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  • Guest Editorial: 9/11 reminds us...

    Guest Editorial: 9/11 reminds us...

    Thursday, September 11 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-09-11 23:20:03 GMT
    Human memory is an interesting thing. Time can water it down, remove the impact and significance of past events. As I watched the 13th anniversary commemoration ceremonies for 9/11, I was reminded of that.More >>
    Human memory is an interesting thing. Time can water it down, remove the impact and significance of past events.More >>
  • Editorial: "DirecTV Agreement"

    Editorial: "DirecTV Agreement"

    Sunday, September 7 2014 6:29 PM EDT2014-09-07 22:29:39 GMT
    I'd like to address our viewers on DirecTV. Raycom Media promised to work around the clock to get WSFA 12 News back on the air, and Sunday before noon we did just that. We have an agreement in principleMore >>
    I'd like to address our viewers on DirecTV.More >>
  • Guest Editorial: Montgomery should use new web site for accountability

    Guest Editorial: Montgomery should use new web site for accountability

    Friday, September 5 2014 12:39 AM EDT2014-09-05 04:39:01 GMT
    WSFA's Ken Hare made a suggestion in his digital only column on WSFA.com last week, and I thought it was an idea worth an on-air editorial. The City of Montgomery is asking for suggestions from the publicMore >>
    WSFA's Ken Hare made a suggestion in his digital only column on WSFA.com last week, and I thought it was an idea worth an on-air editorial.More >>
  • Editorial: To DirecTV subscribers

    Editorial: To DirecTV subscribers

    Monday, September 1 2014 9:30 PM EDT2014-09-02 01:30:18 GMT
    I would like to take a moment to address our viewers who watch us through the DirecTV system. After midnight on Aug. 31, our signal was removed from the DirecTV system due to a lack of an agreement betweenMore >>
    I would like to take a moment to address our viewers who watch us through the DirecTV system.More >>
  • Editorial: "Avoidable"

    Editorial: "Avoidable"

    Thursday, August 28 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-08-28 23:20:08 GMT
    Earlier this week a child was critically injured after being struck by a vehicle at a busy intersection here in Montgomery. Reports are this child was attempting to cross four lanes of traffic after beingMore >>
    Earlier this week a child was critically injured after being struck by a vehicle at a busy intersection here in Montgomery. Reports are this child was attempting to cross four lanes of traffic after beingMore >>
  • Editorial: "Viewer Feedback: "Disgrace"

    Editorial: "Viewer Feedback: "Disgrace"

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-08-26 23:20:07 GMT
    Our editorial last week focusing on the breakdowns at the Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System lead to the following feedback on wsfa.com and our WSFA 12 News station Facebook page…here is justMore >>
    Our editorial last week focusing on the breakdowns at the Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System lead to the following feedback on wsfa.com and our WSFA 12 News station Facebook page…here is just a sampling:More >>
  • Editorial: "Disgrace"

    Editorial: "Disgrace"

    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-08-21 23:20:04 GMT
    The Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System is broken. The revelations that have come to light this month alone boggle the mind and demand immediate action. Reports of thousands of manipulated andMore >>
    The Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System is broken. The revelations that have come to light this month alone boggle the mind and demand immediate action. Reports of thousands of manipulated andMore >>
  • Editorial: "Viewer Feedback: Don't Give Up"

    Editorial: "Viewer Feedback: Don't Give Up"

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-08-19 23:20:09 GMT
    Our editorial earlier last week focusing on the suicide of Robin Williams and the role depression played in his and most all suicides lead to the following feedback on wsfa.com and our WSFA 12 News stationMore >>
    Our editorial earlier last week focusing on the suicide of Robin Williams and the role depression played in his and most all suicides lead to the following feedback on wsfa.com and our WSFA 12 News station Facebook page…here is just a sampling:More >>
  • Editorial: "Don't Give Up"

    Editorial: "Don't Give Up"

    Thursday, August 14 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-08-14 23:20:07 GMT
    According to a report by the Centers for Disease Control, 39,518 Americans committed suicide in 2011 making suicide the 10th leading cause of death in our country.  Putting this number into perspective,More >>
    This week a high profile American actor and comedian, Robin Williams, took his own life.  The conversation following the loss is one of sadness, empathy, surprise and concern.  It's a conversation centering on his battles with depression and the primary impact it appeared to have played in his last days.More >>
  • Editorial: "Waste of Money"

