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    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 >>

More children grow up in single-parent families in Alabama than all but four states.

In all but three states fourth graders perform better in math. 

Juvenile arrests are rising.

Are we looking after our children in Alabama?

The newest Kids County survey ranking states on issues important to children's health, well-being and education ranks Alabama 48th, indicating we are not a nurturing place for children.

We need to be since protecting children is good business and good policy.  It is the foundation that leads to improvements in all facets of life.

Investing in children in their first years of life is an investment that will be returned ten fold.

Making children our top priority and making Alabama the best place to raise a child should be our goal. 

If it is, the Kids Count metrics will improve and our quality of life overall will improve. 

More active involvement by fathers is a good start.

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