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Randall Woodfin defeats incumbent William Bell

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Randall Woodfin won the Mayoral runoff Tuesday evening.
Photo by Ian Keel / Photo Editor.

Wallace Golding

Birmingham has a new mayor, and his name is Randall Woodfin. He defeated incumbent William A. Bell in Tuesday’s runoff election by nearly 20 percent.

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Doug Jones brings blue to Alabama

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Garrett Stephens, left, and Doug Jones, center, celebrate with members of the Jones campaign on primary election night, Aug. 15, 2017.
Photo courtesy of Garrett Stephens

Bella Tylicki, Community Reporter

For 35 years, the families of the victims of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing hungered for justice. The prosecutor, Doug Jones, who finally put the culprits behind bars in 1998 will be on the ballot for U.S. Senate this year.

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Mayor William A. Bell speaks on his high hopes for the city

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Mayor William A. Bell stands near the home dugout of Region’s Field, which was completed in 2013 under his advisement.
Photo by Ian Keel / Photo Editor.

Wallace Golding, Managing Editor

If you look south from Section 107 of Birmingham’s Regions Field, you will see a sprawling skyline of apartments, hospitals and office buildings, one that wasn’t present less than a decade ago. Mayor William A. Bell built this, or rather, he envisioned this. This field and these buildings tell a story for Bell, a story of his leadership, his foresight and his perceptiveness.

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First Senate meeting of semester introduces new faces, initiatives

Regan Snow, Campus Reporter

While students debated skipping class after Hurricane Irma left campus foggy and chilly, faculty members poured into Volker Hall for a meeting, coffee in hand, to hear news about campus. They discussed ways to improve and elaborate on what is in the works for the campus.

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University prepares for Irma impact

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By Wallace Golding, Managing Editor, and Sufia Alam, Campus Editor

Just 16 days after the Texas coast was devastated by Hurricane Harvey, south Floridians awoke Sunday morning to Hurricane Irma hammering the Florida Keys. This event was the first time in 166 years that two Category 4 storms made landfall on the continental United States in the same year.

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Students share stories at DACA rally

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- By Sufia Alam: Campus Editor

On Wednesday, students and community members gathered outside UAB’s Hill Student Center to unite in solidarity for those affected by the rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which was enacted in 2012 by former President Barack Obama’s administration.

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