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Alberta City, captured above by a drone, now features empty lots where homes and businesses once thrived. Photo courtesy of Alexander Mobley

‘Empty fields and parking lots’: Alberta still bears scars from 2011 tornado

April 14, 2021
April 27 left Tuscaloosa a wreck. Though the city has rebuilt, Alberta City residents feel they were left out—and the empty lots around their neighborhoods are keeping them from catching up with the city-dwellers next door.
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These local groups are joining a monthlong effort to vaccinate underserved communities

March 11, 2021
Black and Hispanic Alabamians are at greater risk for COVID-19. Here’s why one West End church is joining a local effort to bridge those disparities.
Tuscaloosa struggles over future of affordable housing

Tuscaloosa struggles over future of affordable housing

October 15, 2020
Students looking to live off-campus have a lot of options. Probably too many options. The Tuscaloosa City Council recently voted in favor of a moratorium on student mega-complexes—meaning any building with more than 199 bedrooms, which are typically portioned off into four or five-bedroom apartments. While the moratorium may have some economic pitfalls, city officials say it’s necessary to keep supply from outpacing demand. Read it online or in the special edition.
Families of police violence victims discuss mental health, accountability

Families of police violence victims discuss mental health, accountability

September 23, 2020

The Mobile County branch of the NAACP held a virtual event entitled “Our Talk: the Aftermath of Tragedy,” which featured the families of victims of police violence in Alabama as guest speakers. Robert...

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