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  • Editorial: The Big Switch

    Editorial: The Big Switch

    Thursday, December 18 2008 5:02 PM EST2008-12-18 22:02:14 GMT
    The Big Switch Over the past year WSFA 12 News has aired hundreds of ads.. and news stories... and provided phone in hotlines... and published numerous web items... and spoken to civic clubs acrossMore >>
  • Editorial: Feedback

    Editorial: Feedback

    Wednesday, December 10 2008 8:24 PM EST2008-12-11 01:24:18 GMT
    You said hold on a minute on our recent editorial supporting a bill to make it a felony rather than misdemeanor for eluding police. Bill Ventress emailed that he has read Senator Smith's proposed billMore >>
  • Editorial: Excellence

    Editorial: Excellence

    Tuesday, December 9 2008 3:10 PM EST2008-12-09 20:10:29 GMT
    Impressive. Four of the seven high schools in Montgomery - Lamp, Carver, BTW and Brewbaker Tech - and two in Autauga County - Billingsley and Autaugaville - ranked in the top 9% of all high schools inMore >>
  • Editorial: Eluding Police

    Editorial: Eluding Police

    Tuesday, December 9 2008 3:09 PM EST2008-12-09 20:09:06 GMT
    If you don't stop when a police officer attempts to pull your vehicle over, you are not charged with a felony crime if you are in Alabama. You are charged with a felony crime if you are in every otherMore >>
  • Editorial: Women Leaders

    Editorial: Women Leaders

    Wednesday, December 3 2008 6:57 PM EST2008-12-03 23:57:12 GMT
    There are nearly two million women in Alabama over the age of 18. Only four of them serve in our State Senate. Six serve as judges on our federal bench. Fourteen serve in our State House. Clearly,More >>
  • Editorial: Giving Season

    Editorial: Giving Season

    Monday, November 24 2008 3:07 PM EST2008-11-24 20:07:40 GMT
    Some long time area businesses are closing their doors and many are trimming employees by the dozens. This in turn causes an increase in the number of people using area social service agencies. ThusMore >>
  • Guest Editorial: Buying and Investing

    Guest Editorial: Buying and Investing

    Monday, November 24 2008 3:06 PM EST2008-11-24 20:06:01 GMT
    As a small child I watched my grandfather stuff money into a mattress because he didn't trust banks. With the rise and fall of the Stock Market recently I am beginning to think that some people are doingMore >>
  • Editorial: Half Way Home

    Editorial: Half Way Home

    Wednesday, November 19 2008 5:51 PM EST2008-11-19 22:51:25 GMT
    We have two Alabamas. The haves and have nots. Unemployment sits at 6% in 33 of our 67 counties and three in our area - Dallas, Perry and Wilcox Counties, exceed 13% unemployment. We have the best ReadingMore >>
  • Guest Editorial: Responsibility

    Guest Editorial: Responsibility

    Tuesday, November 11 2008 6:44 PM EST2008-11-11 23:44:26 GMT
    What we can do to support all newly elected officials as well as how we can stay in touch regarding issues of concern to us as citizens must be of concern to us, the electorate. PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITYMore >>
  • Editorial: Feedback

    Editorial: Feedback

    Monday, November 10 2008 3:56 PM EST2008-11-10 20:56:45 GMT
    You gave mixed feedback concerning our editorial encouraging a no excuse, early voting two week window for Alabama voters. Brenda Bixler emailed: "I am against early voting. It is one more area whereMore >>
  • Editorial: Early Voting

    Editorial: Early Voting

    Wednesday, November 5 2008 7:26 PM EST2008-11-06 00:26:38 GMT
    The power in a democracy rests with the people. That is what makes our country great and will always make us special. It was said earlier this year that our newly elected president was unelectable soMore >>
  • Editorial: MPS Improvements

    Editorial: MPS Improvements

    Monday, November 3 2008 1:29 PM EST2008-11-03 18:29:46 GMT
    Principals who put children first and know every student's name...well behaved, well-mannered students...students and teachers enthusiastically engaged in instruction...mini-college curriculums...caringMore >>
  • Editorial: Biscuit Brilliance