    Editorial: "Waste of Money"

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 7:55 PM EDT2014-08-12 23:55:25 GMT
    Last week there was an article in the Washington Times detailing a just-approved $545,000 contract between our U.S. State Department and Florida-based consulting company. Why am I bringing this up? It'sMore >>
    Last week there was an article in the Washington Times detailing a just-approved $545,000 contract between our U.S. State Department and a Florida-based consulting company. Why am I bringing this up? It'sMore >>
  • Editorials: "Lost But Not Forgotten"

    Editorials: "Lost But Not Forgotten"

    Thursday, August 7 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-08-07 23:20:04 GMT
    On Wednesday toxicology reports were released following the crash that claimed the lives of two young men, one being Auburn football standout Philip Lutzenkirchen. The report revealed that the driver andMore >>
    On Wednesday toxicology reports were released following the crash that claimed the lives of two young men, one being Auburn football standout Philip Lutzenkirchen. This is not the time to stand in judgment as both men have paid the ultimate price for their decisions...More >>
  • Editorial: "Stop"

    Editorial: "Stop"

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-08-05 23:20:09 GMT
    It's that time of the year again when area children return to school and with that return, big yellow school buses return to the roadways loaded with precious cargo. As regular motorists can attest, morningMore >>
    It's that time of the year again when area children return to school and with that return, big yellow school buses return to the roadways loaded with precious cargo.More >>
  • Editorial: "Viewer Feedback: Two Immigration Problems"

    Editorial: "Viewer Feedback: Two Immigration Problems"

    Thursday, July 31 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-07-31 23:20:04 GMT
    In response to our editorial suggesting that we show compassion for the thousands of children who recently immigrated illegally into the U.S. and that their crisis is not the same issue as the need forMore >>
    In response to our editorial suggesting that we show compassion for the thousands of children who recently immigrated illegally into the U.S. and that their crisis is not the same issue as the need for immigration reform in general, we received numerous comments.More >>
  • Guest Editorial: "Two immigration problems"

    Guest Editorial: "Two immigration problems"

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:44 PM EDT2014-07-30 00:44:19 GMT
    Since October over 57,000 children have been brought into the United States illegally, most from Central America by profiteering smugglers misrepresenting a 2008 U.S. immigration law to the parents whoMore >>
    Since October over 57,000 children have been brought into the United States illegally, most from Central America by profiteering smugglers misrepresenting a 2008 U.S. immigration law to the parents whoMore >>
  • Editorial: "Viewer Feedback: For the Greater Good"

    Editorial: "Viewer Feedback: For the Greater Good"

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:20:09 GMT
    Our editorial earlier this week focusing on the requests for two ASU board members to resign lead to the following feedback on wsfa.com and our WSFA 12 News station Facebook page…here is just a sampling:More >>
    Our editorial earlier this week focusing on the requests for two ASU board members to resign lead to the following feedback on wsfa.com and our WSFA 12 News station Facebook page…here is just a sampling:More >>
  • Editorial: "For the Greater Good"

    Editorial: "For the Greater Good"

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:20:04 GMT
    Sometimes for the greater good you have to do things that you didn't necessarily plan or want to do.  This is what I ask of Marvin Wiggins and Elton Dean as they seriously consider the requests of ASU'sMore >>
    Sometimes for the greater good you have to do things that you didn't necessarily plan or want to do.  This is what I ask of Marvin Wiggins and Elton Dean as they seriously consider the requests of ASU'sMore >>
  • Editorial: "Viewer Feedback: Consequences"

    Editorial: "Viewer Feedback: Consequences"

    Thursday, July 17 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-07-17 23:20:05 GMT
    Our editorial earlier last week focusing on recent arrests of Alabama and Auburn football players lead to the following feedback on wsfa.com and our WSFA 12 News station Facebook page…here is just a sampling:More >>
    Our editorial earlier last week focusing on recent arrests of Alabama and Auburn football players lead to the following feedback on wsfa.com and our WSFA 12 News station Facebook page…here is just a sampling:  
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  • Editorial: "Consequences"

