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    Editorial: The race is on

    Editorial: The race is on

    Thursday, June 14 2018 10:46 AM EDT2018-06-14 14:46:42 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    News 8 in Hartford Connecticut presented a story about Terry Miller and Andraya Yearwood and how they dominated the competition at Connecticut’s girls track and field state championships.   

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    News 8 in Hartford Connecticut presented a story about Terry Miller and Andraya Yearwood and how they dominated the competition at Connecticut’s girls track and field state championships.   

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    Editorial: MPS, we are this close!

    Editorial: MPS, we are this close!

    Tuesday, June 12 2018 10:59 AM EDT2018-06-12 14:59:26 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Montgomery took a dramatic step forward last Tuesday in letting the children and teachers of our public-school system know that help is on the way. 

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    Montgomery took a dramatic step forward last Tuesday in letting the children and teachers of our public-school system know that help is on the way. 

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    Guest Editorial: Montgomery Police Department

    Guest Editorial: Montgomery Police Department

    Friday, June 8 2018 1:14 PM EDT2018-06-08 17:14:01 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    In the last three months, MPD has made hundreds of felony arrests, targeting the individuals most responsible for the majority of crime in Montgomery.

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    In the last three months, MPD has made hundreds of felony arrests, targeting the individuals most responsible for the majority of crime in Montgomery.

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  • Opinion

    Guest Editorial: Boys & Girls Ranches of Alabama

    Guest Editorial: Boys & Girls Ranches of Alabama

    Wednesday, June 6 2018 1:47 PM EDT2018-06-06 17:47:18 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Established in 1966, the first Boys Ranch in Selma was created by the local sheriffs and concerned community leaders to provide boys in at-risk home situations a safe haven. 

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    Established in 1966, the first Boys Ranch in Selma was created by the local sheriffs and concerned community leaders to provide boys in at-risk home situations a safe haven. 

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  • OPINION

    Guest Editorial: Get out and vote!

    Guest Editorial: Get out and vote!

    Thursday, May 31 2018 10:43 AM EDT2018-05-31 14:43:46 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Next Tuesday, June 5, voters across Alabama will go to the polls and cast ballots in a number of important political races. 

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    Next Tuesday, June 5, voters across Alabama will go to the polls and cast ballots in a number of important political races. 

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  • Opinion

    Editorial: Memorial Day

    Editorial: Memorial Day

    Friday, May 25 2018 7:07 AM EDT2018-05-25 11:07:57 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    This coming Monday, our nation celebrates Memorial Day. 

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    This coming Monday, our nation celebrates Memorial Day. 

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    Editorial: A lesson learned

    Editorial: A lesson learned

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 12:32 PM EDT2018-05-23 16:32:38 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Gov. Kay Ivey was quick to address this and deny Todd’s claims.

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    Gov. Kay Ivey was quick to address this and deny Todd’s claims.

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    Guest Editorial: Foster care awareness month

    Guest Editorial: Foster care awareness month

    Thursday, May 17 2018 9:16 AM EDT2018-05-17 13:16:47 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    The Month of May is Foster Care Awareness Month.

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    The Month of May is Foster Care Awareness Month.

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    Editorial: America's Dad feedback

    Editorial: America's Dad feedback

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 12:16 PM EDT2018-05-15 16:16:30 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Two weeks back I discussed Bill Cosby and how his deviant sexual behavior finally caught up with him and will likely be going to jail.

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    Two weeks back I discussed Bill Cosby and how his deviant sexual behavior finally caught up with him and will likely be going to jail.

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    Editorial: AEA thankfully loses

    Editorial: AEA thankfully loses

    Tuesday, May 8 2018 12:59 PM EDT2018-05-08 16:59:32 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    The Alabama Supreme Court thankfully sided with the interim state Education Superintendent Ed Richardson granting him the right to proceed with the sale of the Georgia Washington Middle School.

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    The Alabama Supreme Court thankfully sided with the interim state Education Superintendent Ed Richardson granting him the right to proceed with the sale of the Georgia Washington Middle School.

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    Editorial: Asylum does not guarantee entry into the US

    Editorial: Asylum does not guarantee entry into the US

    Thursday, May 3 2018 9:08 AM EDT2018-05-03 13:08:41 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    I truly do feel for these people who are only looking for a better way of life.

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    I truly do feel for these people who are only looking for a better way of life.

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  • Opinion

    Editorial: 'America's Dad' is a deviant

    Editorial: 'America's Dad' is a deviant

    Monday, April 30 2018 8:29 AM EDT2018-04-30 12:29:29 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Sexual assault is a deviant behavior committed by individuals who suffer from a sickness.

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    Sexual assault is a deviant behavior committed by individuals who suffer from a sickness.

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    Editorial: Montgomery helps heal

    Editorial: Montgomery helps heal

    Thursday, April 26 2018 9:58 AM EDT2018-04-26 13:58:21 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Montgomery has taken a step in the right direction to help heal the wounds of slavery, unlawful lynchings and racial inequality with the opening of The National Memorial for Peace and Justice and the Legacy Museum.

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    Montgomery has taken a step in the right direction to help heal the wounds of slavery, unlawful lynchings and racial inequality with the opening of The National Memorial for Peace and Justice and the Legacy Museum.

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  • Opinion

    Editorial: Absurdity Has Hit a New Level

    Editorial: Absurdity Has Hit a New Level

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 7:28 PM EDT2018-04-24 23:28:00 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Absurdity has hit a new level as AP reported a Massachusetts family is looking for a new preschool for their 4-year-old daughter because her current school has barred the use of the term "best friend." 

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    Absurdity has hit a new level as AP reported a Massachusetts family is looking for a new preschool for their 4-year-old daughter because her current school has barred the use of the term "best friend." 

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  • opinion

    Editorial: Shame on you Starbucks

    Editorial: Shame on you Starbucks

    Thursday, April 19 2018 10:35 AM EDT2018-04-19 14:35:06 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Two African American men who were arrested at a Starbucks last week in Philadelphia.

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    Two African American men who were arrested at a Starbucks last week in Philadelphia.

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  • Opinion

    Editorial: A treasure in downtown Montgomery

    Editorial: A treasure in downtown Montgomery

    Thursday, April 12 2018 9:29 AM EDT2018-04-12 13:29:44 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Since my arrival to Montgomery fifteen months ago I have discovered several places to visit that are absolute treasures. 

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    Since my arrival to Montgomery fifteen months ago I have discovered several places to visit that are absolute treasures. 

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    Editorial: Sign the bill, Governor

    Editorial: Sign the bill, Governor

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 5:45 PM EDT2018-04-10 21:45:15 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ever fifty minutes about 29 people in the U.S. die in alcohol-impaired vehicle crashes.  

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    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ever fifty minutes about 29 people in the U.S. die in alcohol-impaired vehicle crashes.  

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  • Opinion

    Editorial: Help the people hurting people

    Editorial: Help the people hurting people

    Thursday, April 5 2018 11:55 PM EDT2018-04-06 03:55:55 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Shootings of any kind are horrible.

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    Shootings of any kind are horrible.

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  • opinion

    Editorial: The post office, again

    Editorial: The post office, again

    Thursday, March 29 2018 11:05 AM EDT2018-03-29 15:05:18 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Here I go again with my fourth editorial on the post office.  

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    Here I go again with my fourth editorial on the post office.  

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  • opinion

    Editorial: A very special young man

    Editorial: A very special young man

    Tuesday, April 3 2018 8:14 AM EDT2018-04-03 12:14:41 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Every now and then you hear a story that moves you and gives you hope for mankind. 

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    Every now and then you hear a story that moves you and gives you hope for mankind. 

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    Editorial: Attention state legislators

    Editorial: Attention state legislators

    Monday, March 26 2018 10:35 AM EDT2018-03-26 14:35:44 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    The Etowah County Sheriff used nearly $750,000 in money earmarked for feeding prisoners in jail to purchase a beach house. The ironic thing here is he has committed no crime.  

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    The Etowah County Sheriff used nearly $750,000 in money earmarked for feeding prisoners in jail to purchase a beach house. The ironic thing here is he has committed no crime.  

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  • Opinion

    Editorial: Prepare now and be safe later

    Editorial: Prepare now and be safe later

    Thursday, March 22 2018 2:16 PM EDT2018-03-22 18:16:25 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    As those in Jacksonville, Alabama experienced just this week, severe weather strikes quickly.  

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    As those in Jacksonville, Alabama experienced just this week, severe weather strikes quickly.  

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  • Opinion

    Editorial: Ping pong fun for a good cause

    Editorial: Ping pong fun for a good cause

    Tuesday, February 27 2018 4:38 PM EST2018-02-27 21:38:44 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Renascence is more than a halfway house, it's a fresh start and a new life for these men. 

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    Renascence is more than a halfway house, it's a fresh start and a new life for these men. 

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    Editorial: Sweeping change

    Editorial: Sweeping change

    Tuesday, March 6 2018 1:16 PM EST2018-03-06 18:16:59 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    When acting State Superintendent Dr. Richardson laid out the details of the takeover of the Montgomery Public Schools, I am certain you were as disgusted as I. 

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    When acting State Superintendent Dr. Richardson laid out the details of the takeover of the Montgomery Public Schools, I am certain you were as disgusted as I. 

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  • Opinion

    Editorial: The mayor of Oakland needs to resign

    Editorial: The mayor of Oakland needs to resign

    Friday, March 16 2018 8:07 AM EDT2018-03-16 12:07:08 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    If you are a criminal who currently resides in this country illegally you should be deported. 

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    If you are a criminal who currently resides in this country illegally you should be deported. 

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  • Opinion

    Editorial: RIP Reverend Billy Graham

    Editorial: RIP Reverend Billy Graham

    Thursday, February 22 2018 9:46 AM EST2018-02-22 14:46:37 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    We lost an icon this week with the passing of Billy Graham.

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    We lost an icon this week with the passing of Billy Graham.

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  • Opinion

    MPS: It's now or never

    MPS: It's now or never

    Tuesday, March 20 2018 10:28 AM EDT2018-03-20 14:28:02 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Now that the Montgomery Public School System in under state intervention there should be a major effort to make sweeping changes.  

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    Now that the Montgomery Public School System in under state intervention there should be a major effort to make sweeping changes.  

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    Editorial: The post office...sigh

    Editorial: The post office...sigh

    Wednesday, March 14 2018 5:19 PM EDT2018-03-14 21:19:47 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    I must say the editorial that I have received the most responses was the one regarding the US Postal Service.

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    I must say the editorial that I have received the most responses was the one regarding the US Postal Service.

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    Guest Editorial: School Threats

    Guest Editorial: School Threats

    Friday, March 9 2018 7:28 AM EST2018-03-09 12:28:30 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Since the tragic shooting in Florida last month, we have seen a major increase in the number of students making threats of doing harm to others while at school. 

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    Since the tragic shooting in Florida last month, we have seen a major increase in the number of students making threats of doing harm to others while at school. 

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  • Opinion

    Guest Editorial: One Place Family Justice Center

    Guest Editorial: One Place Family Justice Center

    Wednesday, February 28 2018 10:35 AM EST2018-02-28 15:35:12 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Did you know that every nine seconds a woman is abused in America? Or, every 98 seconds an American is sexually assaulted?

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    Did you know that every nine seconds a woman is abused in America? Or, every 98 seconds an American is sexually assaulted?

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  • Opinion

    Editorial: When will enough be enough?

    Editorial: When will enough be enough?

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 10:30 AM EST2018-02-20 15:30:21 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    The headlines last week were horrifying. This country is dealing with another school mass shooting.

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    The headlines last week were horrifying. This country is dealing with another school mass shooting.

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  • Opinion

    Guest Editorial: It takes a village

    Guest Editorial: It takes a village

    Wednesday, February 14 2018 12:26 PM EST2018-02-14 17:26:27 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    We all know the saying, it takes a village to raise a child. As Chairman of the Montgomery County Commission, I’m asking the citizens in this village of Montgomery to come together and help make a difference in our children’s lives.

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    We all know the saying, it takes a village to raise a child. As Chairman of the Montgomery County Commission, I’m asking the citizens in this village of Montgomery to come together and help make a difference in our children’s lives.

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  • Opinion

    Editorial: Who's in the picture

    Editorial: Who's in the picture

    Tuesday, February 13 2018 10:35 AM EST2018-02-13 15:35:24 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    This week the National Portrait Gallery unveiled portraits of former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama I was taken aback by the finished product of the First Lady.

