Incumbent Republican Governor Robert Bentley is running for re-election. He faces Democratic former U.S. Representative Parker Griffith on November 4th. WBHM's Sarah Delia caught up with Governor Bentley after a press conference in Birmingham last week to discuss his re-election campaign. He started off by describing his first term in office.
In a plaque unveiling at WBHM, the late Bob Steward was honored as one of the station's most distinguished volunteers.
This summer, a billboard appeared off I-20 on the way into Birmingham. It reads: Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white. To many quoted in the media, the billboard felt aggressive and hateful, especially in a city which recently celebrated 50 Years Forward, a reflection on how far the city has come since the Civil Rights Movement of the 60's. So is a billboard deemed hateful to some, considered speech? And if so, how is hateful speech protected under the First Amendment?
Parker Griffith is a former congressman and state law maker as well as a retired physician. He's also the Democratic gubernatorial candidate facing incumbent Governor Robert Bentley on November 4th. WBHM's Sarah Delia spoke with Griffith about his campaign.
Corruption seems to be gaining the spotlight in Alabama politics after being dormant for a few years. That's thanks to the indictment of Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard on 23 corruption charges. He's the latest in a long line of politicians wrapped up in corruption cases. But Alabama Media Group columnist John Archibald says don't despair.
When voters head to the ballot box next week, they won't just be voting for governor, attorney general and other statewide offices. They'll also vote on five statewide constitutional amendments. WBHM's Andrew Yeager spoke with Anniston Star reporter Tim Lockette about the amendments.
As Alabama voters pick their members of Congress at the polls next week, only residents of the sixth congressional district will be guaranteed to have new representation. Long-time Congressman Spencer Bachus is retiring from the district that covers suburban Birmingham. The fight for Alabama's only open seat is heating up.
A fixture on the Alabama political scene will soon be no longer. Spencer Bachus has served in Congress since 1993. But this year the Vestavia Hills Republican is retiring. He's one of 24 incumbents to step down this term.Congressman Bachus spoke to WBHM's Sarah Delia about his time in Washington. He started off by explaining why he decided to retire.
Developers have been pouring into the area around Railroad Park in downtown Birmingham in recent years. The park and the opening of Regions Field jumpstarted the neighborhood known as Parkside. But as property values have risen, so too have property tax bills. We talk about that in this week's Magic City Marketplace.
The brain is a changing organ that can heal itself after injury. That's the message from a dialogue involving the Dalai Lama and scientists at UAB's Alys Stephens Center Saturday.
Birmingham is preparing for a visit this weekend from the Dalai Lama. The Tibetan leader will speak about religion and human rights. But the Buddhist figure will also indulge his personal interest of neuroscience. The Dalai Lama will participate in a talk with scientists Saturday at UAB.
The Speaker of the Alabama House has been arrested on a 23 count indictment alleging an array of ethics violations.