    Editorial: Biscuit Brilliance

    Wednesday, October 29 2008 4:47 PM EDT2008-10-29 20:47:06 GMT
    Montgomery Biscuits fans reveled in the Tampa Rays World Series run the past two weeks as a third of the Rays roster are former Biscuits players. Those players thrilled us over the past five years byMore >>
  • Editorial: Attack Ads

    Editorial: Attack Ads

    Tuesday, October 28 2008 2:34 PM EDT2008-10-28 18:34:05 GMT
    Enough! If we hear one more attack ad, we may attack our television screen. It would seem that if the Republican and Democratic national committees and individual candidates spent as much time and energyMore >>
  • Editorial: Voting

    Editorial: Voting

    Wednesday, October 22 2008 7:28 PM EDT2008-10-22 23:28:52 GMT
    When the voter registration deadline passes Friday for the November 4th election, more Alabamians than ever before will have registered. If you haven't yet registered, do it...and then vote. Record turnoutMore >>
  • Editorial - Amendment One

    Editorial - Amendment One

    Monday, October 20 2008 7:34 PM EDT2008-10-20 23:34:01 GMT
    Many of us are being forced to use the holiday funds we've set aside to pay for our mortgage, food and gas. Likewise, the state needs to tap into its Alabama Trust Fund reserves next year to pay forMore >>
  • Editorial: Feedback

    Editorial: Feedback

    Wednesday, October 15 2008 3:16 PM EDT2008-10-15 19:16:37 GMT
    You had plenty to say responding to recent editorials. Responding to our trash costs editorial, Jane Davis emailed: "I will gladly pay the additional fee if garbage service improves and cost-saving measuresMore >>
  • Editorial: Auto Sales

    Editorial: Auto Sales

    Tuesday, October 14 2008 1:56 PM EDT2008-10-14 17:56:38 GMT
    For the first time in 15 years, auto sales failed to top the million mark in a month last month. So far this year, auto sales are down more than a million and a half from last year. Toyota just had itsMore >>
  • Editorial: Red Light Cameras

    Editorial: Red Light Cameras

    Wednesday, October 8 2008 7:08 PM EDT2008-10-08 23:08:29 GMT
    In April of this year, amid some controversy, the City of Montgomery installed red light cameras at 7 intersections in town. The results have been positive. Between April and August there was a 32%More >>
  • Editorial: Make a Difference Day 2008

    Editorial: Make a Difference Day 2008

    Monday, October 6 2008 2:54 PM EDT2008-10-06 18:54:06 GMT
    Most of us want to help other people, but the busi-ness of our lives sometimes makes it difficult. We need a nudge... a suggestion... a little organized guidance. Make a Difference Day 2008, a 16 yearMore >>
  • Editorial: Trash Costs

    Editorial: Trash Costs

    Wednesday, October 1 2008 3:43 PM EDT2008-10-01 19:43:15 GMT
    The old adage "you get what you pay for" doesn't quite hold true for Montgomery residents regarding trash pickup. We get more than we pay for - much more. In fact, in the fiscal year that just ended,More >>
  • Editorial: Healthcare Concerns

    Editorial: Healthcare Concerns

    Monday, September 29 2008 4:29 PM EDT2008-09-29 20:29:57 GMT
    Financial concerns dominant our focus right now. Healthcare concerns will be next. The five counties in the River Region total about 400,000 people and 100,000 of them are uninsured or under insuredMore >>
  • Editorial: Military Appreciation

    Editorial: Military Appreciation

    Wednesday, September 24 2008 5:11 PM EDT2008-09-24 21:11:54 GMT
    Hard to believe in the long and illustrious history of the Alabama National Fair there has never been a military appreciation day. We applaud event organizers for offering a salute to America's veteransMore >>
  • Editorial: Bailouts

    Editorial: Bailouts

    Monday, September 22 2008 7:40 PM EDT2008-09-22 23:40:43 GMT
    Secrecy doesn't work well in a democracy. Bailing out businesses to the tune of $700 billion doesn't sit well already with taxpayers. Doing it by giving the Secretary of the Treasury sweeping powersMore >>
  • Editorial: Take Back This Neighborhood

