Downtown was bustling–then COVID-19

Today’s guest columnist is Sue Johnson.

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Ten years ago this September my husband, Jimmy, and I moved downtown to live and to start a new venture.

We bought an historic old building that we completely restored to hold our loft and our small business, Dog Days of Birmingham. Continue reading Downtown was bustling–then COVID-19

COVID-19–In perspective

Bruce Irwin, MD

Today’s guest columnist is Dr. Bruce Irwin.

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The Coronavirus Pandemic has created a great sense of fear in our country.

We fear the unknown: what we do not know or understand.

One of the main causes of fear is the lack of accurate and complete information. Continue reading COVID-19–In perspective

An epiphany about Birmingham’s economic future

Lightning
An epiphany about Birmingham’s economic future

A savvy business friend made an observation about Birmingham’s economic future that really got my attention.

But before I disclose what he said, please review a list of Birmingham’s largest companies to determine what you think they all have in common. Continue reading An epiphany about Birmingham’s economic future

How Birmingham can avoid a brawl

Jefferson County Justice is Blind Mural
Justice is Blind Mural at Jefferson County Courthouse

Our Alabama legislature screams bloody murder when the federal government passes legislation that overrides Alabama’s wishes.

Our legislators proclaim liberty and states’ rights—yet they rule our cities with an iron hand that deny them the ability to govern.

Gov. Kay Ivey just signed a bill requiring cities to get legislative approval for new occupational taxes, blocking a 1% tax passed by the Montgomery City Council last month. Continue reading How Birmingham can avoid a brawl

4 days to stop Alabama from executing a man for a crime he didn’t commit

Savannah “Sav” Miles
Savannah “Sav” Miles

Today’s guest columnist is Savannah “Sav” Miles.

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(Editor’s note: Nate Woods was executed  March 5, 2020. This piece was published March 1)

For those who want Alabama to attract more talent and investment, read this.

You could also save someone’s life. Continue reading 4 days to stop Alabama from executing a man for a crime he didn’t commit

Bart Starr, Jr.: Governor Ivey–Please intervene before a man is killed for a crime he didn’t commit

Bart Starr, Jr.
Bart Starr, Jr.

Today’s guest columnist is Bart Starr, Jr.

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(Editor’s note: Nate Woods was executed  March 5, 2020. This piece was published  February 25.)

In 1998 our family had the honor of meeting a wonderful couple who had endured an unspeakable tragedy. Continue reading Bart Starr, Jr.: Governor Ivey–Please intervene before a man is killed for a crime he didn’t commit

The ingenious idea that could change the perception of B’ham forever!

DNA Helix Tower
DNA Helix Tower

Today’s guest columnist is Vance Wesson.

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Seattle has the Space Needle… Dallas–the Reunion Tower.

Visit the Tower of the Americas in San Antonio or the Calgary Tower in Alberta Canada.

Wow! What an experience!

But all of them, including the Stratosphere Tower in Las Vegas, and the Skylon Tower in Niagara Falls are similar in design. Continue reading The ingenious idea that could change the perception of B’ham forever!

To begin a conversation about a better Birmingham