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  • Guest Editorial: "Update the voter lists"

    Guest Editorial: "Update the voter lists"

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-04-24 23:20:08 GMT
    A disturbing fact came to light this week about the voting process in the state of Alabama. According to figures from the U.S. Census and from the Alabama Secretary of State's office  four counties, Macon,More >>
    A disturbing fact came to light this week about the voting process in the state of Alabama. According to figures from the U.S. Census and from the Alabama Secretary of State's office  four counties, Macon,More >>
  • Guest Editorial: "Responsibility to Pets"

    Guest Editorial: "Responsibility to Pets"

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:30 PM EDT2014-04-22 23:30:22 GMT
    National Pet Week is coming up in May, a good time to think about domesticated animals and our responsibility to them. In the Montgomery Humane Shelter alone nearly 3,300 animals have been taken in overMore >>
    National Pet Week is coming up in May, a good time to think about domesticated animals and our responsibility to them. In the Montgomery Humane Shelter alone nearly 3,300 animals have been taken in overMore >>
  • 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 >>
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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 >>

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - In December 2008 we editorialized how positive it was that Montgomery would be making the Coosa Street crossing a quiet zone, private crossing so the loud train whistles would stop for folks trying to sleep at downtown hotels.  Now it seems that will actually happen sometime in the near future, a little more than two years after the process began!  It's unfortunate it took this long. 

In May 2008 we complimented the leadership of E.D. Nixon elementary for the school receiving a Torchbearer designation by the state and encouraged all schools and businesses to demand and expect excellence and engage everyone in the process to achieve it.  The leadership at T.S. Morris Elementary in Montgomery stepped up and helped the school earn the Torchbearer designation for the 2009 school year.  And this week, both E.D. Nixon and T.S. Morris were named Torchbearer schools for 2010, two of only 11 schools in the state so honored.  Both prove high poverty schools can be high performing schools as more than 80 percent of their students are considered poor and more than 80 percent scored proficient or better in both reading and math on multiple state tests. 

Regarding the guest editorial by Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange on the Capital of Dreams campaign, one viewer emailed "…the working guy or the guy unable to find a decent job because his dreams should have included a decent education at a safe school doesn't really see it that way."  Another emailed "We must be willing to follow our leaders when they say we need to step up to the plate and invest our time in children who are not our own children but children who need our help.  We must be willing to vote an increase in our taxes to build the community services that we know need strengthening. No, Montgomery is not what we dreamed of when we were kids, but it isn't as bad as it was when we were children." 

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