    Editorial: Take Back This Neighborhood

    Friday, September 19 2008 5:07 PM EDT2008-09-19 21:07:18 GMT
    There are 360 apartments at this Garden of Cloverland complex in Montgomery. They were condemned by the city last year and slated to be demolished. Tenants dealt with leaking water, piles of trash, brokenMore >>
  • Editorial: Pain at the Pump

    Editorial: Pain at the Pump

    Tuesday, September 16 2008 4:35 PM EDT2008-09-16 20:35:45 GMT
    Fuel frustration abounds in our region. Last Friday, prices rose a dollar a gallon or more overnight at some places, hitting $5.29 a gallon outside Dothan, $4.70 a gallon in Prattville and $4.65 a gallonMore >>
  • Editorial: Civic Participation

    Editorial: Civic Participation

    Wednesday, September 10 2008 5:42 PM EDT2008-09-10 21:42:21 GMT
    Seven years ago civic pride swelled in the aftermath of 9/11. We knew war had been declared on us and we fought back in our own way. We also went out of our way to be more considerate of each otherMore >>
  • Editorial: Viewer Feedback

    Editorial: Viewer Feedback

    Tuesday, September 9 2008 4:16 PM EDT2008-09-09 20:16:36 GMT
    You took exception to our recent editorial advocating a proposed truancy ordinance in Montgomery. Brenda Pierce replied: "I can't understand why parents should be held accountable for kids not attendingMore >>
  • Editorial: Infant Mortality

    Editorial: Infant Mortality

    Thursday, September 4 2008 4:36 PM EDT2008-09-04 20:36:29 GMT
    One in six babies in Alabama is born premature. The number of babies who die before their first birthday in Alabama is higher than it has been in 10 years, and nearly double the national average. MontgomeryMore >>
  • Editorial: Obesity Costs

    Editorial: Obesity Costs

    Tuesday, September 2 2008 4:32 PM EDT2008-09-02 20:32:41 GMT
    Three out of every ten Alabamians eats too much. Only Mississippi and West Virginia outscore us in obesity ratings. Clearly, our food's better and we have better cooks than most states. But we alsoMore >>
  • Editorial: Free Trade

    Editorial: Free Trade

    Thursday, August 28 2008 4:46 PM EDT2008-08-28 20:46:39 GMT
    Labor Day weekend seems an appropriate time to call attention to the most significant free trade agreement since the North American Free Trade agreement - the Korea Free Trade Agreement. Congress hasMore >>
  • Editorial: Truancy Troubles

    Editorial: Truancy Troubles

    Tuesday, August 26 2008 6:03 PM EDT2008-08-26 22:03:08 GMT
    Should parents be held accountable for their child's attendance and behavior at school? Should students who skip school unexcused be held accountable? We think absolutely YES! Is this a problem? YouMore >>
  • Editorial: Viewer Feedback

    Editorial: Viewer Feedback

    Thursday, August 21 2008 6:22 PM EDT2008-08-21 22:22:02 GMT
    Three recent editorials drew some ire from viewers. Regarding the airport improvement editorial, Ken Newmeyer e-mailed: "Although the on time departures and arrivals have improved, other things haveMore >>
  • Editorial: Conserving Energy

    Editorial: Conserving Energy

    Tuesday, August 19 2008 8:04 PM EDT2008-08-20 00:04:57 GMT
    Conserving energy is something we can all do to reduce energy dependence on foreign countries. We salute homeowners like some here in the Old Cloverdale section of Montgomery who incorporate energy savingMore >>
  • Editorial: Airport Improvement

    Editorial: Airport Improvement

    Thursday, August 14 2008 7:50 PM EDT2008-08-14 23:50:40 GMT
    Editorial Airport Improvement 8-14-08 For the third month in a row, Montgomery's Regional Airport outperformed the national average in on time arrivals and departures. That's big.More >>
  • Editorial: Money Trouble

