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For approximately 20 years Jefferson County tax valuation notices have been a yellow post card. This year, the Tax Valuation office is switching to a letter that provides more detail on the valuation process and how to protest. These letters will be sent to residents who are seeing an increa…

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The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 provides state WIC agencies with the option to temporarily increase cash value benefits (CVBs) to $35 per participant for four consecutive months. CVBs are used by women and children who participate in WIC to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at…

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The Jefferson County School District is providing over 7,000 readiness kits to students in grades K-8.  The kits contain grade-appropriate material that can be done at home.  The materials focus on solidifying students’ academic readiness.  

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 The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) has launched a new high-speed notification system known as CodeRED, designed to notify residents of missing person alerts throughout the state. ALEA unveiled the new system on Tuesday, May 25, to highlight National Missing Children’s Day. 

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Gov. Ivey hosts a virtual tour of the Alabama Governor's Mansion during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Alabama Governor's Mansion Authority's Executive Director Michael Walczak explains the historical significance of each of the public rooms throughout the tour. Visitors can schedule a tour by v…

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What’s the best thing about owning an electric vehicle? Answers from EV drivers who took part into today’s Drive Electric Earth Day EVent at The Market at Pepper Place in Birmingham’s Lakeview neighborhood were as varied as the selection of electric vehicles on display. “As more and more mot…

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After a disaster, scam artists, identity thieves and other criminals often attempt to take advantage of disaster survivors. Federal and Alabama emergency management officials urge residents to watch for and report any suspicious activity.

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Written By Eddie Vines

WASHINGTON -- FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Alabama to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, straight-line winds and tornadoes from March 25-26, 2021.

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