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    This week the National Portrait Gallery unveiled portraits of former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama I was taken aback by the finished product of the First Lady.

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  • OPINION

    Editorial: Lock them up and throw away the key

    Editorial: Lock them up and throw away the key

    Thursday, February 8 2018 3:31 PM EST2018-02-08 20:31:16 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Dr. Larry Nassar, the elite sports doctor and sexual predator was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in jail.  

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    Dr. Larry Nassar, the elite sports doctor and sexual predator was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in jail.  

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  • Opinion

    Editorial: The government has lost our money

    Editorial: The government has lost our money

    Tuesday, February 6 2018 9:38 AM EST2018-02-06 14:38:54 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Here is something alarming but certainly not surprising.

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    Here is something alarming but certainly not surprising.

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  • Opinion

    Editorial: Mardi Gras Block Party and Cajun Cook-off Saturday

    Editorial: Mardi Gras Block Party and Cajun Cook-off Saturday

    Thursday, February 1 2018 9:54 AM EST2018-02-01 14:54:00 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Montgomery’s Downtown Business Association will celebrate the 5th Annual Mardi Gras Block Party and Cajun Cook-Off this Saturday

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    Montgomery’s Downtown Business Association will celebrate the 5th Annual Mardi Gras Block Party and Cajun Cook-Off this Saturday

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  • Opinion

    Editorial: Immigration Laws

    Editorial: Immigration Laws

    Wednesday, January 31 2018 10:41 AM EST2018-01-31 15:41:15 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    I continue to be amazed how some in this country consider others racist just for asking that the immigration laws we have be upheld. 

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    I continue to be amazed how some in this country consider others racist just for asking that the immigration laws we have be upheld. 

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  • Opinion

    Editorial: Post office follow up

    Editorial: Post office follow up

    Thursday, January 25 2018 11:49 AM EST2018-01-25 16:49:39 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    So, last week my editorial focused on the lack of customer support my wife received at the post office. 

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    So, last week my editorial focused on the lack of customer support my wife received at the post office. 

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  • Opinion

    Editorial: Life is a right or wrong decision

    Editorial: Life is a right or wrong decision

    Tuesday, January 23 2018 12:28 PM EST2018-01-23 17:28:42 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    This week represents the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s legalization of abortion. 

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    This week represents the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s legalization of abortion. 

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  • Opinion

    Guest Editorial: Feed Hope Across Alabama

    Guest Editorial: Feed Hope Across Alabama

    Friday, January 19 2018 10:20 AM EST2018-01-19 15:20:54 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Hi, I’m Rich Deem, CEO of the Montgomery Area Food Bank. 

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    Hi, I’m Rich Deem, CEO of the Montgomery Area Food Bank. 

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  • Opinion

    Editorial: USPS needs help

    Editorial: USPS needs help

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 6:32 PM EST2018-01-16 23:32:20 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Our national post office continues to lose money - a lot of it. 

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    Our national post office continues to lose money - a lot of it. 

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  • GUEST EDITORIAL

    Guest Editorial: 4th Annual MLK Celebration

    Guest Editorial: 4th Annual MLK Celebration

    Thursday, January 11 2018 1:24 PM EST2018-01-11 18:24:47 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    This is a guest editorial from Dr. Tommie Tonea Stewart, Dean of the College of Visual & Performing Arts at Alabama State University.

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    This is a guest editorial from Dr. Tommie Tonea Stewart, Dean of the College of Visual & Performing Arts at Alabama State University.

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  • Opinion

    Editorial: Election time is time to change

    Editorial: Election time is time to change

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 1:15 PM EST2018-01-09 18:15:00 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    This year is a big year for elections in the state of Alabama. There will be races for The Alabama Supreme Court justices, Chief justice, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Agriculture commissioner, State Treasurer, State Senate, State House, Secretary of State, Public Service Commissioner, District Judge and the US House of Representatives just for starters. The Democrats feel like they made some inroads in this traditionally Blue State with Doug Jones winning the...More >>
    This year is a big year for elections in the state of Alabama. There will be races for The Alabama Supreme Court justices, Chief justice, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Agriculture commissioner, State Treasurer, State Senate, State House, Secretary of State, Public Service Commissioner, District Judge and the US House of Representatives just for starters. The Democrats feel like they made some inroads in this traditionally Blue State with Doug Jones winning the...More >>
  • opinion

    Editorial: Gov. Ivey's Report Card

    Editorial: Gov. Ivey's Report Card

    Friday, January 5 2018 12:40 PM EST2018-01-05 17:40:31 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    As the new year has started I wanted to look back at the year Gov. Ivey had. 

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    As the new year has started I wanted to look back at the year Gov. Ivey had. 

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  • Opinion

    Editorial: Tweet, tweet Mr. President

    Editorial: Tweet, tweet Mr. President

    Friday, January 5 2018 12:39 PM EST2018-01-05 17:39:30 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Every time the President tweets I think to myself what is this guy thinking.

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    Every time the President tweets I think to myself what is this guy thinking.

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  • Opinion

    Editorial: New Year's resolution

    Editorial: New Year's resolution

    Thursday, December 28 2017 7:25 PM EST2017-12-29 00:25:58 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    It's that time for us to start coming up with our New Year's resolutions.

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    It's that time for us to start coming up with our New Year's resolutions.

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    Editorial: New tax plan

    Editorial: New tax plan

    Tuesday, December 19 2017 9:28 AM EST2017-12-19 14:28:31 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    The New York Times reported that The Dow climbed more than 200 points on Monday and was above 24,850, a record high.

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    The New York Times reported that The Dow climbed more than 200 points on Monday and was above 24,850, a record high.

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  • Opinion

    Editorial: Alabama U.S. Senate election thoughts

    Editorial: Alabama U.S. Senate election thoughts

    Thursday, December 14 2017 5:05 PM EST2017-12-14 22:05:43 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    So the big election is over and half the voting public in the state is none too happy and the other half is euphoric.

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    So the big election is over and half the voting public in the state is none too happy and the other half is euphoric.

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  • Opinion

    Editorial: Thank you!

    Editorial: Thank you!

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 9:07 PM EST2017-12-13 02:07:52 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    This past Monday we had our annual 12's Day of Giving, a program Powered by WSFA 12 News, Wal Mart and the Dixie Electric Cooperative!

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    This past Monday we had our annual 12's Day of Giving, a program Powered by WSFA 12 News, Wal Mart and the Dixie Electric Cooperative!

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  • Opinion

    Guest Editorial: Why are we still doing this?

    Guest Editorial: Why are we still doing this?

    Wednesday, November 8 2017 7:10 AM EST2017-11-08 12:10:23 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Were you unintentionally early for church on Sunday? 

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    Were you unintentionally early for church on Sunday? 

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    Guest Editorial: It's irrational to speed

    Guest Editorial: It's irrational to speed

    Thursday, July 13 2017 6:33 PM EDT2017-07-13 22:33:20 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Here is an editorial I did back in 2012 that I think merits repeating. It’s about driving over the speed limit and why there is no rational reason to do so.

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    Here is an editorial I did back in 2012 that I think merits repeating. It’s about driving over the speed limit and why there is no rational reason to do so.

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  • Opinion

    Guest editorial: Felons and voting

    Guest editorial: Felons and voting

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 12:59 PM EDT2017-07-11 16:59:02 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    A law passed in May by the Alabama Legislature is about to go into effect that will give thousands of convicted felons in the state the right to vote.

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    A law passed in May by the Alabama Legislature is about to go into effect that will give thousands of convicted felons in the state the right to vote.

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  • Editorial

    Guest Editorial: Avoidable roadway deaths

    Guest Editorial: Avoidable roadway deaths

    Thursday, January 19 2017 6:31 PM EST2017-01-19 23:31:26 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    You’ve heard it said that it’s safer to fly than to drive in America, and statistically that’s true. Yet, while we have virtually no control over our fate in an airplane, the same is not true for an automobile.

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    You’ve heard it said that it’s safer to fly than to drive in America, and statistically that’s true. Yet, while we have virtually no control over our fate in an airplane, the same is not true for an automobile.

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    Guest Editorial: Child Care Safety Act

    Guest Editorial: Child Care Safety Act

    Thursday, March 30 2017 1:44 PM EDT2017-03-30 17:44:41 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    When the Legislature reconvenes on Tuesday, one of the bills they can vote on is HB277, the Child Care Safety Act. 

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    When the Legislature reconvenes on Tuesday, one of the bills they can vote on is HB277, the Child Care Safety Act. 

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  • Opinion

    Guest Editorial: Smoking and healthcare legislation

    Guest Editorial: Smoking and healthcare legislation

    Thursday, March 2 2017 12:35 PM EST2017-03-02 17:35:28 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    The pending purchase of Reynolds American by British American Tobacco for 49 billion dollars reminds us that smoking is still a huge business in America. 

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    The pending purchase of Reynolds American by British American Tobacco for 49 billion dollars reminds us that smoking is still a huge business in America. 

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    Guest Editorial: Healthcare...Republican's turn

    Guest Editorial: Healthcare...Republican's turn

    Tuesday, January 17 2017 11:33 AM EST2017-01-17 16:33:49 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    First steps have now been taken to repeal the Affordable Care Act known as Obamacare.

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    First steps have now been taken to repeal the Affordable Care Act known as Obamacare.

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  • Opinion

    Guest editorial: The National Championship

    Guest editorial: The National Championship

    Tuesday, January 10 2017 6:21 PM EST2017-01-10 23:21:48 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    I think there are three distinctive groups of people disappointed over Alabama’s loss to Clemson this week.

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    I think there are three distinctive groups of people disappointed over Alabama’s loss to Clemson this week.

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  • Opinion

    Guest Editorial: Notable deaths

    Guest Editorial: Notable deaths

    Thursday, January 5 2017 10:30 AM EST2017-01-05 15:30:58 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Former Governor Albert Brewer died on Monday. He was a notable figure in Alabama politics.

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    Former Governor Albert Brewer died on Monday. He was a notable figure in Alabama politics.

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  • Opinion

    Guest Editorial: Resolve to be financially healthier

    Guest Editorial: Resolve to be financially healthier

    Thursday, December 22 2016 10:36 AM EST2016-12-22 15:36:48 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    It’s that time of year again. 

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    It’s that time of year again. 

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  • Opinion

    Guest Editorial: Report elder abuse

    Guest Editorial: Report elder abuse

    Thursday, December 22 2016 10:34 AM EST2016-12-22 15:34:55 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    This holiday season you may have visited an elderly family member or friend.  But did you pay close attention to their situation? 

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    This holiday season you may have visited an elderly family member or friend.  But did you pay close attention to their situation? 

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  • Opinion

    Guest Editorial: Happy holidays

    Guest Editorial: Happy holidays

    Thursday, December 22 2016 10:32 AM EST2016-12-22 15:32:05 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    You know, there’s nothing wrong with saying “happy holidays” at this time of year. We’ve been doing it for at least 150 years in America.

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    You know, there’s nothing wrong with saying “happy holidays” at this time of year. We’ve been doing it for at least 150 years in America.

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  • Opinion

    Guest Editorial: Facebook and news

    Guest Editorial: Facebook and news

    Thursday, December 1 2016 9:41 PM EST2016-12-02 02:41:02 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Facebook is a wonderful thing. It allows us to keep up with friends, to share our photos and videos with family, and even to discover fascinating things from all over the world.

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    Facebook is a wonderful thing. It allows us to keep up with friends, to share our photos and videos with family, and even to discover fascinating things from all over the world.

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  • Guest Editorial

    Guest Editorial: Come enjoy the game

    Guest Editorial: Come enjoy the game

    Thursday, December 8 2016 2:39 PM EST2016-12-08 19:39:17 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    There will only be 41 college bowl games played this year. That Montgomery, Alabama has one of them at all is still amazing to me, and a tribute to the city, the county, the chamber of commerce, and Raycom Media among others.

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    There will only be 41 college bowl games played this year. That Montgomery, Alabama has one of them at all is still amazing to me, and a tribute to the city, the county, the chamber of commerce, and Raycom Media among others.

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  • Guest Editorial: Child Protect, Children’s Advocacy Center

    Guest Editorial: Child Protect, Children’s Advocacy Center

    Thursday, December 7 2017 8:20 PM EST2017-12-08 01:20:45 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    As we approach this holiday season, let us take time to remember that children are watching us and are learning from us.

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    As we approach this holiday season, let us take time to remember that children are watching us and are learning from us.