    Editorial: Money Trouble

    Tuesday, August 12 2008 9:23 PM EDT2008-08-13 01:23:04 GMT
    Our state's fiscal year ends in six weeks. When it does, we will likely have depleted nearly a half million dollars from reserve funds to pay education bills. And next year's budget assumes a revenueMore >>
  • Editorial: High Definition

    Editorial: High Definition

    Thursday, August 7 2008 8:50 PM EDT2008-08-08 00:50:39 GMT
    For the past four years, WSFA's offered viewers both analog and digital broadcast channels. We've also broadcast NBC programs in high definition, a premium digital viewing experience, as you will seeMore >>
  • Editorial: School Progress Continues

    Editorial: School Progress Continues

    Tuesday, August 5 2008 5:57 PM EDT2008-08-05 21:57:15 GMT
    In six years, our nation's goal is to have every child performing at grade level in math and reading. Alabama is doing its part. Only 227 out of nearly 1,400 schools, aren't making the grade. Autauga,More >>
  • Editorial: Birmingham Olympics?

    Editorial: Birmingham Olympics?

    Thursday, July 31 2008 6:27 PM EDT2008-07-31 22:27:16 GMT
    Beijing will be the center of the world's attention next Friday with the start of the Olympics. Birmingham wants to be the host city in 12 years. While rallying around a project like that is admirable,More >>
  • Editorial: Making Movies

    Editorial: Making Movies

    Tuesday, July 29 2008 7:50 PM EDT2008-07-29 23:50:04 GMT
    Editorial Making Movies 7-29-08 Sweet Home Alabama was a sweet movie for some. An upcoming movie on the Tuskegee Airmen should be even better. It's a shame neither movie was made here. When it comesMore >>
  • Editorial : Live United

    Editorial : Live United

    Thursday, July 24 2008 6:32 PM EDT2008-07-24 22:32:59 GMT
    Cut by half the number of young people who drop out of school and number of lower-income families. Those two goals, as well as increase by one-third the number of young people who are healthy and avoidMore >>
  • Editorial: Policing Higher Education

    Editorial: Policing Higher Education

    Tuesday, July 22 2008 6:23 PM EDT2008-07-22 22:23:26 GMT
    Sweet home Alabama has been bittersweet for many college students swindled by questionable colleges delivering worthless diplomas. Cheers to the Department of Postsecondary Education for attempting toMore >>
  • Editorial: White Collar Jobs

    Editorial: White Collar Jobs

    Thursday, July 17 2008 9:45 PM EDT2008-07-18 01:45:43 GMT
    Some of the world's best corporations employ thousands of Alabamians in our great state. Many represent one segment of the economy - blue collar auto industry jobs. We need to make Alabama as attractiveMore >>
  • Editorial: Run-off Elections

    Editorial: Run-off Elections

    Tuesday, July 15 2008 9:14 PM EDT2008-07-16 01:14:05 GMT
    The lack of interest if the run-off election should tell party leaders loud and clear: don't have them. Let the simple majority vote winner in the primary advance to the general election. It may notMore >>
  • Guest Editorial: Emergency Vehicles Right of Way

    Guest Editorial: Emergency Vehicles Right of Way

    Friday, July 11 2008 3:00 PM EDT2008-07-11 19:00:40 GMT
    On a warm Thursday evening last week I went out for a walk and heard the screaming sirens of a Fire Engine and stopped at the curb to see which direction it was coming from. I noticed that several carsMore >>
  • Editorial: Hurricane Preparedness

    Editorial: Hurricane Preparedness

    Tuesday, July 8 2008 8:29 PM EDT2008-07-09 00:29:51 GMT
    2005 Katrina, $75 billion, 1200 deaths 2005 Dennis, over $2 billion, 42 deaths 2004 Ivan, $14 billion, 92 deaths 1995 Opal, $3 billion, 59 deaths 1979 Frederic, $2.3 billion, 5 deaths These were allMore >>
  • Editorial: America the Bountiful

