Tuesday, September 2 2014 12:29 AM EDT2014-09-02 04:29:46 GMT
McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize...More >>
McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize the...More >>
Tuesday, September 2 2014 12:25 AM EDT2014-09-02 04:25:16 GMT
It's a crime that continues to generate anger and disbelief in Montgomery and beyond- the destruction of the home of Civil Rights icon Rosa Parks. The case took center stage this Labor Day at an annualMore >>
The community is uniting to help catch the criminals who desecrated a piece of Montgomery history. The vandalism of Rosa Parks' home angered many across the city and hundreds have donated in an effort to help find those responsible. Crimestoppers is hoping a bigger reward will crack the case.More >>
Democrats will now hold the majority on the Montgomery County Commission, after Dan Harris unseated Republican Commissioner Ham Wilson in District 1.
Redistricting reflected the changing demographics of the county. While the black population is increasing, the white population is decreasing. Younger blacks are reaching voting age, and they tend to vote Democratic.
"Our people in Montgomery County, they know the importance of the vote and they don't hesitate to express the right to vote," Harris said. "And that showed yesterday in the turnout."
Harris said he will focus on education and economic development as a commissioner.
"I'm interested in bringing the types of business into Montgomery that would keep our youngest and brightest here at home, like high-tech type businesses, corporate headquarters, medical tech," Harris said.
Commissioner Reed Ingram, who currently serves as Vice-Chairman of the Commission, said he is confident the new Commission can work together.
"It's not about the party," Ingram said. "It's about serving the people no matter what party you're with. And that's what we're going to continue to do, continue to serve the people of Montgomery County."
Ingram does believe it may be time for the County to move to non-partisan elections, like the City of Montgomery.