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  • opinion

    Guest Editorial: 12's Day of Giving

    Guest Editorial: 12's Day of Giving

    Thursday, December 7 2017 12:33 PM EST2017-12-07 17:33:42 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    In a few days, we will have a special opportunity to respond to our neighbors in need. Our thanks goes out to WSFA 12 News for again hosting "WSFA 12's Day of Giving" on Friday, Dec. 8.

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    In a few days, we will have a special opportunity to respond to our neighbors in need. Our thanks goes out to WSFA 12 News for again hosting "WSFA 12's Day of Giving" on Friday, Dec. 8.

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  • Opinion

    Editorial: Sexual Predators…Watch Out

    Editorial: Sexual Predators…Watch Out

    Friday, December 1 2017 7:38 AM EST2017-12-01 12:38:16 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    The question is asked: Why do female accusers of sexual assault wait so long to report it? Why has there been such an increase in the reports lately. I have a theory:

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    The question is asked: Why do female accusers of sexual assault wait so long to report it? Why has there been such an increase in the reports lately. I have a theory:

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  • Opinion

    Guest Editorial: Get Out & Vote!

    Guest Editorial: Get Out & Vote!

    Wednesday, November 29 2017 6:40 AM EST2017-11-29 11:40:22 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    I’m Steven L. Reed, Montgomery County Probate Judge. The most critical way that individuals can influence governmental decision-making is through voting.

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    I’m Steven L. Reed, Montgomery County Probate Judge. The most critical way that individuals can influence governmental decision-making is through voting.

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  • opinion

    Editorial: Stop pandering to bad behavior

    Editorial: Stop pandering to bad behavior

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 9:13 AM EST2017-11-22 14:13:56 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Recently UCLA’s basketball team traveled to China to play against Georgia Tech. 

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    Recently UCLA’s basketball team traveled to China to play against Georgia Tech. 

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  • Opinion

    Editorial: Don't smoke and drive with kids

    Editorial: Don't smoke and drive with kids

    Friday, November 17 2017 8:51 AM EST2017-11-17 13:51:03 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    As some of us get ready for what could be a long drive to grandma’s house for Thanksgiving.  

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    As some of us get ready for what could be a long drive to grandma’s house for Thanksgiving.  

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  • Opinion

    Editorial: Stop child abuse

    Editorial: Stop child abuse

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 4:10 PM EST2017-11-14 21:10:36 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Child sex abuse is a horrific problem in this state and in our country. In the state of Alabama, the age of consent is 16 and you are considered an adult on your 18th birthday.

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    Child sex abuse is a horrific problem in this state and in our country. In the state of Alabama, the age of consent is 16 and you are considered an adult on your 18th birthday.

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  • OPINION

    Guest Editorial: Live United

    Guest Editorial: Live United

    Thursday, November 9 2017 7:30 PM EST2017-11-10 00:30:16 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    At the United Way, we believe each of us has a stake not only in the well-being of our own children but also in the child next door. 

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    At the United Way, we believe each of us has a stake not only in the well-being of our own children but also in the child next door. 

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  • Opinion

    Guest Editorial: The Girl Scout Difference

    Guest Editorial: The Girl Scout Difference

    Thursday, November 2 2017 7:54 PM EDT2017-11-02 23:54:45 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    I’m Karlyn Edwards of the Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama. Girls need us now, more than ever, and we are committed to reaching every girl, everywhere. 

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    I’m Karlyn Edwards of the Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama. Girls need us now, more than ever, and we are committed to reaching every girl, everywhere. 

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  • Opinion

    Editorial: Stop messing with Halloween

    Editorial: Stop messing with Halloween

    Tuesday, October 31 2017 7:06 PM EDT2017-10-31 23:06:36 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Remember when Halloween used to be a time when everyone dressed up and had fun. 

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    Remember when Halloween used to be a time when everyone dressed up and had fun. 

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  • opinion

    Editorial: Jobs, jobs, jobs!

    Editorial: Jobs, jobs, jobs!

    Thursday, October 26 2017 6:34 PM EDT2017-10-26 22:34:06 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Gov. Kay Ivey announced last week that the state is currently experiencing one of the lowest unemployment rates ever. 

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    Gov. Kay Ivey announced last week that the state is currently experiencing one of the lowest unemployment rates ever. 

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  • opinion

    Editorial: Outcry against killing

    Editorial: Outcry against killing

    Tuesday, October 24 2017 6:10 PM EDT2017-10-24 22:10:35 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    I am at a loss for words.

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    I am at a loss for words.

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  • Opinion

    Editorial: It’s called a drive-thru for a reason

    Editorial: It’s called a drive-thru for a reason

    Friday, October 20 2017 3:28 PM EDT2017-10-20 19:28:09 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    If you’re like me - and for your sake I hope you’re not - you are always on the go and often need to swing through a drive-thru for a quick meal.

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    If you’re like me - and for your sake I hope you’re not - you are always on the go and often need to swing through a drive-thru for a quick meal.

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  • Opinion

    Editorial: Montgomery crime

    Editorial: Montgomery crime

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 11:51 AM EDT2017-10-17 15:51:55 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Mayor Todd Strange was a bit upset last week when he addressed the crime problems of Montgomery during a news conference.

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    Mayor Todd Strange was a bit upset last week when he addressed the crime problems of Montgomery during a news conference.

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  • Opinion

    Editorial: Fall is in the Air!

    Editorial: Fall is in the Air!

    Thursday, October 12 2017 12:54 PM EDT2017-10-12 16:54:50 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Fall is in the air and if you are like me, it couldn’t get here quick enough.  With the cooler temperatures finally heading our way, why not go out and explore Montgomery and have some fun with the family.

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    Fall is in the air and if you are like me, it couldn’t get here quick enough.  With the cooler temperatures finally heading our way, why not go out and explore Montgomery and have some fun with the family.

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  • Opinion

    Editorial: Stop the Bullying

    Editorial: Stop the Bullying

    Friday, October 6 2017 6:56 AM EDT2017-10-06 10:56:49 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    A recent study from Ditch the Label notes half of teens and young adults between ages 12 and 20 have been bullied and 17 percent experience bullying online. 

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    A recent study from Ditch the Label notes half of teens and young adults between ages 12 and 20 have been bullied and 17 percent experience bullying online. 

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  • Opinion

    Editorial: Las Vegas massacre

    Editorial: Las Vegas massacre

    Tuesday, October 3 2017 1:32 PM EDT2017-10-03 17:32:36 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    I stand here once again talking about horrific, terroristic actions of a deranged madman, who opened fire on Las Vegas concert goers killing 59 and injuring more than 500 others.

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    I stand here once again talking about horrific, terroristic actions of a deranged madman, who opened fire on Las Vegas concert goers killing 59 and injuring more than 500 others.

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  • opinion

    Editorial: Preying on the grieving

    Editorial: Preying on the grieving

    Thursday, September 28 2017 1:22 PM EDT2017-09-28 17:22:28 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    The Alabama Board of Funeral Service has received statewide reports of individuals who do not work for a funeral home, contacting families who are currently experiencing the loss of a loved one and requesting money be paid for services and merchandise.

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    The Alabama Board of Funeral Service has received statewide reports of individuals who do not work for a funeral home, contacting families who are currently experiencing the loss of a loved one and requesting money be paid for services and merchandise.

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  • Opinion

    Editorial: NFL tackles protests

    Editorial: NFL tackles protests

    Tuesday, September 26 2017 6:56 PM EDT2017-09-26 22:56:41 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick started it all by sitting during the national anthem at a preseason game last year to protest the killing of unarmed African-Americans by police. 

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    Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick started it all by sitting during the national anthem at a preseason game last year to protest the killing of unarmed African-Americans by police. 

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  • Opinion

    Editorial: Time to move on!

    Editorial: Time to move on!

    Friday, September 22 2017 4:26 PM EDT2017-09-22 20:26:48 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    I personally loath the notion of losing. No matter what the circumstance, losing does not come easy to me. But, if I lose at something, or I make a mistake, I am the first to take full ownership. 

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    I personally loath the notion of losing. No matter what the circumstance, losing does not come easy to me. But, if I lose at something, or I make a mistake, I am the first to take full ownership. 

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  • Guest Editorial

    Guest Editorial: Thanks for your hospitality

    Guest Editorial: Thanks for your hospitality

    Thursday, September 14 2017 7:42 PM EDT2017-09-14 23:42:41 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Last Saturday, we began preparing for Hurricane Irma in the River Region. During that preparation we had thousands of neighbors from Florida and Georgia come to the River Region seeking shelter from the storm. Montgomery, you should be proud. 

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    Last Saturday, we began preparing for Hurricane Irma in the River Region. During that preparation we had thousands of neighbors from Florida and Georgia come to the River Region seeking shelter from the storm. Montgomery, you should be proud. 

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  • opinion

    Editorial: How you dress sometimes does not matter

    Editorial: How you dress sometimes does not matter

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 7:36 PM EDT2017-09-12 23:36:56 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    A couple of weeks ago the president and first lady visited the storm-ravaged areas of Texas and Louisiana. 

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    A couple of weeks ago the president and first lady visited the storm-ravaged areas of Texas and Louisiana. 

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  • Editorial

    Guest editorial: Hunger knows no boundaries

    Guest editorial: Hunger knows no boundaries

    Thursday, September 7 2017 9:03 PM EDT2017-09-08 01:03:19 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Hunger is one of the greatest enemies to a person’s mental and physical health.

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    Hunger is one of the greatest enemies to a person’s mental and physical health.

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  • Opinion

    Editorial: DirectTV Update

    Editorial: DirectTV Update

    Tuesday, September 5 2017 7:30 PM EDT2017-09-05 23:30:14 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Tuesday at 11:59 p.m., WSFA’s extended agreement with DIRECTV will expire and they may drop this station from their lineup. 

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    Tuesday at 11:59 p.m., WSFA’s extended agreement with DIRECTV will expire and they may drop this station from their lineup. 

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  • Opinion

    Editorial: WSFA 12 News Hurricane relief effort

    Editorial: WSFA 12 News Hurricane relief effort

    Tuesday, August 29 2017 1:28 PM EDT2017-08-29 17:28:39 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Thousands of people in Texas and Louisiana have been devastated by Hurricane Harvey, and you may be wondering how you can help. 

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    Thousands of people in Texas and Louisiana have been devastated by Hurricane Harvey, and you may be wondering how you can help. 

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  • Guest Editorial: Honoring the 42nd Rainbow Division

    Guest Editorial: Honoring the 42nd Rainbow Division

    Friday, August 25 2017 12:30 PM EDT2017-08-25 16:30:23 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Monday, August 28th, a historic event will occur at Montgomery’s Union Station.

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    Monday, August 28th, a historic event will occur at Montgomery’s Union Station.

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  • Guest Editorial

    Guest Editorial: Preparing for the eclipse

    Guest Editorial: Preparing for the eclipse

    Thursday, August 17 2017 8:01 PM EDT2017-08-18 00:01:47 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Guest Editorial from Dr. Tom Mitchell, Jr., MD.

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    Guest Editorial from Dr. Tom Mitchell, Jr., MD.

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  • Editorial

    Editorial: Family Meal Time

    Editorial: Family Meal Time

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 6:30 PM EDT2017-08-15 22:30:34 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    It is important that families spend more time together, and one of the best times to do that is dinner time. 

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    It is important that families spend more time together, and one of the best times to do that is dinner time. 

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  • opinion

    Editorial: Made for Moms Expo

    Editorial: Made for Moms Expo

    Friday, August 11 2017 12:15 PM EDT2017-08-11 16:15:26 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    If you have been watching WSFA 12 News for the past couple of weeks you know we are hosting our inaugural Made for Moms Expo Saturday, Aug. 12 at the Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center from 10 until 4 p.m.

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    If you have been watching WSFA 12 News for the past couple of weeks you know we are hosting our inaugural Made for Moms Expo Saturday, Aug. 12 at the Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center from 10 until 4 p.m.

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  • Opinion

    Editorial: Protect your children

    Editorial: Protect your children

    Tuesday, August 8 2017 2:26 PM EDT2017-08-08 18:26:51 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    According to the Washington Post, an average of 37 children die of heat stroke because they were left unattended in a hot car. That’s two children every week during summer.

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    According to the Washington Post, an average of 37 children die of heat stroke because they were left unattended in a hot car. That’s two children every week during summer.