    Editorial: "Consequences"

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-07-15 23:20:05 GMT
    It's been a bumpy start for the two highest profile college football programs in Alabama and maybe the country. Since April three University of Alabama football players have been arrested (2 for DUI andMore >>
    It's been a bumpy start for the two highest profile college football programs in Alabama and maybe the country. Since April three University of Alabama football players have been arrested (2 for DUI andMore >>
  • Editorial: "Surely We Can Do Better"

    Editorial: "Surely We Can Do Better"

    Thursday, July 10 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-07-10 23:20:08 GMT
    A month ago I editorialized on the importance to get out and vote in our Alabama primary elections that were held on June 3rd.  At that time, before the elections took place, our Alabama Secretary of StateMore >>
    A month ago I editorialized on the importance to get out and vote in our Alabama primary elections that were held on June 3rd.  At that time, before the elections took place, our Alabama Secretary of StateMore >>
  • Editorial: "Viewer Feedback: "Not In Our Town"

    Editorial: "Viewer Feedback: "Not In Our Town"

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-07-08 23:20:07 GMT
    Our editorial earlier last week focusing on the KKK's solicitation of new members in Tallassee lead to the following feedback on wsfa.com and our WSFA 12 News station Facebook page…here is just a sampling:More >>
    Our editorial earlier last week focusing on the KKK's solicitation of new members in Tallassee lead to the following feedback on wsfa.com and our WSFA 12 News station Facebook page…here is just a sampling:More >>
  • Editorial: "Not in our Town"

    Editorial: "Not in our Town"

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 11:28 PM EDT2014-07-03 03:28:04 GMT
    Earlier this week some 200 plus Tallassee residents awoke to find fliers folded inside Ziploc plastic bags, weighted down with rocks tossed onto their property. When they opened these baggies they foundMore >>
    Earlier this week some 200 plus Tallassee residents awoke to find fliers folded inside Ziploc plastic bags, weighted down with rocks tossed onto their property.More >>
  • Editorial: "Safe Travels"

    Editorial: "Safe Travels"

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 7:35 PM EDT2014-07-01 23:35:48 GMT
    An estimated 41 million Americans will be traveling this 4th of July weekend and according to the auto club AAA upwards of 80% of those traveling will be by car. This easily makes the Independence DayMore >>
    An estimated 41 million Americans will be traveling this Fourth of July weekend, and according to the auto club AAA, upwards of 80 percent of those traveling will be by car. 
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  • Editorial: Feedback - "Closure"

    Editorial: Feedback - "Closure"

    Friday, June 27 2014 3:26 PM EDT2014-06-27 19:26:21 GMT
    In response to our editorial hoping for closure for all involved in Montgomery Police Chief Kevin Murphy's controversial retirement, we received these comments: David said, "There should be no closureMore >>
    In response to our editorial hoping for closure for all involved in Montgomery Police Chief Kevin Murphy's controversial retirement, we received these comments:More >>
  • Editorial: Feedback: "Iraq needs a political solution"

    Editorial: Feedback: "Iraq needs a political solution"

    Thursday, June 26 2014 9:57 AM EDT2014-06-26 13:57:49 GMT
    In response to our editorial suggesting that the U.S. should not give military help to Iraq to solve the sectarian problems there, we received a number of responses: Jeff said, "If we were to engage, toMore >>
    In response to our editorial suggesting that the U.S. should not give military help to Iraq to solve the sectarian problems there, we received a number of responses:More >>
  • Editorial: "Closure"

    Editorial: "Closure"

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-06-24 23:20:08 GMT
    Most of the rumors and speculation about Montgomery Police Chief Kevin Murphy's future were laid to rest on Monday.  During a live press conference televised on WSFA 12 News what became clear for all toMore >>
    Most of the rumors and speculation about Montgomery Police Chief Kevin Murphy's future were laid to rest on Monday.  During a live press conference televised on WSFA 12 News what became clear for all toMore >>
  • Guest Editorial: Iraq needs a political solution, not American military help

