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Government and business

Fairfield: A look at the city of Fairfield, Ala., where politics and money woes caused the shut-down of some city services and left police cars running on fumes.

Greyhound racing in Alabama: A story on the Birmingham Race Course being in ‘survival mode,’ a story on the fate of retired racing dogs, and a story on what the course’s owner thinks it needs to do to stay afloat.

Crimes and disasters, past and present

The tale of Johnny Robinson and Virgil Ware, two young black boys shot and killed in racial violence in the Birmingham area the same day as the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing.

A year after Tuscaloosa was hit by a deadly EF-4 tornado, what did the storm leave behind?

The story of a Pinson, Ala., man who chased burglars from a neighbor’s house and held one at gunpoint until deputies arrived.

Features

A recycling center makes its money turning old textbooks into toilet paper.

A Tuscaloosa man balances two lives: one on the stage as a singer/songwriter, one in the classroom as an English teacher.

At St. Paul’s church in Birmingham, the bells don’t carry a familiar tune, but they do carry a centuries-old tradition.

A look at population shifts in Central Alabama.