First arrests made in Birmingham Water Works Board probe

December 7, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

The chairwoman of the scandal-plagued Birmingham Water Works Board and two others were arrested Wednesday on felony ethics charges.

BWW chairwoman Sherry Lewis was indicted by a special grand jury earlier this week on charges of misusing her office for personal gain, or the gain of a family member, voting on matters in which she had a personal interest and soliciting or accepting anything for the purpose of corruptly influencing official action.

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Frank Matthews urges Black voters to write in Robert Kennedy for US Senate

December 7, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Recent Birmingham Mayoral candidate, civil rights activist, anti-Confederate monuments community organizer, and longtime Birmingham area radio personality Frank Matthews is urging Black voters not to vote for Democratic Party U.S. Senate candidate Doug Jones; but to instead write in Democratic Primary candidate Robert Kennedy Jr. on Tuesday.

Kennedy is a former U.S. Navy Commander who graduated from the Naval Academy at Annapolis, where he was elected as class president, and has a Master’s degree from Duke.  Kennedy performed well in early polls of the Democratic Primary.  This was attributed to his famous sounding name.

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McLeod Software purchases new headquarters building in Hoover

December 5, 2017

By Staff
Alabama Political Reporter

McLeod Software has purchased a 140,000-square foot office building in Hoover for its new corporate headquarters. The company announced that it plans to move into it’s new facility in early summer 2018 at the completion of a major remodeling project.

“One of the most rewarding opportunities McLeod Software offers our region is new jobs being transplanted from other states,” said Hoover City Councilman Place 5 Derrick M. Murphy.  He is the Chairman of the Commerce & Development committee.

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Woodfin inaugurated in Birmingham

November 29, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Randall Woodfin was inaugurated as the 30th mayor of Birmingham in a noon ceremony in Linn Park on Tuesday

“It is an honor to serve my hometown, Birmingham, Alabama,“ said Woodfin. “Truthfully, this is not my inauguration, it is our inauguration. I, along with the entire City Council, understand the importance of serving you.” Woodfin thanked the hundreds of volunteers, his four thousand donors and the grassroots movement that made all of this possible.

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Randall Woodfin will be sworn in as mayor today

November 28, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, November 28, 2017, Birmingham Mayor-elect Randall Woodfin will be sworn in as Mayor in Linn Park.

“We want to instill a renewed belief in public service to our city” Woodfin said.  “That goes beyond city hall.  It means each of us supporting our neighbors, friends, family members and those who simply need a helping hand.  We want this to be a time when our citizens can come together and celebrate this special time but also work together as a community.”

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Randall Woodfin to be inaugurated as Mayor of Birmingham on Tuesday

November 27, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, November 28, 2017, Birmingham Mayor-elect Randall Woodfin will be inaugurated.  All events are designed to honor the citizens and will be open to the public.

“Inauguration day is the culmination of more than a year of hard work by many, many people across our city who joined together to win this important election,” Woodfin said. “Whether they knocked on doors, made phone calls or just went out to vote, they made a difference in the outcome of the election, and now it is up to us to honor their support with an administration that is focused on improving all of our neighborhoods, education system, public safety and other issues important to our great city.”

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Conservatives defend Roy Moore

November 21, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, over 20 conservative thought leaders and conservative pastors were in Birmingham to endorse and defend Roy Moore in his bid for U.S. Senate.

The event was emceed by Janet Porter, the president of Faith Through Action. Porter presented a letter of support that over 200 pastors and faith leaders have signed. 20 speakers spoke defending Moore.

“The purpose of this press conference is not to address unsubstantiated claims that have no evidence and certainly no claims that have been substantiated. I will get off script and say just three words, ‘Release the book,'” Porter said.

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Cavanaugh attacks Ainsworth for close ties to Marco Rubio

November 10, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, the campaign for lieutenant governor became heated when Public Service Commission President Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh took a shot at opponent state Rep. Will Ainsworth, R-Guntersville, for his association with U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida.

“On Thursday night, apparently the Representative running for Lieutenant Governor will be holding a high-dollar, closed-door event with his great friend, Washington Insider Marco Rubio,” Cavanaugh said. “This is the same Marco Rubio that is tight with Mitch McConnell and the DC Swamp; the same Marco Rubio that was a member of the Gang of Eight with the likes of John McCain and Jeff Flake working for amnesty for illegal immigrants; the same Marco Rubio that admitted he disagreed with Jeff Sessions on immigration policy.”

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CAIR holds banquet in Birmingham

November 6, 2017

 By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Sunday, the Alabama chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations hosted its 2nd annual banquet featuring Linda Sarsour, a national Muslim Human rights activist and a key organizer of the Women’s March on Washington.

Ms. Sarsour praised the Birmingham chapter of CAIR for the work that it has done organizing and working on fundraising.

The Alabama Political Reporter asked if she was concerned about President Donald Trump further expanding his ban on specific countries after an Uzbekistan national attacked people in New York City.

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Bernie Sanders, Randall Woodfin may aid Doug Jones in Senate campaign

October 26, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, October 17, The New York Times reported that “national leaders, including Senators Chuck Schumer and Bernie Sanders, have appealed to Mr. Woodfin to deploy his field organization to help Mr. Jones in the Special Election for the Senate.”

Randall Woodfin is the 36-year-old mayor-elect of Birmingham. Woodfin told the reporters, Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns, that African-Americans are “looking for people to fight for their issues.”

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