attorneys and has long been active with the Bar...

Alabamians can support state parks through purchase of a new specialty car tag

A new way Alabamians can support state parks is by purchasing the Alabama State Parks car tag, which will be available beginning this month. The specialty tag costs an additional $50, with 80 percent of the proceeds going directly to support...

Birmingham Public Library receives donation of 106 books in honor of homicide victims

The Jefferson County Millennial Democrats has donated 106 children’s books to the Birmingham Public Library (BPL) in honor of homicide victims killed in the city in 2016. Each of the 106 books has a victim’s name inscribed inside the front cover in...

Samford pharmacy students, faculty complete unique research with Children’s of Alabama

On the second floor of Samford University’s College of Health Sciences, Logan Joiner and Rachel Miller step out of the laboratory with exciting news. They have just completed research that can change the way pediatric cardiac patients receive...