    Editorial: America the Bountiful

    Friday, July 4 2008 1:10 AM EDT2008-07-04 05:10:42 GMT
    Editorial America the Bountiful 7-3-08 We Americans are a gluttonous bunch. We consume more oil than any country in the world. As we celebrate our nation's birthday thisMore >>
  • Editorial: Feedback

    Editorial: Feedback

    Tuesday, July 1 2008 7:57 PM EDT2008-07-01 23:57:48 GMT
    Editorial Feedback 7-1-08 Our editorial last week extolling Hyundai and encouraging Volkswagen to build an assembly plant in Alabama, joining Hyundai, HondaMore >>
  • Editorial: Emerging Leaders

    Editorial: Emerging Leaders

    Thursday, June 26 2008 4:15 PM EDT2008-06-26 20:15:17 GMT
    Show me a community prospering and vibrant and you can be assured it has visionary leadership. Emerge Young Professionals, a new community group of leaders under 40 has just formed. We applaud your enthusiasmMore >>
  • Editorial: Crime Decrease

    Editorial: Crime Decrease

    Thursday, June 19 2008 6:52 PM EDT2008-06-19 22:52:43 GMT
    Editorial Crime Decrease 6-19-08 We continue to take back our neighborhoods. Nearly half way through the year, crime is down in Montgomery. Through MayMore >>
  • Editorial: Tax Break

    Editorial: Tax Break

    Tuesday, June 17 2008 8:48 PM EDT2008-06-18 00:48:37 GMT
    Editorial Tax Break 6-17-08 Small business accounts for 8 of every 10 new jobs created in Alabama. Without them, our state would not be in business. OurMore >>
  • Editorial: Kids Count

    Editorial: Kids Count

    Thursday, June 12 2008 8:46 PM EDT2008-06-13 00:46:14 GMT
    Editorial Kids Count 6-12-08 One out of every four children in Alabama lives in poverty. We must do better by our children. We editorialized two years ago to make Alabama the best place in the countryMore >>
  • Editorial: Maxwell/Gunter Air Force Base

    Editorial: Maxwell/Gunter Air Force Base

    Wednesday, June 11 2008 2:33 PM EDT2008-06-11 18:33:00 GMT
    Editorial Maxwell/Gunter AFB 6-10-08 People make a place and our community is much richer because of the people who come through Maxwell/Gunter Air Force Base each year. They impact our community beyondMore >>
  • Editorial: Election Rules

    Editorial: Election Rules

    Thursday, June 5 2008 7:59 PM EDT2008-06-05 23:59:04 GMT
    Editorial Election Rules 6-5-08 One out of every ten registered voters statewide voted this week. Montgomery County registered voters showed up a bit more -just under two in ten. Imagine what the numbersMore >>
  • Editorial: Jubilee Cityfest

    Editorial: Jubilee Cityfest

    Tuesday, June 3 2008 10:41 PM EDT2008-06-04 02:41:14 GMT
    Editorial Jubilee CityFest 6-3-08 This beautiful amphitheatre along the Alabama River showcased several performances during Jubilee City Fest Memorial day weekend, from Three Days Grace to Huey LewisMore >>
  • Editorial: Montgomery Public Schools

    Editorial: Montgomery Public Schools

    Friday, May 30 2008 11:33 PM EDT2008-05-31 03:33:53 GMT
    Last week, two prominent national reports graded Montgomery Public Schools at the top of the class. U.S. News & World Report gives Montgomery's Loveless Academic Magnet High School its highest honors inMore >>
  • Editorial: Viewer Feedback

    Editorial: Viewer Feedback

    Tuesday, May 27 2008 8:15 PM EDT2008-05-28 00:15:44 GMT
    Editorial Feedback 5-27-08 Not passing legislation exempting your federal stimulus checks from state income taxes or legislation allowing small businesses and employees to deduct health care premiumsMore >>
  • Editorial: Honoring Veterans

    Editorial: Honoring Veterans

    Wednesday, May 21 2008 8:19 PM EDT2008-05-22 00:19:07 GMT
    Editorial Honoring Veterans 5-22-08 Armed Forces Day this past Saturday was an appropriate day for this area's first Honor Flight for World War II veterans to take place. As weMore >>
  • Editorial: Education Budget

