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    Want to reply or make an editorial suggestion? Email Collin R. Gaston, V.P. & G.M. of FOX6 WBRC.More >>
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  • Editorial: Grace Under Pressure

    Editorial: Grace Under Pressure

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 6:20 PM EDT2017-05-24 22:20:09 GMT
    Mike and Heather Gilotti (Source: Family photo)Mike and Heather Gilotti (Source: Family photo)

    The following is an editorial from WBRC FOX6 News General Manager Collin Gaston, which first aired on Wednesday, May 24, 2017:

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    The following is an editorial from WBRC FOX6 News General Manager Collin Gaston, which first aired on Wednesday, May 24, 2017:

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  • Editorial: It's go time

    Editorial: It's go time

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 6:29 PM EDT2017-05-17 22:29:34 GMT
    Source: WBRC videoSource: WBRC video

    A month ago, Governor Kay Ivey, in one of her first decisions as Alabama Governor, authorized a special election allowing Alabama voters to decide who would fill Jeff Sessions' vacated U.S. Senate seat.

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    A month ago, Governor Kay Ivey, in one of her first decisions as Alabama Governor, authorized a special election allowing Alabama voters to decide who would fill Jeff Sessions' vacated U.S. Senate seat.

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  • Editorial: "If only I had done more?"

    Editorial: "If only I had done more?"

    Thursday, May 11 2017 6:25 PM EDT2017-05-11 22:25:29 GMT
    Source: WBRC videoSource: WBRC video

    According to a recent carinsurance.com study, Alabama has risen to the fifth most dangerous state for teenage drivers. 

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    According to a recent carinsurance.com study, Alabama has risen to the fifth most dangerous state for teenage drivers. 

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  • Editorial: Get the boot

    Editorial: Get the boot

    Friday, May 5 2017 5:54 PM EDT2017-05-05 21:54:22 GMT
    Source: WBRC videoSource: WBRC video

    I was blown away after our WBRC FOX6 Investigator report that highlighted the more than $2.34 million in unpaid parking tickets owed to the City of Birmingham.

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    I was blown away after our WBRC FOX6 Investigator report that highlighted the more than $2.34 million in unpaid parking tickets owed to the City of Birmingham.

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  • Editorial Feedback: Shocking revelation

    Editorial Feedback: Shocking revelation

    Tuesday, May 2 2017 6:28 PM EDT2017-05-02 22:28:49 GMT
    Source: WBRC videoSource: WBRC video

    Our editorial last week commenting on the recent electric shock drownings of two Alabama women at Lake Tuscaloosa prompted many comments and shares on our station Facebook page. Most of the comments surrounded the fact that people had never heard of such a danger. 

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    Our editorial last week commenting on the recent electric shock drownings of two Alabama women at Lake Tuscaloosa prompted many comments and shares on our station Facebook page. Most of the comments surrounded the fact that people had never heard of such a danger. 

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  • Editorial: Shocking revelation

    Editorial: Shocking revelation

    Thursday, April 27 2017 6:23 PM EDT2017-04-27 22:23:06 GMT

    The following is an editorial from WBRC FOX6 News General Manager Collin Gaston, which first aired on Thursday, April 27, 2017: A year ago, 15-year-old Carmen Johnson lost her life due to electric shock drowning at her family’s home on Smith Lake. Earlier this month, Shelly Darling and Elizabeth Whipple died of suspected electric shock drowning at Lake Tuscaloosa. I’ve got to be honest, before hearing about these most recent tragedies I had no idea what electric shock dro...

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    The following is an editorial from WBRC FOX6 News General Manager Collin Gaston, which first aired on Thursday, April 27, 2017: 

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  • Editorial: Respecting places of rest

    Editorial: Respecting places of rest

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 6:38 PM EDT2017-04-25 22:38:01 GMT
    Source: WBRC videoSource: WBRC video

    Laying friends and family that have died to rest is an unfortunate, but inevitable event that comes with life.

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    Laying friends and family that have died to rest is an unfortunate, but inevitable event that comes with life.

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  • Editorial: Stop this practice!

    Editorial: Stop this practice!

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 6:57 PM EDT2017-04-18 22:57:00 GMT
    Source: WBRC videoSource: WBRC video

    This system of overbooking flights and then paying people not to take that flight needs to be stopped.

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    This system of overbooking flights and then paying people not to take that flight needs to be stopped.