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  • Editorial

    Editorial: Taxed and Taxed Again

    Editorial: Taxed and Taxed Again

    Thursday, August 3 2017 2:10 PM EDT2017-08-03 18:10:18 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Is it fair to make our senior citizens list Social Security as a taxable income benefit when Social Security is financed by tax dollars? 

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    Is it fair to make our senior citizens list Social Security as a taxable income benefit when Social Security is financed by tax dollars? 

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  • Opinion

    Editorial: Safety tips for going back to school

    Editorial: Safety tips for going back to school

    Wednesday, August 2 2017 6:45 AM EDT2017-08-02 10:45:21 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Summer is winding down and for many school starts back up at the end of this week and next week.  

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    Summer is winding down and for many school starts back up at the end of this week and next week.  

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  • opinion

    Editorial feedback: Legalizing pot

    Editorial feedback: Legalizing pot

    Friday, July 28 2017 10:51 AM EDT2017-07-28 14:51:17 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    My editorial on marijuana last week generated a big response on Facebook. Those in favor of legalizing marijuana came out in full support of weed, while also noting their negative opinions of me.  

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    My editorial on marijuana last week generated a big response on Facebook. Those in favor of legalizing marijuana came out in full support of weed, while also noting their negative opinions of me.  

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  • opinion

    Editorial: Nature awaits

    Editorial: Nature awaits

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 11:28 AM EDT2017-07-25 15:28:50 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    With Summer well underway you might be thinking, what fun things can we do with the kids prior to the start of school? 

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    With Summer well underway you might be thinking, what fun things can we do with the kids prior to the start of school? 

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  • Guest Editorial

    Guest Editorial: Congressional Health Care Plan

    Guest Editorial: Congressional Health Care Plan

    Thursday, July 20 2017 1:32 PM EDT2017-07-20 17:32:12 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Pastor Ed Nettles of Freewill Missionary Baptist Church offers his opinion on American health care. 

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    Pastor Ed Nettles of Freewill Missionary Baptist Church offers his opinion on American health care. 

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  • Opinion

    Editorial: Risks of legalizing marijuana

    Editorial: Risks of legalizing marijuana

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 6:51 PM EDT2017-07-18 22:51:43 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    The subject of legalizing marijuana is more openly discussed these days, but I sense I will be long gone before our state ever passes such legislation.  

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    The subject of legalizing marijuana is more openly discussed these days, but I sense I will be long gone before our state ever passes such legislation.  

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  • Editorial

    Editorial: Thank you!

    Editorial: Thank you!

    Tuesday, November 15 2016 11:49 PM EST2016-11-16 04:49:40 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    I can’t begin to thank all the people in Montgomery who went out of their way to make an outsider feel at home. In only a year and a half we have made lifelong friends, friends who we would count on with our lives and our children’s lives. But it is the South, and that is what you do. 

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    I can’t begin to thank all the people in Montgomery who went out of their way to make an outsider feel at home. In only a year and a half we have made lifelong friends, friends who we would count on with our lives and our children’s lives. But it is the South, and that is what you do. 

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  • Editorial

    Editorial: Mr. President

    Editorial: Mr. President

    Thursday, November 10 2016 8:26 PM EST2016-11-11 01:26:11 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    As a Republican I have made no bones about my disdain for Donald Trump, the candidate. I have said from the start that he did not belong in the presidential arena. Obviously he does. He is our next president.

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    As a Republican I have made no bones about my disdain for Donald Trump, the candidate. I have said from the start that he did not belong in the presidential arena. Obviously he does. He is our next president.

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  • Editorial

    Editorial: In the end, you vote

    Editorial: In the end, you vote

    Thursday, November 3 2016 8:20 PM EDT2016-11-04 00:20:10 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    The election is coming on Tuesday. When talking about the presidential race, for many it can’t come soon enough. Don’t let the absolute mental drain that has been this presidential race keep you from exercising your right to vote.

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    The election is coming on Tuesday. When talking about the presidential race, for many it can’t come soon enough. Don’t let the absolute mental drain that has been this presidential race keep you from exercising your right to vote.

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  • Opinion

    Editorial: Almost over

    Editorial: Almost over

    Tuesday, October 18 2016 2:42 PM EDT2016-10-18 18:42:49 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Only a few long weeks and this presidential election will finally be over. I have never been so sick of politics in my life. The question that we have to ask ourselves is, “How the heck did we get here?” How are these two the choices that we have for President of the United States.

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    Only a few long weeks and this presidential election will finally be over. I have never been so sick of politics in my life. The question that we have to ask ourselves is, “How the heck did we get here?” How are these two the choices that we have for President of the United States.

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  • Editorial

    Editorial feedback: Almost over

    Editorial feedback: Almost over

    Thursday, October 27 2016 9:53 PM EDT2016-10-28 01:53:31 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Last week I gave an editorial discussing the presidential election and my belief that the two candidates running for the most important job in the world are both poor choices. This editorial received some very heartfelt feedback. Let’s take a look.

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    Last week I gave an editorial discussing the presidential election and my belief that the two candidates running for the most important job in the world are both poor choices. This editorial received some very heartfelt feedback. Let’s take a look.

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  • Opinion

    Editorial: What should we expect from the governor's new gaming commission?

    Editorial: What should we expect from the governor's new gaming commission?

    Thursday, October 6 2016 8:42 PM EDT2016-10-07 00:42:53 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Alabama Governor Robert Bentley announced the formation of an Alabama Advisory Council on Gambling to study the issues related to gambling or lack thereof in our state. 

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    Alabama Governor Robert Bentley announced the formation of an Alabama Advisory Council on Gambling to study the issues related to gambling or lack thereof in our state. 

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  • Editorial

    Editorial: Judge Roy Moore 'suspended', not 'removed'

    Editorial: Judge Roy Moore 'suspended', not 'removed'

    Tuesday, October 4 2016 8:45 PM EDT2016-10-05 00:45:57 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Chief Justice Roy Moore was suspended for the remainder of his term nine months after instructing Alabama’s probate judges to defy federal court orders on same-sex marriage. Moore was suspended and not removed. There is a very big difference between the two.

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    Chief Justice Roy Moore was suspended for the remainder of his term nine months after instructing Alabama’s probate judges to defy federal court orders on same-sex marriage. Moore was suspended and not removed. There is a very big difference between the two.

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  • OPINION

    Editorial Response: Prison problems

    Editorial Response: Prison problems

    Tuesday, September 27 2016 12:08 PM EDT2016-09-27 16:08:47 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Last week I presented an editorial discussing the prison issues that this state faces. There were many responses. Typically I would give you several of those, but today I am going to only give you one. This is only a paraphrased version of the entire response but I do think it is important enough to share.

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    Last week I presented an editorial discussing the prison issues that this state faces. There were many responses. Typically I would give you several of those, but today I am going to only give you one. This is only a paraphrased version of the entire response but I do think it is important enough to share.

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  • editorial

    Editorial: GA has $2 billion in reserves

    Editorial: GA has $2 billion in reserves

    Thursday, September 15 2016 8:39 PM EDT2016-09-16 00:39:03 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    I get it. We are Alabama, not Georgia, and we don’t want to be Georgia. We don’t need to be, but contrary to many peoples thinking, we must grow.

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    I get it. We are Alabama, not Georgia, and we don’t want to be Georgia. We don’t need to be, but contrary to many peoples thinking, we must grow.

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  • Opinion

    Editorial: Remembering 9/11

    Editorial: Remembering 9/11

    Tuesday, September 13 2016 3:42 PM EDT2016-09-13 19:42:17 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    After 9/11 this country was unified at a level it had not been in any of our lifetimes. We were all Americans on those days and just Americans. duncanThe events of the past twelve months and even the past month are proving that as a nation we may be more divided than we have ever been.

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    After 9/11 this country was unified at a level it had not been in any of our lifetimes. We were all Americans on those days and just Americans. The events of the past twelve months and even the past month are proving that as a nation we may be more divided than we have ever been.

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  • Opinion

    Editorial: Leaders must address state's prison problems

    Editorial: Leaders must address state's prison problems

    Thursday, September 22 2016 7:58 PM EDT2016-09-22 23:58:31 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    How many more Alabama Correctional Officers will be injured, or now we can say killed, before we finally address the problems in our state’s prison system?

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    How many more Alabama Correctional Officers will be injured, or now we can say killed, before we finally address the problems in our state’s prison system?

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  • Opinion

    Editorial: Special Session

    Editorial: Special Session

    Thursday, September 8 2016 4:53 PM EDT2016-09-08 20:53:34 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    The legislature passed the BP bill that will pay down debt and keep Medicaid funded fully through 2017 and partially for 2018.

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    The legislature passed the BP bill that will pay down debt and keep Medicaid funded fully through 2017 and partially for 2018.

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  • Editorial

    Editorial: Deja vu all over again

    Editorial: Deja vu all over again

    Tuesday, August 30 2016 8:32 PM EDT2016-08-31 00:32:01 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12)(Source: WSFA 12)

    Well it is over. The lottery bill died on Friday as the Senate voted overwhelmingly against the House version of the bill. 

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    Well it is over. The lottery bill died on Friday as the Senate voted overwhelmingly against the House version of the bill. 

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  • Opinion

    Editorial: Response Editorial

    Editorial: Response Editorial

    Wednesday, September 7 2016 5:50 AM EDT2016-09-07 09:50:53 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    This week the legislature gets back to town to try and at least come up with a short-term fix for our immediate budget woes.

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    This week the legislature gets back to town to try and at least come up with a short-term fix for our immediate budget woes.

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  • Opinion

    Editorial: Alabama Politics on display

    Editorial: Alabama Politics on display

    Wednesday, August 24 2016 2:30 PM EDT2016-08-24 18:30:00 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    After the Senate did its job and voted on a lottery bill the bill stalls in the House of Representatives.

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    After the Senate did its job and voted on a lottery bill the bill stalls in the House of Representatives.

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  • editorial

    Editorial: WSFA 12 News Flood Relief Drive

    Editorial: WSFA 12 News Flood Relief Drive

    Thursday, August 18 2016 12:17 AM EDT2016-08-18 04:17:49 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News )(Source: WSFA 12 News )

    It hasn’t even been a week since the rain began to fall in south Louisiana.

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    It hasn’t even been a week since the rain began to fall in south Louisiana.

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  • Editorial

    Editorial: Engage with your student

    Editorial: Engage with your student

    Thursday, August 11 2016 7:30 PM EDT2016-08-11 23:30:59 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12)(Source: WSFA 12)

    School is in and summer fun is over for another year. For parents the end of summer is often a good thing.

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    School is in and summer fun is over for another year. For parents the end of summer is often a good thing.

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  • Opinion

    Editorial: Red Cross thank you

    Editorial: Red Cross thank you

    Thursday, August 18 2016 8:35 PM EDT2016-08-19 00:35:22 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News )(Source: WSFA 12 News )

    On Wednesday, WSFA 12 News partnered with the Red Cross and you, the people of the River Region, to raise close to $40,000 to help flood victims in Louisiana and Mississippi.

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    On Wednesday, WSFA 12 News partnered with the Red Cross and you, the people of the River Region, to raise close to $40,000 to help flood victims in Louisiana and Mississippi.

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  • Editorial

    Editorial Feedback: Lottery

    Editorial Feedback: Lottery

    Tuesday, August 9 2016 7:39 PM EDT2016-08-09 23:39:12 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12)(Source: WSFA 12)

    Last week I discussed the special session and called upon lawmakers to listen to the public and at least put the lottery on the ballot.  Poll after poll has shown that the overwhelming majority think it should go to a vote. Here are a few responses from you about that subject.

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    Last week I discussed the special session and called upon lawmakers to listen to the public and at least put the lottery on the ballot.  Poll after poll has shown that the overwhelming majority think it should go to a vote. Here are a few responses from you about that subject.

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  • Editorial

    Editorial: Make something happen

    Editorial: Make something happen

    Thursday, August 4 2016 7:47 PM EDT2016-08-04 23:47:27 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12)(Source: WSFA 12)

    Governor Bentley has called a special session. That is not new information for anyone. I have stood here repeatedly and complained about the costs of special sessions at the tax payers expense, but for now that ship has sailed.

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    Governor Bentley has called a special session. That is not new information for anyone. I have stood here repeatedly and complained about the costs of special sessions at the tax payers expense, but for now that ship has sailed.