    Editorial: Education Budget

    Tuesday, May 20 2008 4:13 PM EDT2008-05-20 20:13:23 GMT
    Editorial Education Budget 5-20-08 Thousands of quality teachers may leave our state soon because the Senate didn't pass the education budget in this year's regular session, costingMore >>
  • Guest Editorial: Sen. Hank Sanders - Food Tax

    Guest Editorial: Sen. Hank Sanders - Food Tax

    Thursday, May 15 2008 6:41 PM EDT2008-05-15 22:41:20 GMT
    Guest Editorial Senator Hank Sanders Food Sales Tax 5-15-08 It's hard to pass a Constitutional Amendment anywhere. In Alabama, it takes a majority vote of the people in addition toMore >>
  • Editorial - E.D. Nixon Elementary School

    Editorial - E.D. Nixon Elementary School

    Tuesday, May 13 2008 6:16 PM EDT2008-05-13 22:16:06 GMT
    Students throughout our region are wrapping up another school year with varying degrees of satisfaction. Here at E.D. Nixon elementary, most enjoyed a year of top notch instruction they have now comeMore >>
  • Editorial: Job Recruiting

    Editorial: Job Recruiting

    Friday, May 9 2008 3:21 PM EDT2008-05-09 19:21:33 GMT
    We all cheer when our teams beat rivals Georgia, LSU, Florida and Tennessee in recruiting athletes. We should also cheer when we trump those states in recruiting jobs. Alabama's recruited thousands thisMore >>
  • Editorial: Work Force Development

    Editorial: Work Force Development

    Friday, May 9 2008 2:03 AM EDT2008-05-09 06:03:33 GMT
    Editorial Work Force Development 5-8-08 We all cheer when our teams beat rivals Georgia, LSU, Florida and Tennessee in recruiting athletes. We should also cheer when we trumpMore >>
  • Editorial: Legislative Session Feedback

    Editorial: Legislative Session Feedback

    Tuesday, May 6 2008 12:59 PM EDT2008-05-06 16:59:43 GMT
    Editorial Feedback 5/6/08 Two recent editorials on state legislative bills flooded our e-mail inbox. Mike Robinson's take on the tax reform bill pending in the Senate that wouldMore >>
  • Editorial: Drop Out Rate

    Editorial: Drop Out Rate

    Friday, May 2 2008 3:00 PM EDT2008-05-02 19:00:05 GMT
    When nearly one out of every two of our high school students drop out before graduating, we all have a problem and we all need to help solve it. We need to offer more magnet quality programs in all schools. WeMore >>
  • Editorial: Legislature Voting Rules

    Editorial: Legislature Voting Rules

    Tuesday, April 29 2008 3:55 PM EDT2008-04-29 19:55:35 GMT
    We should expect that the people we select to represent us in the State House will be present and accountable for their votes. It is disturbing to know that lawmakers must invoke a special rule if theyMore >>
  • Guest Editorial: Diverse Population

    Guest Editorial: Diverse Population

    Friday, April 25 2008 2:18 PM EDT2008-04-25 18:18:32 GMT
    Guest Editorial Diverse Population 4-24-08 Parlez Vous Francais?" "Habla Espanol?" Spanish is the second most widely spoken language on the planet and if you look at any productMore >>
  • Editorial: Legislative Power Grab

    Editorial: Legislative Power Grab

    Wednesday, April 23 2008 10:25 PM EDT2008-04-24 02:25:09 GMT
    If you got a 62% raise this year, would you then ask your manager to let you work a second job and take time off to do it? Legislators want just that and are upset that the new state school board policyMore >>
  • Editorial: People's Choice

    Editorial: People's Choice

    Tuesday, April 22 2008 5:50 PM EDT2008-04-22 21:50:38 GMT
    Senators, let the people decide whether to approve a proposed constitutional amendment passed this week in the House that will remove the state sales tax from groceries. That's how it should be sinceMore >>
  • Editorial: Tax Season