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  • Editorial: You have my support

    Editorial: You have my support

    Wednesday, April 12 2017 6:25 PM EDT2017-04-12 22:25:14 GMT

    The following is an editorial from WBRC FOX6 News General Manager Collin Gaston, which first aired on Wednesday, April 12, 2017:

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    The following is an editorial from WBRC FOX6 News General Manager Collin Gaston, which first aired on Wednesday, April 12, 2017:

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  • Editorial: Tax time scams

    Editorial: Tax time scams

    Thursday, April 6 2017 6:00 PM EDT2017-04-06 22:00:52 GMT
    Source: WBRC videoSource: WBRC video

    As we near the tax deadline, it's important for all of us to be on the lookout for scams.

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    As we near the tax deadline, it's important for all of us to be on the lookout for scams.

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  • Editorial: Child care concerns

    Editorial: Child care concerns

    Tuesday, April 4 2017 6:42 PM EDT2017-04-04 22:42:59 GMT
    Source: WBRC videoSource: WBRC video

    When the Legislature reconvenes this week, one of the bills they can vote on is HB 277, the Child Care Safety Act. 

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    When the Legislature reconvenes this week, one of the bills they can vote on is HB 277, the Child Care Safety Act. 

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  • Editorial: Wicked pills

    Editorial: Wicked pills

    Tuesday, March 21 2017 6:34 PM EDT2017-03-21 22:34:36 GMT
    (Source: WBRC video)(Source: WBRC video)

    In a heartbreaking story out of Ohio last week, a man and his wife were found dead in their home from an apparent drug-related overdose involving the opioid fentanyl.

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    In a heartbreaking story out of Ohio last week, a man and his wife were found dead in their home from an apparent drug-related overdose involving the opioid fentanyl.

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  • Editorial feedback: Penmanship Peril

    Editorial feedback: Penmanship Peril

    Wednesday, March 15 2017 10:24 PM EDT2017-03-16 02:24:47 GMT

    The following comments were generated from an editorial by WBRC FOX6 News General Manager Collin Gaston, which first aired on Friday, March 10, 2017.

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    The following comments were generated from an editorial by WBRC FOX6 News General Manager Collin Gaston, which first aired on Friday, March 10, 2017.

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  • Editorial: Penmanship Peril

    Editorial: Penmanship Peril

    Friday, March 10 2017 6:25 PM EST2017-03-10 23:25:13 GMT

    The following is an editorial from WBRC FOX6 News General Manager Collin Gaston, which first aired on Friday, March 10, 2017.

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    The following is an editorial from WBRC FOX6 News General Manager Collin Gaston, which first aired on Friday, March 10, 2017.

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    Editorial: Fake News

    Editorial: Fake News

    Friday, March 3 2017 6:25 PM EST2017-03-03 23:25:14 GMT

    The following is an editorial from WBRC FOX6 News General Manager Collin Gaston, which first aired on Friday, March. 3, 2017.

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    The following is an editorial from WBRC FOX6 News General Manager Collin Gaston, which first aired on Friday, March. 3, 2017.

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    Editorial: Looking Back

    Editorial: Looking Back

    Wednesday, February 22 2017 6:25 PM EST2017-02-22 23:25:14 GMT

    The following is an editorial from WBRC FOX6 News General Manager Collin Gaston, which first aired on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017.

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    The following is an editorial from WBRC FOX6 News General Manager Collin Gaston, which first aired on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017.

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  • Editorial feedback: Minimum requirements

    Editorial feedback: Minimum requirements

    Thursday, February 16 2017 5:39 PM EST2017-02-16 22:39:03 GMT
    The Joe Foss Institute says one third of Americans can't name the three branches of government. (Source: File video)The Joe Foss Institute says one third of Americans can't name the three branches of government. (Source: File video)

    The following comments were generated from an editorial by WBRC FOX6 News General Manager Collin Gaston, which first aired on Monday, February 13, 2017.

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    The following comments were generated from an editorial by WBRC FOX6 News General Manager Collin Gaston, which first aired on Monday, February 13, 2017.

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    Editorial: Minimum requirements

    Editorial: Minimum requirements

    Monday, February 13 2017 5:59 PM EST2017-02-13 22:59:28 GMT

    The following is an editorial from WBRC FOX6 News General Manager Collin Gaston, which first aired on Monday, Feb.13, 2017.

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    The following is an editorial from WBRC FOX6 News General Manager Collin Gaston, which first aired on Monday, Feb.13, 2017.

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    Editorial: Not Special at All

    Editorial: Not Special at All

    Wednesday, February 8 2017 6:30 PM EST2017-02-08 23:30:24 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News in Montgomery)(Source: WSFA 12 News in Montgomery)

    The following is an editorial from WBRC FOX6 News General Manager Collin Gaston, which first aired on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2017.

