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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 >>

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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