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newton’s lol

Saturday, August 19, 2017 by Wade Kwon

Quietly the kids
texted absurd nicknames for
the science teacher.

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floral camouflage

Friday, August 18, 2017 by Wade Kwon

Snapdragons lined the
forest floor, giving cover
to the wee creatures.

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expressway to far away

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by Wade Kwon

The highway will be
rebuilt, but without all those
cumbersome exits.

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but what about

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by Wade Kwon

Stop defending the
evil forces. Start taking
care of each other.

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Vote 2017: Alabama special primary election results

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 by Wade Kwon

Election results from today’s special primary for U.S. Senate in Alabama …

Vote 2017More election coverage in our Vote 2017 special report.

(Updating throughout the evening.)

If needed, the runoff takes place Sept. 26.

Voter turnout statewide was 18 percent; in Jefferson County, 17 percent; in Shelby County, 21 percent. Compare that to the March 2016 primary — the most recent one with a Senate race — to 41 percent statewide, 43 percent in Jefferson County and 50 percent in Shelby County.

Results for Jefferson County and Shelby County.

Democrats

Winner in red | Runoff candidates in blue

Republicans

Winner in red | Runoff candidates in blue

*Dropped out.

Tweets

This just in on Twitter …

Facebook

Visit the Birmingham, Ala., page on Facebook.

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More Vote 2017 coverage.

Vote 2017: Who will succeed Sen. Sessions?

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 by Wade Kwon

Voter registration - Alabama Theatre

Photo: Shannon McGee (CC)

President Trump picked Jeff Sessions to lead the Department of Justice earlier this year. Then-Gov. Bentley picked Alabama attorney general Luther Strange to fill his Senate seat until someone called a special election.

Vote 2017We dumped Bentley, and successor Gov. Kay Ivey put this election on the calendar.

Which leads us to today’s special primary.

A mere 16 men and one woman vie for the party nominations. This will be the first primary in which no party crossover voting is allowed between the primary and possible runoff on Sept. 26.

The polls are open: Voting takes place till 7 p.m. for this one race.

Q: Where do I vote?

A: Call Jefferson County: (205) 325-5550, Jefferson County (Bessemer only): (205) 481-4105, Shelby County: (205) 669-3913.

Or Search Your Polling Place on AlabamaVotes.gov.

Wade on Birmingham:
election results tonight

Remember, if you have problems at your polling place:

  • Notify a poll worker immediately.
  • Call the state attorney general at 1-800-831-8814 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Wednesday or fill out this online form.
  • Call the secretary of state at 1-800-274-VOTE (8683) or visit StopVoterFraudNow.com.
  • And tell the probate court for Jefferson County (205-325-5203) or Shelby County (205-669-3713).
  • E-mail us at Vote2017[at]wadeonbirmingham.com.

Q: What can I expect to see on the ballots?

A: Here they are …

Democrat Republican
2017 Democrat senator sample ballot 2017 Republican senator sample ballot

Note: Dom Gentile and Brian McGee dropped out of the race after ballots had been printed.

Let us know where and when you voted, and how many votes were cast before yours.

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More Vote 2017 coverage.

fighting the nazis

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 by Wade Kwon

Yell at them. Insult
them. Spit on them. Drive them off.
Punch them in the nose.

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The Birmingham channel: Kickin’ it

Monday, August 14, 2017 by Wade Kwon

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Birmingham Hammers at Chattanooga Football Club in July. From Chattanooga Football Club.

Train. From Ritu J.

Rapper David Banner in July at the Shoe Clinic in Five Points South. From AllGODbuddy.

The Prblms performs “Clearview” and “Lane Switch” at the Syndicate Lounge on Southside. From The Prblms.

Chatting at T-Bones restaurant in Five Points South. From Fill in the Pieces.

Praise break at the 98th International Holy Convocation at the Sheraton Birmingham downtown (our vertical video of the week). From James K. Jefferson.

Birmingham’s Black Jacket Symphony performs “And Your Bird Can Sing” in 2014 at WorkPlay in Lakeview. From Treser62.

Pelham’s Southern Knights Drum and Bugle Corps performs at July’s Drum Corps International competition at Samford’s Seibert Stadium. From Chris Deal.

A visit to Reed Books downtown (our vertical video of the week). From R.J. Wilson.

A July episode of “Our Issues Birmingham” with Birmingham mayoral candidate Chris Woods. From Our Issues Birmingham.

Commercial for Birmingham mayoral candidate Frank Matthews. From Frank Matthews.

Talking with Lane Odin of Birmingham retailer Cigars and More at the International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers’ 85th annual convention in Las Vegas. From Micallef Cigars.

Tennis highlights: UAB at South Florida in March in Tampa. From JoeKing32.

