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March for Science

Over 2,000 people participated in Birmingham's March for Science. Photo courtesy of Mark Linn


Mark Linn

Contributing Writer

Thousands of scientists and their supporters turned out Saturday, April 22, at Linn Park as part of the national March for Science.

The Altamont School: Green energy atop Red Mountain

The Altamont School installed solar panels along the building’s exterior earlier this year. Yates said that the solar panels is a 14,700-watt system, which can produce about 22,000 kilowatts a year. Photo by Ian Keel/Photo Editor

Anthony Roney
Community Reporter

Atop Red Mountain sits a jewel for clean energy and smart consumption. That jewel is called the Altamont School.

The Altamont School has built new solar panels for energy production for the school. It is the first Birmingham-area school to have a substantial amount of their energy produced from solar power.

DSC 5169Community members clap after the national monument’s plaque unveiling. Photo by Ian Keel/Photo EditorAnthony Roney
Community Reporter

It was a rejoiceful and somber day April 15 in Birmingham’s Civil Rights district. After much work from multiple levels of government, the dedication of the Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument commenced outside of the Birmingham Civil Rights Museum.

Kay Ivey took over as governor after Robert Bentley resigned. Photo from Wikimedia CommonsKay Ivey took over as governor after Robert Bentley resigned. Photo from Wikimedia CommonsWallace Golding
Community Editor

Governor Kay Ivey has undoubtedly had one of the busiest weeks of her political career following her abrupt and unexpected swearing in on the evening of April 10. Sworn in following the former governor Robert Bentley’s resignation, Ivey immediately found herself at the helm of a ship plagued by scandal for most of the last year.

kscope logoWallace Golding
Community Editor

Since February, the Birmingham Water Works has taken center stage in the theatres of litigation and alleged corruption, complete with $4.3 million in pension funds lost in a Ponzi-like scheme and customers pointing to unethical billing practices.

Five Points South, once the cultural hub of Birmingham’s Southside, sits quietly on a weekend afternoon. Photo by Ian Keel/Photo EditorFive Points South, once the cultural hub of Birmingham’s Southside, sits quietly on a weekend afternoon. Photo by Ian Keel/Photo EditorAnthony Roney
Community Reporter

The vibrant life of Five Points South may be muted, much like the small architectural details seen only when passing closely by the different restaurants and shops. A new alliance, however, aims to bring back the sparkle to the struggling cultural hub.

PHOTO BY Julie Bennett/jbennett@al.com FOR AL.COM. Gov. Robert Bentley leaves the Capitol Monday, April 10, in Montgomery.PHOTO BY Julie Bennett/jbennett@al.com FOR AL.COM. Gov. Robert Bentley leaves the Capitol Monday, April 10, in Montgomery.Wallace Golding
Community Editor

After seven years, the bells of justice are ringing loud and clear throughout Alabama. Seven years shrouded in alleged nepotism and other not-so-cunning cover-ups will be how former governor Robert Bentley will be enshrined in the annals of history.

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