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Potential U.S. Steel reductions in Alabama announced as plans move forward for new world headquarters in Pittsburgh

01.28.2015 by André Natta · No Comments

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Monday’s announcement from U.S. Steel involving the proposed reduction in production later this year has many in metro Birmingham concerned. It is one of several moves underway by the company — including their moving forward on redefining a neighborhood in their hometown. Continue reading

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Birmingham hosts third meeting of Alabama’s Group of 5 mayors

01.27.2015 by André Natta · 0 Comments

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Monday morning saw five of the most powerful men in the state of Alabama — the mayors of its five largest cities — formally gather for extended talks about collaborative efforts for the third time in a year. Continue reading

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UPDATED: Alabama Media Group sees layoffs statewide, four in Birmingham

01.27.2015 by André Natta · 0 Comments

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Advance Local’s Alabama Media Group announced layoffs throughout the state on Monday as part of a reorganization of the company as it begins 2015. Continue reading

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Digging into the UAB athletics announcement: Sometimes it’s all about timing

01.23.2015 by André Natta · 1 Comment

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A look back at a 2013 University of Alabama System Board of Trustees vote (and a committee vote the day before) begins to raise questions about long-standing beliefs about the board and its treatment of football at UAB. Continue reading

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UPDATE: Birmingham will host the 2021 World Games

01.22.2015 by André Natta · 1 Comment

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Birmingham, AL learned shortly after 4:45 a.m. CT, January 22, 2015, that it would host the 2021 World Games during a press conference in Lausanne, Switzerland. Lima, Peru and Ufa, Russia were the other two finalists to host the eleventh edition of the IOC-recognized event. Continue reading

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On the agenda: A road swap with noticeable implications

01.21.2015 by André Natta · 0 Comments

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Yesterday’s Birmingham City Council meeting saw a couple of major projects move forward. One involves a swap of roadways between the state of Alabama and the City of Birmingham; another involves a new site for a much needed expansion in the community. Continue reading

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Digging into the UAB athletics announcement: the historical role of the Southeastern Conference in all of this

01.21.2015 by André Natta · 0 Comments

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Last week’s passage of new NCAA Division I governance rules didn’t come without some concern from student-athlete representatives from the Southeastern Conference and Big 12. The concern from the SEC is interesting considering its role in getting to this point in college sports. Continue reading

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