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    The following is an editorial from WBRC FOX6 News General Manager Collin Gaston, which first aired on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2017.

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    Editorial: Less is more

    Editorial: Less is more

    Tuesday, January 31 2017 6:43 PM EST2017-01-31 23:43:27 GMT

    The following is an editorial from WBRC FOX6 News General Manager Collin Gaston, which first aired on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017.

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    The following is an editorial from WBRC FOX6 News General Manager Collin Gaston, which first aired on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017.

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  • Editorial: Lifesaving lessons

    Editorial: Lifesaving lessons

    Thursday, January 26 2017 6:22 PM EST2017-01-26 23:22:23 GMT
    Source: Raycom MediaSource: Raycom Media

    The following is an editorial from WBRC FOX6 News General Manager Collin Gaston, which first aired on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017.

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    The following is an editorial from WBRC FOX6 News General Manager Collin Gaston, which first aired on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017.

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    Editorial: Memorializing our past

    Editorial: Memorializing our past

    Tuesday, January 24 2017 5:23 PM EST2017-01-24 22:23:58 GMT

    The following is an editorial from WBRC FOX6 News General Manager Collin Gaston, which first aired on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017.

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    The following is an editorial from WBRC FOX6 News General Manager Collin Gaston, which first aired on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017.

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    Editorial: Republicans' turn on healthcare

    Editorial: Republicans' turn on healthcare

    Tuesday, January 17 2017 6:22 PM EST2017-01-17 23:22:26 GMT

    The following is an editorial from WBRC FOX6 News General Manager Collin Gaston, which first aired on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017.

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    The following is an editorial from WBRC FOX6 News General Manager Collin Gaston, which first aired on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017.

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  • Editorial: Heroes

    Editorial: Heroes

    Wednesday, January 11 2017 6:14 PM EST2017-01-11 23:14:49 GMT

    The following is an editorial from WBRC FOX6 News General Manager Collin Gaston, which first aired on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017.

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    The following is an editorial from WBRC FOX6 News General Manager Collin Gaston, which first aired on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017.

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  • Editorial: Gone but not forgotten

    Editorial: Gone but not forgotten

    Tuesday, January 3 2017 5:37 PM EST2017-01-03 22:37:37 GMT
    Source: (Source: AP/CNN)Source: (Source: AP/CNN)

    The following is an editorial from WBRC FOX6 News General Manager Collin Gaston, which first aired on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017.

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    The following is an editorial from WBRC FOX6 News General Manager Collin Gaston, which first aired on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017.

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  • Editorial: Respect your elders

    Editorial: Respect your elders

    Thursday, December 29 2016 5:36 PM EST2016-12-29 22:36:44 GMT
    Source: WBRC videoSource: WBRC video

    The following is an editorial from WBRC FOX6 News General Manager Collin Gaston, which first aired on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016.

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    The following is an editorial from WBRC FOX6 News General Manager Collin Gaston, which first aired on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016.

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    Editorial: Reflection

    Editorial: Reflection

    Tuesday, December 20 2016 6:14 PM EST2016-12-20 23:14:49 GMT
    Source: WBRC videoSource: WBRC video

    The following is an editorial from WBRC FOX6 News General Manager Collin Gaston, which first aired on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016.

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    The following is an editorial from WBRC FOX6 News General Manager Collin Gaston, which first aired on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016.

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  • Editorial: False information

    Editorial: False information

    Thursday, December 15 2016 6:07 PM EST2016-12-15 23:07:42 GMT
    Source: WBRC videoSource: WBRC video

    The following is an editorial from WBRC FOX6 News General Manager Collin Gaston, which first aired on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016.

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    The following is an editorial from WBRC FOX6 News General Manager Collin Gaston, which first aired on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016.

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  • Editorial: Buy local

    Editorial: Buy local

    Tuesday, December 13 2016 5:59 PM EST2016-12-13 22:59:57 GMT
    Source: WBRC videoSource: WBRC video

    The following is an editorial from WBRC FOX6 News General Manager Collin Gaston, which first aired on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016:

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    The following is an editorial from WBRC FOX6 News General Manager Collin Gaston, which first aired on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016:

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    Guest editorial: The Empty Chair

    Guest editorial: The Empty Chair

    Tuesday, October 25 2016 8:42 PM EDT2016-10-26 00:42:36 GMT

    My younger brother Chris Johnson's smile lit up every room, and his laughter filled the next room over. He was tall, funny, intelligent and athletic. 

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    My younger brother Chris Johnson's smile lit up every room, and his laughter filled the next room over. He was tall, funny, intelligent and athletic. 

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