    Editorial: Tax Season

    Tuesday, April 22 2008 5:49 PM EDT2008-04-22 21:49:49 GMT
    Tax season didn't cause as much pain for nearly 1,500 families in Alabama this year, thanks to schools like Huntingdon college and Troy University Montgomery, who participated in the SaveFirst initiative.More >>
  • Editorial: Judges

    Editorial: Judges

    Wednesday, April 9 2008 7:36 PM EDT2008-04-09 23:36:13 GMT
    Hard to believe that the Chief Justice of the Alabama 's Supreme Court, Sue Bell Cobb, was first appointed a judge just three weeks after she became a lawyer. Most every profession requires some experienceMore >>
  • Guest Editorial (Governor Riley): Good Deal for America

    Guest Editorial (Governor Riley): Good Deal for America

    Thursday, April 3 2008 9:56 PM EDT2008-04-04 01:56:18 GMT
    The Air Force's selection of Northrop Grumman to build its replacement for the KC-135 unleashed an unfortunate tsunami of shock and indignation from some politicians. I'm shocked by the shrill rhetoricMore >>
  • Editorial: Feedback

    Editorial: Feedback

    Tuesday, April 1 2008 7:23 PM EDT2008-04-01 23:23:34 GMT
    You had some pointed feedback regarding two recent editorials. Regarding our editorial on bad bills being considered by the legislature, Charles Turnipseed e-mailed: "Our state can counter bad legislationMore >>
  • Editorial: Sex Offender Registry Oversight

    Editorial: Sex Offender Registry Oversight

    Thursday, March 27 2008 6:55 PM EDT2008-03-27 22:55:47 GMT
    It appears there may be convicted child molesters not listed on Alabama's sex offender registry or Web site. We know the most notorious one is not because Leon Prince is set for a hearing Friday to explainMore >>
  • Guest Editorial: Rose McCall on Noise Pollution

    Guest Editorial: Rose McCall on Noise Pollution

    Tuesday, March 25 2008 8:37 PM EDT2008-03-26 00:37:19 GMT
    A few weeks ago while gassing up, I was mortified by the sound of booming base coming from an SUV parked in front of the Gas Station Door.More >>
  • Editorial: Diploma Mills

    Editorial: Diploma Mills

    Thursday, March 20 2008 8:13 PM EDT2008-03-21 00:13:33 GMT
    Writing an essay sometimes gets grade school students extra credit for one class. Apparently, it also may get you a college degree. Alabama's comparative lax regulations and oversight creates a havenMore >>
  • Editorial: Feedback

    Editorial: Feedback

    Tuesday, March 18 2008 5:19 PM EDT2008-03-18 21:19:21 GMT
    Our recent editorial on bad bills pending in the state legislature resonated. Responding to our call to kill the bill giving the legislature oversight authority over the policy decisions of the StateMore >>
  • Guest Editorial: Digital Television

    Guest Editorial: Digital Television

    Thursday, March 13 2008 10:36 PM EDT2008-03-14 02:36:42 GMT
    The big switch to all digital television comes on February 17th of next year, when everyone will need some form of digital reception to be able to watch local television. In the meantime local stationsMore >>
  • Guest Editorial: Property Reappraisal

    Guest Editorial: Property Reappraisal

    Tuesday, March 11 2008 7:02 PM EDT2008-03-11 23:02:10 GMT
    Property reappraisal has been a hot topic for the past few years. Code of Alabama, states that ad valorem taxes should be based on the fair market value of all property on the last preceding October, therefore,More >>
  • Editorial: Moving Forward

    Editorial: Moving Forward

    Tuesday, March 4 2008 6:32 PM EST2008-03-04 23:32:06 GMT
    A new entertainment era begins Friday in downtown Montgomery with the first show at the new Performing Arts Center - the first of more than 100 planned this year alone! This comes on the heels of impressiveMore >>
  • Editorial: Johnnie Carr's Lasting Legacy

    Editorial: Johnnie Carr's Lasting Legacy

    Tuesday, February 26 2008 10:05 PM EST2008-02-27 03:05:15 GMT
    "Young people...get your education...obey your parents and your leaders...don't get mixed up in drugs and that type of thing in our community." Those were among the last words spoken in public last monthMore >>
  • Guest Editorial: Uncommon Manners