    Guest Editorial: Iraq needs a political solution, not American military help

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-06-17 23:20:08 GMT
    More than 100 Alabamians died in the Iraqi conflict in the last decade, protecting America's security. Now, nearly three years after the U.S. withdrew our troops from Iraq, Baghdad is asking for AmericanMore >>
    More than 100 Alabamians died in the Iraqi conflict in the last decade, protecting America's security. Now, nearly three years after the U.S. withdrew our troops from Iraq, Baghdad is asking for AmericanMore >>
  • Editorial: "Viewer Feedback: "Failing Our Vets"

    Editorial: "Viewer Feedback: "Failing Our Vets"

    Thursday, June 12 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-06-12 23:20:04 GMT
    Our editorial earlier this week regarding the recent audit highlighting the failures at the VA both nationwide and locally lead to the following feedback on wsfa.com and our WSFA 12 News station Facebook page…hereMore >>
    Our editorial earlier this week regarding the recent audit highlighting the failures at the VA both nationwide and locally lead to the following feedback on wsfa.com and our WSFA 12 News station Facebook page…hereMore >>
  • Editorials: "Failing our Vets"

    Editorials: "Failing our Vets"

    Tuesday, June 10 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-06-10 23:20:07 GMT
    The first sentence in the Department of Veterans Affairs audit released on Monday reads, "At the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), our most important mission is to provide the high quality health careMore >>
    The first sentence in the Department of Veterans Affairs audit released on Monday reads, "At the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), our most important mission is to provide the high quality health care and benefits Veterans have earned and deserve – when and where they need it." Following a sweeping nation-wide audit in April the VA came to realize that they in fact are failing at the very core of this mission – providing care when veterans need it.More >>
  • Editorial: "Viewer Feedback: "Not Good Enough"

    Editorial: "Viewer Feedback: "Not Good Enough"

    Thursday, June 5 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-06-05 23:20:06 GMT
    Our editorial earlier this week regarding poor voter turnout lead to the following feedback on wsfa.com and our WSFA 12 News station Facebook page. Here is just a sampling:     Trish responded with, "WhenMore >>
    Our editorial earlier this week regarding poor voter turnout lead to the following feedback on wsfa.com and our WSFA 12 News station Facebook page. Here is just a sampling:More >>
  • Editorial: "Not Good Enough"

    Editorial: "Not Good Enough"

    Tuesday, June 3 2014 7:44 PM EDT2014-06-03 23:44:51 GMT
    32% in 1998, 35% in 2002, 38.4% in 2006 and 32.2% in 2010 … those are the final voter turnout percentages in the last four non-presidential year primaries here in Alabama.  Folks, that isn't good enough.More >>
    32% in 1998, 35% in 2002, 38.4% in 2006 and 32.2% in 2010 … those are the final voter turnout percentages in the last four non-presidential year primaries here in Alabama.More >>
  • Editorial: "Help for Heroes"

    Editorial: "Help for Heroes"

    Wednesday, May 28 2014 7:29 PM EDT2014-05-28 23:29:25 GMT
    Every day approximately 22 veterans in the United States kill themselves, according to a two-year study conducted by the Department of Veteran Affairs last year; a suicide rate that is three times theMore >>
    Every day approximately 22 veterans in the United States kill themselves, according to a two-year study conducted by the Department of Veteran Affairs last year; a suicide rate that is three times theMore >>
  • Editorial: "Remembrance"

    Editorial: "Remembrance"

    Thursday, May 22 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-05-22 23:20:01 GMT
    I have a question for you – do you think most American's understand the true meaning and purpose of Memorial Day? I would say that most everyone appreciates the holiday because it allows for a 3 day weekendMore >>
    I have a question for you – do you think most American's understand the true meaning and purpose of Memorial Day? I would say that most everyone appreciates the holiday because it allows for a 3 day weekendMore >>
  • Editorial - "The More You Know"

    Editorial - "The More You Know"

    Tuesday, May 20 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-05-20 23:20:03 GMT
    This is the time of year when children graduate school, summer vacation plans come together and air conditioners in the south run 24/7 … oh, and political ads run day and night.  Welcome to another politicalMore >>
    This is the time of year when children graduate school, summer vacation plans come together and air conditioners in the south run 24/7 … oh, and political ads run day and night.More >>
  • Editorial: "Déjà Vu"

