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Richard Scrushy Now Broke and Bustednew

At the end of one of the few remaining court battles in the HealthSouth saga, a Jefferson County circuit court judge saw what 12 jurors in criminal court did not - he found the former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy guilty and liable for the massive accounting fraud at the company.
Birmingham Weekly  |  Kyle Whitmire  |  06-23-2009  |  Business & Labor

VIDEO: Looking for Larry Langfordnew

Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford testified under oath that he intended to move to the City of Birmingham. But has Langford moved, even a year and a half later? Birmingham Weekly made five trips in five weeks to his Fairfield home to see if Langford was still living there. Can you guess what we found?
Birmingham Weekly  |  Kyle Whitmire  |  05-05-2009  |  Politics

Birmingham Ex-Mayor Generates Comeback Buzznew

The old mayor with some old political allies is starting a new coalition, and he brings the promise of turning the clock back -- giving Birmingham a do-over. The question is, though, is he for real this time?
Birmingham Weekly  |  Kyle Whitmire  |  04-14-2009  |  Politics

Sins of Commission: Alabama's Jefferson County Approves Absurd Lobbying Contractnew

"Like flushing money down the toilet." Now there’s an expression just about everybody in Jefferson County understands. Just about everybody — with the exception of three county commissioners.
Birmingham Weekly  |  Kyle Whitmire  |  02-03-2009  |  Commentary

Spin Cyclenew

AltWeeklies Award - Column-Political
Birmingham Weekly  |  Kyle Whitmire  |  04-21-2008  |  Media

I'll Tell Ya Who I'm Voting Fornew

We don’t do endorsements at the Weekly, but I believe in transparency. If I’m going to vote, readers deserve to know for whom and why.
Birmingham Weekly  |  Kyle Whitmire  |  02-05-2008  |  Commentary

Obama vs. the Straw Bossnew

Alabama Democratic Party boss Joe Reed supports Clinton at his own risk.
Birmingham Weekly  |  Kyle Whitmire  |  01-14-2008  |  Politics

All Aboard to Crazytownnew

Since winning election last month, Mayor-elect Larry Langford has announced new rules, new ideas and new staff for Birmingham -- some good, some bizarre.
Birmingham Weekly  |  Kyle Whitmire  |  11-12-2007  |  Commentary

FBI Probes Charity Linked to Birmingham's Mayor-Electnew

The non-profit organization Computer Help for Kids resisted a 2002 city audit.
Birmingham Weekly  |  Kyle Whitmire  |  11-05-2007  |  Politics

Larry Langford's Greatest Hitsnew

The Birmingham mayoral candidate's political career has been thirty years in the taking.
Birmingham Weekly  |  Kyle Whitmire  |  10-09-2007  |  Politics

Race for the Future: The 2007 Birmingham Mayoral Racenew

The four front-runners talk about their visions for the future of the city.
Birmingham Weekly  |  Kyle Whitmire  |  09-24-2007  |  Politics

Human Rights, Coal and Capitalism in Colombianew

The families of three slain Colombian union leaders have come to Birmingham, Ala., to sue Drummond Ltd. for choosing sides in the civil war and abetting the right-wing paramilitaries in exchange for protection for its enormous open-pit coal mine.
Birmingham Weekly  |  Kyle Whitmire  |  07-23-2007  |  International

Birmingham's Fill in the Blank Budgetnew

Council, mayor choose their own adventure.
Birmingham Weekly  |  Kyle Whitmire  |  07-16-2007  |  Politics

Gov. Don Siegelman's Squandered Legacy of Promisenew

Siegelman can deny charges against him all he wants, but he cannot refute that his administration allowed the foulest elements of Alabama politics to hold sway in Montgomery.
Birmingham Weekly  |  Kyle Whitmire  |  07-02-2007  |  Politics

Jeremy Harper's One to a Million Shotnew

He's going to count to a million live on his website ( -- as far as anyone can tell, this has never been done before.
Birmingham Weekly  |  Kyle Whitmire  |  06-25-2007  |  Culture

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