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  • 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 >>
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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - We have some key information updates from previous editorials: 

Regarding the "Nationally Certified Teachers" editorial: with the new fiscal year that just started, the state of Alabama will no longer pay the $2,500 fee to go through the National Board certification process.  They will still give teachers a $4,450 salary supplement for becoming nationally board certified, cut some from the $5,000 previously awarded.     

Regarding the "Labor Needs" editorial:  Alabama is now the top rated state in reducing the unemployment rate over the past year. There are still nearly 200,000 Alabamians out of work but Montgomery, Auburn-Opelika, and Mobile have seen more than a 1% unemployment rate decrease; Dothan, Birmingham and Tuscaloosa have seen a one and a half percent decrease; Decatur, Anniston and Gadsden are down nearly two percent and Florence and Muscle Shoals lead the sate with nearly a two and a half percent decrease. 

Regarding our "Alabama National Fair Generosity" editorial:  area charities should be served well this year as 20,000 more people attended the fair this year compared to last year and ticket sale revenue proceeds go to charity. 

And a few years back we editorialized in support of a low cost pay/neuter facility in Montgomery to help lower the numbers of animals turned into the Human Society shelter that ultimately had to be euthanized because of the lack of adoptable homes.   The facility is open and helping, as euthanasia numbers are down 30%.   

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