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  • 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 >>

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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