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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 >>
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  • Editorial: Happy Holidays

    Editorial: Happy Holidays

    Tuesday, December 24 2013 7:15 PM EST2013-12-25 00:15:09 GMT
    Happy Holidays! When I say Happy Holidays to some people they think I am ignoring Christmas and trying to just be politically correct. That couldn't be any further from the truth. I really mean Happy HolidaysMore >>
    Happy Holidays! When I say Happy Holidays to some people they think I am ignoring Christmas and trying to just be politically correct. That couldn't be any further from the truth. I really mean Happy Holidays and that certainly includes Christmas.More >>
  • Editorial "Viewer Feedback: End the Conversation/Gambling"

    Editorial "Viewer Feedback: End the Conversation/Gambling"

    Thursday, December 19 2013 7:20 PM EST2013-12-20 00:20:06 GMT
    Our editorial earlier this week asking our legislators to again allow Alabamians to vote "yes" or "no" on legalized gaming elicited the following feedback via emails received and comments on wsfa.com andMore >>
    Our editorial earlier this week asking our legislators to again allow Alabamians to vote "yes" or "no" on legalized gaming elicited the following feedback via emails received and comments on wsfa.com andMore >>
  • Editorial: "End the Conversation"

    Editorial: "End the Conversation"

    Tuesday, December 17 2013 7:20 PM EST2013-12-18 00:20:09 GMT
    What do you say we end the conversation once and for all on legalizing gambling in Alabama and pass legislation next year to let the people of Alabama vote and gamble if they so desire?  This week marksMore >>
    What do you say we end the conversation once and for all on legalizing gambling in Alabama and pass legislation next year to let the people of Alabama vote and gamble if they so desire?  This week marksMore >>

Feedback to our editorial on transparency was not transparent. 

Jackie Adkins emailed:  "I am a state employee and totally disagree with posting our salaries.  Why is what I make any different than my neighbor who is a teacher or another neighbor who works for a private industry.  It is no one's business what I make.  If you want to look at salaries look at political appointees that are given jobs by governor's for favors.  Look at salaries for elected officials.  They can give themselves raises and we cannot."

Regarding our editorial on recycling, a viewer emailed: "Less litter means less crime.  Instead of programs of neighborhoods clean the city day, enforce anti-litter laws.  It's a win, win situation for the city.  By fining people who litter it brings in much needed revenue, keeps the city clean and attracts business which creates jobs."

Terrific tangible feedback to our editorial encouraging more athletic events in Montgomery.

Cheers to the Mayor, Hyundai and all involved with such a successful first half marathon run, showcasing our city to more than 1,000 runners and residents of nearly two dozen states.

And a footnote to our editorial on health care reform, All Kids, the Children's Health Insurance Program in Alabama, has been flooded with applications this week as higher income eligibility thresholds took affect for uninsured children.    Alabama was the first state to have a children's health insurance program approved 11 years ago, and the expectation is more than 70,000 children will be insured with this program alone by the end of this month and upwards of 14,000 new children will be enrolled.

Between insurance from SOBRA Medicaid and ALL KIDS, it is estimated that less than 10,000 children should be uninsured statewide in the year ahead.  

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