    Editorial: "Déjà Vu"

    Monday, May 19 2014 9:57 AM EDT2014-05-19 13:57:36 GMT
    Does this sound familiar - discontent, dysfunction and a power struggle between an ASU President and the Universities Board of Trustees?  Sure it does, but this editorial is not a rehash of the Dr. SilverMore >>
    Does this sound familiar - discontent, dysfunction and a power struggle between an ASU President and the Universities Board of Trustees?  Sure it does, but this editorial is not a rehash of the Dr. Silver saga...More >>
  • Guest Editorial - "Feedback"

    Guest Editorial - "Feedback"

    Tuesday, May 13 2014 7:35 PM EDT2014-05-13 23:35:35 GMT
    In response to our editorial urging drivers to obey the speed limit in work zones … Alison wrote, "It's just ridiculous to have to slow to 35 on a 65 highway when all 4 lanes are open and no workers areMore >>
    In response to our editorial urging drivers to obey the speed limit in work zones … Alison wrote, "It's just ridiculous to have to slow to 35 on a 65 highway when all 4 lanes are open and no workers areMore >>
  • Guest Editorial: "Norman Lumpkin"

    Guest Editorial: "Norman Lumpkin"

    Thursday, May 8 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-05-08 23:20:03 GMT
    It was the late sixties, Diahann Carroll was Julia on NBC, John Carlos and Tommie Smith turned out the Olympics, and a little boy and his brothers electrified the world singing "I Want You Back". AgainstMore >>
    It was the late sixties, Diahann Carroll was Julia on NBC, John Carlos and Tommie Smith turned out the Olympics, and a little boy and his brothers electrified the world singing "I Want You Back". AgainstMore >>
  • Editorial: “It’s the Law”

    Editorial: “It’s the Law”

    Tuesday, May 6 2014 8:53 PM EDT2014-05-07 00:53:25 GMT
    Last Friday Hoover, Alabama police confirmed that a vehicle struck and killed a construction worker along Interstate 459; the victim was working on an ALDOT road repaving project.  This tragedy is a boldMore >>
    Last Friday Hoover, Alabama police confirmed that a vehicle struck and killed a construction worker along Interstate 459; the victim was working on an ALDOT road repaving project.  This tragedy is a boldMore >>
  • Editorial: "Clipped"

    Editorial: "Clipped"

    Thursday, May 1 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-05-01 23:20:05 GMT
    You are never too old to learn a lesson, so they say.  We hope the 80 year old owner of the LA Clippers learned one this week when his private conversation with then-girlfriend/mistress was made public.More >>
    You are never too old to learn a lesson, so they say.  We hope the 80 year old owner of the LA Clippers learned one this week when his private conversation with then-girlfriend/mistress was made public.More >>
  • Editorial: "Top of Mind"

    Editorial: "Top of Mind"

    Wednesday, April 30 2014 1:40 PM EDT2014-04-30 17:40:10 GMT
    Well here we are back in the midst of another severe weather season and Mother Nature is already showing us her angry side. This week's storms are a reminder that we all need to remain vigilant and haveMore >>
    Well here we are back in the midst of another severe weather season and Mother Nature is already showing us her angry side.

     
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  • Guest Editorial: "Update the voter lists"

    Guest Editorial: "Update the voter lists"

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-04-24 23:20:08 GMT
    A disturbing fact came to light this week about the voting process in the state of Alabama. According to figures from the U.S. Census and from the Alabama Secretary of State's office  four counties, Macon,More >>
    A disturbing fact came to light this week about the voting process in the state of Alabama. According to figures from the U.S. Census and from the Alabama Secretary of State's office  four counties, Macon,More >>
  • Guest Editorial: "Responsibility to Pets"

    Guest Editorial: "Responsibility to Pets"

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:30 PM EDT2014-04-22 23:30:22 GMT
    National Pet Week is coming up in May, a good time to think about domesticated animals and our responsibility to them. In the Montgomery Humane Shelter alone nearly 3,300 animals have been taken in overMore >>
    National Pet Week is coming up in May, a good time to think about domesticated animals and our responsibility to them. In the Montgomery Humane Shelter alone nearly 3,300 animals have been taken in overMore >>
  • 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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