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  • Editorial: Keeping record

    Editorial: Keeping record

    Thursday, July 21 2016 12:53 PM EDT2016-07-21 16:53:19 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12)(Source: WSFA 12)

    In April a bill was passed, and this month the new law goes into effect allowing state school systems to place cameras on the stop arms of school buses.  This will provide for the capturing of video evidence when a driver breaks the law by not stopping when these signs are displayed at stops. 

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    In April a bill was passed, and this month the new law goes into effect allowing state school systems to place cameras on the stop arms of school buses.  This will provide for the capturing of video evidence when a driver breaks the law by not stopping when these signs are displayed at stops. 

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  • opinion

    Editorial: Mike Hubbard

    Editorial: Mike Hubbard

    Friday, July 15 2016 4:27 PM EDT2016-07-15 20:27:58 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12)(Source: WSFA 12)

    Lost in the national news of the day, our now former Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard was sentenced to four years in state prison on Friday. The verdict will be appealed, but for now the first of three political embarrassments has reached a conclusion.

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    Lost in the national news of the day, our now former Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard was sentenced to four years in state prison on Friday. The verdict will be appealed, but for now the first of three political embarrassments has reached a conclusion.

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  • Editorial

    Editorial: Tragedy

    Editorial: Tragedy

    Tuesday, July 12 2016 8:03 PM EDT2016-07-13 00:03:11 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12)(Source: WSFA 12)

    Last Thursday I, like many of you, got the alert on my phone and immediately turned on the news to see what was going on in Dallas. The killing of police officers in Dallas, in the aftermath of the shooting deaths of two African American men in Minnesota and Baton Rouge by Police officers, made last week a very somber, disturbing week for all Americans.  dun

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    Last Thursday I, like many of you, got the alert on my phone and immediately turned on the news to see what was going on in Dallas. The killing of police officers in Dallas, in the aftermath of the shooting deaths of two African American men in Minnesota and Baton Rouge by Police officers, made last week a very somber, disturbing week for all Americans.  dun

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  • Editorial

    Editorial: We're not that far apart

    Editorial: We're not that far apart

    Tuesday, July 19 2016 8:05 PM EDT2016-07-20 00:05:25 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Right now our country is dealing with a lot of anxiety, fear, uncertainty, anger and sadness. The people in Baton Rouge are hurting.

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    Right now our country is dealing with a lot of anxiety, fear, uncertainty, anger and sadness. The people in Baton Rouge are hurting.

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  • Opinion

    Editorial: Travel safely this Fourth of July

    Editorial: Travel safely this Fourth of July

    Thursday, June 30 2016 7:47 PM EDT2016-06-30 23:47:32 GMT

    I blinked and the year is half over. Time to take a deep breath and remember all the things I swore I would do this year and have not.

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    I blinked and the year is half over. Time to take a deep breath and remember all the things I swore I would do this year and have not.

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  • Editorial

    Editorial: Supreme Court immigration ruling

    Editorial: Supreme Court immigration ruling

    Tuesday, June 28 2016 9:25 PM EDT2016-06-29 01:25:55 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12)(Source: WSFA 12)

    The Supreme Court was deadlocked four to four on President Obama’s attempt to grant de facto amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants via executive order. The deadlock upheld a lower court’s ruling to block the attempt by the president.

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    The Supreme Court was deadlocked four to four on President Obama’s attempt to grant de facto amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants via executive order. The deadlock upheld a lower court’s ruling to block the attempt by the president.

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  • Editorial

    Editorial: Chaos on the House floor in Washington

    Editorial: Chaos on the House floor in Washington

    Thursday, June 23 2016 8:35 PM EDT2016-06-24 00:35:10 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12)(Source: WSFA 12)

    Wednesday and deep into the early morning hours Thursday House Democrats posed a sit-in over the Speaker of the House not allowing gun control legislation to come to a vote.  Similar legislation had been voted on and was defeated in the Senate earlier.

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    Wednesday and deep into the early morning hours Thursday House Democrats posed a sit-in over the Speaker of the House not allowing gun control legislation to come to a vote.  Similar legislation had been voted on and was defeated in the Senate earlier.

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  • Opinion

    Editorial: Father's Day

    Editorial: Father's Day

    Friday, June 17 2016 6:47 AM EDT2016-06-17 10:47:50 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12)(Source: WSFA 12)

    This week the Montgomery County District Attorney’s office is rounding up delinquent fathers and mothers who are massively behind on their child support payments. District Attorney Bailey stated “I cannot force you to have a relationship with your child but I can force you to support your child.”

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    This week the Montgomery County District Attorney’s office is rounding up delinquent fathers and mothers who are massively behind on their child support payments. District Attorney Bailey stated “I cannot force you to have a relationship with your child but I can force you to support your child.”

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  • Opinion

    Editorial: Another senseless shooting

    Editorial: Another senseless shooting

    Tuesday, June 14 2016 2:59 PM EDT2016-06-14 18:59:14 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12)(Source: WSFA 12)

    We now have a new largest mass shooting record in the United States. The saddest part of that statement is that it is a record that will be broken. Probably sooner rather than later.

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    We now have a new largest mass shooting record in the United States. The saddest part of that statement is that it is a record that will be broken. Probably sooner rather than later.

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  • Editorial

    Editorial: Summer Fund and Food Drive

    Editorial: Summer Fund and Food Drive

    Tuesday, June 21 2016 8:29 PM EDT2016-06-22 00:29:13 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12)(Source: WSFA 12)

    This week marks the beginning of summer. For many of that means vacations and summer fun. For many others it means kids are home all day and extra burdens on already taxed budgets.

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    This week marks the beginning of summer. For many of that means vacations and summer fun. For many others it means kids are home all day and extra burdens on already taxed budgets.

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  • Editorial

    Editorial: TSA Security issues

    Editorial: TSA Security issues

    Tuesday, June 7 2016 5:49 PM EDT2016-06-07 21:49:23 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12)(Source: WSFA 12)

    If you have traveled through a major airport recently, you probably have noticed extra-long lines at the security check points. Luckily we do not have this issue in Montgomery, but larger airports do. 

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    If you have traveled through a major airport recently, you probably have noticed extra-long lines at the security check points. Luckily we do not have this issue in Montgomery, but larger airports do. 

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  • Opinion

    Editorial: The presidential race is set

    Editorial: The presidential race is set

    Thursday, June 9 2016 7:46 PM EDT2016-06-09 23:46:20 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12)(Source: WSFA 12)

    The truth is that the most qualified are not running for president. They see what is going on in Washington and are staying far away.

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    The truth is that the most qualified are not running for president. They see what is going on in Washington and are staying far away.

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  • Editorial

    Editorial: Memorial Day

    Editorial: Memorial Day

    Thursday, May 26 2016 8:15 PM EDT2016-05-27 00:15:48 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12)(Source: WSFA 12)

    Memorial Day marks the unofficial beginning of summer. It is for many an opportunity to get to the beach, the lake, or even the back yard with family and friends. We should not, however, forget the true intention of the holiday, to honor those who have fallen to protect this country and the freedoms that we have.

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    Memorial Day marks the unofficial beginning of summer. It is for many an opportunity to get to the beach, the lake, or even the back yard with family and friends. We should not, however, forget the true intention of the holiday, to honor those who have fallen to protect this country and the freedoms that we have.

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  • Opinion

    Editorial feedback: Trump responseson

    Editorial feedback: Trump responseson

    Friday, May 20 2016 12:30 PM EDT2016-05-20 16:30:43 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Last week I owned up to my earlier statement that Trump could never win the Republican nomination, and now that he looks to have won the nomination, I discussed the race with Hillary Clinton that is in front of us.

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    Last week I owned up to my earlier statement that Trump could never win the Republican nomination, and now that he looks to have won the nomination, I discussed the race with Hillary Clinton that is in front of us.

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  • Opinion

    Editorial: Is it really going to happen?

    Editorial: Is it really going to happen?

    Tuesday, May 24 2016 2:40 PM EDT2016-05-24 18:40:52 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12)(Source: WSFA 12)

    I was reminded recently just how long ago Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard, was indicted by a grand jury and charged with 23 class B felonies.  It was October of 2014; more than a year and a half ago. Delay after delay made me start to wonder if this trial would ever begin. Well, that time has come.

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    I was reminded recently just how long ago Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard, was indicted by a grand jury and charged with 23 class B felonies.  It was October of 2014; more than a year and a half ago. Delay after delay made me start to wonder if this trial would ever begin. Well, that time has come.

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  • Editorial

    Editorial: Words of Wisdom

    Editorial: Words of Wisdom

    Tuesday, May 17 2016 5:20 PM EDT2016-05-17 21:20:09 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12)(Source: WSFA 12)

    A survey of more than 2,500 high school juniors and seniors conducted last year found that 79 percent of those teens surveyed said that their peers are more likely to drink and drive on graduation night. 

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    A survey of more than 2,500 high school juniors and seniors conducted last year found that 79 percent of those teens surveyed said that their peers are more likely to drink and drive on graduation night. 

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  • Opinion

    Editorial: Inmate strike

    Editorial: Inmate strike

    Thursday, May 12 2016 3:49 PM EDT2016-05-12 19:49:51 GMT
    Monday, May 16 2016 2:24 PM EDT2016-05-16 18:24:24 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    For most of May inmates at several Alabama prisons have been on strike. On the surface they are striking because they are not getting paid for work performed while in prison. For that I say, “Get back to work.”

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    For most of May inmates at several Alabama prisons have been on strike. On the surface they are striking because they are not getting paid for work performed while in prison. For that I say, “Get back to work.”

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  • Opinion

    Editorial: Another session in the books

    Editorial: Another session in the books

    Thursday, May 5 2016 3:36 PM EDT2016-05-05 19:36:17 GMT
    Friday, May 6 2016 10:33 AM EDT2016-05-06 14:33:33 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Another legislative session is in the books, and it looks like another special session is on the way. The 2016 legislative session went on with little fanfare compared to recent years. Both budgets were passed early on, though the General Fund and the issue with Medicaid funding will probably bring legislators back in late summer.

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    Another legislative session is in the books, and it looks like another special session is on the way.The 2016 legislative session went on with little fanfare compared to recent years. Both budgets were passed early on, though the General Fund and the issue with Medicaid funding will probably bring legislators back in late summer.

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  • Editorial

    Editorial: Who said Trump should get out?

    Editorial: Who said Trump should get out?

    Tuesday, May 10 2016 3:10 PM EDT2016-05-10 19:10:55 GMT
    Tuesday, May 10 2016 9:53 PM EDT2016-05-11 01:53:03 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    HI said last December that Trump should get out of the race. I said that he lacked diplomacy and that his outlandish comments were unfitting a president. I also said that in the end he could never win the Republican nomination. On the last statement I was obviously wrong.

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    HI said last December that Trump should get out of the race. I said that he lacked diplomacy and that his outlandish comments were unfitting a president. I also said that in the end he could never win the Republican nomination. On the last statement I was obviously wrong.

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  • Editorial

    Editorial: LPGA back in Prattville

    Editorial: LPGA back in Prattville

    Tuesday, May 3 2016 5:32 PM EDT2016-05-03 21:32:37 GMT
    Tuesday, May 3 2016 8:46 PM EDT2016-05-04 00:46:00 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Another great weekend is shaping up in the River Region. This weekend Prattville is the place to be with the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic back in town for another year.

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    Another great weekend is shaping up in the River Region. This weekend Prattville is the place to be with the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic back in town for another year.

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  • Editorial

    Editorial: Payday loans

    Editorial: Payday loans

    Thursday, April 21 2016 5:57 PM EDT2016-04-21 21:57:24 GMT
    Thursday, April 21 2016 8:17 PM EDT2016-04-22 00:17:21 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    I have been quietly watching a piece of legislation to see if it would actually make it all the way through, and to my dismay it looks like it won’t. The legislation is designed to reform the payday loan industry.

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    I have been quietly watching a piece of legislation to see if it would actually make it all the way through, and to my dismay it looks like it won’t. The legislation is designed to reform the payday loan industry.

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  • Editorial

    Editorial: Tourism

    Editorial: Tourism

    Tuesday, April 19 2016 3:24 PM EDT2016-04-19 19:24:11 GMT
    Tuesday, April 19 2016 10:25 PM EDT2016-04-20 02:25:03 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    I often stand here and show you graphs or site statistics that show Alabama at the bottom of any particular category. Well today I am going give you some positive news about our state, the region and an industry that is showing tremendous growth.

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    I often stand here and show you graphs or site statistics that show Alabama at the bottom of any particular category. Well today I am going give you some positive news about our state, the region and an industry that is showing tremendous growth.