    Guest Editorial: Uncommon Manners

    Tuesday, February 26 2008 5:19 PM EST2008-02-26 22:19:12 GMT
    Polite manners, greetings and salutations, and hellos should be at the top of everyone's list. Unfortunately, they're not. That day has - almost come and gone. It's never too late to use GOOD MANNERS.More >>
  • Editorial: Feedback

    Editorial: Feedback

    Tuesday, February 19 2008 7:19 PM EST2008-02-20 00:19:49 GMT
    EDITORIAL Feedback 2-19-08 You gave us plenty of feedback regarding two recent guest editorials. On the "Power of Prayer" guest editorial, Barbara Evans from Burkville emailed: "HowMore >>
  • Editorial: Decision 2008

    Editorial: Decision 2008

    Tuesday, February 12 2008 1:03 PM EST2008-02-12 18:03:13 GMT
    Every delegate counts perhaps more than ever before in an unprecedented pseudo national primary Super Tuesday. This could well be the year that one or both parties enter national conventions in AugustMore >>
  • Guest Editorial: The Power of Prayer

    Guest Editorial: The Power of Prayer

    Thursday, January 31 2008 10:56 AM EST2008-01-31 15:56:00 GMT
    Guest Editorial By: Calvin D. Johnson The Power of Prayer 1-30-08 What if there were a way to combat the senseless crime and heinous violence in Montgomery and neighboring cities. Or a way to bringMore >>
  • Editorial: Tax Stimulants

    Editorial: Tax Stimulants

    Thursday, January 31 2008 10:55 AM EST2008-01-31 15:55:43 GMT
    Tax rebate checks may come as soon as May from the federal government to stimulate spending and jump start a slowing economy. Alabama seems poised to weather the potential problems better than most states,More >>
  • Editorial : Feedback on Baggy Pants

    Editorial : Feedback on Baggy Pants

    Thursday, January 31 2008 10:55 AM EST2008-01-31 15:55:30 GMT
    You deluged us with email comments on our guest editorial on baggy pants. Walter Barden from Prattville: "Mark Bullock should do his saying as "pull ‘em up" and they should do like Atlanta and arrestMore >>
  • Editorial : The Big Switch

    Editorial : The Big Switch

    Thursday, January 31 2008 10:55 AM EST2008-01-31 15:55:13 GMT
    TV as you know it will be obsolete in about 500 days. It will be better. All analog broadcasts will cease per congressional mandate. WSFA currently broadcasts both an analog and digital signal. PerMore >>
  • Guest Editorial: Live the Dream

    Guest Editorial: Live the Dream

    Thursday, January 31 2008 10:53 AM EST2008-01-31 15:53:21 GMT
    This past weekend many of us celebrated the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with planned programs, marches, and other festivities to commemorate and immortalize King's accomplishments. Dr. King'sMore >>
  • Editorial: Feedback

    Editorial: Feedback

    Thursday, January 31 2008 10:53 AM EST2008-01-31 15:53:02 GMT
    You gave us an earful on our editorial last week on Montgomery's Judicial Building renovation. John Yuhas emailed: "Don't you think you might have mentioned that the RSA owns Raycom which owns WSFA?More >>
  • Guest Editorial: Baggy Pants

    Guest Editorial: Baggy Pants

    Thursday, January 31 2008 10:52 AM EST2008-01-31 15:52:41 GMT
    As a parent I am so sick of seeing little boys and baggy pants that I could just cry! I don't have that problem. My son knows the rules but for the life of me I don't see the "fashion" behind having yourMore >>
  • Editorial: Resolutions 2008

    Editorial: Resolutions 2008

    Thursday, January 31 2008 10:51 AM EST2008-01-31 15:51:20 GMT
    If we all resolve to better serve each other this year, '08 should be a great one. WSFA 12 News will work toward that goal by expanding our news offerings to include a daily 9pm newscast on our partnerMore >>
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