John Archibald

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John Archibald

In his column this week, John Archibald of the Birmingham News and AL.COM writes that the Jefferson County Courthouse has more drama than CSI, but that the best drama is not in the courtroom but in County Commission Chambers.

John Archibald

Alabama is full of big news stories. From the removal of the Confederate battle flag, to gay marriage, to Birmingham's increase in the minimum wage. It's a lot for journalists to keep up with and a lot of great materials for columnists like AL.com and The Birmingham News' John Archibald. He discusses the city, county and state politics in forums large and small.

Investigation Shows State School Board Member Conspired Against Superintendent Candidate
06-22-2017

The Alabama Board of Education accepted a report Wednesday that found five people, including a state school board member, conspired to keep a leading candidate from being chosen as state superintendent last year.

Finding Agreement in a Divisive Culture
06-15-2017

Alabama Media Group columnist John Archibald discusses a shooting that left a congressman wounded and flaws he sees in Alabama’s constitution.

Mayor Bell Takes Interest in Delinquent Water Works Customers
06-8-2017

Alabama Media Group columnist John Archibald talks about why all of a sudden Mayor William Bell is voicing concern about the Birmingham Water Works’ decision to start cutting off service to customers who are behind on their bills.

Monuments Law Adds to Alabama’s Troubled Story
05-25-2017

Alabama Media Group columnist John Archibald discusses a new law that prevents removal of long-standing historic monuments, including those connected to the Confederacy.

Former State Lawmaker Discouraged Pollution Cleanup Efforts
05-18-2017

Alabama Media Group columnist John Archibald discusses an investigation that found former State Representative Oliver Robinson tried to discourage efforts to clean up pollution from North Birmingham neighborhoods.