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  • Opinion

    Editorial Feedback: Shortcomings of the General Fund Budget

    Editorial Feedback: Shortcomings of the General Fund Budget

    Thursday, April 14 2016 1:53 PM EDT2016-04-14 17:53:50 GMT
    Thursday, April 14 2016 7:20 PM EDT2016-04-14 23:20:09 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Earlier this week I talked about the legislature and the shortcomings of the General Fund Budget. There were several well thought out responses. Here are a few.

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    Earlier this week I talked about the legislature and the shortcomings of the General Fund Budget. There were several well thought out responses. Here are a few.

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  • opinion

    Editorial: Safe harbor

    Editorial: Safe harbor

    Thursday, April 28 2016 2:46 PM EDT2016-04-28 18:46:11 GMT
    Thursday, April 28 2016 7:45 PM EDT2016-04-28 23:45:15 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Not many people know that we have a sex trafficking super highway running right through the heart of Alabama.

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    Not many people know that we have a sex trafficking super highway running right through the heart of Alabama.

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  • Editorial

    Editorial: Alabama politics

    Editorial: Alabama politics

    Tuesday, March 29 2016 3:34 PM EDT2016-03-29 19:34:06 GMT
    Friday, April 1 2016 5:55 PM EDT2016-04-01 21:55:19 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Just when you thought it couldn’t get any stranger this pops up. The Governor is accused of having an affair, though both parties deny it. The Governor has apologized for his inappropriate conversations. Whatever has happened, it seems to have been enough to cause Mrs. Bentley to stop being Mrs. Bentley. Is that enough for him to resign? It’s a debatable topic.

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    Just when you thought it couldn’t get any stranger this pops up. The Governor is accused of having an affair, though both parties deny it. The Governor has apologized for his inappropriate conversations. Whatever has happened, it seems to have been enough to cause Mrs. Bentley to stop being Mrs. Bentley. Is that enough for him to resign? It’s a debatable topic.

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  • Editorial

    Editorial: General Fund continues to be their downfall

    Editorial: General Fund continues to be their downfall

    Tuesday, March 22 2016 4:10 PM EDT2016-03-22 20:10:35 GMT
    Tuesday, March 22 2016 9:53 PM EDT2016-03-23 01:53:27 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    The Session is rolling along but the legislative bus is about to be back in the General Fund ditch. The General Fund has for many years been the thorn in the state's side and will again prove to be an enormous problem in 2016.

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    The Session is rolling along but the legislative bus is about to be back in the General Fund ditch. The General Fund has for many years been the thorn in the state's side and will again prove to be an enormous problem in 2016.

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  • Opinion

    Editorial: The session is winding down

    Editorial: The session is winding down

    Tuesday, April 12 2016 3:28 PM EDT2016-04-12 19:28:10 GMT
    Wednesday, April 13 2016 11:17 AM EDT2016-04-13 15:17:06 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    For a reason that is beyond me the vast majority of the elected leaders of this state, and many of the citizens, refuse to see that the state is not funding the basic needs of its citizens.

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    For a reason that is beyond me the vast majority of the elected leaders of this state, and many of the citizens, refuse to see that the state is not funding the basic needs of its citizens.

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  • Editorial

    Editorial: Legislature is in full swing

    Editorial: Legislature is in full swing

    Thursday, March 10 2016 12:28 PM EST2016-03-10 17:28:02 GMT
    Thursday, March 10 2016 9:04 PM EST2016-03-11 02:04:10 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Don’t look now but the State Legislature is in full swing. There are some real positives coming down from the hill, but before we get too excited there are still some real challenges as well. One huge positive is the Education Fund budget getting out of committee in the House with long overdue pay raises for our teachers and administrators.

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    Don’t look now but the State Legislature is in full swing. There are some real positives coming down from the hill, but before we get too excited there are still some real challenges as well. One huge positive is the Education Fund budget getting out of committee in the House with long overdue pay raises for our teachers and administrators.

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  • Opinion

    Editorial: The system is working

    Editorial: The system is working

    Friday, March 4 2016 8:35 AM EST2016-03-04 13:35:10 GMT
    Friday, March 4 2016 10:46 AM EST2016-03-04 15:46:25 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    A bill filed by Rep. John Knight of Montgomery would require the City Council to develop procedures to investigate all perceived police misconduct. This would give City Council knowledge of the investigation therefore possible input on the direction of the investigation.

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    A bill filed by Rep. John Knight of Montgomery would require the City Council to develop procedures to investigate all perceived police misconduct. This would give City Council knowledge of the investigation therefore possible input on the direction of the investigation.

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  • Opinion

    Editorial: Tragedy

    Editorial: Tragedy

    Tuesday, March 1 2016 2:30 PM EST2016-03-01 19:30:18 GMT
    Wednesday, March 2 2016 4:33 PM EST2016-03-02 21:33:11 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    An African American man lost his life last week. The person that took it was a white police officer. Those two facts are public and undeniable. There are many other facts involved in this tragedy that are not public and will not be public for weeks. Some may never be.

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    An African American man lost his life last week. The person that took it was a white police officer. Those two facts are public and undeniable. There are many other facts involved in this tragedy that are not public and will not be public for weeks. Some may never be.

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  • Opinion

    Editorial: Good news from the Legislature

    Editorial: Good news from the Legislature

    Thursday, February 25 2016 9:46 AM EST2016-02-25 14:46:52 GMT
    Thursday, February 25 2016 7:25 PM EST2016-02-26 00:25:08 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Statewide Amendment One, sponsored as a bill by State Senator Arthur Orr of Decatur, would do away with the supernumerary system that is in place for district attorneys and circuit clerks.

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    Statewide Amendment One, sponsored as a bill by State Senator Arthur Orr of Decatur, would do away with the supernumerary system that is in place for district attorneys and circuit clerks.

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  • Opinion

    Editorial: Helping each other

    Editorial: Helping each other

    Thursday, February 18 2016 1:46 PM EST2016-02-18 18:46:33 GMT
    Thursday, February 18 2016 7:24 PM EST2016-02-19 00:24:07 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    The satisfaction of getting a paycheck and working makes all us feel really good. It means you are supporting yourself, your family and are a productive member of your community. However, not everyone has a job.

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    The satisfaction of getting a paycheck and working makes all us feel really good. It means you are supporting yourself, your family and are a productive member of your community. However, not everyone has a job.

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  • Opinion

    Editorial: Lottery

    Editorial: Lottery

    Thursday, February 11 2016 1:46 PM EST2016-02-11 18:46:48 GMT
    Thursday, February 11 2016 7:14 PM EST2016-02-12 00:14:08 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    What do you say we end the debate once and for all on a state lottery and pass legislation this year up or down.

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    What do you say we end the debate once and for all on a state lottery and pass legislation this year up or down.

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  • Opinion

    Editorial Feedback: Lottery

    Editorial Feedback: Lottery

    Tuesday, February 16 2016 11:46 AM EST2016-02-16 16:46:55 GMT
    Tuesday, February 16 2016 7:24 PM EST2016-02-17 00:24:07 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Last week I discussed the prospect of a lottery bill. As always this topic creates a lot of feedback. 95% of the feedback was pro vote but there were some well thought out comments on the lottery and the Legislature in general. Here are a few of those comments.

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    Last week I discussed the prospect of a lottery bill. As always this topic creates a lot of feedback. 95% of the feedback was pro vote but there were some well thought out comments on the lottery and the Legislature in general. Here are a few of those comments.

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  • Opinion

    Editorial: Robbing Peter to pay Paul

    Editorial: Robbing Peter to pay Paul

    Tuesday, February 9 2016 2:34 PM EST2016-02-09 19:34:09 GMT
    Tuesday, February 9 2016 7:26 PM EST2016-02-10 00:26:03 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Each legislator has an agenda full of items that are important to their district and that work has to get done as well. I just never understood why the larger items on the agenda that are statewide don’t get done first, and then the more regional items get tackled at the end of the session.

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    Each legislator has an agenda full of items that are important to their district and that work has to get done as well. I just never understood why the larger items on the agenda that are statewide don’t get done first, and then the more regional items get tackled at the end of the session.

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  • Opinion

    Editorial: The races just got a little more interesting

    Editorial: The races just got a little more interesting

    Thursday, February 4 2016 10:26 AM EST2016-02-04 15:26:37 GMT
    Thursday, February 4 2016 7:22 PM EST2016-02-05 00:22:02 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Monday Iowa caucused and the results on both sides of the aisle could cause a major shift in the races.

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    Monday Iowa caucused and the results on both sides of the aisle could cause a major shift in the races.

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  • Opinion

    Editorial: On your mark ...

    Editorial: On your mark ...

    Tuesday, February 2 2016 6:15 PM EST2016-02-02 23:15:21 GMT
    Tuesday, February 2 2016 7:25 PM EST2016-02-03 00:25:12 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Well here we are. The State of the State speech launches the 2016 legislative session and we will be off and running.  In years past the running seemed to be away from solutions to serious financial problems that face the General Fund.

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    Well here we are. The State of the State speech launches the 2016 legislative session and we will be off and running.  In years past the running seemed to be away from solutions to serious financial problems that face the General Fund.

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  • opinion

    Editorial: Start the Session

    Editorial: Start the Session

    Tuesday, January 26 2016 4:10 PM EST2016-01-26 21:10:38 GMT
    Tuesday, January 26 2016 7:24 PM EST2016-01-27 00:24:07 GMT

    A little less than a week from now our Alabama legislative body will convene for the start of the 2016 legislative session. As always, there is much to accomplish this year.

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    A little less than a week from now our Alabama legislative body will convene for the start of the 2016 legislative session. As always, there is much to accomplish this year.

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  • opinion

    Guest Editorial - Another big step forward for Montgomery

    Guest Editorial - Another big step forward for Montgomery

    Thursday, January 21 2016 11:51 AM EST2016-01-21 16:51:04 GMT
    Thursday, January 21 2016 7:25 PM EST2016-01-22 00:25:10 GMT

    This week it was announced that Montgomery would be home to Alabama’s first, and one of only four Internet exchanges in the Southeast. Young people and those new to the area may take this kind of development for granted, but this is a big deal for Montgomery.

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    This week it was announced that Montgomery would be home to Alabama’s first, and one of only four Internet exchanges in the Southeast. Young people and those new to the area may take this kind of development for granted, but this is a big deal for Montgomery.

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  • opinion

    Editorial: Montgomery Internet Exchange

    Editorial: Montgomery Internet Exchange

    Friday, January 29 2016 6:56 PM EST2016-01-29 23:56:37 GMT
    Friday, January 29 2016 7:20 PM EST2016-01-30 00:20:06 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    Big news came out of the City of Montgomery last week with the announcement that Montgomery will have an internet exchange. What the heck is an internet exchange? To be honest, I had to ask my IT guy the same question! More >>

    Big news came out of the City of Montgomery last week with the announcement that Montgomery will have an internet exchange. What the heck is an internet exchange? To be honest, I had to ask my IT guy the same question!

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  • Opinion

    Editorial: Distraction

    Editorial: Distraction

    Thursday, January 14 2016 10:57 PM EST2016-01-15 03:57:13 GMT
    Thursday, January 14 2016 11:28 PM EST2016-01-15 04:28:23 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    This week a statement was released by the Alabama Republican Party Steering Committee detailing a passed resolution dated Sunday, Jan. 10 calling upon Alabama Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard to “suspend his leadership position.” 

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    This week a statement was released by the Alabama Republican Party Steering Committee detailing a passed resolution dated Sunday, Jan. 10 calling upon Alabama Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard to “suspend his leadership position.” 

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  • EDITORIAL

    Editorial: Feedback on immigrant children at Maxwell

    Editorial: Feedback on immigrant children at Maxwell

    Tuesday, January 12 2016 7:40 PM EST2016-01-13 00:40:04 GMT
    Tuesday, January 12 2016 7:40 PM EST2016-01-13 00:40:04 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Last week, I gave an editorial discussing the idea of using Maxwell Air Force Base as a place to house illegal immigrant children arriving at our Mexican border until extradition hearings are done. The topic received a lot of comments, both for and against the idea. 

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    Last week, I gave an editorial discussing the idea of using Maxwell Air Force Base as a place to house illegal immigrant children arriving at our Mexican border until extradition hearings are done. The topic received a lot of comments, both for and against the idea. 