Summer road trip from South Carolina to Jacksonville, Fla., to Enterprise and Birmingham. From Healthy Ai.

Flash flood late July along Patton Creek in Vestavia Hills. From Live Storms Media.

Hugh flash flood by Diplomat Deli in Vestavia Hills. From Weather Nation.

More flooding near the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. From Storm Chasing Video.

Flood footage from social media users. From Weather Channel.

Vlogging while driving to the Levite Jewish Community Center (our vertical video of the week). From Jay Burnham.

South Florida vs. South Carolina in the last play of December’s Birmingham Bowl at Legion Field. From Alec Monies.

Driving in Birmingham. From Justin Campbell.

A magic trick (our vertical video of the week). From Dedrick Ander.

Los Angeles rock band Hey Violet performs “Hoodie” in July at Brookwood Village in Homewood (our vertical video of the week). From That Irwin Girl.

The 1990 Iron Bowl at Legion Field. From Alabama Historian.

A report from the bus in the rain (our vertical video of the week). From Madison DeGraffenreid.

Stormy skies in Vestavia Hills (our vertical video of the week). From Jay Burnham.

Candidate forum for Birmingham district No. 2 in late July at East Lake United Methodist Church. From I Believe in Birmingham.

Walking to Anytime Fitness in Vestavia Hills to work out. From Kyle Gainey.

Drone footage of a driveway in progress in the Oak Meadows neighborhood. From Wright Construction Birmingham.

Trucking along I-65 from Franklin, Ky., to Birmingham. From Big Rig Travels.

Exploring the city at What’s on 2nd and Edgar’s Bakery downtown, Silvertron Cafe in Forest Park and Liberty Park in Vestavia Hills. From Robert Gurule.

A confession. From Steven San Lucas.

Driving in the rain westbound on I-20 at the I-459 junction. From Ritu J.

Pensacola rapper Cremro Smith performs in July at the Nick on Southside (our vertical video of the week). From UndergroundBooking Jimbo.

Fun times at the Birmingham Zoo and the Riverchase Galleria. From Shiiyo.

Hunting for an RV park. From Squirmy Feet Explores.

A snippet of Western Kentucky vs. UAB in 1996 at Legion Field. From WKU Library Special Collections.

Gadsden hip-hop artist Big Henri and Bray perform in July at the Nick on Southside. From UndergroundBooking Jimbo.

Chris Reid of Reid Law Firm on Southside discusses visitation rights. From Christopher Reid.

Checking out downtown via Google Maps Street View (our vertical video of the week). From Lopez Alexander.

Rapper Chezzy Boy performs at the Nick on Southside. From RVLI Video.

An orangutan at the Birmingham Zoo (our vertical video of the week). From Ritu J.

More from the zoo: swan, flamingos, pony and giraffes. From Kait Mauro.

Even more: Burmese python and red-and-green macaw. From Kait Mauro.

Demonstrating clean variations at CrossFit Birmingham in Inverness. From Rigorous Media.

British cover band the Molly Ringwalds performs “Home Sweet Home” in July at Iron City on Southside (our vertical video of the week). From Steppencat.

Birmingham to add United Soccer League team in 2019. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Promo for new USL team. From Brian Curtin.

Coming from South Carolina for the Southern Sportsman’s Apparel booth at the 34th annual World Deer Expo in July at the BJCC Exhibition Halls downtown. From Kyle Gainey.

Talking with A.J. Johnson, pastor from Hartford, Conn., about July’s March for Justice downtown. From Revival That Works.

A trip to the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. From Gowestusa.

Promo for nonprofit organization STAIR of Birmingham, or Start the Adventure in Reading. From STAIR of Birmingham.

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The Birmingham channel

educators when time permits

Monday, August 14, 2017 by Wade Kwon

Teachers are half moms,
half counselors, half wardens
and all underpaid.

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#sundayread for August 13, 2017

Sunday, August 13, 2017 by Wade Kwon

book

Photo: Dean Hochman (CC)

My picks for #sundayread for August 13, 2017:

More posts from Wade this week:

The latest #sundayread tweets:

the sold-out talent show

Sunday, August 13, 2017 by Wade Kwon

Little performers
rehearsed their modest acts to
torture their parents.

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love the brazilian way

Saturday, August 12, 2017 by Wade Kwon

A sultry fling with
heat, passion and some sandy
settings at sunset.

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a cooked book

Friday, August 11, 2017 by Wade Kwon

The recipe called
for 2 cups of plot and a
dash of character.

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a slight tenor

Thursday, August 10, 2017 by Wade Kwon

His voice was his meal
ticket, one that fed him with
ramen and bean soup.

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just another day during world war 3

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by Wade Kwon

Leaders trade barbs while
missiles strike their objectives.
Let’s watch it all die.

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