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#sundayread for Feb. 14, 2016

Sunday, February 14, 2016 by Wade Kwon

underground reading

Photo: Mo Riza (CC)

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a love between two mammals

Sunday, February 14, 2016 by Wade Kwon

One offers kind words.
The other offers nice meals.
They live and they love.

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the law of the land

Saturday, February 13, 2016 by Wade Kwon

Fairness: outdated.
Kindness: overrated. Par-
tisanship: always.

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Vote 2016: Sample ballots for Jefferson, Shelby County primaries

Friday, February 12, 2016 by Wade Kwon

Voting registration deadline Monday

Alabamians will have a shot at shaping the presidential race for 2016.

Vote 2012With an early SEC Primary on March 1, Alabama will be among 14 states and territories holding elections on Super Tuesday. Also on the ballot, a Senate race, several state and county races and an state amendment.

Citizens still have time to register to vote, either online (for the first time) or by handing in this PDF form. The deadline is 11:59 p.m. Monday for online submission or end of business Monday at the county Board of Registrar offices for hand-delivered forms.

To help you see the full candidate list for your district, we’ve included sample ballots for Jefferson and Shelby Counties for the primaries. (The Jefferson County ballots, 32 pages and 46 pages, include versions for every district.)

Also included is the Alabama Voter Guide, which has information on voting procedures and frequently asked questions.

For easier viewing, you can download or zoom to full screen with each ballot.

Primary elections take place March 1 across the state.

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Find your polling place and districts.

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Sample ballots for all 67 counties.

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Jefferson County: Democratic ballot

Jefferson County: Republican ballot

Shelby County: Democratic ballot

Shelby County: Republican ballot

Alabama Voter Guide 2016

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More Vote 2016 coverage.

the sandwich generation

Friday, February 12, 2016 by Wade Kwon

A husband and two
aging parents and a job
and crises du jour.

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a momentary lapse of clarity

Thursday, February 11, 2016 by Wade Kwon

The meditation
at the desk always leads to
enormous regret.

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two colds in winter

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 by Wade Kwon

Leaky eyes, leaky
nostrils, a betrayal of
the failing body.

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winding down to anxiety

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 by Wade Kwon

The next day is filled
with worries put off by a
long night without sleep.

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The Birmingham channel: Twirls and kicks

Monday, February 8, 2016 by Wade Kwon

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Deontée Gordon of REV Birmingham discusses economic growth for African-American residents. From JL.

Promotional video for Birmingham’s business incubator. From Innovation Depot.

Storm chaser on Christmas 2015 tracking tornadoes. From Enchanted LifePathTv.

The Poppy Colon Christmas dance stand battle. From Nuway2live.

Lifeline Children’s Services annual fund-raising dinner in November at the Sheraton Birmingham. From Lifeline Children’s Services.

Promotional video for the book “Birmingham Foot Soldiers: Voices from the Civil Rights Movement.” From Nick Patterson.

Motorcycle donuts (our vertical video of the week). From Hamzah Twezzy.

Predictions for the Birmingham real estate market in 2016. From Jason Secor.

Atlanta electronic rock band STS9 performs in November at Iron City on Southside. From David Montgomery.

Celebrating the first papal anniversary. From Berea Internacional.

Birmingham Cars and Coffee in December at Hoover Tactical Firearms and in Inverness. From Southern_Pride_GHIF.

Drill demo. From WhiteFab Inc.

The boys’ 4x200m relay at the Magic City Invitational in December at the Birmingham CrossPlex in Five Points West. From Bill Voigt.

High school cafeteria fight (our other vertical video of the week). From LeakingIT.

A visit to the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Leeds. From Luis Escobar.

Promotional video for apartment complex Venue at the Ballpark. From Architectmedia.

More from last week’s Birmingham Coffee and Cars in Hoover. From Paul Franks.

Music video for “Birmingham” by Gina Kessler and the Martinis. From Bryan Rosen.

Christmas project with Mountain Brook Community Church and nonprofit group KIDS Inc. From Alabama NewsCenter.

In partnership with Ameresco, the Birmingham Housing Authority will improve infrastructure and save a projected $66 million in energy costs over the next 17 years. From Ameresco.

January’s Birmingham Boat Show at the BJCC Exhibition Hall downtown. From Elite Rod Holders.

Testing for fourth-degree black belt with Tiger-Rock Martial Arts at the BJCC Meeting Rooms. From Nic Wilson.

The five tallest buildings in Birmingham. From MrPolarBear 333.

A look at October’s third annual Magic City Sip and Shop at the BridgeStreet Gallery and Loft on Southside. From ThomasVisionFilms.

New Orleans’ Trombone Shorty performs in December at Iron City. From Dan Lee.

The Electric Power Research Institute, Southern Company and the Southeastern Solar Research Center at Southern Research’s Birmingham campus are conducting a large, multifaceted demonstration project on photovoltaic rays. From Southern Research.

The history of Sloss Furnaces. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Promo for January’s Elevate the Stage gymnastics competition at Legacy Arena. From Knight Eady.

Telegraph Creative’s year in review and Christmas card. From Telegraph Creative.

Memphis rock band Spaceface performs “Carnivore” in February 2015 at Iron City. From treser62.

Enjoying the playground at Crestwood Park. From Toni Mckinney.

Birmingham’s FunnyMaine performing at the Stardome Comedy Club in Hoover. From FunnyMaine.

Birmingham rock band EveryDay but Friday performs “Fire Away” in December at Saturn in Avondale. From EveryDay but Friday.

Al Jazeera report on Fairfield Walmart closing. From Al Jazeera America News.

Birmingham jazz-pop band the Other Day performs “Epic Sol” in January at the Syndicate Lounge on Southside. From the Other Day.

UAB pediatric oncologist Smita Bhatia discusses long-term and late effects experienced by cancer survivors. From Harborside Press.

The YMCA of Greater Birmingham held its inaugural Thingamajig Invention Convention last summer at the YMCA Youth Center. From Birmingham YMCA.

Time-lapse footage of the first Vulcan Classic game between Alabama and Oregon in December at Legacy Arena. From Knight Eady.

Christmas storm and tornado batters Birmingham. From Associated Press.

Proposed rezoning for Hoover schools, presented Thursday. From WIAT-42.

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the knot to be tied

Monday, February 8, 2016 by Wade Kwon

It starts with a ring
and a question. And maybe
a few happy tears.

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#sundayread for Feb. 7, 2016

Sunday, February 7, 2016 by Wade Kwon

read the news

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will write for clicks

Sunday, February 7, 2016 by Wade Kwon

Writers plentiful
in age of cyberpundits
and snap reviewers.

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a souvenir of less-vigorous times

Saturday, February 6, 2016 by Wade Kwon

The cold came and went,
but the cough persists in the
dry nook of the throat.

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x’s and y’s

Friday, February 5, 2016 by Wade Kwon

The sport of math needs
players on an infinite
field of equations.

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who will be the next internet gertrude stein?

Thursday, February 4, 2016 by Wade Kwon

In search of the bright
Tumblr that inspires, the
blog that blares bon mots.

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