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  • Editorial

    Editorial: Ready or not here comes 2016

    Editorial: Ready or not here comes 2016

    Tuesday, January 5 2016 7:16 PM EST2016-01-06 00:16:15 GMT
    Wednesday, January 6 2016 10:33 AM EST2016-01-06 15:33:41 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12)(Source: WSFA 12)

    My business always puts me in the same position. December is a very busy month for the media business, and there is little time to look forward to the new year and no time to reflect on the year that is about to end. 

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    My business always puts me in the same position. December is a very busy month for the media business, and there is little time to look forward to the new year and no time to reflect on the year that is about to end. 

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  • Opinion

    Editorial: Another transportation option in Montgomery

    Editorial: Another transportation option in Montgomery

    Thursday, December 31 2015 11:32 PM EST2016-01-01 04:32:31 GMT
    Friday, January 1 2016 12:05 AM EST2016-01-01 05:05:21 GMT
    Tuesday, January 5 the Montgomery City Council will vote on an ordinance that would allow Uber to operate in the city. What is Uber and why do I care you may be asking yourself?  If you are under the age of 30 you probably already know, but hang in there for a second. UBER is an app-based ride sharing company. It is an alternative to calling a cab. Fees are predetermined and paid by a credit card already set up with the company. No money changes hands with the driver. ... More >>

    Tuesday, January 5 the Montgomery City Council will vote on an ordinance that would allow Uber to operate in the city. What is Uber and why do I care you may be asking yourself?  If you are under the age of 30 you probably already know, but hang in there for a second. UBER is an app-based ride sharing company. It is an alternative to calling a cab. Fees are predetermined and paid by a credit card already set up with the company. No money changes hands with the driver. ...

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  • Opinion

    Editorial: Be Safe and Good Luck

    Editorial: Be Safe and Good Luck

    Tuesday, December 29 2015 6:08 PM EST2015-12-29 23:08:37 GMT
    Tuesday, December 29 2015 7:21 PM EST2015-12-30 00:21:07 GMT
    Most of the country is finishing up the holiday season as New Year’s Eve is just a few days away. But not in Alabama. We are just getting started. Now that the preliminary events are over it’s time to get serious. More >>

    Most of the country is finishing up the holiday season as New Year’s Eve is just a few days away. But not in Alabama. We are just getting started. Now that the preliminary events are over it’s time to get serious.

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  • opinion

    Editorial: Holiday travel

    Editorial: Holiday travel

    Thursday, December 17 2015 7:34 PM EST2015-12-18 00:34:05 GMT
    Thursday, December 17 2015 7:34 PM EST2015-12-18 00:34:04 GMT
    Many of you will be hitting the road this weekend or early next week on your way to gather with family for the Christmas holiday. More >>

    Many of you will be hitting the road this weekend or early next week on your way to gather with family for the Christmas holiday.

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  • Opinion

    Editorial: Low taxes

    Editorial: Low taxes

    Wednesday, December 23 2015 11:41 PM EST2015-12-24 04:41:29 GMT
    Wednesday, December 23 2015 11:41 PM EST2015-12-24 04:41:28 GMT
    We all know that there is no simple answer, but the reality is that we do not have enough money coming in to pay for the essential needs of this state.  More >>

    We all know that there is no simple answer, but the reality is that we do not have enough money coming in to pay for the essential needs of this state. 

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  • Opinion

    Editorial: Camellia Bowl

    Editorial: Camellia Bowl

    Tuesday, December 15 2015 5:43 PM EST2015-12-15 22:43:46 GMT
    Tuesday, December 15 2015 7:30 PM EST2015-12-16 00:30:23 GMT
    This Saturday the second annual Raycom Media Camellia Bowl will be played here in Montgomery at the Cramton Bowl.More >>

    This Saturday the second annual Raycom Media Camellia Bowl will be played here in Montgomery at the Cramton Bowl.

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  • OPINION

    Editorial: Takeaways from the California terrorist attack

    Editorial: Takeaways from the California terrorist attack

    Tuesday, December 8 2015 7:04 PM EST2015-12-09 00:04:16 GMT
    Wednesday, December 9 2015 1:29 PM EST2015-12-09 18:29:38 GMT
    The tragic event in San Bernardino, California is another chilling reminder that we are in the middle of a war unlike any we have ever seen. More >>

    The tragic event in San Bernardino, California is another chilling reminder that we are in the middle of a war unlike any we have ever seen. 

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  • opinion

    Editorial: A big congrats for football teams

    Editorial: A big congrats for football teams

    Thursday, December 10 2015 7:02 PM EST2015-12-11 00:02:44 GMT
    Thursday, December 10 2015 7:02 PM EST2015-12-11 00:02:44 GMT
    Congratulations to Alabama on a 25th SEC title and another trip to the College Football playoffs! It seems like the excitement might be diminished after all these titles but Alabama fans will tell you different.All-in-all it was a pretty good year for college football in the region. More >>

    Congratulations to Alabama on a 25th SEC title and another trip to the College Football playoffs! It seems like the excitement might be diminished after all these titles but Alabama fans will tell you different.All-in-all it was a pretty good year for college football in the region. 

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  • Editorial: Trump reaction

    Editorial: Trump reaction

    Thursday, December 3 2015 7:42 PM EST2015-12-04 00:42:54 GMT
    Thursday, December 3 2015 7:58 PM EST2015-12-04 00:58:12 GMT
    This week I gave an editorial stating my belief that Donald Trump should step aside in the race for the Republican nomination.We received what was easily the largest feedback to date.More >>

    This week I gave an editorial stating my belief that Donald Trump should step aside in the race for the Republican nomination.We received what was easily the largest feedback to date.

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  • Opinion

    Editorial: Follow up to refugee comments

    Editorial: Follow up to refugee comments

    Tuesday, November 24 2015 11:42 PM EST2015-11-25 04:42:39 GMT
    Wednesday, November 25 2015 6:08 AM EST2015-11-25 11:08:44 GMT
    Recently I gave an editorial on the visa-free program and Gov. Robert Bentley’s efforts to keep refugees out of Alabama.More >>

    Recently I gave an editorial on the visa-free program and Gov. Robert Bentley’s efforts to keep refugees out of Alabama.

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  • Opinion

    Editorial: Trump has had his time

    Editorial: Trump has had his time

    Tuesday, December 1 2015 5:47 PM EST2015-12-01 22:47:08 GMT
    Tuesday, December 1 2015 7:22 PM EST2015-12-02 00:22:04 GMT
    Donald Trump has had his moment, but it is now time for him to step aside. I think Mr. Trump has been a valuable part of the Republican primary, and in the end it will show that his involvement in the process was very important.More >>

    Donald Trump has had his moment, but it is now time for him to step aside. I think Mr. Trump has been a valuable part of the Republican primary, and in the end it will show that his involvement in the process was very important.

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  • opinion

    Editorial: We must keep the pressure on

    Editorial: We must keep the pressure on

    Tuesday, November 17 2015 4:33 PM EST2015-11-17 21:33:11 GMT
    Tuesday, November 17 2015 7:28 PM EST2015-11-18 00:28:08 GMT
    The killing and injuring of innocent people last week in Paris is a tragic reminder of the world we live in. The issues in the Middle East are as old as time, and if anyone is surprised by the escalation, they have not been paying attention. The religious unrest in the Middle East and in other Muslim dominated parts of the world will never end.More >>
    The killing and injuring of innocent people last week in Paris is a tragic reminder of the world we live in. The issues in the Middle East are as old as time, and if anyone is surprised by the escalation, they have not been paying attention. The religious unrest in the Middle East and in other Muslim dominated parts of the world will never end.More >>
  • opinion

    Editorial: Vampire Judge

    Editorial: Vampire Judge

    Thursday, October 29 2015 7:20 PM EDT2015-10-29 23:20:15 GMT
    Thursday, October 29 2015 7:20 PM EDT2015-10-29 23:20:15 GMT
    In the category of “you’re never going to believe this” we hear about a Perry County Circuit Judge that gave two options for those not able to afford to pay their court fees. Give Blood or go to jail.More >>
    In the category of “you’re never going to believe this” we hear about a Perry County Circuit Judge that gave two options for those not able to afford to pay their court fees. Give Blood or go to jail.More >>
  • opinion

    Editorial: Elected Montgomery leaders

    Editorial: Elected Montgomery leaders

    Tuesday, November 10 2015 3:38 PM EST2015-11-10 20:38:50 GMT
    Tuesday, November 10 2015 9:31 PM EST2015-11-11 02:31:52 GMT
    On Tuesday in Montgomery the mayor and the city council were sworn in to start their terms as either newly elected or reelected city officials.More >>
    On Tuesday in Montgomery the mayor and the city council were sworn in to start their terms as either newly elected or reelected city officials.More >>
  • Editorial

    Editorial: Viewer feedback on highway fatalities

    Editorial: Viewer feedback on highway fatalities

    Tuesday, October 27 2015 9:13 PM EDT2015-10-28 01:13:42 GMT
    Wednesday, October 28 2015 6:10 AM EDT2015-10-28 10:10:58 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12)(Source: WSFA 12)
    Last week I discussed the amount of traffic fatalities in Alabama in 2015 and my amazement that a high percentage continue to involve people in cars not wearing a seat belt. More >>
    Last week I discussed the amount of traffic fatalities in Alabama in 2015 and my amazement that a high percentage continue to involve people in cars not wearing a seat belt. More >>
  • Opinion

    Editorial: Help the flood victims

    Editorial: Help the flood victims

    Wednesday, October 14 2015 6:18 AM EDT2015-10-14 10:18:01 GMT
    Wednesday, October 14 2015 7:44 AM EDT2015-10-14 11:44:12 GMT
    Sitting here, we all feel deeply for the victims of the storms. This is why we are partnering with the Red Cross for a disaster relief drive benefiting flood victims.More >>
    Sitting here, we all feel deeply for the victims of the storms. This is why we are partnering with the Red Cross for a disaster relief drive benefiting flood victims.More >>
  • Editorial

    Editorial: Deadly Decisions

    Editorial: Deadly Decisions

    Tuesday, October 20 2015 9:06 PM EDT2015-10-21 01:06:30 GMT
    Tuesday, October 20 2015 9:06 PM EDT2015-10-21 01:06:30 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12)(Source: WSFA 12)
    We are midway through October and Alabama’s 2015 traffic fatalities are pacing well above last year for the same time period. To date there have been 413 traffic deaths in Alabama this year. More >>
    We are midway through October and Alabama’s 2015 traffic fatalities are pacing well above last year for the same time period. To date there have been 413 traffic deaths in Alabama this year. More >>
  • Opinion

    Editorial: Hazing

    Editorial: Hazing

    Wednesday, October 14 2015 1:36 PM EDT2015-10-14 17:36:17 GMT
    Thursday, October 15 2015 7:30 PM EDT2015-10-15 23:30:18 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12)(Source: WSFA 12)
    The most recent in a long list of hazing incidents happened at the University of Alabama Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. The University is no more or less to blame than most any other school as hazing happens everywhere and not just at fraternities. Incidents involving college bands have also been in the news but fraternities have always been the greatest offenders.More >>
    The most recent in a long list of hazing incidents happened at the University of Alabama Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. The University is no more or less to blame than most any other school as hazing happens everywhere and not just at fraternities. Incidents involving college bands have also been in the news but fraternities have always been the greatest offenders.More >>
  • Editorial

    Editorial: AL high school graduation rates on the rise

    Editorial: AL high school graduation rates on the rise

    Thursday, October 22 2015 9:01 PM EDT2015-10-23 01:01:14 GMT
    Friday, October 23 2015 12:57 PM EDT2015-10-23 16:57:57 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12)(Source: WSFA 12)
    Recently, the U. S. Department of Education released data showing that the graduation rate among high school students in the U.S. is on the rise. The state of Alabama saw the second highest jump of any state at 6.3 percent. More >>
    Recently, the U. S. Department of Education released data showing that the graduation rate among high school students in the U.S. is on the rise. The state of Alabama saw the second highest jump of any state at 6.3 percent. More >>
  • opinion

    Editorial: We asked for it?

    Editorial: We asked for it?

