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  • Editorial: "Hands Off!"

    Editorial: "Hands Off!"

    Thursday, April 17 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-04-17 23:20:14 GMT
    Hands off!  That's what every parent of a student wants to say to a teacher, coach or substitute teacher with desires other than educational, related to our children.  This year alone in our area a femaleMore >>
    Hands off!  That's what every parent of a student wants to say to a teacher, coach or substitute teacher with desires other than educational, related to our children.More >>
  • Editorial: "Triumph and Conquest"

    Editorial: "Triumph and Conquest"

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-04-15 23:20:09 GMT
    This week marks the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings; bombings that claimed the lives of four and injured more than 260 people.  A year ago this week was to be a day of triumph andMore >>
    This week marks the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings; bombings that claimed the lives of four and injured more than 260 people.  A year ago this week was to be a day of triumph andMore >>
  • Editorial: "Money is Power"

    Editorial: "Money is Power"

    Thursday, April 10 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-04-10 23:20:06 GMT
    Last week the Supreme Court struck down overall limits individuals can contribute to candidates and political committees during a two-year federal election cycle now. The ruling resulted in a divided Supreme CourtMore >>
    Last week the Supreme Court struck down overall limits individuals can contribute to candidates and political committees during a two-year federal election cycle now. The ruling resulted in a divided Supreme CourtMore >>
  • Guest Editorial: "Crime Victims' Rights Week"

    Guest Editorial: "Crime Victims' Rights Week"

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-04-08 23:20:03 GMT
    Every year, millions of people have their lives changed forever by crime. They are our family, neighbors, friends, and colleagues. Crime victims often struggle to work, pay bills, or support their lovedMore >>
    Every year, millions of people have their lives changed forever by crime. They are our family, neighbors, friends, and colleagues.More >>
  • Guest Editorial: "One more scandal"

    Guest Editorial: "One more scandal"

    Thursday, April 3 2014 7:36 PM EDT2014-04-03 23:36:45 GMT
    On Tuesday the attorney general's office announced the arrest and conviction of Representative Greg Wren for violating the state ethics law by using his office to provide information to a private companyMore >>
    On Tuesday the attorney general's office announced the arrest and conviction of Representative Greg Wren for violating the state ethics law by using his office to provide information to a private company that paid him $24,000.More >>
  • Guest Editorial: "Viewer Feedback - Medicaid Expansion"

    Guest Editorial: "Viewer Feedback - Medicaid Expansion"

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-04-01 23:20:05 GMT
    A WSFA 12 editorial two weeks ago chided Governor Robert Bentley for continuing to refuse to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, forfeiting federal funds now totaling $750 million. Most of theMore >>
    A WSFA 12 editorial two weeks ago chided Governor Robert Bentley for continuing to refuse to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, forfeiting federal funds now totaling $750 million. Most of the comments we received to that editorial were in disagreement. For example:More >>
  • Editorial: "Bravery"

    Editorial: "Bravery"

    Thursday, March 27 2014 7:23 PM EDT2014-03-27 23:23:08 GMT
    In light of the nine-alarm fire in Boston this week that claimed the lives of two brave fire fighters and the tragic story in Decatur, Alabama also this week of the two preschool children killed in anMore >>
    In light of the nine-alarm fire in Boston this week that claimed the lives of two brave fire fighters and the tragic story in Decatur, Alabama also this week of the two preschool children killed in anMore >>
  • Editorial: "Playing with Fire"

    Editorial: "Playing with Fire"

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-03-25 23:20:05 GMT
    Every single day when I'm driving I see men, women, young and old driving distracted while texting or emailing on their cell phones; day after day people playing with More >>
    Every single day when I'm driving I see men, women, young and old driving distracted while texting or emailing on their cell phones; day after day people playing with fire and lives as they operate a two ton motor vehicle while not paying attention.More >>
  • Editorial: "Line in the Sand"

    Editorial: "Line in the Sand"

    Thursday, March 20 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-03-20 23:20:08 GMT
    We are all well aware that Governor Bentley chose to not expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act in 2014.  Thus far, this decision has resulted in $375 million dollars that did not enter into Alabama'sMore >>
    We are all well aware that Governor Bentley chose to not expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act in 2014.  Thus far, this decision has resulted in $375 million dollars that did not enter into Alabama's Medicaid program in the first quarter and therefore, was not available to help additional Alabamians in need.More >>
  • Editorial: "Open Book"

    Editorial: "Open Book"

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-03-18 23:20:09 GMT
    The audit of the Montgomery Public School system following the interposition by the State Board of Education has been completed, submitted and reviewed by the MPS Superintendent, Margaret Allen.  The specificsMore >>
    The audit of the Montgomery Public School system following the interposition by the State Board of Education has been completed, submitted and reviewed by the MPS Superintendent, Margaret Allen.More >>
  • Guest Editorial: "Photo ID"