    Thursday, October 1 2015 4:53 PM EDT2015-10-01 20:53:02 GMT
    Thursday, October 1 2015 8:12 PM EDT2015-10-02 00:12:51 GMT
    This week the state announced that five state parks, 31 driver’s license offices, at least 15 Alabama National Guard Armories, and one ADECA surplus warehouse are closed or will be very shortly.More >>
    This week the state announced that five state parks, 31 driver’s license offices, at least 15 Alabama National Guard Armories, and one ADECA surplus warehouse are closed or will be very shortly.More >>
  • opinion

    Editorial: Viewer response to AL obesity problem

    Editorial: Viewer response to AL obesity problem

    Tuesday, September 29 2015 7:01 PM EDT2015-09-29 23:01:25 GMT
    Tuesday, September 29 2015 7:01 PM EDT2015-09-29 23:01:25 GMT
    Last week I did an editorial on the obesity problem in Alabama. This topic induced some very colorful responses. Here are a few of the ones I could share...More >>
    Last week I did an editorial on the obesity problem in Alabama. This topic induced some very colorful responses. Here are a few of the ones I could share...More >>
  • opinion

    Editorial: The greatest generation

    Editorial: The greatest generation

    Thursday, October 8 2015 10:07 AM EDT2015-10-08 14:07:13 GMT
    Thursday, October 8 2015 7:15 PM EDT2015-10-08 23:15:05 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12)(Source: WSFA 12)
    I heard a great speech last Thursday by Tom Brokaw at the event held by Faulkner University. It was a first class event with who I found to be a first class speaker. Anyone who knows anything about Mr. Brokaw would consider him a little left of center when it comes to politics. Anyone who knows me would consider me on the right side of center.  More >>
    I heard a great speech last Thursday by Tom Brokaw at the event held by Faulkner University. It was a first class event with who I found to be a first class speaker. Anyone who knows anything about Mr. Brokaw would consider him a little left of center when it comes to politics. Anyone who knows me would consider me on the right side of center.  More >>
  • opinion

    Editorial: “Heavy News”

    Editorial: “Heavy News”

    Thursday, September 24 2015 7:42 PM EDT2015-09-24 23:42:31 GMT
    Thursday, September 24 2015 7:42 PM EDT2015-09-24 23:42:31 GMT
    New numbers are out from the Centers for Disease Control, and they’re not good. Alabama is on the heavy side and getting bigger every year.  We like to hold titles here in our state, but this one is one we cannot be proud of.More >>
    New numbers are out from the Centers for Disease Control, and they’re not good. Alabama is on the heavy side and getting bigger every year.  We like to hold titles here in our state, but this one is one we cannot be proud of.More >>
  • opinion

    Editorial: Make a difference

    Editorial: Make a difference

    Wednesday, September 23 2015 8:23 AM EDT2015-09-23 12:23:56 GMT
    Wednesday, September 23 2015 8:23 AM EDT2015-09-23 12:23:56 GMT
    On Sunday, a coward walked into a Selma church and tried his best to kill HIS infant child and the child’s mother. I am not going to give his name because I don’t think it deserves to be said. I will tell you the names of some of the people that stood up and made a difference. More >>
    On Sunday, a coward walked into a Selma church and tried his best to kill HIS infant child and the child’s mother. I am not going to give his name because I don’t think it deserves to be said. I will tell you the names of some of the people that stood up and made a difference. More >>
  • opinion

    Editorial: We have a budget!

    Editorial: We have a budget!

    Friday, September 18 2015 11:04 AM EDT2015-09-18 15:04:55 GMT
    Friday, September 18 2015 11:04 AM EDT2015-09-18 15:04:55 GMT
    We have a budget! This week both bodies of the Alabama Legislature overwhelmingly passed a budget for 2016. This is good news for state employees and state funded programs as the October 1st deadline was looming.More >>
    We have a budget! This week both bodies of the Alabama Legislature overwhelmingly passed a budget for 2016. This is good news for state employees and state funded programs as the October 1st deadline was looming.More >>
  • Editorial

    Editorial: Viewer feedback on Legislative Special Session

    Editorial: Viewer feedback on Legislative Special Session

    Thursday, September 10 2015 4:49 PM EDT2015-09-10 20:49:39 GMT
    Thursday, September 10 2015 10:04 PM EDT2015-09-11 02:04:22 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12)(Source: WSFA 12)
    Last week, my editorial addressed the start of the second Special Legislative session. My challenge to the legislature, don’t waste the $800,000 cost of the two special sessions and finally pass a responsible budget.More >>
    Last week, my editorial addressed the start of the second Special Legislative session. My challenge to the legislature, don’t waste the $800,000 cost of the two special sessions and finally pass a responsible budget.More >>
  • Opinion

    Editorial: Unseal Bentley divorce records

    Editorial: Unseal Bentley divorce records

    Wednesday, September 16 2015 8:39 AM EDT2015-09-16 12:39:06 GMT
    Wednesday, September 16 2015 8:39 AM EDT2015-09-16 12:39:06 GMT
    We have recently announced that WSFA 12 News is part of a group that is filing a motion to unseal Governor Bentley and his wife’s divorce documents. I have received more than one response saying that it is none of our business why the Bentleys filed for divorce. It is a private matter.Part of me agrees, but...More >>
    We have recently announced that WSFA 12 News is part of a group that is filing a motion to unseal Governor Bentley and his wife’s divorce documents. I have received more than one response saying that it is none of our business why the Bentleys filed for divorce. It is a private matter.Part of me agrees, but...More >>
  • opinion

    Editorial: Mayoral election

    Editorial: Mayoral election

    Thursday, September 3 2015 7:34 PM EDT2015-09-03 23:34:03 GMT
    Thursday, September 3 2015 7:34 PM EDT2015-09-03 23:34:03 GMT
    The Mayoral Election is over and Mayor Todd Strange has won another term. Not only did he win, he received over 56 percent of the vote in a five candidate race. That is a major victory and shows that the voters feel like he is taking Montgomery down the right path.More >>
    The Mayoral Election is over and Mayor Todd Strange has won another term. Not only did he win, he received over 56 percent of the vote in a five candidate race. That is a major victory and shows that the voters feel like he is taking Montgomery down the right path.More >>
  • opinion

    Editorial: I Am Ready For Some Football

    Editorial: I Am Ready For Some Football

    Tuesday, September 1 2015 7:36 PM EDT2015-09-01 23:36:07 GMT
    Tuesday, September 1 2015 7:36 PM EDT2015-09-01 23:36:06 GMT
    The first question I got when I was introduced to the staff here at WSFA was “Who are you pullin' for?” More >>
    The first question I got when I was introduced to the staff here at WSFA was “Who are you pullin' for?” More >>
  • opinion

    Editorial: Reporter safety

    Editorial: Reporter safety

    Thursday, August 27 2015 7:13 PM EDT2015-08-27 23:13:32 GMT
    Thursday, August 27 2015 10:19 PM EDT2015-08-28 02:19:38 GMT
    This week two journalists in Roanoke, Virginia at WDBJ-TV were murdered on live television during their morning newscast. This is not the first incident involving journalists being hurt or killed in the United States.More >>
    This week two journalists in Roanoke, Virginia at WDBJ-TV were murdered on live television during their morning newscast. This is not the first incident involving journalists being hurt or killed in the United States.More >>
  • opinion

    Editorial: Change your routine

    Editorial: Change your routine

    Tuesday, August 25 2015 8:17 PM EDT2015-08-26 00:17:43 GMT
    Wednesday, August 26 2015 11:19 AM EDT2015-08-26 15:19:30 GMT
    It’s that time again. Summer is over.  We’ve moved from the vacation routine to the go to school routine. That is never an easy adjustment for most kids and has proven to be an even tougher adjustment for many parents. More >>
    It’s that time again. Summer is over.  We’ve moved from the vacation routine to the go to school routine. That is never an easy adjustment for most kids and has proven to be an even tougher adjustment for many parents. More >>
  • opinion

    Editorial: Back to school

    Editorial: Back to school

    Tuesday, August 18 2015 7:37 PM EDT2015-08-18 23:37:52 GMT
    Tuesday, August 18 2015 7:37 PM EDT2015-08-18 23:37:51 GMT
    It’s the middle of August and that means the end of summer for kids and time to go back to school. My drive in to work this week was a quick reminder as well, that everyone is getting back into the  “school routine”. More >>
    It’s the middle of August and that means the end of summer for kids and time to go back to school. My drive in to work this week was a quick reminder as well, that everyone is getting back into the  “school routine”. More >>
  • opinion

    Editorial: Viewer feedback on Legislature's failure

    Editorial: Viewer feedback on Legislature's failure

    Tuesday, August 11 2015 7:33 PM EDT2015-08-11 23:33:10 GMT
    Tuesday, August 11 2015 7:33 PM EDT2015-08-11 23:33:10 GMT
    Last week’s editorial on the lack of any progress from the current legislative special session produced a huge response. The responses unanimously state that the legislators are not accomplishing what they are elected to accomplish. Here are a few of those comments.More >>
    Last week’s editorial on the lack of any progress from the current legislative special session produced a huge response. The responses unanimously state that the legislators are not accomplishing what they are elected to accomplish. Here are a few of those comments.More >>
  • opinion

    Editorial: Wasted money

    Editorial: Wasted money

    Thursday, August 13 2015 7:32 PM EDT2015-08-13 23:32:17 GMT
    Thursday, August 13 2015 7:32 PM EDT2015-08-13 23:32:17 GMT
    Our legislature just wasted time and our money on a special session that produced absolutely nothing. Some legislators are saying that they could even be farther apart on how to deal with the General Fund shortfall. Here is what we got for the estimated $400,000 that we spent on this special session: Nothing.More >>
    Our legislature just wasted time and our money on a special session that produced absolutely nothing. Some legislators are saying that they could even be farther apart on how to deal with the General Fund shortfall. Here is what we got for the estimated $400,000 that we spent on this special session: Nothing.More >>
  • Opinion

    Editorial: Another special session

    Editorial: Another special session

    Thursday, August 6 2015 9:25 PM EDT2015-08-07 01:25:47 GMT
    Thursday, August 6 2015 9:25 PM EDT2015-08-07 01:25:47 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)
    As this special session winds down and our tax dollars continue to flow down the drain, our legislators are already saying that they need MORE time and another session. As a taxpayer, I am floored by the lack of ANYTHING and I MEAN ANYTHING of substance coming from our legislators.More >>
    As this special session winds down and our tax dollars continue to flow down the drain, our legislators are already saying that they need MORE time and another session. As a taxpayer, I am floored by the lack of ANYTHING and I MEAN ANYTHING of substance coming from our legislators.More >>
  • opinion

    Editorial: Stand up to crime

    Editorial: Stand up to crime

    Tuesday, August 4 2015 6:42 PM EDT2015-08-04 22:42:58 GMT
    Tuesday, August 4 2015 7:34 PM EDT2015-08-04 23:34:09 GMT
    This week marks the 31st anniversary of National Night Out, an annual community building campaign that promotes law enforcement and community partnerships. It is a great way get to know your neighbors and to put a focus on helping law enforcement to stop crime in your neighborhood.More >>
    This week marks the 31st anniversary of National Night Out, an annual community building campaign that promotes law enforcement and community partnerships. It is a great way get to know your neighbors and to put a focus on helping law enforcement to stop crime in your neighborhood.More >>
  • OPINION

    Editorial: Exempt day care

    Editorial: Exempt day care

    Thursday, July 30 2015 7:50 PM EDT2015-07-30 23:50:50 GMT
    Thursday, July 30 2015 10:34 PM EDT2015-07-31 02:34:41 GMT
    Alabama is one of only fourteen states that allow day care centers to operate without a license or the need to pass inspection. Today, there are between 800-900 operating day care centers in our state that are not licensed.More >>
    Alabama is one of only fourteen states that allow day care centers to operate without a license or the need to pass inspection. Today, there are between 800-900 operating day care centers in our state that are not licensed.More >>
  • opinion

    Editorial: Feedback on downtown safety

    Editorial: Feedback on downtown safety

    Tuesday, July 28 2015 7:08 PM EDT2015-07-28 23:08:52 GMT
    Tuesday, July 28 2015 7:08 PM EDT2015-07-28 23:08:53 GMT
    Last week I offered an editorial on events related to the fireworks show downtown and the safety of the area. As expected this topic received a large number of responses. More >>
    Last week I offered an editorial on events related to the fireworks show downtown and the safety of the area. As expected this topic received a large number of responses. More >>
  • Opinion

    Editorial: This great country of ours

    Editorial: This great country of ours

    Thursday, July 6 2017 7:43 PM EDT2017-07-06 23:43:01 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Having just celebrated the Fourth of July this week, I took the time to reflect on what this date truly represents. 

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    Having just celebrated the Fourth of July this week, I took the time to reflect on what this date truly represents. 

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