    Guest Editorial: "Photo ID"

    Friday, March 14 2014 7:44 AM EDT2014-03-14 11:44:36 GMT
    Beginning with the June 3rd Party Primary Election, in order to vote, it is now law that all voters present valid photo ID. I would like to encourage all eligible voters in Montgomery County and the RiverMore >>
    Beginning with the June 3rd Party Primary Election, in order to vote, it is now law that all voters present valid photo ID. I would like to encourage all eligible voters in Montgomery County and the RiverMore >>
  • Editorial: "Viewer Feedback: Where's the Courage (Tutwiler)"

    Editorial: "Viewer Feedback: Where's the Courage (Tutwiler)"

    Tuesday, March 11 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-03-11 23:20:09 GMT
    Our editorial earlier this week asking our Governor and legislators where the outrage was regarding our Alabama prison system and specifically the report on the Tutwiler Prison for Women lead to the followingMore >>
    Our editorial earlier this week asking our Governor and legislators where the outrage was regarding our Alabama prison system and specifically the report on the Tutwiler Prison for Women lead to the following feedback on wsfa.com and our WSFA 12 News station Facebook page…here is just a sampling:More >>
  • Editorial: "Time and a Place"

    Editorial: "Time and a Place"

    Thursday, March 6 2014 7:20 PM EST2014-03-07 00:20:07 GMT
    Earlier this week the Alabama House of Representatives passed four Republican pro-life anti-abortion bills that have now moved to the Senate for passage.  The bills, each separate, focused on specificMore >>
    Earlier this week the Alabama House of Representatives passed four Republican pro-life anti-abortion bills that have now moved to the Senate for passage.  The bills, each separate, focused on specificMore >>
  • Editorial: "Where's the Outrage?"

    Editorial: "Where's the Outrage?"

    Monday, March 3 2014 7:20 PM EST2014-03-04 00:20:09 GMT
    All laws are sacred and whether you are law abiding or have broken the law, everyone deserves fair and humane treatment. So where is the outrage following the U.S. Justice Departments report on the cruelMore >>
    All laws are sacred and whether you are law abiding or have broken the law, everyone deserves fair and humane treatment.More >>
  • Editorial: "Courage"

    Editorial: "Courage"

    Friday, February 28 2014 7:20 PM EST2014-03-01 00:20:05 GMT
    There are some topics that constantly tug at my heart, bullying is one of them.  Every year while I have this honor and privilege to deliver editorials I will deliver one on this issue.  I personally canMore >>
    There are some topics that constantly tug at my heart, bullying is one of them.  Every year while I have this honor and privilege to deliver editorials I will deliver one on this issue.More >>
  • Guest Editorial: "For Common Core"

    Guest Editorial: "For Common Core"

    Tuesday, February 25 2014 7:47 PM EST2014-02-26 00:47:18 GMT
    Hello, my name is Suzanne Culbreth and I am an Alabama teacher. For the last 30 years of my life I have been blessed to teach students in five different districts across our state. I am also a mom andMore >>
    Hello, my name is Suzanne Culbreth and I am an Alabama teacher. For the last 30 years of my life I have been blessed to teach students in five different districts across our state. I am also a mom and a minister's wife.More >>
  • Guest Editorial: "AEA chief raises questions over Common Core"

    Guest Editorial: "AEA chief raises questions over Common Core"

    Thursday, February 20 2014 8:13 PM EST2014-02-21 01:13:44 GMT
    By Dr. Randy Brinson In an interesting twist of fate, Alabama Education Association Executive Secretary Henry Mabry published a blistering critic of the Common Core standards adopted by the State BoardMore >>
    By Dr. Randy Brinson In an interesting twist of fate, Alabama Education Association Executive Secretary Henry Mabry published a blistering critic of the Common Core standards adopted by the State BoardMore >>
  • Editorial: "Real Heroes"

    Editorial: "Real Heroes"

    Tuesday, February 18 2014 7:20 PM EST2014-02-19 00:20:06 GMT
    Minutes after USA Olympic hockey team's T.J. Oshie scored in the eighth round of a shootout against Russia leading USA to a hard fought victory, he clarified something. When a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review columnistMore >>
    Minutes after USA Olympic hockey team's T.J. Oshie scored in the eighth round of a shootout against Russia leading USA to a hard fought victory, he clarified something. When a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review columnistMore >>
  • Editorial: "Wide Open"

    Editorial: "Wide Open"

    Wednesday, February 12 2014 11:35 PM EST2014-02-13 04:35:27 GMT
    Good, bad or indifferent, when people know others are watching they tend to operate a little differently; more often than not, differently in a positive way.  Government is certainly an area where transparencyMore >>
    Good, bad or indifferent, when people know others are watching they tend to operate a little differently; more often than not, differently in a positive way.  Government isMore >>
  • Editorial: "Past to Present"

    Editorial: "Past to Present"

    Friday, February 7 2014 6:20 PM EST2014-02-07 23:20:09 GMT
    In June of last year construction began on a permanent exhibition and centerpiece for the Museum of Alabama at the state's Department of Archives and History; it was to be called Alabama Voices. WellMore >>
    In June of last year construction began on a permanent exhibition and centerpiece for the Museum of Alabama at the state's Department of Archives and History; it was to be called Alabama Voices. WellMore >>
  • Editorials: Unconditional Professionalism

    Editorials: Unconditional Professionalism

    Tuesday, February 4 2014 7:20 PM EST2014-02-05 00:20:04 GMT
    Some of the most heart-warming stories following the ice storm last week were stories of kindness involving Alabama children; kindness delivered by those that most would agree, are underpaid and undervaluedMore >>
    Some of the most heart-warming stories following the ice storm last week were stories of kindness involving Alabama children; kindness delivered by those that most would agree, are underpaid and undervaluedMore >>
  • Editorial: Stepping Up

    Editorial: Stepping Up

    Thursday, January 30 2014 7:34 PM EST2014-01-31 00:34:45 GMT
    When push comes to shove and times get tough, Alabamians step up and rise to the occasion. Personally, I sat witness during some 48 hours at WSFA 12 News marveling at my news team with pride as I experiencedMore >>
    When push comes to shove and times get tough, Alabamians step up and rise to the occasion.More >>
  • Editorial: "No Means No"

    Editorial: "No Means No"

    Friday, January 24 2014 12:40 PM EST2014-01-24 17:40:41 GMT
    A report released by the White House this week cast a bright light on a dark topic, sexual assault and rape on college campuses. According to the report, 1 in 5 female college students are assaulted andMore >>
    A report released by the White House this week cast a bright light on a dark topic, sexual assault and rape on college campuses.More >>
  • Editorial: "Sleeves Rolled Up"

    Editorial: "Sleeves Rolled Up"

    Wednesday, January 22 2014 5:46 PM EST2014-01-22 22:46:53 GMT
    On Feb. 1, the new President of Alabama State University, Gwendolyn Boyd, will assume her responsibilities. There will be much to take on in the early days as Ms. Boyd meets with alumni, faculty, staffMore >>
    On Feb. 1, the new President of Alabama State University, Gwendolyn Boyd, will assume her responsibilities. There will be much to take on in the early days as Ms. Boyd meets with alumni, faculty, staff and students no longer as a candidate, but the actual President of ASU.More >>
  • Editorial: "'Weeding' Out Welfare Abuse"

    Editorial: "'Weeding' Out Welfare Abuse"

    Wednesday, January 15 2014 11:44 PM EST2014-01-16 04:44:37 GMT
    Alabama Republican Senator Trip Pittman introduced legislation last year in the 2013 session that would have put measures in place to strip welfare payments from those individuals that test positive forMore >>
    Alabama Republican Senator Trip Pittman introduced legislation last year in the 2013 session that would have put measures in place to strip welfare payments from those individuals that test positive forMore >>
  • Editorial: "Inhale, Exhale"

    Editorial: "Inhale, Exhale"

    Thursday, January 9 2014 10:08 PM EST2014-01-10 03:08:59 GMT
    As we enter into 2014 and as lawmakers plan their return to Montgomery for the first session of the year I'd like to throw something that they should discuss, debate and deliberate – tobacco use and tobaccoMore >>
    As we enter into 2014 and as lawmakers plan their return to Montgomery for the first session of the year I'd like to throw something out that they should discuss, debate and deliberate – tobacco use and tobaccoMore >>
  • Editorial: "Business Done Right"

    Editorial: "Business Done Right"

    Tuesday, January 7 2014 7:20 PM EST2014-01-08 00:20:00 GMT
    This is the final week to submit a business nomination for the 2014 River Region Ethics and Public Service Awards. Conducted in collaboration with Auburn University Montgomery's Schools of Business andMore >>
    This is the final week to submit a business nomination for the 2014 River Region Ethics and Public Service Awards. Conducted in collaboration with Auburn University Montgomery's Schools of Business andMore >>
  • Editorial: "New Year, New You"

    Editorial: "New Year, New You"

    Thursday, January 2 2014 7:20 PM EST2014-01-03 00:20:08 GMT
    Helen Keller, a famous and accomplished Alabamian once said, "Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties." AsMore >>
    Helen Keller, a famous and accomplished Alabamian once said, "Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties." AsMore >>
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